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Month: June 2018

Dropkick Murphys @ Red Hat Amphitheatre

Dropkick Murphys played the Red Hat Amphitheater last night. I was not the only one to wear a kilt and sporran for the show. A family in the pit that had on their Red Sox attire were invited back stage. Being lifted over the security barrier before the show. I knew I should have worn… Read More ›

TIP's cast for It Shoulda Been You includes (from left) Tyanna West as Annie, Mackie Raymond as Rebecca, Alison Lawrence as Judy, and Elizabeth Hankla as Jenny (photo by Catherine Davis Photography)

It Shoulda Been You Offers Fun for Everyone

Onstage now at Theatre in the Park under the direction of Jackson Cooper, It Shoulda Been You is a bright, fun musical that everyone is sure to enjoy. The fun starts with Jenny (Elizabeth Hankla), except she’s not having fun. Jenny is busy preparing for her sister, Rebecca’s (Mackie Raymond) imminent wedding. Unfortunately, the girls’… Read More ›

N.C. State University Theatre's TheatreFest 2018 production of Nunsense stars (from left) Kathy Norris, Lynda Clark, Riki Dows, Brett Williams, and JoAnne Dickinson (photo by Ron Foreman)

Nuns Are Dying to Have Fun in Dan Goggin’s Nunsense, Now Playing at TheatreFest 2018

The Nunsense franchise must be huge, for it includes a whole line of greeting cards as well as six sequels to the original Nunsense, which N.C. State University Theatre is currently presenting as part of TheatreFest 2018. Dan Goggin is the creative genius behind these entertainments, writing music and lyrics, and creating one of the… Read More ›

TIP's cast for It Shoulda Been You includes (from left) Tyanna West as Annie, Mackie Raymond as Rebecca, Alison Lawrence as Judy, and Elizabeth Hankla as Jenny (photo by Catherine Davis Photography)

TIP’s It Shoulda Been You Is Unexpected, Lively, Interesting, Intriguing, and Just Plain Funny

Composer Barbara Anselmi and playwright and lyricist Brian Hargrove’s 2015 Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You, currently playing at Theatre in the Park in Raleigh, NC, could easily have been entitled “Murphey’s Law Concerning Weddings,” because if anything could go wrong, it does. Take a Jewish bride, her older sister (who is unhappy about being… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh's cast for Significant Other includes (from left) Meagan Chieppor, Emily Bosco (top), Shayla LaGrange, Jesse R. Gephart, and Adam Poole (photo by Lauren Kennedy Brady)

Theatre Raleigh’s Rendition of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other Is Well-Written, Meticulously Directed, and Well-Acted

It is not often that we meet a truly delightful person, one who stands out in a crowd and continues to become more and more endearing. Rarer still are the instances in which we feel that, after a brief two hours, we truly know and treasure this person. Such is the case with Jordan (played… Read More ›