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The Casting and Performances (Including the Orchestra) of “Cinderella” Are Flawless

I remember watching the 1965 remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on television when I was probably still in single digits, years before I became a musical-theater dancer. Lesley Ann Warren was Cinderella, Stuart Damon was the Prince, Celeste Holm was the Fairy Godmother, and Walter Pidgeon and Ginger Rogers were the King and Queen…. Read More ›

Andy Jones and Paige Faure star as Prince Topher and Cinderella in "Cinderella" (photo © Carol Rosegg)

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Features a New Book by Douglas Carter Beane and New Songs

The First National Tour of the award-winning 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play the eight enchanted evening and matinee performances on Nov. 18-13 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham. Originally written for CBS by composer Richard Rodgers (1902-79) and lyricist and librettist… Read More ›

"Xanadu" stars (from left) Brian Westbrook, Lauren Knott, Rose Higgins, Heather Shinpaugh, Romni Rossi, Collin Yates, Rebecca Leonard, Alex Matsuo, and Kayla Austin (photo © Christine R. Choi)

NRACT’s Production of “Xanadu” Embraces All Things Tacky

Leg warmers, the 80s, and pop culture references, oh my! A select group of people is familiar with the 1980 film, Xanadu. The film, which stars Olivia Newton-John, was universally panned in its day but eventually became a cult classic. Then, wonder of wonders, it managed to be transformed into a kitschy stage musical, with… Read More ›

XANADU Jan 28 – 31

BROADWAY’S SURPRISE HIT MUSICAL HITS THE ROAD! SPECIAL STAGE SEATING GOES ON SALE TUESDAY, JANUARY 12! Producers Robert Ahrens,  Dan Vickery,  Mickey Liddell,  Tara Smith /B. Swibel in association with Latitude Link proudly present the musical adventure XANADU that will perform in Raleigh at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on January 28… Read More ›