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Broadway Series South will present Emmy Award winner Travis Wall's Shaping Sound: After the Curtain at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain Electrified the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Audience on June 15th

The crowd that filled the seats at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, June 15th, buzzed with anticipation. The audience was mostly female, and more than 50 percent of it was also under the age of 21. But all of the audience was more excited than four year olds are about Santa Claus on Christmas morning…. Read More ›

The Matilda the Musical cast performs "Revolting Children" (photo by Joan Marcus)

Matilda the Musical Has Lots to Love

Onstage now through Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre, under the direction of Matthew Warchus, Matilda, based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl, is just as fabulous as ever. And, while diehard fans of the original story might be surprised to learn that some features of the original story- such… Read More ›

The Matilda the Musical cast performs "Revolting Children" (photo by Joan Marcus)

Matilda the Musical at the Duke Energy Center Is Powerfully Designed But Weakly Written

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s joint presentation of Matilda the Musical, playing tonight through Sunday evening in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based on British author Roald Dahl’s popular 1988 children’s book, which Dennis Kelly adapted for the stage, Matilda features rousing music and witty lyrics… Read More ›

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present Matilda the Musical on May 23-28 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (photo by Joan Marcus)

2013 Tony Award® Winner Matilda the Musical Dramatizes Roald Dahl’s 1988 Children’s Book

On May 23-28, Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will jointly present eight performances of the four-time 2013 Tony Award® winner Matilda the Musical in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Matilda the Musical, which features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis… Read More ›

Sinbad Brought Down the House on March 19th with Contagious Nonstop Laughter

Comic legend Sinbad certainly has not lost his touch, as he proved Sunday, March 19th, when he performed in a one-night special engagement in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, presented by Bob Nocek Presents LLC and Broadway Series South. Sinbad (born David Atkins) has been charming audiences for over three decades and has been ranked by… Read More ›

Saturday Night Fever: The Musical plays Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 14-19

Saturday Night Fever Is a Feel-Good Piece of Nostalgia

Watching Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s presentation of Saturday Night Fever: The Musical last night, I wanted to break out my wedge-heeled shoes and learn how to hustle! Although Tuesday was opening night for Saturday Night Fever, the North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South made the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium crowd feel… Read More ›

Saturday Night Fever: The Musical plays Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 14-19

You Should Be Dancing! Saturday Night Fever: The Musical Plays Raleigh on Feb. 14-19

You should be — and you will be — dancing! Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present Saturday Night Fever: The Musical on Feb. 14-19 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. According to NCT’s news release, Saturday Night… Read More ›

Broadway Series South's rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical runs Nov. 25-Dec. 24

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Is a Fun-Filled, Joyous Entertainment for Children of All Ages

Broadway Series South’s presentation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, based upon the 1964 Claymation television special, will tickle kids and Baby Boomers alike as they tap their toes through this adaptation of the story of Rudolph. From his humble beginnings as a nasally challenged young reindeer to his rise to the head of… Read More ›

Broadway Series South's rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical runs Nov. 25-Dec. 24

Broadway Series South’s Annual Rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Is a New Triangle Family Tradition

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a seasonal holiday favorite. Growing up as a child, I always looked forward to watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on TV. Just after the turkey was finished and the holiday decorations were unpacked, the family would gather in the living room to watch this Holiday Classic. Broadway Series South’s fourth… Read More ›

Broadway Series South presented Cesar Millan and Junior on April 9th in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

On April 9th, Cesar Millan Live! Was Both Entertaining and Charming in Raleigh

It’s safe to say that almost all dog lovers who’ve experienced a dog that jumps on strangers or barks incessantly or doesn’t walk well on a leash have consulted Cesar Millan, the acclaimed television personality dubbed “the dog whisperer.” Whether those dog lovers have watched one of his television shows or perused his website or… 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 ›

America Is the Real Star of Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre’s Ragtime

Ragtime, written by Terrence McNally and based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, is a lively and moving little story set in New York in the early twentieth century. In the Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre production, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, things get off to a very lively start. During… Read More ›

Ragtime: The Musical focuses on three families (from left): two Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, a WASP family from New Rochelle, NY, and an African-American couple from Harlem (photo by Scott Suchman)

Ragtime: The Musical’s Acting, Singing, and Staging Are Strong and Well Executed

Simply put, Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s presentation of Ragtime: The Musical is well worth seeing. The acting, the staging, the singing, the choreography — they are all strong and well executed. The performances, the story, and the “message” of the play are overwhelming. Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow,… Read More ›

Kate Turner (left), Troy Bruchwalski (center), and Donald Coggin (right) star as Mother, Father, and Younger Brother (photo by Scott Suchman)

Ragtime: The Musical at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Does the Late E.L. Doctorow Proud

In 1975, E.L. Doctorow published the smash-hit novel Ragtime, which peered telescopically into the racial, cultural, class conscious, and anti-immigrant state of the nation during the first couple of decades of the 20th Century. In so doing, it shone the harsh light of reality on our lack of real maturity in those areas since. Doctorow’s… Read More ›

Ragtime’s Story Is Still Relevant, Despite Uneven Staging, and Should Be Seen

In 1998, the New York theater scene was completely and totally abuzz with a little musical stage adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King. It swept some of the bigger awards, such as Best Musical; but a dark horse was lying in the wings, picking up some of the coveted awards such as Best Score, Best… Read More ›

Chris Sams tickles the ivories as ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker, Jr. (photo by Scott Suchman)

On Jan. 12-17, Ragtime: The Musical Will Focus an Unsentimental Lens on Early 20th Century America

Were the Good Old Days really all that good for all segments of society? asks the joint Jan. 12-17 Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre presentation of the current North American tour of the 2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime: The Musical, produced by Phoenix Entertainment and staged by 2010 Tony Award® and Drama Desk… Read More ›

