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Month: September 2015

Meet a Few of the Key Characters in Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk: The First Flight” Coming to Raleigh June 24-26, 2016

TORUK – The First Flight written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, coming to PNC Arena in Raleigh June 24-26, 2016 Bossier City, Louisiana, September 28 – The creation process is currently underway for the new Cirque du Soleil touring show, TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, which will… Read More ›

Abby Mueller plays singer/songwriter Carole King, performing at Carnegie Hall (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Beautiful” at DPAC Is Some Kind of Wonderful!

The Tony Award®-winning hit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, amid much hype and anticipation — and it was worth the wait and then some! DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series) is touted throughout the theater community, and DPAC justly proud of the shows that it has… Read More ›

Sea nymphs frolic in "Neptune, the Mystic" (photo by Nigel Armes Photography)

The Carolina Ballet Opens Its 18th Season with a World Premiere of “The Planets”

The Triangle is home to a strong community of people in the creative arts; and it was more evident than ever on opening night, Sept. 24th, when the world premieres of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and The Planets lit up the stage at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Two of this area’s brightest stars, Carolina Ballet’s artistic director… Read More ›

Nicole Gabriella Scipione (left) as Emily welcomes Benjamin Curns as Isaac and Rasool Jahan to the apartment that she shares with her husband, Amir (photo by Jon Gardiner)

“Disgraced” Bravely Tackles the Touchiest of Tough Topics

Religion. Politics. The ugly side of our deeply-ingrained cultures. These are topics that most people and far too many playwrights steer clear of. However, that is certainly not the case in Ayad Akhtar’s multi-layered, self-reflective Disgraced, onstage now through Playmakers Repertory Company under the skilled direction of Shishir Kurup. When the curtains open on Disgraced,… Read More ›

Forest Moon Theater, Wake Forest’s Community Theater, will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Forest Moon Theater, Wake Forest’s Community Theater, will hold open auditions for its upcoming  production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Audition Dates: 9/30 and 10/1 at 6pm Location: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Performance Dates: 12/10-12/13 (seven performances in four days) Cast: 12m, 15f, ages 5-65 (eight are adult roles) Audition forms must be completed… Read More ›