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Sonorous Road’s Open Doors 10-Minute Play Festival Delivers Laughs, Tears, Interpersonal Insights, and Social Commentary

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September 11, 2018 • A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

The Third Annual Open Doors Short Play Festival opened last Friday night at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio to a packed house. Whether it was the palpable energy in the audience or the bass thudding at the quinceañera next door, everyone was in high spirits; and despite the background noise (an unavoidable factor… Read More ›

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North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Presents By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage

It’s The Golden Age of Hollywood, and the streets of Los Angeles teem with aspiring starlets. When Vera Stark—maid to “America’s Sweetie Pie,” Gloria Mitchell—lands a groundbreaking role in an antebellum epic, she turns Hollywood on its head and paves the way for future generations of Black actresses. Seventy years later, film buffs still wrestle… Read More ›

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DPAC Announces Special Autism-Friendly Performance of “Elf: The Broadway Musical”

DPAC is proud to announce its second autism-friendly performance since 2016 with Elf: The Broadway Musical which will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m. In an effort to allow all families in the Triangle to enjoy the magic of live theater, this special autism-friendly performance will be presented in a tolerant and… Read More ›

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Coming Home Showcased the Best of the Best ADF Alumni on June 23rd and 24th in Durham

(2) Raja Feather Kelly (photo by Kate Enman)

A futurific statement that fuses styles, a performance piece that satirizes TEDx, a clothing switch that indicates something deeper, a beat boy with a sense of humor, and a finely timed clockwork piece that steals your breath. These are the creative works produced when the American Dance Festival invites a select group of ADF alumni… Read More ›

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Black Violin: The Classical Boom Tour Is More Electrifying Than the Lightning Storm on Aug. 18th at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Outback Concerts presented Black Violin: The Classical Boom Tour at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18th, at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Regency Park in Cary

The thunderstorms had already started rumbling through the Triangle region when Outback Concerts’ Saturday, Aug. 18th, presentation of Black Violin: The Classical Boom Tour commenced at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Regency Park in Cary, NC; but that didn’t matter to the pair of classically-trained violinists who perform as Black Violin. While lightning flashed behind… Read More ›

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Sonorous Road’s Open Doors 10-Minute Play Festival Delivers Laughs, Tears, Interpersonal Insights, and Social Commentary

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The Third Annual Open Doors Short Play Festival opened last Friday night at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio to a packed house. Whether it was the palpable energy in the audience or the bass thudding at the quinceañera next door, everyone was in high spirits; and despite the background noise (an unavoidable factor… Read More ›

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First-Rate Acting and Superb Musicianship Make Theatre Raleigh’s Once a Must-See Musical

(0) Theatre Raleigh's Sept. 5-9 and 12-16 presentation of Once stars (from left) David Bartlett, Morgan Parpan, Andrew Nielson, and Dave Toole (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s current production of Once, directed by Tim Seib, is a 2011 Off-Broadway and 2012 Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and book by Enda Walsh, based on a 2007 Irish film. This is a relatively recent trend for many of us, who grew up watching film versions… Read More ›

Auditions »

Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music Auditions

The Philharmonic Association invites aspiring orchestral and jazz musicians to register for our upcoming auditions. The auditions for our Triangle Youth Jazz Band, Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra and award-winning Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will be held August 20 and 27. Auditions for the full orchestras Triangle Youth Orchestra, Triangle Youth Symphony and Triangle Youth Philharmonic will be held August 21… Read More ›