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TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dose of holiday spirit, look no further than Theatre in the Park’s charming production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, the show is basically the 1965 animated television special, performed live, with all the nostalgic effervescence of the cartoon combined with clever staging… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park’s It Is Done Offers Season-Appropriate Thrills and Chills

It’s October — the month of Halloween — which means it’s the perfect time for spooky shows. And, Theatre in the Park’s production of the regional premiere of It is Done, written by Alex Goldberg and directed by Ira David Wood III, definitely fits the bill. The story takes place in a deserted (except for… Read More ›

Terrence McNally’s Clichéd Comedy It’s Only a Play at TIP Is Chock-Full of Inside Jokes

The opening weekend Sunday-matinee performance of It’s Only a Play offered a handful of laughs and a whole lot of celebrity name-dropping to patrons of Raleigh, NC’s beloved Theatre in the Park. While it is apparent that the cast, director, and production team at TIP are of the utmost talent and professionalism, playwright Terrence McNally’s… Read More ›

Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play Is Much More Than a Play — It’s a Triumph for TIP

Originally produced Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 and again Off-Broadway in 1986, It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally was updated for Broadway in 2014. This revised version of the play, now on the boards at Theatre in the Park, boasts a cast that is a Who’s Who of North Carolina theater. The changes in the Broadway… Read More ›

TIP's cast for It Shoulda Been You includes (from left) Tyanna West as Annie, Mackie Raymond as Rebecca, Alison Lawrence as Judy, and Elizabeth Hankla as Jenny (photo by Catherine Davis Photography)

It Shoulda Been You Offers Fun for Everyone

Onstage now at Theatre in the Park under the direction of Jackson Cooper, It Shoulda Been You is a bright, fun musical that everyone is sure to enjoy. The fun starts with Jenny (Elizabeth Hankla), except she’s not having fun. Jenny is busy preparing for her sister, Rebecca’s (Mackie Raymond) imminent wedding. Unfortunately, the girls’… Read More ›