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The PRC production of My Fair Lady stars (from left) Ray Dooley as Colonel Pickering, PRC newcomer Mia Pinero as Eliza Doolittle, and Jeffrey Blair Cornell as Henry Higgins (photo by Jon Gardiner)

The Fairest of Ladies

April 17, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company once again has produced a spectacular performance in their rendition of the classic My Fair Lady. It is clear that the cast was chosen carefully not only to portray each character perfectly, but also to display a unique chemistry between themselves. Mia Pinero performed splendidly in her PlayMakers debut, her voice alone… Read More ›

TOP O’ THE BAGEL TO YOU: GREEN BRUEGGER’S BAGELS ARE BACK

Bakeries celebrate annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition March 16-17 Bruegger’s Bagels, known for its authentic New York-style bagels, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by baking shamrock green bagels Thursday, March 16, through Friday, March 17, at participating U.S. locations. The St. Patrick’s Day green bagel tradition began in 1997 at a Pittsburgh Bruegger’s Bagels location,… Read More ›

Cast of "THE WINNER OF OUR DISCONTENT"

Winning… in the Second City

World famous comedy club and Chicago institution, The Second City presents the 105th Mainstage Revue, “THE WINNER… OF OUR DISCONTENT.” The politically themed show debuted just over a month after the most recent election and reflective of its title, the performers project the feelings of disappointment, anger, and fear that the current administration has aroused…. Read More ›

Curtis Elleer's American Circus

A Banjos & Beer Benefit

In 2015, Hiroshima, Japan native Hiroshi Arakawa moved to Raleigh, NC to study English and learn bluegrass. A lifelong fan of the genre, he soon gained a following as a top notch string player. Unfortunately, 2 months ago a car crash took the life of his girlfriend and left him hospitalized and comatose. Having since woken, Arakawa is still… Read More ›

BRIT FLOYD-The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show-Immersion World Tour 2017

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, ‘Immersion World Tour 2017’.

On Jan. 27th, Rick Springfield and Richard Marx Made DPAC Patrons Feel Like Family

Last Friday night, 1980s musical icons Rick Springfield & Richard Marx played for a few thousand of their closest fans at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and made them feel like family. Both artists, accustomed to large stadium tours, seemed to enjoy the intimacy of this musically stripped-down show; and they spent the evening telling… Read More ›

Timberlake Opens MMMG 2017 Art Exhibitions with PhoArt™

MacCallum More Museum & Gardens will feature the art of R F Timberlake for the museum’s first art exhibition this year. Timberlake, who grew up just across the state line on the Carolina side of Kerr Lake will feature over 30 colorful prints from various collections in his online Shutter Art Gallery, plus several new… Read More ›

Philharmonic Association Holiday Concert

Held again at Wake Forest High School Auditorium on December 12 at 4:00 pm, celebrate the season with the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. This concert of Holiday Pops includes Leroy Anderson favorites (A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride and more), A Chanukah Celebration by Terry Mizesko, and a carol sing-a-long. Tickets ($5 – $15) on sale at… Read More ›

Christian Cool Collective

Chill vibes and good spirits surfed into town Saturday night as Switchfoot and Relient K hit The Ritz in Raleigh, NC. Opening act Relient K has been a chameleon of sorts, switching genres from the spiritual Christian rock to the secular alternative rock. Hailing from Canton, Ohio, the band are the type of act you would… Read More ›

The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts

The Raleigh Ringers handbell ensemble returns to Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh this December for three holiday concerts. Performed with expert musicianship and a unique sense of levity, the mixture of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes are appropriate for concert goers of all ages. The group also performs a selection of original pieces and even… Read More ›

Good Goings with The Goo Goo Dolls

The Goo Goo Dolls rocked the city Saturday night at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater. Having 1st seen them live at the very same venue back in 2011, their performances still gives me butterflies. As the lyrics to their 2013 song “Rebel Beat” goes: “There’s no worries, there’s no care, feel the sounds that’s everywhere.” That… Read More ›

WTF’s Dance Revue, Music and the Mirror, Brings Broadway Songs to Life in a New Way

Broadway show tunes come to life in a new way in the Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Music and the Mirror, a full-length revue told entirely in dance. Think of it as a Broadway’s greatest hits cabaret act, but skilled vocalists are replaced by skilled dancers. Solo, duo, trio, and larger group pieces are set… Read More ›

NC Dance Festival Announces 2016-17 Season Artists and NCDA/NCDF New Works Award

The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) announces the featured artists and dates for the Festival’s 26th season, kicking off in September 2016! Each year, the NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. A panel of NCDF adjudicators selects… Read More ›

Dance Workshops in the Fosse and Blankenbuehler Styles

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents  Dance Workshops in the Fosse and Blankenbuehler Styles Burning Coal Theatre Company presents two dance workshops this summer, The Bob Fosse Style (June 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm)  and The Andy Blankenbuehler Style Hip Hop Workshop (September 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm) at… Read More ›

Broadway Stars Stage Benefit Concert in NYC to Fight North Carolina’s New HB2 Law

