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FMT’s Prelude to a Kiss Is an Evening of Hearty Laughter and Warm Smiles

Peter and Rita meet at a party, they date for a few months, they get married, and then “the [kiss] hits the fan.” An old man that nobody knows has drifted into their wedding reception. After he has downed a few glasses of champagne, he asks for (and gets) permission to kiss the bride. That… Read More ›

Garen Scribner and Sara Esty star as American painter Jerry Mulligan and French ballerina Lise Dassin in the U.S. tour of An American in Paris, which opens Jan. 3rd at DPAC (photo by Matthew Murphy)

An American in Paris ‘S Wonderful at DPAC Through Jan. 8th

It’s easy to see why An American in Paris was the most-awarded musical of 2015 and the winner of four Tony Awards®. The Durham Performing Arts Center’s presentation of this musical, as part of the current SunTrust Broadway Series, is spectacular, with songs by the indomitable Gershwin Brothers (George and Ira, who won the Oscar®… Read More ›

Sara Esty and Garen Scribner star as French ballerina Lise Dassin and American painter Jerry Mulligan in the touring company of An American in Paris, which opens Jan. 3rd at DPAC (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Dreamy and Wistful, An American in Paris Charms Viewers at DPAC

An American in Paris, onstage now at DPAC under the direction and meticulous choreography of Christopher Wheeldon, seems like it was made for the stage. It features one beautiful song-and-dance number after the next, not to mention wonderfully vibrant characters. Amazingly enough, though, the play is based on the 1951 film of the same name…. Read More ›

Emily Ferranti and Garen Scribner star as wealthy heiress and art connoisseur Milo Davenport and aspiring artist Jerry Mulligan in the U.S. tour of An American in Paris, playing Jan. 3-8 at DPAC (photo by Matthew Murphy)

An American in Paris at DPAC Is a Delightful, Dance-Heavy Musical, "Inspired by" the Film

On Jan. 3-8, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight performances of the 2016-17 U.S. Tour of the multiple 2015 Tony Award®-winning musical An American in Paris as part of its current SunTrust Broadway Series. Inspired by the multiple Oscar®-winning 1951 MGM musical An American in Paris, directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Gene… Read More ›

Hilary Maiberger and Conor Ryan star as Clara Johnson and Fabrizio (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

Theatre Raleigh’s The Light in the Piazza Is a Unique Experience That Should Not Be Missed

As part of its sizzling 2016 Hot Summer Nights series, Theatre Raleigh is bringing us an utterly exquisite evening, performing Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s 2005 Broadway musical, The Light in the Piazza, in a portion of a statuary gallery of the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. The museum setting is ideal for the… Read More ›