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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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.

North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South’s 2014-15 Season Mixes Modern Tales with Everlasting Classics

The 14/15 season moves from timeless to modern and promises something for everyone!

“Les Miserables” Is Emotionally Charged

NC Theatre’s production, directed by Dave Clemmons, proves that, despite its growing age, the musical can still emotionally captivate an audience.

“Les Misérables” C’est Manifique!

Craig Schulman, Chuck Wagner, and Raleigh native Lauren Kennedy all brilliantly reprise their Broadway roles as parole breaker-turned businessman and village mayor Jean Valjean, his implacable nemesis Inspector Javert, and Valjean’s fired former employee-turned-prostitute Fantine with a verve and vibrancy that compares favorably with the best of the various touring companies of Les Misérables that have worked their theatrical magic on the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium stage.

Lauren Kennedy will play Fantine and her daughter, Riley Campbell, with play Fantine's daughter, Young Cosette (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

“Les Misérables” Returns to Raleigh on Feb. 11-23 with Lauren Kennedy Playing Her Role as Fantine

Broadway star Lauren Kennedy will return to her hometown of Raleigh, NC to play the fired factory worker-turned-prostitute Fantine and Kennedy’s real-life daughter, Riley Campbell, will play Fantine’s daughter Young Cosette in Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s gala joint production of Les Misérables, which will play Feb. 11-16 and 18-23 in Raleigh… Read More ›

Ruby Lewis as Scaramouche and Brian Justin Crum star as Galileo make beautiful music together in "We Will Rock You" (photo by Paul Kolnik)

“We Will Rock You” Puts a New Spin on Queen’s Hits

The first North American tour of We Will Rock You, playing tonight through Sunday at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, as part of the Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre‘s series, puts a fresh, new — and often very, very loud — spin on approximately two dozen of the legendary British super-group Queen’s greatest hits. Unfortunately,… Read More ›

Queen and Ben Elton’s Musical, “We Will Rock You,” Will Rock Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Dec. 3-8

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present the first North American tour of We Will Rock You — Ben Elton’s high-octane jukebox musical featuring 24 of the British super-group Queen’s greatest hits — on Dec. 3-8 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh,… Read More ›

Van Hughes (left) as Johnny and Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy will cavort with the company of the First National Tour of "American Idiot" Jan. 31-Feb. 5 in Raleigh (photo by Doug Hamilton)

Green Day’s 2009 Punk Rock Opera, “American Idiot,” Really Rocks Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Tony Award®-winning scenic designer Christine Jones’ splendid multilevel warehouse-interior set for “American Idiot” is festooned with the unblinking eyes of dozens of TVs, punctuating the proceedings with news footage circa 2004, saucy MTV-style video snippets, and live shots of the cast. This show won’t just have Generation Y slackers tapping their feet and dancing in their seats; it has a much broader appeal that even Baby Boomers can appreciate.

Van Hughes (left) as Johnny and Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy will cavort with the company of the First National Tour of "American Idiot" Jan. 31-Feb. 5 in Raleigh (photo by Doug Hamilton)

The First National Tour of Green Day’s Punk Rock Opera “American Idiot” Is Flat-Out Electrifying

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present eight performances of the First National Tour of “American Idiot,” a 2009 rock opera that takes its title from a 2004 concept album by the legendary California punk rock band Green Day, on Jan. 31-Feb. 5 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.