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Month: May 2019

Oakwood at 150 Celebrates the Raleigh Cemetery’s Sesquicentennial with Colorful Tales from the Crypt on May 17-19

This year marks the sesquicentennial — that’s 150 years to those who are not inclined to word-nerdery — of the founding of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC. So, it is fitting that with Oakwood at 150, directed by George Jack, Burning Coal Theatre Company continues its annual tradition of bringing to life the… Read More ›

Eddie Izzard’s Wunderbar, is Wonderful in Any Language

Eddie Izzard performed at Durham Performing Arts Center last Monday, May 13th and while waiting for to him take the stage I heard the same thing over and over: “I can’t believe there are so many people here!” Many fans worried that Izzard “might be too much for this area” or that the tide of… Read More ›

Margaret Severin-Hansen stars as a beautiful princess cursed to live as a swan until she finds true love in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (photo by Armes Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s Swan Lake Is CEO/Artistic Director Ricky Weiss’ Lovely Swan Song

The last program of the Carolina Ballet’s 2018-19 season is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake, featuring live music by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Swan Lake is such a favorite of ballet-goers that the program is offered in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, rather than the usual A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. It feels like… Read More ›

Greta Van Fleet

The 2019 Grammy Award winners for Best Rock Album, Greta Van Fleet, hit Raleigh Thursday at the Red Hat Amphitheater. This young band, between the ages of 19 to 22, consist of three Kiszka brothers and a friend all from Frankenmuth, Michigan. Brothers Josh on vocals, his twin Jake on guitar and youngest brother Sam… Read More ›

The cast for Theatre Raleigh's production of Beehive includes (clockwise from top rear) Tyanna West (Gina), Lydia D. Kinton (Laura), Yolanda Rabun (Wanda), Destiny Diamond (Jasmine), Dakota Mackey-McGee (Alison) , and dance captain Casey Wenger-Schulman (Pattie) (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Voices Blend and Resonate to Make Beehive: The 60s Musical the Hottest Ticket in Town

In Beehive: The 60’s Musical, playing May 8-12 and 15-19 at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, as part of Theatre Raleigh’s 2019 Summer Series, creator and Off-Broadway director Larry Gallagher has created a wonderful musical history of the 1960s, one of this country’s least understood decades and, perhaps, most important. Gallaher, who died much… Read More ›