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NCT's cast for Mamma Mia! includes (from left) Stephanie Pope as Tanya, Mary Mattison as Sophie, Erick Patrick as Sky, Lauren Kennedy as Donna, and Lulu Picart as Rosie (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NC Theatre’s Mamma Mia! Is Incredibly Entertaining … and So Much More

It’s hard to believe that the 1999 jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!, based on and including many of ABBA’s hit songs, is turning 20. In fact, it’s the same age as young Sophie (Mary Mattison), one of the central characters on which this show, onstage now through NC Theatre at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and directed… Read More ›

Mamma Mia! stars Lauren Kennedy (center) as Donna (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Mamma Mia! Had the Audience Dancing in the Aisles on Tuesday Night

Last night, the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Mamma Mia! brought the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium audience to its feet for multiple standing ovations. In fact, it had folks dancing in the aisles at Memorial Auditorium, where it runs through Sunday, Feb. 17th. Written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the music of the popular… Read More ›

Lauren Kennedy and Timothy Gulan star in Big Fish (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Big Fish Is Hugely Enjoyable — and Sure to Move Even the Hardest of Heart

On Wednesday, July 11th, Theatre Raleigh sold out its opening-night performance of Big Fish, the second production of its 2018 summer series. Based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace, and the 2003 Tim Burton film of the same name, this improbable tale of a father and son’s thorny relationship was adapted for the stage… Read More ›

Lauren Kennedy and Timothy Gulan star in Big Fish (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Big Fish Is a Lively, Delightful, Surprising, and Heartwarming Story of Family Love

Theatre Raleigh’s July 11-15 and 18-22 presentation of Big Fish, playing at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, is a story that transitioned from a 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace to a 2003 Columbia Pictures movie by John August. August also wrote the book for the 2013 Broadway musical, with lyrics and music by Andrew… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Big Fish Is Full of Magic and Heart

Based on a 1998 novel and a 2003 film, Big Fish, onstage now at the Kennedy Theatre via Theatre Raleigh and under the direction of Eric Woodall, is a magical musical that takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. The story opens with Will Bloom (Chris Dwan), a young man who is about to… Read More ›