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Lauren Tompkins and Brett Yates star in Tony n' Tina's Wedding at Cypress Manor at Cary

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Is a Marvelous, Interactive, Improvisational Entertainment at Cypress Manor at Cary

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January 22, 2017 • A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

This weekend, we attended a wedding, mounted and staged by The Pirate Stage Company LLC, at the Cypress Manor at Cary. No indication was made, as we gathered in the rustic-appearing venue, that we were attending anything other than a regular old wedding between two young Italian-American lovebirds. The funniest thing about Tony n’ Tina’s… Read More ›

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Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert Will Star in Ted Swindley’s 1997 Off-Broadway Hit, Always… Patsy Cline, on Jan. 20-29 at NCT

(0) Carter Calvert (left) and Sally Struthers will star at NCT as charttopper Patsy Cline and her number-one fan, Louise Seger (photo by Jay Goldsmith for the 2012 Ogunquit Playhouse production)

Broadway and national and international tour veteran Carter Calvert (It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues) and fellow Broadway veteran Sally Struthers, who won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series in 1972 and 1979 for playing Gloria Bunker Stivic in Norman Lear’s groundbreaking CBS television sitcom… Read More ›

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Philharmonic Association Holiday Concert

Held again at Wake Forest High School Auditorium on December 12 at 4:00 pm, celebrate the season with the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. This concert of Holiday Pops includes Leroy Anderson favorites (A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride and more), A Chanukah Celebration by Terry Mizesko, and a carol sing-a-long. Tickets ($5 – $15) on sale at… Read More ›

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The Carolina Ballet’s 15th Anniversary Edition of The Nutcracker Is a Must-See Show

Carolina Ballet's 15th anniversary production of The Nutcracker is a real crowd-pleaser

Everyone who makes Carolina Ballet’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker a staple of their holiday festivities comes to the ballet with visions of cupcakes and candy canes dancing in their heads. They were not disappointed by the Carolina Ballet’s 15th anniversary production of their delectable version of the Christmas delight last week at the Durham… Read More ›

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Dashboard Confessional is Taking Back Sunday

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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Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Is a Marvelous, Interactive, Improvisational Entertainment at Cypress Manor at Cary

(0) Lauren Tompkins and Brett Yates star in Tony n' Tina's Wedding at Cypress Manor at Cary

This weekend, we attended a wedding, mounted and staged by The Pirate Stage Company LLC, at the Cypress Manor at Cary. No indication was made, as we gathered in the rustic-appearing venue, that we were attending anything other than a regular old wedding between two young Italian-American lovebirds. The funniest thing about Tony n’ Tina’s… Read More ›

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RuPaul’s Drag Queens Delivered and Delighted on Jan. 17th at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

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With appropriate swagger and in outrageously high heels, Bob the Drag Queen (Christopher Caldwell), winner of Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, opened Murray & Peter Present’s production of Season 8: The Queens. Love Across America on Tuesday, Jan. 17th, at The Carolina Theatre of Durham. The laughs began the moment that his foot stepped… Read More ›

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The Hillyer Community Chorus Seeks Singers for Spring Performance

Hillyer Community Chorus invites new singers to join them for their 2017 Spring season. They are recruiting all interested singers with basic music reading and singing experience, with no audition required. There are no dues, and music is provided. The first rehearsal is at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Rehearsals and concerts take… Read More ›