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Month: February 2012

"The Addams Family" cast includes (from left) Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia, Douglas Sills as Gomez, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday, and Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester (all photos by Jeremy Daniel)

Charles Addams’ Bizarre But Beloved “Addams Family” Characters Satirize American Family Values

Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the original Broadway production of “The Addams Family” as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!”; and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”

Tyler Perry's new musical dramedy, "The Haves and the Have Nots," plays Feb. 25th and 26th at the Durham Performing Arts Center in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” at DPAC Is, by Turns, Riotously Funny and Gut-Wrenching

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” is a powerful story of love and honor, told with honesty and brutal truth. The show features powerful new music written by Tyler Perry, and a cast of extraordinary singers and actors who make the evening a heartfelt experience. Hattie, played by Patrice Lovely, and Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd offer up enough laughs to keep audiences chucking for the rest of the year.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

he annual Full Frame Tribute will be presented to Stanley Nelson for his significant contribution to the documentary form.
The 2012 Thematic Program will focus on family, with a series of films curated by Ross McElwee. McElwee will also present his most recent film “Photographic Memory” at the April event.

"The Baltimore Waltz" runs Feb. 24-March 17 at Deep Dish Theater in Chapel Hill, NC

“The Baltimore Waltz,” a Critically Acclaimed Comedy by Paula Vogel, Opens Feb. 24th at Deep Dish Theater

A sensation when it opened in Off-Broadway in 1992, “The Baltimore Waltz” by Paula Vogel follows a brother and sister (Jesse R. Gephart and Mary Forester) who flee a frightening medical diagnosis by embarking on a fantastical trip across Europe. A third actor (Kit FitzSimons) plays the quirky characters they encounter, including the Little Dutch Boy (at age 50) and Harry Lime, from the classic movie “The Third Man.”

2012 Readers Choice Best Brew in the Triangle

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Triangle Arts and Entertainment is asking its readers to vote for their favorite beer brewed in the Triangle.