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A Bronx Tale at DPAC Is Fast and Fun

When the curtain rises on A Bronx Tale: The Musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center, it’s the 1960s; and we are on Belmont Avenue in an Italian-American neighborhood of the Bronx. It’s a world in which a gang leader praises Machiavelli and extols the virtues of instilling fear, rather than earning love. “Being a… Read More ›

A Bronx Tale Dazzles at DPAC

Based on both the 1993 film of the same name that marked Robert DeNiro’s directorial debut and the one-man show that inspired it all, DPAC’s production of A Bronx Tale effectively brings to life a story that is at times frightening, often touching, and above all, incredibly honest and real. The show opens with its… Read More ›

Arlie Kidd and Kathryn Davis Sparkle as Ariel and Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

The Towne Players of Garner’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is kind of a mixed bag. Whether you will like it is dependent on what type of entertainment you are looking for. As most of you know, the plot is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 Danish fairy tale and the Disney’s 1989 animated… Read More ›

Despite Some Occasional Strong Language, We Highly Recommend Sister Act at RLT

Sister Act, which is now playing in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, under the direction of Nancy Gardner Rich, is a feel-good story about a scrappy Detroit lounge singer, Delores Van Cartier (“Car-ti-YAY — like the store,” she says), who dreams that her big voice and dance moves will lead to fame and… Read More ›

Tyanna West stars as disco-queen-on-the-lam Deloris Van Cartier in Raleigh Little Theatre‘s Aug. 17th-Sept. 9th community-theater presentation of Sister Act (photo by Areon Mobasher Photography)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Rendition of Sister Act Is the Perfect Introduction to Musical Theater for Theatergoers of All Ages

Sister Act, which opens tonight in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, under the direction of Nancy Gardner Rich, has had an unusual history for a West End and Broadway musical. It started out as a film designed for Bette Midler, but was eventually made starring Whoopi Goldberg. The 1992 film was not exactly… Read More ›