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Month: April 2015

The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble

~insightful SOUND~ NORTH CAROLINA YOUTH TAP ENSEMBLE   The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble proudly presented their performance of insightful SOUND on the stage of the Carolina Theatre April 25th and -26th. NCYTE’s Artistic Director Gene Medler, and Assistant Director Rachel Teem, brought this high level and captivating show of insightful SOUND to the charming… Read More ›

Comedian and author Paula Poundstone will perform in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre of Durham at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1st (photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

“Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’s” Resident Smart-Aleck, Paula Poundstone, Returns to Durham on May 1st

At 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1st, The Carolina Theatre of Durham will present whimsical comedian and author Paula Poundstone, who is a resident smart-aleck on “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” on National Public Radio. The 55-year-old Huntsville, AL native is a single mother who once described herself as “Stand-up Comic-Mother-Writer.” Poundstone is famous for… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" on April 29th and 30th

The Next Best Thing to Hearing The Beatles Perform Live, “Rain” Returns to DPAC on April 29th and 30th

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles — the next best thing to hearing John, Paul, George, and Ringo perform live — will return to the 2,700-seat, state-of-the art Durham Performing Arts Center, in the Bull City’s American Tobacco Historic District, for two high-octane performances — at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29th, and Thursday, April… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present "Mary's Wedding" by Stephen Massicotte on April 29-May 3 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill

WWI Separates Lovers in Stephen Massicotte’s Haunting 2002 Dream Play, “Mary’s Wedding”

In Canadian actor, playwright, and screenwriter Stephen Massicotte’s haunting 2002 two-character “dream play,” Mary’s Wedding, the advent of World War I (1914-18), and the upsurge of patriotic fervor, separates two star-crossed lovers: a Canadian farm boy and the girl that he leaves behind when he marches off to fight in a conflict that was foolishly… Read More ›

A. C. Donohue (center) stars as Elle Woods in Cary Players' production of "Legally Blonde" (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

“Legally Blonde” Is a Wonderful Spring Hit!

In her “Note from the Director” for Cary Players’ community-theater presentation of Legally Blonde the Musical, Nancy Rich says “[T]his show might appear to be a lightweight ball of fluff,” but rather “has depths that belie superficial appearances.” And she’s right. To begin with, the performance level is high and energetic, and her direction and… Read More ›