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

Month: July 2015

The cast of "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" includes (clockwise from left) Liz Webb, Erica Heilmann, Laurel Ullman, Noelle Barnard Azarelo, and Pimpila Violette (photo by Sylvia Freeman)

Tiny Engine Theatre Company’s Rendition of “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” Is Absurdly Delightful

Just when you thought you had attended every type of meeting of every type of society, you find yourself invited to the 1956 Annual Quiche Breakfast of The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein! And they even give you a name tag! On opening night for Tiny Engine Theatre Company’s July… Read More ›

Buddy Holly and The Crickets include (from left) Matthew J Riordan, Zach Cossman, James Barry, and Sam Sherwood (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Is Positively Perfect

Whether you’re a huge fan of Buddy Holly or someone who only knows him for his glasses and a few of his most popular songs, there’s a good chance you’ll find something to love (and something to learn) in North Carolina Theatre’s production of Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story, directed and choreographed to perfection by… Read More ›

RLT's Teens on Stage's two-week run of "Runaways" ends on July 24-26 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

RLT’s “Runaways” Suffers Due to a Weak Script

For its annual Teens On Stage production, Raleigh Little Theatre has chosen Runaways, written by Elizabeth Swados and directed by Linda O’Day Young. Runaways is more like performance art than a play; it chronicles the lives of a large group of homeless teens through song, dance, and brief vignettes into their lives. All of this… Read More ›

Idina Does Red Hat

Seeing an artist live is generally an exhilarating experience. In the grand pantheon of the musical-theater world, there are The Divas: Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Chita Rivera, and the late Elaine Stritch and Ethel Merman, just to name a few. Headliners. If the show doesn’t draw the crowd, the leading lady will. In the late… Read More ›

Buddy Holly and The Crickets are comprised of (from left) Sam Sherwood, James Barry, Zach Cossman, and Matthew J. Riordan (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

“Buddy,” the N.C. Theatre’s Play-Within-a-Concert at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Is Not to Be Missed!

The rock-n-roll A-Train stopped in Raleigh on Tuesday night, bringing a load of talented musicians and actors, along with a ton of great 1950’s music. The event? Opening night for the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. And boy! Did the players shine! Most of us know that Buddy Holly was… Read More ›