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Characterizations Are Finely Carved in Burning Coal’s Production of The Great Celestial Cow

People from India are well represented in our culturally diverse North Carolina Triangle community. So, it only fitting that Burning Coal Theatre Company would give us a glimpse into one family expatriated from India. The particular family in this play, The Great Celestial Cow, by Sue Townsend, settle in Leicester, England back in the 20th… Read More ›

TIP’s Top-Notch Singers and Musicians in Godspell 2012 Weave a Joyous Musical Spell

What if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way home. Back up to heaven all alone, just trying to make his way home. — Joan Osborne song “One of Us,” with lyrics by Eric Bazilian — Raleigh, NC-based Theatre… Read More ›

The Lightning Thief stars (from left) Kristin Stokes, Chris McCarrell, and Jorrel Javier (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

The (Greek) Gods Are with The Lightning Thief, Now Playing at DPAC — It’s Fun, Fun, Fun

With a tight ensemble of seven actors and a high-energy production led by Greek gods and their children, WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway presentation of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical did something last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center that might just make a difference in the history of the Durham, NC… Read More ›

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, playing April 9th and 10th at DPAC, stars (from left) Kristin Stokes, Jorrel Javier, Chris McCarrell, and James Hayden Rodriguez (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

DPAC’s The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Enchants Viewers of All Ages

Anyone hoping to get young kids to young adults interested in theatre would do well to take them to DPAC’s production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, onstage now under the direction of Stephen Brackett. The musical is based on the 2005 novel of a similar name by Rick Riordan. And, while it’s… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Production of How I Learned to Drive Is Difficult But Important

Though Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive first debuted in 1997 and takes place much earlier- in the 1960s- its themes about rape, consent, and the abuse of power are all too relevant today. In fact, in some ways, they seem even more relevant than they did when the show first premiered. PlayMakers Repertory… Read More ›