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NCT’s Annie Is Relevant, Nostalgic, Strong, Colorful, and Downright Entertaining!

Guaranteed to give you an instant earworm, Annie features some of the most recognized Broadway tunes in the history of musicals. Who hasn’t heard Annie’s signature solo, “Tomorrow“; and how many of you can sing at least a couple of lines from “It’s a Hard-Knock Life“? A musical this well-known is usually a bit tired… Read More ›

NCT’s Rendition of Annie Is Delightful, a Broadway-Worthy Production

Tuesday, July 23rd, may have been a dark and stormy night; but there were only sunny faces inside the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for the inaugural performance of the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Annie. A sea of bright-eyed young children and equally eager adults crowded the halls for opening night of the much-beloved musical Annie,… Read More ›

Henderson and Gephart’s Well-Done I Am My Own Wife Is a Conversation Starter

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright is as complex as the overstuffed shelves of the set in Theatre Raleigh’s current production of this work. This is a theatrical piece that first and foremost demands the skillful ability of an actor to take on over 30 characters… Read More ›

Brazen and Beautiful, Theatre Raleigh’s I Am My Own Wife Proves Thought-Provoking and Relevant

I Am My Own Wife, onstage now at Theatre Raleigh under the direction of Jesse Gephart, tells the fascinating true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, at least as much of it as can be told. Charlotte is a person without clear definition, clear allegiances, or an entirely clear story. Yet, viewers get to know her-… Read More ›

Some of the Sharpest Social Criticism Emerges at Comic Moments in the Agape Theatre Project’s Production of Trouble in Mind

Charleston, SC-born playwright Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind, which premiered in November of 1955, won a 1956 OBIE Award for best original Off-Broadway production. (Indeed, Childress was the first African-American woman to win an OBIE.) The Agape Theatre Project’s production of this comedy-drama, directed by Kenneth E. Hinton, with technical direction by Artie Reese, runs… Read More ›