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Month: December 2018

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker Is Classical and Captivating Christmas Fare in the Triangle

“How did he do that? Where did he go?” The little girl’s question during the opening scene of the Carolina Ballet’s classical Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, says everything about the magic of the season. There’s no one who does a better job than bringing the season alive in the Triangle area than Robert Weiss’ enchantingly… Read More ›

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The PNC Arena hosted Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” 2018 winter tour Wednesday (December 12). TSO is on their 20th year with what is known as one of the biggest stage productions going or should I say two stage productions? They are actually two fractions fans know as TSO East and TSO West…. Read More ›

The cast includes (from left) Jordan Wolfe, Lucius Robinson, and Emily Rieder (photo by David Rauch)

The Ghosts That Haunt Our Lives Is the Subject of The Weir by Conor McPherson

When the curtain rises on Burning Coal Theatre Company’s production of The Weir by Connor McPherson, it’s a dreary, windy night at a remote pub in Ireland. Two locals, Jim (Lucius Robinson) and Jack (Simon Kaplan), drink beer to stave off the cold. They talk with the bar’s owner, Brendan (Jordan Wolfe), about the weather;… Read More ›

The Weir stars (from left) Jordan Wolfe, Emily Rieder, and Lucius Robinson (photo by David Rauch)

The Weir at Burning Coal Features a Grand Script, Five Skilled Actors, and a Wise Director

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s current production of The Weir, which opened on Thursday, Nov. 29th, in the Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, NC, is Burning Coal artistic director Jerome Davis’ favorite play. This is the second time he has produced it at Burning Coal, the first time being in 2000. The Weir earned the 1999… Read More ›

Sanford's Temple Theatre will stage It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play from Nov. 29th to Dec. 16th

It’s a Wonderful Life at Sanford’s Temple Theatre Is a Treat for Friends and Family

‘Tis the season for family, wassail, and good cheer. It is also a time for annual holiday traditions, such as drinking eggnog, spending time with family, and watching Ralphie scheme to get Santa to bring him a BB gun in A Christmas Story. For many, it is also a time to watch Frank Capra’s 1946… Read More ›