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Month: March 2020

Andrew Borba’s Fresh Approach to Julius Caesar Pays Big Dramatic Dividends for PlayMakers

Under Andrew Borba’s direction, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar strikes a very keen balance between the sometimes conflicting goals of “remaining true to tradition” and “providing a fresh approach.” And the company’s success in this endeavor is strikingly apparent well before the first line is ever spoken. Scenic designer Jan Chambers… Read More ›

Puddle of Mudd @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center

Puddle of Mudd Cone Denim Entertainment Center, Greensboro March 8th Puddle of Mudd had a good turnout considering it was a Sunday night and the Cone Denim Entertainment Center does not promote very well. The lower part of the theater was over half full with a lot of the seats up in the balcony taken…. Read More ›

Moonlight Stage’s Venus in Fur Is a Fast, Fun, and Extremely Sexy Play-About-a-Play

David Ives’ 2010 Off-Broadway and 2011 Broadway hit Venus in Fur depicts the zaniest-ever theater audition; and Moonlight Stage Company of Raleigh, NC affords ringside seats for a superb production of Venus in Fur. The Plot: When the curtain rises, playwright/director Thomas Novachek (Patrick Osteen) is frustrated, because he simply cannot find the right leading… Read More ›

Even Down Four Singers on March 6th at Duke Performances, Chanticleer Was Magnificent!

The news is all about the coronavirus, but the four members of Chanticleer who weren’t able to make Duke Performances’ Friday, March 6th, presentation of Faith of Our Fathers (Sacred Program) in Baldwin Auditorium were struck down by the plain ol’, garden-variety flu. Though the vocal ensemble dubbed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by… Read More ›

Skillet and Ledger @ Piedmont Hall

Skillet & Ledger @ Piedmont Hall, Greensboro, NC March 5, 2020 After getting credentials to shoot Skillet at Piedmont Hall in Greensboro, I was told by the publicist I had to contact the opening bands separately for each of their approvals. The amusing thing was the drummer and co-vocalist of Skillet, Jen Ledger, made a… Read More ›