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Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway at The Halle in Apex Is a Frantically Fast Fun Farce

Apex, NC’s Halle Cultural Arts Center hosts a theater company called The Peak Ensemble Players, and they have produced another winner with Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, a frantic farce directed by Kathleen Rudolph. But we expected no less. Ludwig’s work has recently graced the Triangle Area with plenty of grins and giggles… Read More ›

Guess Who’s Dressing for Dinner at Apex’s Halle Center: Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Feast of Laughs!

When was the last time you went to a play and laughed nonstop, even chuckling your way through intermission? If that’s what you want, come on down to the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex for Don’t Dress for Dinner. Adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by Kathleen Rudolph, this production has been expertly cast; the pace is brisk; and the comic timing is impeccable.

Meet Bernard (played by Christopher Brown). He lives two hours outside of Paris. Jacqueline (Jenny Anglum) is Bernard’s wife. She is going to spend the weekend with her mother.

RLT's cast for Miss Nelson Is Missing! includes (from left) Michael McKenna as Adam, Connor Gerney as Gregory, Adeira Hunter as Allison, and Olivia Bouzigard as Cheryl (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

RLT’s Miss Nelson Is Missing! Is Not to Be Missed!

Last Sunday’s matinee performance of Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Miss Nelson Is Missing! was an enjoyable “blast from the past” for this adult who remembers reading the imaginative children’s story in childhood. The RLT show not only brings these memories to life, but creates an experience all its own. The first thing that will… Read More ›

Sit Down to a Feast at the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex! See “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney

When six actors perform 54 roles — an average of nine roles per actor — that’s impressive! However, the main character of the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex’s May 28-31 production of The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney is the dining room itself — character number 55 — furniture that was manufactured in 1898…. Read More ›

"The Velveteen Rabbit" stars Michael McKenna as Younger Steve (photo by David Watts)

RLT Creates a Magical Green World for “The Velveteen Rabbit” in Its Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre

There is something magical about the color green. It signifies spring and therefore new life. Many of William Shakespeare’s comedies include a midsection that is set in a “green world” — often a forest — where uplifting transformations take place. And, of course, most theaters have a “green room,” a sort of waiting room where… Read More ›

“The Velveteen Rabbit” Is an Endearing Show for Children of All Ages

The Velveteen Rabbit is a long-beloved children’s book by Margery Williams, first published in 1922. And, though it was published so many years ago, the story still resonates with children (and even adults) today. The story’s staying power and its ability to be both deep and thoughtful, while at the same time, serving as great… Read More ›

"The Adventures of Nate the Great" will play March 9-11, 15-18, and 22-25 in Raleigh Little Theatre's Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

In “The Adventures of Nate the Great” at RLT, the Kid Detective Unravels Neighborhood Mysteries

“The Adventures of nate the Great” is the “Our Gang” comedies meet Raymond Chandler. It’s a spoof of “B” movie mysteries. It’s a perspective of a child’s vision of life’s everyday mysteries — when past, present, and future all combine to create a wonderful Now.

Hannah Levinson as Kathy, Bailey Lee as Rosie, and Connor Gerney as Chicken Soup (photo by Stuart Wagner)

RLT’s “Really Rosie” Features a Book and Lyrics by Maurice Sendak and Music by Carole King

“Really Rosie” is a 1980 Off-Broadway musical, with book and lyrics by Brooklyn-born writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak (“Where the Wild Things Are”) and music by Manhattan-born singer/songwriter Carole King (“Tapestry”).

Snoopy!!! The Musical | November 6-22

Snoopy!!! The Musical opens November 6th and runs through November 22nd at Raleigh Little Theatre. Performances will be held in RLT’s Gaddy—Goodwin Teaching Theatre. The musical comedy by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady is based on Charles M. Schulz’ comic strip Peanuts. This sequel to the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown focuses more… Read More ›