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Despite Some Occasional Strong Language, We Highly Recommend Sister Act at RLT

Sister Act, which is now playing in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, under the direction of Nancy Gardner Rich, is a feel-good story about a scrappy Detroit lounge singer, Delores Van Cartier (“Car-ti-YAY — like the store,” she says), who dreams that her big voice and dance moves will lead to fame and… Read More ›

Tyanna West stars as disco-queen-on-the-lam Deloris Van Cartier in Raleigh Little Theatre‘s Aug. 17th-Sept. 9th community-theater presentation of Sister Act (photo by Areon Mobasher Photography)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Rendition of Sister Act Is the Perfect Introduction to Musical Theater for Theatergoers of All Ages

Sister Act, which opens tonight in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, under the direction of Nancy Gardner Rich, has had an unusual history for a West End and Broadway musical. It started out as a film designed for Bette Midler, but was eventually made starring Whoopi Goldberg. The 1992 film was not exactly… Read More ›

Judy McLane stars as "La Divina" Maria Callas in Master Class (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Master Class Is First-Class Entertainment! We Were Blown Away!

Some of the most intriguing art is “about art,” and this play is a shining example. Under Ray Dooley’s direction, Theatre Raleigh’s production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class is first-class entertainment. What we are treated to is two hours in a representative, yet fictionalized, day-in-the-life session of a voice class. But this is not just… Read More ›

Terrence McNally’s Clichéd Comedy It’s Only a Play at TIP Is Chock-Full of Inside Jokes

The opening weekend Sunday-matinee performance of It’s Only a Play offered a handful of laughs and a whole lot of celebrity name-dropping to patrons of Raleigh, NC’s beloved Theatre in the Park. While it is apparent that the cast, director, and production team at TIP are of the utmost talent and professionalism, playwright Terrence McNally’s… Read More ›

Seed Art Share's Aug. 10-12 presentation of The Miracle Worker by William Gibson stars (from left) Heather J. Strickland, Havana Blum, and Rebecca Blum (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Kudos to Seed Art Share’s Immersive Staging of The Miracle Worker, Directed by Dustin Britt and Starring Havana Blum as Helen Keller

As a relative newcomer to the Raleigh area, this reviewer had heard of, but not yet experienced, the sort of immersive theater in which historical tales are played out on historic sites, allowing the audience to move through the space and experience these re-enactments up close and personal. To finally experience one such a play,… Read More ›