Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Month: February 2014

Dancers for the "Summer" segment of the Carolina Ballet's world premiere of Robert Weiss' "Vivaldi's Four Seasons" include Ashley Hathaway, Cecilia Iliesiu, and Lindsay (photo by Armes Photography)

The World Premiere of Robert Weiss’ “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” Is a Welcome Treat in the Snowy Triangle

After a day’s delay due to snow, Carolina Ballet opened its newest repertory program, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, in Raleigh’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater on Feb. 14th (I attended the matinee on the 16th) and brought a welcome treat for previously snowbound patrons. Corps de ballet member Zalman Raffael’s Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 was first… Read More ›

DPAC’s “Book of Mormon” Is Worth Braving the Snow

The winter storm known as “Pax” hit the Triangle area on Wednesday, and, unfortunately for many ticket holders, so did the second performance in the all sold-out run of “The Book of Mormon,” directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, at Durham Performing Arts Center. DPAC decided not to call off the show, and as… Read More ›

“Les Miserables” Is Emotionally Charged

NC Theatre’s production, directed by Dave Clemmons, proves that, despite its growing age, the musical can still emotionally captivate an audience.

"The Book of Mormon" cast at the Durham Performing Arts Center includes Mark Evans (left) as Elder Price and Derrick Williams as the General with the obscene name (photo by Joan Marcus)

“The Book of Mormon” Is a 2011 Tony Award®-Winning Musical from the Creators of “South Park”

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present The Book of Mormon, the rollicking, R-rated Tony Award®-winning musical from the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the cheeky and sometimes foul-mouthed animated series “South Park” and the co-creator of Avenue Q: The Musical, on Feb. 11-16 and 18-23 in its 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco… Read More ›

“Les Misérables” C’est Manifique!

Craig Schulman, Chuck Wagner, and Raleigh native Lauren Kennedy all brilliantly reprise their Broadway roles as parole breaker-turned businessman and village mayor Jean Valjean, his implacable nemesis Inspector Javert, and Valjean’s fired former employee-turned-prostitute Fantine with a verve and vibrancy that compares favorably with the best of the various touring companies of Les Misérables that have worked their theatrical magic on the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium stage.