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Month: September 2018

Sonorous Road’s Open Doors 10-Minute Play Festival Delivers Laughs, Tears, Interpersonal Insights, and Social Commentary

The Third Annual Open Doors Short Play Festival opened last Friday night at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio to a packed house. Whether it was the palpable energy in the audience or the bass thudding at the quinceañera next door, everyone was in high spirits; and despite the background noise (an unavoidable factor… Read More ›

Open Doors Short-Play Festival Showcases the Work of Local Dramatists, Directors, and Actors

On Sept. 7-9 and 14-16, Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio is staging its Third Annual Open Doors Short Play Festival, which showcases the work of local directors, local writers, and local actors. We’ve got a great pool of talent in our area, and events like this allow them all to shine. There were lots… Read More ›

David Toole and Morgan Parpan star as Guy and Girl in Once (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Presentation of Once Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theater Experience

When the movie, Once, came out in in Ireland 2006, it was a surprise hit. The movie starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who also happen to have written all of the music and lyrics for the film. Folks embraced the story of a brokenhearted Irish street musician/vacuum cleaner repairman who has lost all hope,… Read More ›

Once stars (from left) David Bartlett, Morgan Parpan, and Dave Toole (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Production of Once Is Beautiful and Brutally Honest

Most love stories go something like this: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love, guy loses girl, guy gets girl back. However, in the case of Once, a musical currently onstage at Theatre Raleigh under the direction of Tim Seib and based on a film of the same name by John Carney,a slightly more… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh's Sept. 5-9 and 12-16 presentation of Once stars (from left) David Bartlett, Morgan Parpan, Andrew Nielson, and Dave Toole (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

First-Rate Acting and Superb Musicianship Make Theatre Raleigh’s Once a Must-See Musical

Theatre Raleigh’s current production of Once, directed by Tim Seib, is a 2011 Off-Broadway and 2012 Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and book by Enda Walsh, based on a 2007 Irish film. This is a relatively recent trend for many of us, who grew up watching film versions… Read More ›