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“The Wizard of Oz” Wows at DPAC (0)

April 10, 2014 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

Just about everyone knows the story of Dorothy Gale, her dog Toto, and their journey to the land of Oz. Surprisingly, however, DPAC’s “The Wizard of Oz” manages to bring a sense of novelty to this classic tale. Featuring new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as all the hits from [...]

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s “Songs of the Wanderers” at UNC-Chapel Hill Was a Visual Feast (0)

Dance is, of course, a visual art; but some dance performances lift the audience experience above and beyond that of merely watching dancers move through space. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s Songs of the Wanderers is just such a performance. Presented on April 2nd by Carolina Performing Arts in the University of North Carolina [...]

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“Labor Day” is all Schmaltz (Comments Off)

What happened to Jason Reitman? Where has the cool, hip son of Ivan Reitman who made sly, hilarious films run off to? Going by his latest, “Labor Day,” my first guess would be up his you-know-what. Frank (Josh Brolin) is an escaped killer who comes across young Henry and his mom Adele (Kate Winslet) in [...]

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Conservative Precision at the North Carolina Symphony (Comments Off)

The North Carolina Symphony played for an appreciative nearly full house Saturday night at Meymandi Music Hall in Raleigh. The program featuring Ludwig Van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 opened with a zippy allegro by Edward Elgar, followed by Concerto No.25 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K.503 by Wolfgang Amadeus [...]

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” at DPAC Is a Wonderful Multimedia Musical Extravaganza (0)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s nifty new version of The Wizard of Ozis a wonderful multimedia musical extravaganza. Based on the classic 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film and playing six shows through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center, the First North American Tour of The Wizard of Oz is chock-full of spectacular special effects, including an onstage tornado [...]


Twin City Stage Announces Auditions for “The Fox on the Fairway” (Comments Off)

Twin City Stage will hold auditions for The Fox on the Fairway at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 14 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment is necessary.

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Hey Raleigh, Soup’s On! (Comments Off)

  Back in January, I asked my readers where to get the best soup in the Raleigh area. I must have tried 50-plus different soups in at least 30 different places. Before I knew it, the days were getting warmer so I decided to wait until this fall to publish my favorites. Without a doubt, [...]


Follow the Yellow Brick Road to DPAC to See Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” on April 8-13 (0)

The Durham Performing Arts Center will conclude its critically acclaimed 2013-14 SunTrust Broadway Series on April 8-13 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s vivacious new version of The Wizard of Oz, based on the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical-fantasy film with screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf and 1940 Academy Award®-winning song “Over the Rainbow” [...]


Trick of Treat? Triangle Mentalist Magician Joshua Lozoff Says “Now You See Me” Is a Treat! (Comments Off)

Magic is in the air, and the surprising $28.1 million splash (plus $600,000 internationally) that Now You See Me made during its first weekend of release (May 31-June 2) continues to ripple through the nation’s multiplexes in a way that spells S-E-Q-U-E-L. What’s unusual about Now You See Me is that the most recognizable names [...]


Reproduction 1911 Wright Glider Now Soars at N.C. Museum of History (Comments Off)

A full-scale reproduction of the glider that Orville Wright and British aviator Alexander Ogilvie flew at Kill Devil Hills in 1911 now soars inside the entrance at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The object is based on the glider the men used from Oct. 16 to 26 to make nearly 100 test glides. [...]


“Curiosity Cat” Opens Friday, March 21st in Wake Forest (Comments Off)

Curiosity Cat opens Friday, March 21 at the Forest Moon Theater in Wake Forest. Performances are at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Franklin Academy Theater on Chalk Rd. Visit for more information. Share on Tumblr0print


Leviathan Theatre Company Transforms “Amadeus” into an Opera of Words at Common Ground Theatre (Comments Off)

Jay O’Berski, artistic director of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and director of the Leviathan Theatre Company’s current production of Amadeus, states that his goal was “rehabilitating [Peter Shaffer's 1979] play from it’s strong associations with the Academy Award®-winning 1984 film,”; and he has certainly accomplished that. Employing elements of Comedia Dell’Arte and movements which [...]

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