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A Night with Janis Joplin Delivers on Its Title

Most people view legendary artist Janis Joplin for what she was- an icon and a true original. Just in case there’s any doubt about her prolific talent or legacy, however, it’s all cleared up in A Night with Janis Joplin, onstage now through North Carolina Theatre and under the direction of Randy Johnson, who also… Read More ›

Paige McNamara (shown here) and Francesca Ferrari alternate in the role of Janis Joplin in NCT's May 4-20 production of A Night with Janis Joplin (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s A Night with Janis Joplin Will Steal Another Piece of Your Heart, Now Through May 20th, at Raleigh’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater

Last night was an opening night of ghosts and powerful women during the North Carolina Theatre‘s May 4-20 production of A Night with Janis Joplin, the tribute show written and directed by Tony Award® nominee Randy Johnson. Not only is Janis Joplin honored and exalted with a night of her fabulous music, but her influencers… Read More ›

A Night with Janis Joplin stars Paige McNamara as Janis Joplin (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Francesca Ferrari and Paige McNamara Will Alternate in the Title Role in A Night with Janis Joplin May 4-20 at the North Carolina Theatre

The North Carolina Theatre, the Triangle’s premiere producer of homegrown Broadway Revivals, will present the 2014 Tony Award®-nominated 2013 Broadway Musical A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with Francesca Ferrari and Paige McNamara alternating in the title role, on May 4-6, 8-13, and 15-20 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater… Read More ›

Ravel Is the Star of Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Boléro: A Day at the Beach

Three pieces by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), the famous French composer whose best-known composition is Boléro (1928), anchor the latest offering from the Carolina Ballet on March 8-25 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The evening celebrates another artist, as well: the French painter and sculptor… Read More ›

Principal dancers Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez play the title characters in Carolina Ballet's Romeo & Juliet in Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater (photo by Yevgeny Shlapko)

Carolina Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet Features a Majestic Set, Sumptuous Costumes, and Simply the Best Juliet Anywhere

William Shakespeare’s tale of starcrossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, continues to live and to be reimagined throughout the years, because of the beauty of the tale and the timelessness of the young lovers and their passionate commitment to each other. Everyone knows the story, and every theater company and dance troupe produces the appropriate adaptation… Read More ›