NEW YORK, NY – On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combating HB2, North Carolina’s much publicized “Bathroom Law”. The evening will feature an array of proud… Read More ›

A Death in the Family: Viki Atkinson

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them; Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one: The shapes a bright container can contain! Of her choice virtues only gods should speak, Or English poets who grew up on Greek (I’d have them sing… Read More ›

Dan Hoyle will perform The Real Americans on April 27-May 1 in the Kenan Theatre as part of PlayMakers Rep's PRC2 second-stage series

The Real Americans Is as Real and Gritty as the Title Suggests

Written and performed by Dan Hoyle, The Real Americans, part of Playmakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 series, takes a look at a disillusioned young man who sets off on a road trip across America to find “the real Americans.” What he ultimately finds along the way is a melting pot of views and voices, each brilliantly… Read More ›

Kate Goehring to Replace Judy McLane in North Carolina Theatre’s Wit

North Carolina Theatre, the region’s premier nonprofit professional regional theatre, today announced a cast change for Margaret Edson’s Wit, opening April 29th. Kate Goehring will step into the lead role of “Vivian Bearing, Ph.D.” replacing Judy McLane, who has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons.

American Dance Festival Announces 2016 Season, June 16-July 30

DANCE COMPANIES FROM FRANCE, ISRAEL, RUSSIA, AND US PERFORMANCES IN THIRTEEN VENUES 5 ADF Debuts | 9 ADF Commissioned World Premieres | 2 US Premieres Durham, NC – Jodee Nimerichter, Director of the American Dance Festival (ADF), today announced the schedule for the 2016 festival, ADF‘s 83rd season, running June 16-July 30. The summer includes… Read More ›

Dr. Bacon Wins Band Together’s 6th Annual “Last Band Standing”

Raleigh, N.C. (April 19, 2016) – In a packed house at Lincoln Theatre last Saturday night, music fans cheered on three talented bands at Band Together’s 6th annual “Last Band Standing” event, the biggest philanthropic music competition to hit the Triangle. Appalachian “funk-grass” band Dr. Bacon won the musical face-off, taking home a $1,000 cash… Read More ›

What Happened To The Music?

By L..E. Kalikow author of Sex , No Drugs and Rock “N’ Roll: Memoirs of a Music Junkie To cope with internet overload, we allow algorithms to sift through and feed us bits and pieces to match our tastes or cosmetically enhanced anchormen (and anchorwomen) to spoon up headlines to the tune of tone-deaf sponsors…. Read More ›

TWIN CITY STAGE ANNOUNCES ITS 82nd SEASON

Twin City Stage is pleased to announce its 82nd Season of live theatre productions.  Between September 2016 and June 2017, the theatre company will offer a wide array of shows, including re-imagined classics, exciting premieres and long-loved musical treasures.  The season’s theme is “Discover!” because each play or musical involves some type of discovery –… Read More ›

No rain on Gavin’s parade

An early onset of drizzle during the opening acts played no factor Friday night in the kickoff concert of the weekend Rock n Roll Marathon Series, operated by the City of Raleigh and presented by WRAL. “I don’t want to be anything other than me” sang the crowd of the Red Hat Amphitheater in chorus with show headliner,… Read More ›

Tell The Tale of Sweeney Todd

“…The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” wails a corralled cast of characters to the crowd, breaking from the performance at various points. The haunting melody describes a murderous barber and his quest for vengeance, all the whilst compiling a body count of those unfortunate enough to find themselves in the barber’s chair of Sweeney Todd,… Read More ›

Burning Coal Offering Stand-Up Comedy Class

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Director of Education, Jorie Slodki, will be teaching a class in Stand-Up Comedy April 18 – May 23, 2016.

NRACT’s “Spelling Bee” Is Full of Delightful Surprises

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fun show, one that, in recent years, has gotten a lot of play in and around the Triangle. However, the interactive nature of the show- viewers are pulled from the audience to actually participate in the fictional spelling bee taking place onstage- keeps this one fun… Read More ›

March Madness 2016 by the Numbers

The 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is approaching, and the personal finance website WalletHub today released its March Madness By The Numbers report, which examines the billion-dollar basketball, betting and business bonanza. The report includes an infographic full of fun facts about the financial side of the tournament as well as a panel discussion with… Read More ›

PlayMakers announces casting for ‘Sweeney Todd’

Broadway’s David St. Louis & Annie Golden to head Sondheim musical (Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company announces casting of the lead roles for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” to be presented March 30-April 23. David St. Louis will play bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd…. Read More ›

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble Named Finalist in Essentially Ellington Competition and Needs Your Support

The Philharmonic Association is pleased to announce that the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) has been named one of fifteen finalists in the 21st Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. TYJE is sponsored by the Philharmonic Association which offers award winning string and wind ensembles open to all youth in the… Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre & Broadway Series South Invite Patrons to “Be Our Guest” for Their 2016-17 Season

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South are proud to announce their 2016/17 season at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season they are inviting patrons to “Be Our Guest” at the new and improved facility. After a $17 million renovation, they are thrilled for patrons to see the updates… Read More ›