Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Month: November 2018

The Lythgoe Family Panto, Aladdin and His Winter Wish, at NCT Is a Delight for All Ages

The North Carolina Theatre‘s presentation of the Lythgoe Family Panto, Aladdin and His Winter Wish, which runs through Sunday, Dec. 2nd, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, has something for everyone. Even though the fairy tale is aimed at children, it has the ability to touch the hearts… Read More ›

Wake Forest Civic Ballet Welcomes Carolina Ballet Guest Artists for the Ballet’s 2018 December “Nutcracker” Performances

Wake Forest Civic Ballet (WFCB), the not- for-profit performing ensemble of young dancers who are on track to become future dance professionals, announced today the addition of Carolina Ballet’s Alyssa Pilger and Nicholas Fokine, as guest artists in the company’s upcoming production of the Nutcracker. This family-friendly performance brings Clara’s journey to the Kingdom of… Read More ›

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater Is Delightful

Nothing says Christmas like an auditorium full of round-eyed children, enthralled by the mystery and magic of snowmen and furry animals who speak — and fly. And nothing is more charming than a story of goodness and warmth like the one about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — it’s the perfect start to the holiday… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will perform Gustav Holst's The Planets, choreographed by Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael, and featuring mobiles by Guy Solie, on Nov. 21 and 23-25 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Planets Are in Perfect Alignment on
Nov. 21-25 at the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh

Robert Weiss and the Carolina Ballet rarely fail to provide a night of beautiful dance, and interesting couplings and their current performance of The Planets extended that winning streak. There’s been a subtle shift in positions in the ballet itself, with departures and arrivals; some new dancers share the spotlight with principal dancers in different… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ She Loves Me Is a Delightful Holiday Hit

Most people have seen some version of She Loves Me, the holiday show onstage now at PlayMakers Repertory Company under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson. Or rather, most people have seen some version of Parfumerie, the original play on which this work and many others are based. Famed films The Shop Around the Corner and… Read More ›