Jesse R. Gephart Channels David Sedaris’ Snark, Wit, and Scathing Humor in The SantaLand Diaries at TIP

The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris is, perhaps, my favorite short story by a beloved North Carolina author. That’s why I was particularly excited to see Theatre in the Park’s holiday one-man-show The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse R. Gephart as David Sedaris and his elfin alter ego, Crumpet. The show, which concludes its two-week run… Continue reading Jesse R. Gephart Channels David Sedaris’ Snark, Wit, and Scathing Humor in The SantaLand Diaries at TIP

The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts

The Raleigh Ringers in concert

The Raleigh Ringers handbell ensemble returns to Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh this December for three holiday concerts. Performed with expert musicianship and a unique sense of levity, the mixture of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes are appropriate for concert goers of all ages. The group also performs a selection of original pieces and even… Continue reading The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts

Tarantino Heads South in “Django Unchained”

After creating his own genre with “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction,” Quentin Tarantino has spent the majority of his filmmaking career since making all sorts of genre films that he grew up on, with “Kill Bill,” “Death Proof” and “Inglorious Basterds.” Tarantino is at it again, tackling the spaghetti Western with “Django Unchained.” Django (Jamie… Continue reading Tarantino Heads South in “Django Unchained”

December 2010 Theater Calendar

Mark Ballas will partner with Giselle Peacock in "Burn the Floor"

Dec. 1-5: “Burn the Floor: Ballroom Reinvented,” starring Mark Ballas with Giselle Peacock (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Dec. 1-5: “Inspecting Carol” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall). Dec. 1-5, 7-12, 14-19: “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)”… Continue reading December 2010 Theater Calendar

Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker Proves Delightful

Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker premiered on Friday, December 18 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The snow that lined the streets of Raleigh that evening may have added to the audience’s excitement, but one can be certain that Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is pure Christmas joy all on its own. The show, under the artistic direction of… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker Proves Delightful