Broadway Series South presented An Irish Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 16th, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

On Dec. 16th, An Irish Christmas Offered Raleigh a Taste of Ireland, Seasoned with a Taste of Christmas

Our first “clue” that Los Angeles-based Kerry Records’ production of An Irish Christmas, presented on Dec. 16th in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium by Broadway Series South, was a Christmas show was the Christmas tree decorated with white lights, tucked over into the front corner of the stage to our right. This feeling was reinforced by the… Read More ›

Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal Have Great Chemistry and Sound Beautiful Together in Once in Raleigh

I admit I was holding out on Once, now playing at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, courtesy Broadway Series South. I happened to be in New York City during its much-acclaimed Off-Broadway run; and at an after-party for the opening night of Teresa Rebeck’s Seminar, I was strongly encouraged… Read More ›

Gillian Abbott and Christopher Tierney star as Frances "Baby" Houseman and her dance instructor Johnny Castle in "Dirty Dancing" (photo by Matthew Murphy)

“Dirty Dancing” Sizzles at Memorial Auditorium

The 2014-16 National Tour of Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage — which made its Raleigh debut last night, courtesy Broadway Series South — really sizzles. Contributing to the conflagration are incendiary performances by Gillian Abbott as awkward, altruistic 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman; Christopher Tierney as dynamic, dreamboat Catskills resort dance instructor Johnny Castle;… Read More ›

Christopher Tierney and Gillian Abbott star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the North American tour of "Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage" (photo by Matthew Murphy)

1987’s Beloved “Dirty Dancing” Is Just as Timeless Onstage

The iconic film Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, has been a favorite among audiences since it first premiered in 1987. And, despite the years that have passed since its release, it’s still popular, especially among the female demographic. Its simple-but-sweet story, in which true love trumps all is classic, timeless, and happy-… Read More ›

Broadway Series South will present the Raleigh debut of "Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage" on Sept. 8-13 in Memorial Auditorium, so Triangle theatergoers can once again have the time of their lives with Johnny and Baby

National Tour of “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage” Will Make Its Raleigh Debut on Sept. 8-13

The critically acclaimed National Tour of Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage, starring Christopher Tierney as suave and oh-so-sexy Catskills resort dance instructor Johnny Castle and Gillian Abbott as awkward 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman, will make its Raleigh debut on Sept. 8-13 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing… Read More ›

What a F****ng Amazing “Evening with Amanda F****ng Palmer”!

While most of the Triangle’s residents were glued to their televisions, watching the final game of March Madness on Monday, April 6th, we found ourselves sitting at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, awaiting the start of a performance by an artist whose work neither of us knew. We hadn’t a clue what to expect from the… Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre Announces Its 2015-16 Season!

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South are excited to announce their 2015-16 season at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This Blockbuster season is full of shows so popular they’ve made it to the big screen and back. The season begins in September with the record-breaking Dirty Dancing –… Read More ›

“Peter and the Starcatcher” Raises Whimsy to an Art Form on March 10-15 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie introduced Peter Pan, that incorrigible scamp, friend to fairies and Neverland’s Native American tribe, and scourge of pirates everywhere, in chapters 13–18 of his 1902 novel The Little White Bird and burnished his reputation as a mischief maker in his 1904 stage play, Peter Pan; or, the Boy… Read More ›

"Peter and the Starcatcher" stars (from left) Gabe Martinez as the Neverland's odious captain Bill Slank, Bryan Welnicki as Peter, Joe Beuerlein as Peter's nemesis Black Stache, and Shaun Rice as the flatulent sailor Alf (photo by Scott Suchman)

“Peter and the Starcatcher” Brilliantly Imagines the Backstory of “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”

Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre will present Phoenix Entertainment’s touring production of the five-time Tony Award®-winning play with music, Peter and the Starcatcher, a rollicking prequel to the beloved 1904 children’s book Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860-1937), on March 10-15… Read More ›

Aaron Fried, Reed Campbell, and Mariah MacFarlane are hilarious as bootleggers Duke Mahoney, Cookie McGee, and Billie Bendix in the "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

A Nice Show If You Can See It

Some shows are serious, deep, and thoughtful. Others, like Joe DiPetro’s hilarious “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” are just plain good fun. The musical, which features songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including some of their biggest and best well-known hits, is made larger-than-life for North Carolina Theatre, thanks to playful direction by… Read More ›

Mariah MacFarlane and Alex Enterline star as Billie Bendix and Jimmy Winter in "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

Bootleg Whiskey, Wild Women, and Gershwin Give “Nice Work If You Can Get It” Its Kick

Bootleg whiskey, the Roaring Twenties version of “Girls Gone Wild,” and a plethora toe-tapping Gershwin tunes give Work Light Productions’ current National Tour of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning musical comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It, its kick. This invigorating romp, set in Prohibition era New York City in 1927 and jointly presented in… Read More ›

"Nice Work If You Can Get It" stars Alex Enterline as playboy Jimmy Winter (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

The Roaring Twenties Musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” Features Girls, Glamour, and Gershwin

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will co-host Work Light Productions’ 2014-15 National Tour of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning musical comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It, on Jan. 20-25 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Inspired by material written by English authors and lyricists Guy Bolton (1884-1979) and P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), Nice Work… Read More ›

NC Theatre & Broadway Series South Announce Casting for NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT tickets info

NC Theatre & Broadway Series South Announce Casting for Nice Work If You Can Get It

This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin.

North Carolina Theatre & Broadway Series South Tickets on sale August 7th for all 2014-15 Shows

We’re thrilled to offer an award-winning season that will appeal to patrons of all ages in our Triangle arts community.