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Month: December 2018

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 ›

Five Finger Death Punch with Breaking Benjamin

Five Finger Death Punch with Breaking Benjamin played at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville. The music and light/laser show were excellent.    Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin was doing his dance thing while singing and the bit where he played his Star Wars lightsaber drum kit.   Ivan Moody came out in his FFDP war… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage its 35th annual production of Cinderella on Nov. 30-Dec. 16

Festive, Hilarious, Modern, and Altogether Magical, RLT’s Cinderella Is a Delight

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Nov. 30th opening-night performance of Cinderella enchanted RLT patrons of all ages with its festive, hilarious, cleverly modern, and altogether magical rendition of the classic fairy tale. This RLT holiday tradition for 35 years once again delighted families as it kicked off the Christmas season to a packed house, this time under… Read More ›

TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dose of holiday spirit, look no further than Theatre in the Park’s charming production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, the show is basically the 1965 animated television special, performed live, with all the nostalgic effervescence of the cartoon combined with clever staging… Read More ›

DPAC's Dec. 4-9 presentation of Elf the Musical is part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

Elf the Musical at DPAC Lacks the Bubbly Magic of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film

I was hoping for some holiday cheer from Elf the Musical, a child-friendly Christmas spectacle, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series. It’s the story of Buddy, an elf made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2013 movie Elf. Unfortunately, the play lacks… Read More ›