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Month: June 2011

Jennifer Foster and Jason Kappus star as roly-poly would-be dancer Tracy Turnblad and teen heartthrob Link Larkin in "Hairspray" (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

July 2011 Theater Calendar

July 1-3: “The Fool’s Lear” (Nomad Theatrical Company at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School). Review. July 1-3: “Stuart Little, The Musical” (Young People’s Performing Company at the Durham Arts Council Building). July 1-3, 6-10; Aug. 19-21, 25-27: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.). Review…. Read More ›

Will Gravel Girl defeat The Demon?? Tune in to find out!

10 By 10 in the Triangle

10 Plays, 10 Minutes, 10 Actors, 10 Years! “Hands-down, the best short-play festival in the country.” Mike Folie, Playwright. 10 By 10 in the Triangle is The ArtsCenter’s international festival of new, 10-minute plays.  This 10th installment of theatrical shorts brings to the Triangle the very best of the increasingly popular 10-minute format.  From over… Read More ›

"The Marvelous Wonderettes" stars (from left) Cassandra Zangas Vallery, Annie Gane, Sherri Lee Allen, and Meredith Jones (photo by Lauren Kennedy)

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” Is a Hilarious Homage to 1950s High School Songleader Squads

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a hilarious homage to 1950s high school Songleader squads. It features a breezy book by Roger Bean and a score comprised of 1950s and 1960s Top 40 hits, such as “Mr. Sandman,” “Lollipop,” “Sugartime,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” and “Dream Lover.”

Brothers Grant Neale (left) and Randy Neale star in as the Fool and King Lear in "The Fool's Lear"

Randy and Grant Neale Star as King Lear and His Fool in “The Fool’s Lear” at the Burning Coal Theatre

“The Fool’s Lear” is a funny and poignant new play that tells the tale of King Lear (played by Randy Neale) and his Fool (Grant Neale), as they leave the pages of William Shakespeare’s famed play. Filled with hopeful plans, they enter into a stormy crisis of identity ….

Thursday Advance Screening of “Beginners” at The Rialto Will Benefit the Crepe Myrtle Foundation

There will be a special $10-per-person screening of Beginners at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 30th, at The Rialto Theatre, 1620 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607, to benefit the Crepe Myrtle Foundation (CMF), Raleigh-Durham’s oldest organization dedicated to AIDS awareness and prevention.