Tag: Joseph Robinette
The opening-weekend Sunday-matinee performance of Joseph Robinette’s 1989 dramatization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe enchanted patrons of all ages as the Raleigh Little Theatre brought C.S. Lewis’ magical 1950 fantasy novel vividly to life. The incredibly talented cast not only led the audience on an exciting adventure through the land of Narnia,… Read More ›
Light and Lively: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” Is an Early Christmas Present for Triangle Theatergoers
The light-and-lively national mini-tour of “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” which features an invigorating score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a sassy script by Joseph Robinette, based on the ever-popular 1983 Warner Bros. motion picture, is an early Christmas present for Triangle theatergoers still digesting their Thanksgiving turkey.
“The  movie lends itself beautifully to the musical-theater genre,” claims director John Rando, “because so much of the movie is seen through the imagination of Ralphie Parker (Clarke Hallum)…. He imagines himself a cowboy, and he wants a [genuine Red Ryder] BB gun.”
Guest director Sheila Outhwaite declares, “I like the fact that unlike the movie, the script [of ‘Stuart Little’] is close to the classic book on which it is based, and that this is a musical with lots of upbeat numbers.”