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The cast for North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre's community-theater production of Heathers the Musical includes (from left) Christine Michelle Lane, Emily Schmid, Sabrina Palazzo, and Alissa Alba (photo by Ashley Popio)

Heathers the Musical at NRACT Is an Outrageous Satire on Teen Angst

Heathers the Musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, based on the film written by Daniel Waters, is an outrageous satire on teenage angst, now being brilliantly performed by the cast at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. All the problems of high school socializing and hierarchical competition are blown… Read More ›

Teens in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Bat Boy Show the Grownups How It’s Done

Based on a 1992 Weekly World News tabloid story about a cave-dwelling half-bat, half-boy, Bat Boy: The Musical premiered in Los Angeles in 1997, followed by a nine-month Off-Broadway run in 2001. The show features a book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, composer of hit musicals Legally… Read More ›

The cast for North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre's community-theater production of Heathers the Musical includes (from left) Christine Michelle Lane, Emily Schmid, Sabrina Palazzo, and Alissa Alba (photo by Ashley Popio)

Heathers at NRACT: How Very!

Set in 1989 and based on the cult-classic film Heathers, Heathers: The Musical, onstage now at NRACT, is every bit as fun, lively, and wildly entertaining as its predecessor, perhaps even more so. Featuring a to-die-for cast, fun direction by Peter Comperatore, colorful costumes, and a wonderfully vulgar script with catchy, risque songs, this musical… Read More ›

A. C. Donohue (center) stars as Elle Woods in Cary Players' production of "Legally Blonde" (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

“Legally Blonde” Is a Wonderful Spring Hit!

In her “Note from the Director” for Cary Players’ community-theater presentation of Legally Blonde the Musical, Nancy Rich says “[T]his show might appear to be a lightweight ball of fluff,” but rather “has depths that belie superficial appearances.” And she’s right. To begin with, the performance level is high and energetic, and her direction and… Read More ›

A. C. Donohue stars as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde" (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

A Musical As Good As “Legally Blonde” Should Be Illegal!

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, high-energy feel-good show, look no further than Cary Players’ production of Legally Blonde the Musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, with musical direction by Darylene Hecht, the production begins with a bang as several characters dance onto the stage and treat us to “Omigod You Guys.” And the intense energy… Read More ›