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Month: April 2016

Dan Hoyle will perform The Real Americans on April 27-May 1 in the Kenan Theatre as part of PlayMakers Rep's PRC2 second-stage series

Dan Hoyle Encounters the Angry Populism of Folks Whom Sarah Palin Dubbed The Real Americans

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its stellar 2015-16 season on April 27-May 1 with six provocative performances of The Real Americans, written and performed by Dan Hoyle, a self-described Brooklyn, NY “actor, playwright, journalist, sports fan, [and] politico,” in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art.

American Dance Festival Announces 2016 Season, June 16-July 30

DANCE COMPANIES FROM FRANCE, ISRAEL, RUSSIA, AND US PERFORMANCES IN THIRTEEN VENUES 5 ADF Debuts | 9 ADF Commissioned World Premieres | 2 US Premieres Durham, NC – Jodee Nimerichter, Director of the American Dance Festival (ADF), today announced the schedule for the 2016 festival, ADF‘s 83rd season, running June 16-July 30. The summer includes… Read More ›

Guess Who’s Dressing for Dinner at Apex’s Halle Center: Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Feast of Laughs!

When was the last time you went to a play and laughed nonstop, even chuckling your way through intermission? If that’s what you want, come on down to the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex for Don’t Dress for Dinner. Adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by Kathleen Rudolph, this production has been expertly cast; the pace is brisk; and the comic timing is impeccable.

Meet Bernard (played by Christopher Brown). He lives two hours outside of Paris. Jacqueline (Jenny Anglum) is Bernard’s wife. She is going to spend the weekend with her mother.

Cabaret at DPAC Puts a New and Wonderful Spin on a Classic

Cabaret, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, and currently onstage at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) under the magical direction of BT McNicholl, is a super-fun, super-funny, high-energy production that begs to be seen.

This well-loved and often-bawdy musical focuses on The Kit Kat Club, a seedy establishment, and a young writer, Clifford Bradshaw (Lee Aaron Rosen) who visits it and subsequently falls in love with Sally Bowles (Andrea Gross), a somewhat wayward singer.

William Peace Theatre's production of American Idiot runs April 21-24 (photo by Ron Yorgason)

William Peace Theatre’s Rendition of American Idiot Earned Applause and Cheers on Opening Night

If you’re in the mood for a punk rock opera, William Peace Theatre’s production of American Idiot might be just what you need. With music by the band Green Day, lyrics by Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong, and book by Armstrong and Michael Mayer, the show premiered in 2009 at Berkeley Rep and opened at the St. James Theatre on Broadway in 2010.

Raleigh, NC director and choreographer Amy White has assembled an energetic cast; and musical director Matt Hodge, with himself on keyboards, supplies an eight-member band.

The story centers on three disaffected suburban youths — Johnny, Tunny, and Will. Determined not to become “American idiots,” they decide that they have to break out of what they feel is an oppressively humdrum existence. The plan is to flee to the freedom, excitement, and opportunity of the big city.