We Have a Golden Ticket Winner!
Okay, it’s not the “Golden Ticket” of Willy Wonka fame but it is a passport to the Triangle’s most priceless performances presented all together in one package.
Golden Ticket prize package includes two tickets to each of the following:
“Oliver” the Musical presented by North Carolina Theatre, July 17-22
“Consider Yourself” part of the family and come see the international stage and movie musical favorite, Oliver! Based on the timeless Charles Dickens tale, Oliver! vividly brings to life the ever-popular story of the young runaway orphan, colorful Artful Dodger, infamous Fagin and his gang of pickpockets, sinister Bill Sykes, nurturing and lovable Nancy and a host of memorable characters. Through classic songs like “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Where is Love?”, “Who Will Buy?” and many more, triumph overcomes heartbreak in this rich and joyful production for audiences of all ages.
Carolina Ballet 2012 /2013 program Flex Passes
Carolina Ballet is one of America’s premiere arts organizations. Launched as a professional dance company in 1997 under the direction of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, Carolina Ballet has since garnered critical praise from the national and international media, staged 80 world premiere ballets, and toured internationally in China and Hungary. Weiss, former artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet and principal dancer at New York City Ballet under the legendary George Balanchine, programs traditional ballets by legendary masters and new works by contemporary choreographers. (except Nutcracker) See schedule http://www.CarolinaBallet.com
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents “Red” by John Logan: Sept. 19 to Oct. 7
As PlayMaker’s 2009 hit “Opus” took audiences behind the music of a world famous string quartet, “Red” goes into the studio of Mark Rothko, pioneer of abstract expressionism, and into the mind of an artist wrestling with the eternal struggle between art and commerce. Seen through the eyes of his young, increasingly challenging assistant, Rothko agonizes over a lucrative project painting murals for the new Four Seasons Restaurant. The Tony Award-winning play asks, has the artist sold out to fame and fortune or is he still pursuing genuine artistry?
Variety said “Logan sends…Rothko into battle with his demons in this electrifying play of ideas, and the artist’s howls are pure music.” The Washington Post review said the play has a “spiritual intensity and an almost sexual energy…the artist consumed by the physical demands of his work.” http://www.playmakersrep.org/
Lerner & Lowe’s Brigadoon at Burning Coal Theatre, September 6 to 9, 2012
Tommy and Jeff, two New Yorkers, are lost in Scotland when a lift in the Highland veil reveals to them Brigadoon: a village that exists for only one day each century. As the villagers gather to discuss the wedding preparations of Jeannie and Charlie, Tommy encounters Jeannie’s sister, Fiona. Tommy, now burdened with the knowledge of Brigadoon’s secret and in love with Fiona, is confronted with the choice of remaining forever at her side or returning to the unsatisfying world familiar to him. http://www.burningcoal.org/
North Carolina Symphony Summerfest Flex Passes
The North Carolina Symphony celebrates its 80th year in 2012/13, and to honor this milestone, Music Director Grant Llewellyn has created an 80th Anniversary Season featuring high-energy presentations of orchestral favorites, innovative multimedia programs and provocative new collaborations with artists from across the world. Click here for schedule or visit http://www.NCSymphony.org.
Heralded as “One of the nation’s most important institutions” (New York Times), the ADF’s sustained record of creative achievement is indivisible from the history of modern dance. Since 1934, the ADF has remained committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields. Remaining true to the goals of its founding artists,the ADF’s programs are developed based on its mission: to encourage and support the creation and presentation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers; to preserve our modern dance heritage through continued presentation of classic works, as well as through archival efforts; to build wider national and international audiences for modern dance; to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its cultural and historical significance; to provide a sound scientific/aesthetic base for professional education and training of young dancers and a forum for integrating and disseminating information on dance education. Visit http://www.americandancefestival.org/ for the full schedule.
An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic 3D tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks. http://www.imaxraleigh.org/
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatre in the Park, June 8 – 24
The Sultry Smell of Desire
It’s a long, booze-filled night under Big Daddy’s plantation roof in 1950’s Mississippi. Maggie “The Cat” still burns hot for her ex-football star husband Brick, but he only has eyes for the bottom of a whiskey bottle. Meanwhile, Big Daddy is dying, and the family vultures are swarming for a big slice of the inheritance pie.
Couched in the earthy language of the deep South, this uncompromising, intensely human portrait of a family shows why WIlliams is one of America’s greatest playwrights. Visit Theatre in the Park http://www.theatreinthepark.com/