Month: February 2014
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 ›
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 ›
NC Theatre’s production, directed by Dave Clemmons, proves that, despite its growing age, the musical can still emotionally captivate an audience.
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 ›
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.