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Raleigh Little Theatre will stage its 35th annual production of Cinderella on Nov. 30-Dec. 16

Festive, Hilarious, Modern, and Altogether Magical, RLT’s Cinderella Is a Delight

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Nov. 30th opening-night performance of Cinderella enchanted RLT patrons of all ages with its festive, hilarious, cleverly modern, and altogether magical rendition of the classic fairy tale. This RLT holiday tradition for 35 years once again delighted families as it kicked off the Christmas season to a packed house, this time under… Read More ›

TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dose of holiday spirit, look no further than Theatre in the Park’s charming production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, the show is basically the 1965 animated television special, performed live, with all the nostalgic effervescence of the cartoon combined with clever staging… Read More ›

DPAC's Dec. 4-9 presentation of Elf the Musical is part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

Elf the Musical at DPAC Lacks the Bubbly Magic of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film

I was hoping for some holiday cheer from Elf the Musical, a child-friendly Christmas spectacle, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series. It’s the story of Buddy, an elf made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2013 movie Elf. Unfortunately, the play lacks… Read More ›

DPAC’s Elf is Pure Christmas Magic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifteen years since the hit movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, was released and became a quick classic. The movie is such a favorite that, unsurprisingly, it has been turned into a musical by the same name, onstage now at DPAC under the direction of Sam Scalamoni. For those… Read More ›

Cary Players’ Production of the Dated 1940s Radio Christmas Carol Is a Mixed Bag

The Cary Players’ current production of A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, which closes tonight, is a bit of what we call today, a mash-up. It is an homage to radio during the war years as well as a play-within-a-play and a comedy within a drama. Unfortunately, only 10 years after its debut, it is also… Read More ›