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Theatre Raleigh’s The Bridges of Madison County Is Captivating from Start to Finish

No matter how familiar you might be with the story told by The Bridges of Madison County, you will enjoy Theatre Raleigh’s current production, directed by Lauren Kennedy Brady, with musical direction by Nathan Thomas, in Raleigh, NC’s Kennedy Theatre. I suspect most theatergoers are quite familiar with the story. Robert James Waller’s 1992 novel… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s The Bridges of Madison County Is a Timeless, Well-Told Love Story

Based on the novel of the same name, Marsha Norman’s The Bridges of Madison County, onstage now through Theatre Raleigh and under the direction of Lauren Kennedy Brady, is a bittersweet love story that strikes a chord with any viewer who has ever been in love at the wrong time. Rebecca Leigh Johnson’s rustic set… Read More ›

The Theatre Raleigh Hot Summer Nights presentation of "Parade," stars Zachary Prince and Raleigh native Lauren Kennedy (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

The Tony Award®-Winning Musical “Parade” Is a Colossal Hit for Theatre Raleigh

Imagine writing a musical about a famous miscarriage of justice in the South — a musical! Now imagine that it is searingly powerful and poignant. Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights production of Parade is both. With book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Parade will take your breath away with… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh will stage "Parade," starring Lauren Kennedy and Zachary Prince, on July 9-27 in the Kennedy Theater in Raleigh

Theatre Raleigh’s “Parade” Is Flawless

Alfred Uhry’s “Parade,” onstage now as part of Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights, tells the story of how one man’s life changed on Confederate Memorial Day in 1913. That man is Leo Frank (Zachary Prince), the Jewish supervisor of a pencil factory who feels out of place in very-Southern Marietta, Georgia. In the early scenes,… Read More ›

NRACT’s “The Last 5 Years” Takes an Honest Look at Relationships

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre’s production of “The Last 5 Years,” directed by the young and prodigious Jay Dolan, offers a unique night of theatre. Presented as a song-cycle, this two-person show chronicles the rocky relationship of Cathy (Mary Reilly) and Jamie (Jaret Preston). At least, the two actors filled the roles on opening… Read More ›