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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 ›

The North Carolina Theatre's presentation of Gypsy, directed by Eric Woodall, stars (from left) Martin Moran as Herbie, Christine Sherrill as Rose, and Mary Mattison as Louise (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

The Actors, Set, and Music of NCT’s Gypsy Are Great; But Mama Rose’s Maniacal Drive for Fame Tired Us Out

When the curtain rises on the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable, it’s 1940; and times are tough. We meet Mama Rose (played by Christine Sherrill) and her kids, Baby Louise and Baby June (played by North Carolina Conservatory students Ellen Mackenzie Pierce and Skyla l’Lece Woodard, respectively). Mama Rose is a… Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre's presentation of Gypsy, directed by Eric Woodall, stars (from left) Mary Mattison as Louise, Christine Sherrill as Rose, and Martin Moran as Herbie (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Gypsy Proves Its Themes Are Still Relevant Today

Ever since Gypsy first premiered in 1959, it has been lauded as a great stage musical, one that has important things to say about fame and desire. And, in a time when everyone seems to striving for his “fifteen minutes,” the musical, onstage now through North Carolina Theatre under the direction of Eric Woodall, is… Read More ›