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Honest Pint’s Uncut Version of Hamlet Is Engaging, Surprising, and Funny


When Honest Pint Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC, announced its plan to stage an uncut version of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, I immediately felt a sense of excitement and skepticism. Excited that I would get to see it. Skeptical that anyone else would want to. Many know the basics of Hamlet: son of slain king seeks… Read More ›

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Teen Phenom Ainsley Seiger Tackles the Title Role in the PlayMakers SYC Production of Violet

(0) Ainsley Seiger stars as Violet and Presyce Baez (left) and Wilson Plonk star as Flick and Monty in the PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory production of Violet (photo by Jon Gardiner)

The PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) will tackle Violet, with a cast of high school actors under the direction of Matthew Steffens, on July 20-24 and 29-31 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. This 1997 Off-Broadway and 2014 Broadway musical features… Read More ›

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NC Dance Festival Announces 2016-17 Season Artists and NCDA/NCDF New Works Award


The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) announces the featured artists and dates for the Festival’s 26th season, kicking off in September 2016! Each year, the NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. A panel of NCDF adjudicators selects… Read More ›

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Carolina Ballet Ends Its Stupendous Season with Balanchine’s Version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's ballet based Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream May 12-15 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Filled as it was with nods to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, Carolina Ballet’s 2015-16 “Season of Drama” is ending appropriately with the delightful and magical ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as choreographed by the great George Balanchine. With this season’s offerings ranging from this light-and-lovely comedy to the darkly tragic… Read More ›

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Dashboard Confessional is Taking Back Sunday

Adam Lazarra, lead singer of Taking Back Sunday (Photo Credit to Jacob Feldkamp).

Entering the Charlotte’s Metro Credit Union Amphitheater (formerly Uptown Music Factory) Tuesday night, speakers blared in my ears as the sounds shook my mind and vibrated into every thought I was having. The North Carolina stop of The Taste of Chaos Tour commenced in 90-degree temperatures, an early 2000’s nostalgia trip as co-headliners Taking Back… Read More ›

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An Honest Pint of Hamlet at William Peace University’s Leggett Theater

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Among the challenges inherent in producing a classic such as Hamlet is this question: how do you make it fresh and interesting for seasoned Shakespeare fans while keeping it “true to the script” and also rendering it accessible to newcomers? Honest Pint Theatre Company’s “uncut” version of Hamlet, playing now through July 31st in the… Read More ›

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North Carolina Museum of Art and Chamber Music Raleigh Present Sights and Sounds on Sundays

North Carolina Museum of Art and Chamber Music Raleigh

Art-inspired chamber music series features North Carolina ensembles Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces the 2015−16 schedule for Sights and Sounds on Sundays, the Museum’s long-running chamber music concert series produced in partnership with Chamber Music Raleigh. Sights and Sounds on Sundays features diverse performances by North Carolina’s premier chamber ensembles, complementing… Read More ›

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Women Cancer Survivors Audition Call

My 2nd Act- Survivor Stories

The empowering and highly entertaining My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage will make its first national tour stop at the Venture Hall at the Marbles Kids Museum later this summer and the production team is looking for WOMEN CANCER SURVIVORS TO AUDITION and share their stories of their life after the diagnosis.

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Susan Middaugh’s "Just a Bus Driver" Is the Crowd (and Our) Favorite in 10 by 10

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ArtsCenter Stage’s 10 by 10 in the Triangle is a much-loved Carrboro festival that showcases 10 short plays of about 10 minutes each from writers from around the country, performed by 10 local actors. This is the 15th year for the festival, and over 1,000 scripts vied for a spot in the lineup. The most… Read More ›