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The Carolina Ballet’s Rhapsody in Blue Is Absolutely Stunning!

When an evening of ballet includes music like perennial favorites George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the audience knows already that they’re in for a treat, but what the Carolina Ballet’s patrons got with the opening night of Rhapsody in Blue, was a gift tied up in a brilliant diamond-blue… Read More ›

Gayle Turner and Lakeisha Coffey Are Superb as Sadie and Bessie Delany in Having Our Say

Come in, sit a spell, and visit with the Delany sisters, two African-American “maiden ladies,” as they would like to be called, who were born and raised in Raleigh, NC, and who lived through the tumult of prejudice, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement. Their fascinating story is told by the Delany sisters themselves,… Read More ›

Get Your Halloween Spook on with the Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Zalman Raffael’s Ballet Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The Carolina Ballet often surprises in its dedication to bring both classical and innovative ballets to the stage. This season is no different, with new artistic director Zalman Raffael continuing that precedent with the perfect pairing of Robert Weiss’ interpretation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Raffel’s reimagining of Frankenstein. The “appetizer” of… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Opening-Night Performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies Sparkled

Autumn signals the beginning of ballet season, and the excitement for Carolina Ballet 2019-20 schedule was palpable on opening night. The lobby of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC, reflected the same type of changes that the Ballet is undergoing this year: a freshening, some new accoutrements, some recognizable faces, and some “Ooh,… Read More ›

Grant Freeman’s An R-Rated Magic Show Is a Couple of Hours of Wonder, Accompanied by a Generous Measure of Somewhat Raunchy Humor, Wit, and Sarcasm

Grant Freeman’s An R-Rated Magic Show falls into a category known as comedy magic, and he is a master of the genre. His self-imposed rating of “R” is well-earned by some of the adult language, themes, subject matter, and sight gags that he uses. Really, though, there is nothing truly offensive (to the adult mind)… Read More ›