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Month: January 2016

Shannon Malone and Rimsha Afzal star as Jane and Mina (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Blue Sky Asks, Can Warfare Ever Be Fair?

In a first collaboration between CAM Raleigh and Burning Coal Theatre Company, the U.S. premiere of British playwright Clare Bayley’s Blue Sky opened Thursday night in the main exhibition hall of CAM Raleigh, on the first floor. Burning Coal artistic director Jerome Davis observes in his page in the program that “… [I]t would be… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Three Sisters Is Chekhov at His Best

It would be so easy to do a bad job of producing Chekhov. In the wrong hands, these characters might seem silly; they might seem like two-dimensional “types”; they might even seem like exaggerated grotesques. At a bad performance, we would have found these characters uninteresting — their hopes and dreams, their problems, and their… Read More ›

The Miss North Carolina Organization Hosts Miss America 2016,

On January 24, 2016, The Miss North Carolina Organization recently hosted “An Afternoon with Miss America,” a special event that was actually the end to a long and eventful weekend in which Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, visited the state. While she was here, she made a visit to the North Carolina Children’s Miracle Network… Read More ›

The company of Matilda the Musical's National Tour sings "When I Grow Up" (photo by Joan Marcus)

DPAC’s Matilda Wins with Top-Notch Talent, Imaginative Staging, and Jaw-Dropping Visuals

Theaters are houses of magic. Events transpire that don’t occur in our everyday lives. Stories unfold and are told in thrilling, exciting ways that captivate us, leave us breathless, emotionally charged, moved. Such an event is taking place at Durham Performing Arts Center: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, with book by Dennis Kelly and music… Read More ›

Matilda the Musical stars Ora Jones (right) as Mrs. Phelps, the librarian who befriends Matilda Wormwood (played here by Gabby Gutierrez) and becomes her confidant (photo by Joan Marcus)

Four-Time 2013 Tony Award® Winner Matilda the Musical Dramatizes Roald Dahl’s Book

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Broadway’s latest box-office sensation, four-time 2013 Tony Award® winner Matilda the Musical, based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s book about Matilda Wormwood, a plucky five-year-old English girl from an abusive home, on Jan. 19-24 as part of its immensely popular SunTrust Broadway Series. Matilda loves to read and… Read More ›