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Month: December 2015

The Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 18-23, 26, and 27 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker, Which Plays in Raleigh Dec. 18-27, Is a Real Treat for the Holiday Season

One of the tried and true holiday spectacles that has lasted for years is the ballet The Nutcracker, and few productions compare to the one directed by Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss. The show, which features amazing illusions and the gorgeous Tchaikovsky score, is a special treat for Carolina Ballet regulars, who see the… Read More ›

Carly Jones stars as Dorothy in The Wiz (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

The Wiz at Burning Coal: Kazowie! What a Show!

A funny thing happened to us last weekend on our way to review The Wiz, Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium, near the Historic Oakwood Section of Raleigh. Illness prevented us from going. Several nights later, we… Read More ›

Moonlight Stage Company’s Eclipse: Sketch Comedy Holiday One Acts Shine Brightly Dec. 11th and 12th!

‘Tis the season for Theatrical Holiday Fare. Several local venues offer annual productions, and some offer season-specific shows that vary year-to-year — all are quite good. However, Moonlight Stage Company’s Eclipse: Sketch Comedy Holiday One Acts consists of brand-new, locally written scripts, most with a holiday theme. Last night, an ensemble cast — including playwright… Read More ›

David Wood stars as skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Ira David Wood III’s Thoroughly Irreverent Version of A Christmas Carol Delights Triangle Audiences

In his 40th year as the grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge, one might think that Ira David Wood III’s performance in Theatre in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol would be one that he’s done so many times, he’s gotten bored. You would think that his lines would be so well memorized, he’d often seem like… Read More ›

George Brant’s Grounded, Starring Michelle Murray Wells, Deserves Much Larger Audiences

Sonorous Road Productions, resident company at Sonorous Road Theatre at 209 Oberlin Rd. in Raleigh, is the creation of Michelle Murray Wells, a Meredith College graduate who took her Master at Arts at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She opened the theater in August, offering classes in theater acting, film acting, and production for both… Read More ›