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TheatreFEST 2019’s Bright Star Is a Must-See Musical

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June 15, 2019

Bright Star, the concluding production of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2019, is a charming bluegrass musical, with music, book, and story by Steve Martin, and music, lyrics, and story Edie Brickell. Set here in North Carolina in the mid-1940s (with flashbacks to the early-1920s), Bright Star tells two very poignant and moving stories —… Read More ›

At TIP, a Weekend Getaway Quickly Becomes an Emotional Roller-Coaster in Of Good Stock

Family drama is on tap for Theatre in the Park’s presentation of the 2015 Off-Broadway play Of Good Stock, written by Melissa Ross and directed by Lynda Clark. The story swirls around three sisters — Jess, Celia, and Amy Stockton — who have come to their family home to celebrate Jess’ birthday, years after their… Read More ›

NRACT’s World Premiere of Gay Card Is Fun, Fabulous, and Powerful

What does it mean to be gay in today’s world? Is there a “right” way to do it? Must some landmark status or achievement be reached to earn this title? These are all questions posited in a humorous and heartfelt way by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s world premiere of Gay Card, written by… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Production of Junk Is Thoughtful, Bold, and Provocative

Theatre Raleigh’s bold new play Junk, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Charlie Brady, dives into the high-powered, 1980s world of insider-trading-filled Wall Street, at a time when greed was just starting to come- at least brazenly- to the surface and to be the driving force behind every decision made. The show’s central focus… Read More ›

JTP’s Caroline, or Change Is a Lyrical Trip Through Its Characters’ Hearts and Souls

OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Theatre World, Tony®, and Drama Desk award-winning musical Caroline, or Change just might be The Justice Theater Project’s most ambitious production yet. With a soaring score that is almost entirely through-sung, Caroline is more opera than standard musical. Weaving together the musical styles of rhythm and blues, old spirituals, classical music, and… Read More ›