“Always … Patsy Cline” is dramatist and director Ted Swindley’s 1997 Off-Broadway hit about the unusual friendship between Winchester, VA-born Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Patsy Cline (1932-63) and her number-one fan, Houston, TX housewife and divorcee Louise Seger (1932-2004).
On Thursday, Oct. 28th, the Carolina Theatre Group, LLC’s powerhouse presentation of “The Rocky Horror Show” roared into Raleigh — “Sexy as Hell,” as advertised, oh yeah — with a wild and wooly cast of deliciously depraved characters stalking Scenic Asylum’s macabre multilevel set that surpasses Dr. Frankenstein’s castle in creepiness. A hard-rocking onstage band, with fire in their fingertips, rattled the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium rafters.
Broadway Series South, in conjunction with City Stage of Wilmington, will present five performances of the outrageously offbeat 1973 British musical-turned-cult film, “The Rocky Horror Show,” with music, lyrics, and book by Richard O’Brien, on Oct. 28-31 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The stage musical premiered on June 19, 1973 in the 60-seat Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London, later transferred to the Chelsea Classic Cinema and other locations, and racked up 2,960 performances in London by 1980.
Broadway Series South of Raleigh and City Stage of Wilmington will present a home-grown production of RENT, the big 1996 Broadway hit by the late, great Jonathan Larson (1960-96), based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 Italian opera La bohème, on July 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17