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The cast for Theatre Raleigh's production of Beehive includes (clockwise from top rear) Tyanna West (Gina), Lydia D. Kinton (Laura), Yolanda Rabun (Wanda), Destiny Diamond (Jasmine), Dakota Mackey-McGee (Alison) , and dance captain Casey Wenger-Schulman (Pattie) (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Voices Blend and Resonate to Make Beehive: The 60s Musical the Hottest Ticket in Town

In Beehive: The 60’s Musical, playing May 8-12 and 15-19 at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, as part of Theatre Raleigh’s 2019 Summer Series, creator and Off-Broadway director Larry Gallagher has created a wonderful musical history of the 1960s, one of this country’s least understood decades and, perhaps, most important. Gallaher, who died much… Read More ›

Destiny Diamond (center) stars as Jasmine in Beehive: The 60's Musical (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Beehive: The 60’s Musical Is Hip, Fresh, and a Whole Lot of Fun

Akin to stepping back in time, Theatre Raleigh’s Beehive: The 60’s Musical, directed by Tim Seib and choreographed by Sherry Lee Allen, is a wild, fun ride that all viewers — whether they’re 60s music enthusiasts or not — are sure to enjoy. The production takes viewers through each step, change, and major event in… Read More ›

Where Words Once Were Is a Brisk, Captivating Discussion of the Importance of Language

Theatre Raleigh’s Where Words Once Were: A Play About Language and Its Absences, written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed Noah Putterman, offers a fast-moving, captivating discussion of an important topic: the importance of language as a component of human existence. George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-four has given us the term Newspeak — the word… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Where Words Once Were Is Innovative and Thought-Provoking

Theatre Raleigh’s “Family Series” offers up theatre that whole families can enjoy together. The “family” branding, however, doesn’t mean that these productions aren’t thought-provoking and innovative, as is the case with the current production, “Where Words Once Were,” written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and under the direction of Noah Putterman. The show is billed as “a… Read More ›

David Toole and Morgan Parpan star as Guy and Girl in Once (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Presentation of Once Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theater Experience

When the movie, Once, came out in in Ireland 2006, it was a surprise hit. The movie starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who also happen to have written all of the music and lyrics for the film. Folks embraced the story of a brokenhearted Irish street musician/vacuum cleaner repairman who has lost all hope,… Read More ›