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Kara Lindsay (right) stars as Mary Poppins (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Mary Poppins Is "Practically Perfect in Every Way"

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Pamela Vesper is out of town. Kurt Benrud was assisted in writing this review by his eight-year-old granddaughter Jessica Marie Talley. It’s nice to see (and hear) old friends. And who among us is not friends with the characters and songs in the North Carolina Theatre‘s presentation of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary… Read More ›

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NCT’s Mary Poppins Stars Broadway’s Kara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard as Mary and Bert

(0) Nicolas Dromard and Kara Lindsay star as Bert and Mary (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

On July 26-31, the North Carolina Theatre will conclude its 2015-16 season of locally produced revivals of Broadway shows with a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, directed by Benson, NC-born New York City director Eric Woodall and choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak. The show, which will be performed in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium,… Read More ›

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

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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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Company Wang Ramirez Thrilled American Dance Festival Patrons on July 22nd at DPAC

(0) On July 22nd and 23rd, Company Wang Ramirez wowed ADF patrons at DPAC (photo by Frank Szafinski)

The American Dance Festival, known for bringing the best dancers in the world to audiences in Durham, hasn’t disappointed this season; and the most recent reason for celebrating the beauty of telling stories through dance is the stunning Company Wang Ramirez. The company stunned audiences last year and were invited back to offer another performance… 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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Theatre Raleigh’s Steel Magnolias Features Phenomenal Acting by a Dynamite Cast

(0) Theatre Raleigh's cast for Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias includes (from left) AC Donohue, Robyne Parrish Lamb (seated), Susan Russell, and Pamela Dunlap (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Dothan, AL-born playwright Robert Harling seems to have an affinity for writing about women and their relationships – with themselves, with other women and with men. He also penned Soapdish, First Wives Club, Laws of Attraction, and The Evening Star (the sequel to Terms of Endearment). Steel Magnolias, now playing in Raleigh’s Kennedy Theatre as… 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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Honest Pint’s Uncut Version of Hamlet Is Engaging, Surprising, and Funny

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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 ›