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Choose Which Character to Follow in The Gift of the Magi; Enjoy a Unique Theater Experience

December 11, 2017

When’s the last time you’ve made a choice when sitting in a theater audience? Other than deciding what snacks to buy or which show to see — chances are, the choices you make don’t impact the play you see. You get to see the same locations, the actors say the same lines, and you see… Read More ›

The Cake stars Christine Mirzayan (left) as Macy and Julia Gibson as Della (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Production of The Cake Is a Sweet Slice of Life That Delicately Tackles Tough Issues

PlayMakers Repertory Company opened its newest season, a season it has dubbed as “on the edge,” with an appropriately edgy but surprisingly sweet new show, written by Bekah Brunstetter. The show, The Cake, opens on an adorable, detailed bakery set. The bakery is full of delightful cakes and has a checkered floor and splashes of… Read More ›

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

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 ›

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 ›

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.


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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Twin City Stage Announces the Cast of The Wizard of Oz

Twin City Stage is pleased to announce the cast and creative team of The Wizard of Oz, the theatre company’s spring musical, which will open Friday, April 15, at the Arts Council Theatre. More than 150 people auditioned for the show in early February and music rehearsals began this week. Steven LaCosse, will direct the… Read More ›

The 2016-17 Season at Raleigh Little Theatre

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 2016) – The 2016-17 season at Raleigh Little Theatre will include 11 plays, nine of which have never been produced before in the Theatre’s 80 year history. Of the plays for an adult audience, three will be performed for the first time by a local company. “This season is full of opportunities… Read More ›

Announcing SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2016-17 Season

Direct from New York, Nederlander Presents SUNTRUST BROADWAY AT DPAC, 2016-17 SEASON It’s Our “DREAM BIG” Season! Durham, N.C. – It’s our “DREAM BIG” Season! Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2016-17 Season. We’ve titled our ninth season as the “DREAM BIG” season as seven of our eight shows are currently… Read More ›

Shannon Malone and Rimsha Afzal star as Jane and Mina (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Blue Sky Asks, Can Warfare Ever Be Fair?

In a first collaboration between CAM Raleigh and Burning Coal Theatre Company, the U.S. premiere of British playwright Clare Bayley’s Blue Sky opened Thursday night in the main exhibition hall of CAM Raleigh, on the first floor. Burning Coal artistic director Jerome Davis observes in his page in the program that “… [I]t would be… Read More ›

NC Theatre’s Pre-Broadway Engagement of NERDS Heads to Broadway

Artistic Director, Casey Hushion, Makes Broadway Directorial Debut RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the Broadway opening of the new musical dot-comedy NERDS on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) in New York City. NERDS was produced by North Carolina Theatre as a pre-Broadway engagement at the Duke Energy… Read More ›

KJ Sanchez’s “Highway 47” Offers Hard-Hitting Self-Exploration

Highway 47, which just finished its all-too-brief run as part of Playmakers Repertory Company’s second stage series, PRC², is a deeply personal story written and performed by KJ Sanchez. The story, which Sanchez says her mother asked her to tell…but not until after she was gone, is part family history and part…well…history history. Sanchez focuses… Read More ›


RALEIGH, NC – Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot program offering free tickets to all high school students, with student ID, to the professional ballet company’s performances of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in November, followed by the Shakespeare series later this coming Winter and Spring.  “I hope by making this… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh Announces Its 2016 Hot Summer Nights Season

including New Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series RALEIGH, NC- Theatre Raleigh announces the 2016 Hot Summer Nights Season including a return of the family favorite The Wolf (March 3-20). Next, Theatre Raleigh will premier an adapted story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood A Musical by Rupert Holmes– (May 11 – 22), followed by Arthur Miller’s… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project presents “Let Justice Roll Like a River” 2015-16 Season

  2015-2016 season “Let Justice Roll Like a River” – The Justice Theater Project (JTP) will revisit four shows that helped define our theatre, starting the season with the show that began our journey in 2004. “A Lesson Before Dying” By Romulus Linney “Black Nativity” By Langston Hughes “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Jeffrey Hatcher and… Read More ›

Twin City Stage

Twin City Stage Announces its 81st Season Board of Directors

Twin City Stage has elected the following new board members for a three-year term: Cecile Merit Boynton, Marla Carpenter, Sigrid Hall, Edwin Martinat, and Philip Powell. The slate of officers includes Don Pocock as president, Michelle Welborn as vice president, Elizabeth J. Rief as secretary, and Larry Herzberg as treasurer. Continuing members are: Anita Bain,… Read More ›

New Director of Education at Burning Coal

Burning Coal Theatre Company has hired Jorie Slodki as its Director of Education in preparation for the upcoming school year.  Ms. Slodki will take charge of Burning Coal’s acclaimed educational programs, including such in-school residency programs as ShakeScenes and WillPower!  She will begin by directing a production of Henry V for Coal’s summer high school… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Summer Events plus the Live Theatre Calendar for 2015/2016

  Bloomsbury in Concert Saturday, July 18th Cantey V. Sutton Theatre at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607 Notes: Bloomsbury, Raleigh’s oldest string band, will perform in a concert benefitting Summer & Fall Amphitheatre Programming at Raleigh Little Theatre. For more than 40 years, Bloomsbury has performed its eclectic blend of acoustic… Read More ›

Full Casting announced for NC Theatre’s July production of BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

The Buddy Holly Story playing July 21-26 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

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“Wicked” Announces Lottery for $25 Seats

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 AT DPAC A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to DPAC with performances from January 7-25. Two and one- half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the DPAC box… Read More ›

“Billy Elliot” to Star Raleigh’s Own Ira David Wood III

NC Theatre’s original production of Billy Elliot will run February 10 – 15, 2015 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Broughton Theatre Teams with NC Author to Fund Journey to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Needham Broughton High School’s Theatre Department is staging a unique collaboration with a North Carolina author to raise money for its journey next year to the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Broughton Theatre, under the direction of Julie A. Florin, was selected to participate in the 2015 American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF), which chooses… Read More ›

DPAC’s “Phantom” Proves Some Stories Are Better Left Unchanged

DPAC’s all new (but not too-new) production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” is quite the exciting experience. It takes some of the play’s most iconic scenes- the chandelier that crashes to the ground and the gondola ride that takes Christine (Julia Udine) down into the phantom’s lair and puts a whole… Read More ›

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” a Russian Roulette of emotions

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a hybrid outing, injecting the aura of Russian dramaturge, Anton Chekhov, within the realm of a comedic drama. Attendees of the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, need not to be educated on Chekhov nor be a patron of the arts to enjoy this farcical tale of characters vastly different in behavior and thought, yet parallel to… Read More ›