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Month: January 2015

Emily Rose White and Joey Heyworth play star-crossed lovers Juliet and Romeo for Burning Coal in William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" (photo by photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

There Is Only One Word for Burning Coal Theatre Company’s “Romeo & Juliet,” and It is “Wow!”

There is only one word for Burning Coal Theatre Company’s current production of Romeo & Juliet, and it is “Wow!” Emily Ranii so emphasizes the beauty of The Bard’s language, poetry, emotional universe, and movements that it becomes this cast’s possession for two hours. And they share it with us in abandon. Ranii herself is… Read More ›

"I'll Never Be Hungry Again" is an outrageous musical satire of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind"

Don’t Think About This Tomorrow — Get Your Tickets Now for “I’ll Never Be Hungry Again”!

Satire is kind of dangerous these days; but if you’re courageous (and not easily offended), the Temple Theatre’s current production of I’ll Never Be Hungry Again, with music by Gary Bartholomew and book and lyrics by Catherine Bush, will be right up your alley. The show is Margaret Mitchell rewritten with song and dance and… Read More ›

Mariah MacFarlane and Alex Enterline star as Billie Bendix and Jimmy Winter in "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

Bootleg Whiskey, Wild Women, and Gershwin Give “Nice Work If You Can Get It” Its Kick

Bootleg whiskey, the Roaring Twenties version of “Girls Gone Wild,” and a plethora toe-tapping Gershwin tunes give Work Light Productions’ current National Tour of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning musical comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It, its kick. This invigorating romp, set in Prohibition era New York City in 1927 and jointly presented in… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep's "Trouble in Mind" cast includes (from left) Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Wiletta Mayer, Roger Robinson as Sheldon Forrester, Myles Bullock as John Nevins, Carey Cox as Judy Sears, and Suzette Azariah Gunn as Millie Davis (photo by Jon Gardiner)

“Trouble in Mind” Is a Hilarious Drama About Racial Tensions During Rehearsals for a Broadway Play

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick off the 2015 portion of its 2014-15 mainstage season with Trouble in Mind, Charleston, SC-born African-American playwright Alice Childress’ hilarious 1955 backstage drama about racial tensions during rehearsals for a Broadway play, on Jan. 21-25, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, and Feb. 3-8 in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh Holds Auditions for 2015 Hot Summer Nights Season

Raleigh, NC- Theatre Raleigh will hold auditions for the 2015 Hot Summer Nights Season on February 15, 2015. Hot Summer Nights 2015 Season Lineup Pump Boys and Dinettes (Kennedy Theatre): May 27th-June 7th A Few Good Men (Kennedy Theatre): June 17th-28th Dreamgirls (Kennedy Theatre): July 8th-26th Sleuth (Kennedy Theatre): August 5th-16th Carousel – In Concert… Read More ›