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The Carolina Ballet’s 2019 Presentation of The Nutcracker Is Chock-full of Christmas Sweets

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December 8, 2019

With dreams of Santa, sugar plums, and fairies dancing in their heads, children of all ages took their seats on Saturday, Dec. 7th, in the Beasley Curtis Auditorium in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall to watch the Carolina Performing Arts present the Carolina Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker. The… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cinderella Has More Verve and Energy Than a Triple Espresso!

It’s December in Raleigh, and that means Cinderella is back at Raleigh Little Theatre for its 36th year. This year’s production is a fitting one to end the decade, packed with more verve and energy than a triple espresso, with extra foam of fun on top. RLT‘s 2019 edition of Cinderella, which will run Thursday-Sunday… Read More ›

Burning Coal’s Camelot Breathes Modern Life into This Tale of Love and Chivalry

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s production of Camelot breathes modern life into the beloved tale of love, chivalry, and the power of ideas, in a way that is both inspiring and timely. Lerner and Loewe’s classic 1960 Broadway musical might easily be seen as passé in our current technological world, but it doesn’t take long to… Read More ›

Enjoy a Taste of Warm Southern Hospitality with NRACT’s Delightful Fruitcakes!

As a reviewer, I get to see a lot of holiday-themed shows. Some are schmaltzy, some are sappy, and some are stale. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Fruitcakes! by Julian Wiles, was none of these things. The show, running Friday-Sunday through Dec. 22nd at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, exceeded… Read More ›

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at DPAC Is Smooth and Snappy, a Delightful Musical

If you like shows representing “The Good Old Days,” then drive over to the Durham Performing Arts Center for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical. You’d better hurry, because this delightful show has a relatively short run that ends on Sunday, Dec. 8th. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a show-within-a-show, set in 1954, and is… Read More ›