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Tyanna West stars as disco-queen-on-the-lam Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at RLT (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 ›

NCT's rendition of Disney's Newsies fun frolic of a show (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Newsies Is a True Delight

Disney’s Newsies has been a popular show since it was first made into a musical adapted from the film of the same name in 2011. And, based on North Carolina Theatre’s production, directed by Steve Bebout, it’s easy to see why. The musical follows a group of kids who sling newspapers for a living in… Read More ›

Jason Gotay stars as Jack in Disney's Newsies (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Version of Disney’s Newsies Features Splendid Staging and Showstopping Song-and-Dance Numbers

Last night, the North Carolina Theatre proudly presented the inaugural performance of Disney’s Newsies, the final production of its 2017-18 season, to a delighted opening-night crowd. On the surface, Newsies appears to be slightly dated, because it is set in New York during the 1899 New York City newspaper strike. However, Parker Esse’s lively show-stopping… Read More ›

Steve Raymond (left) and Jason Gotay star as Crutchie and Jack (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Stop the Presses! The North Carolina Theatre Will Stage Disney’s Newsies on July 24-29

For the final production of its crowd-pleasing 2017-18 season, the North Carolina Theatre will present eight high-octane performances of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical Disney’s Newsies on July 24-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. North Carolina’s premier producer of homegrown revivals of… Read More ›

Diana Huey will play the title role of Ariel the mermaid Disney's The Little Mermaid on Oct. 17-22 at the Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Mark & Tracy Photography)

Family-Friendly Fun and Magic Abound at DPAC’s Production of The Little Mermaid

Ever since the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid debuted, Ariel and Prince Eric have been household names. Now, at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), under the majestic direction of Glenn Casale, these instantly-recognizable characters are coming to life on the theatrical stage in a beautiful musical by the same name. And, while the… Read More ›