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Month: April 2013

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Thoroughly Entertains

Theatre Raleigh and Hot Summer Nights’  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a smartly structured and thoroughly entertaining romp that follows six young hopefuls competing in the aforementioned Bee. The production calls for four audience members to become contestants or “guest-spellers” in the Bee, and as some longtime readers of TA&E may recall,… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh will stage "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on April 24-28 and May 1-5 in the Kennedy Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

Competition Is Fierce in Theatre Raleigh’s “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” April 24-May 5

Theatre Raleigh will kick off Hot Summer Nights’ 2013 season with a gala production of the 2005 Off-Broadway and Broadway hit musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, on April 24-28 and May 1-5 in the Sara Lynn and K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company and Carolina Performing Arts will present the world premiere of "Spring Training," written and performed by Universes of New York City, on April 24-28 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in UNC-Chapel Hill's Center for Dramatic Art

Universes Premieres “Spring Training” on April 24-28 at PlayMakers Repertory Company

PlayMakers Repertory Company and Carolina Performing Arts will present the world premiere of Spring Training, written and performed by Universes of New York City, under the direction of Chay Yew, on April 24-28 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art as part of… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" on April 30-May 5

May 2013 Triangle Theater Calendar

NOTE: This is Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for shows announced for the entire month of May. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and PRESENTER’S NAME to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS to that address. (Our “snail… Read More ›

“Our Town” Cast Fails to Do Justice to Thorton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize Winning Play

Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece of modern drama, Our Town, is a deceptively difficult play to stage successfully, because it requires a large supporting cast capable of transforming their fleeting cameo roles into unforgettable characters. This powerful and poetic three-act play, which won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, delivers three juicy slices of turn-of-the-century American life… Read More ›