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Month: October 2017

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25th, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present So You Think You Can Dance, featuring Season 14 Top Ten Finalists Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Lex Ishimoto, Koine Iwasaki, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, KiKi Nyemchek, Taylor Sieve, Sydney Tormey, and Mark Villaver and Season 14 All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar

The So You Think You Can Dance Tour on Oct. 25th at DPAC Had Something for Everyone

On Wednesday, Oct. 25th, the touring group from Season 14 of Fox’s hit television show So You Think You Can Dance spun and leapt its way onto the Durham Performing Arts Center stage. So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2017 is high-energy production that showcases a very talented cast of dancers whose stellar moves… Read More ›

Clockwise from left, PlayMakers Rep's cast for Sense and Sensibility includes April Mae Davis as Anne Steele, Sarah Keyes as Lucy Steele, and Emily Bosco as Marianne Dashwood (photo by HuthPhoto)

Taibi Magar’s Captivating Staging Makes Kate Hamill’s Refreshing, Funny New Version of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility a Must-See Show

PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its “Season on the Edge” on Oct. 18-Nov. 5 with the regional premiere of American playwright Kate Hamill’s 2014 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, the 1811 English novel by Jane Austen. Dramatist Kate Hamill amplifies the desires of novelist Jane Austen’s iconic characters through razor-sharp dialogue, trimming away some of the… Read More ›

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Is High-Energy, Fast-Paced, and Uplifting

It was my pleasure to attend Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on its opening weekend at Raleigh, NC’s Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio. Directed by artistic director Michelle Murray Wells, this is the biggest show so far in their new space at 3801 Hillsborough St. And it certainly did not disappoint! The show… Read More ›

JTP’s Entire Ensemble for A Soldier’s Play Gives a Well-Knit, Balanced Performance

The Justice Theater Project’s current production of Charles Fuller’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, A Soldier’s Play, re-titled A Soldier’s Story as a movie, ends with the words “You’ll have to get used to black people being in charge,” which became fulfilled in 2008. It also kept the play from being produced on Broadway, according to… Read More ›

Chris McBennett and McKenna Waldron star as Romeo and Juliet (photo by Yorgason Photography)

Bare Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet Imagines a City on Fire

If any of William Shakespeare’s plays do not warrant restaging, Romeo and Juliet is #1 with a bullet. Unless a unique perspective can be taken and executed well. Many directors have sought to keep this story alive for new audiences. We have seen a martial arts film starring Jet Li, a Broadway musical about gangs… Read More ›