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Month: July 2012

Sleepy Hollow Auditions

Historic Interpretations, Inc. is looking for talented and energetic actors and improvers for a 4 hour benefit themed around the short story by Washington Irving, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Auditions will be held Saturday, August 18th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm*  Auditions will be held at: 8032 Ray Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613 We are looking… Read More ›

ARTS TOGETHER

ARTS TOGETHER ANNOUNCES 2012 – 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Arts Together announced today five new members of their Board of Directors: Anle Banh Wilson – graphic designer and co-owner Blue Sky Farms; Aaron Bittikofer – bassist, independent music professional and educator; Stacy Bluth – community leader and former executive director of Building Futures Now, East… Read More ›

On July 31-Aug. 5, Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Chicago," starring Christie Brinkley as former showgirl-turned-sexy jazz slayer Roxanne "Roxie" Hart (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

Bianca Marroquin Replaces an Ailing Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” at DPAC

Mexican actress Bianca Marroquin has replaced ailing 58-year-old supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley as former showgirl-turned-sexy jazz slayer Roxie Hart, who shoots her boyfriend three times when he tries to dump her and then tries to convince her husband to take the blame, in the national tour of legendary director and choreographer Bob Fosse’s Roaring Twenties musical, “Chicago,” which will play the Durham Performing Arts Center on July 31-Aug. 5.

Durang/Durang

“Durang/Durang” Is Whimsy Hilariously Run Amok

” Durang/Durang,” an evening of short plays by Christopher Durang (“Beyond Therapy”), is whimsy run hilariously amok — a sublimely silly 2012-13 season opener for Raleigh, NC-based Bare Theatre, which performed these six wacky one-acts July 19-22 in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh and will conclude their two-week, two-city run on July 26-29 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham.

Hot Summer Nights and Theatre Raleigh's July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5 production of "Race" stars (from left) Alan Campbell, Lormarev Jones, David McClutchey, and Erick Pinnick (photo by Lauren Kennedy)

David Mamet’s “Race” at HSN Explores Perceptions That Divide White America from Black America

As he proved in “Oleanna” (1992), when he skewered Political Correctness in academia, infamously profane and famously profound Chicago playwright, screenwriter, and director David Mamet is fearless when it comes time to confronting hot-button issues. He is not only unafraid to gore some of society’s sacred cows — he gleefully makes cutlets out of them. In Hot Summer Nights and Theatre Raleigh‘s eyebrow-raising presentation of “Race” (2009), Mamet explores the vast gulf in perception that still divides White America from Black America, especially when it comes to allegations of white-on-black crime.