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Raleigh Little Theatre will stage Junie B. Jones: The Musical, with music by Zina Goldrich and book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, on Feb. 15-17 and 21-24 and Feb. 28-March 3 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

RLT’s Junie B. Jones Is as Happy as a First- Grader with a Brand-New Box of Crayons

Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Junie B. Jones: The Musical, adapted from the beloved series of children’s books written by Barbara Park, with music by Zina Goldrich and book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, is off to a great start. Because of popular demand, five more shows have been added to the performance schedule, which… Read More ›

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stars Noah Weisberg (center) as Willy Wonka (photo by Joan Marcus)

Despite a Slow First Act, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Is a Tasty Treat

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, playing now through Sunday, Feb. 17th, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series, is an imaginative evening of theater aimed at the child in all of us. Despite what some pacing issues, there were some genuinely fun moments in the first act…. Read More ›

NCT's cast for Mamma Mia! includes (from left) Stephanie Pope as Tanya, Mary Mattison as Sophie, Erick Patrick as Sky, Lauren Kennedy as Donna, and Lulu Picart as Rosie (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NC Theatre’s Mamma Mia! Is Incredibly Entertaining … and So Much More

It’s hard to believe that the 1999 jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!, based on and including many of ABBA’s hit songs, is turning 20. In fact, it’s the same age as young Sophie (Mary Mattison), one of the central characters on which this show, onstage now through NC Theatre at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and directed… Read More ›

Mamma Mia! stars Lauren Kennedy (center) as Donna (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Mamma Mia! Had the Audience Dancing in the Aisles on Tuesday Night

Last night, the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Mamma Mia! brought the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium audience to its feet for multiple standing ovations. In fact, it had folks dancing in the aisles at Memorial Auditorium, where it runs through Sunday, Feb. 17th. Written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the music of the popular… Read More ›

DPAC’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Treats Viewers to a Truly Fantastical World of “Pure Imagination”

Almost everyone has seen some iteration of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Whether they’ve read Roald Dahl’s original book, watched the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, or have checked out the somewhat bizarre Tim Burton adaptation, it’s a fun and fantastical morality tale that most are familiar with. However, this familiar story takes on a… Read More ›