Month: September 2011
The Cary Players’ “Once Upon a Mattress” Will Be the First Musical at the New 390-Seat Cary Arts Center
The 1959 Broadway musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” features music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and a book by Barer, Jay Thompson, and Dean Fuller.
Oct. 1: “An Evening with Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer” (Mills Entertainment, in cooperation with Outback Concerts and Broadway Series South, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Oct. 1: Funny Business Live @ The ArtsCenter: Kyle Dunnigan (The ArtsCenter). Oct. 1: “Jane Eyre” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theatre). Oct. 1: “A Nest of Vipers” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots… Read More ›
Brian Friel’s “Molly Sweeney” Was Inspired by a True Story Chronicled in a Scientific Article by Oliver Sachs
The story of Molly Sweeney’s passage from blindness to sight is a moving meditation on worlds of the sightless, the seeing, and of those lost in-between. The play was inspired by an article by Oliver Sachs (“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”) entitled “To See and Not See.”
Welcome to “Middletown.” We’ve all been there. Life is always more complicated than it appears, and beneath the ordinary lies something epic, elusive, and mysterious.
“Come Fly Away” combines vibrant baritone vocal tracks by Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra (1915-98) and dazzling acrobatic dance routines by award-winning director and choreographer Twyla Tharp with invigorating instrumental accompaniment — and scintillating solos, especially on saxophone — by an exuberant onstage band conducted by Rob Cookman. (These cats can really wail!)