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Month: July 2012

“Urinetown: The Musical” Is a Summer Youth Success

PlayMakers Repertory Company is most commonly known for producing high-quality professional theater in Chapel Hill. But for the past five years, PlayMakers has been conducting a Summer Youth Conservatory program for high-school aged students.

NCT’s “Oliver!” Really Earns Its Exclamation Point

The North Carolina Theatre‘s invigorating home-grown Broadway-style production of “Oliver!” really earns its exclamation point, with charismatic characterizations by a stellar cast led by Kevin Gray as Fagin and buoyant instrument accompaniment by musical director Edward G. Robinson and the NCT orchestra.

“Urinetown: The Musical” Is a Scathing Satire of Broadway Message Musicals on the Evils of Capitalism

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory will perform a student production of “Urinetown: The Musical,” a scathing satire of Broadway message musicals on the evils of Capitalism, on July 19-22 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. A splendid musical satire with a terrible title, “Urinetown” features lively music by Mark Hollmann, biting lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and an acerbic book by Kotis.

“10 by 10 in the Triangle” Is a Mixed Bag

ArtsCenter Stage’s 11th annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle short-play festival, which concludes its three-week run on July 19-22 in the center’s Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC, is a mixed bag of comic one-act plays that range from hilarious to ho-hum.

Visit Beautiful Beaufort, N.C.

Beaufort is a quaint little town in North Carolina. Three hours from Raleigh, the historic district has a great waterfront with some fantastic restaurants and bars, unique shops and great scenery. If you’re lucky, you may see some of the wild horses grazing on Carrot Island, which is just across the waterway. You can sign… Read More ›