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PlayMakers’ She Loves Me Is a Delightful Holiday Hit

Most people have seen some version of She Loves Me, the holiday show onstage now at PlayMakers Repertory Company under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson. Or rather, most people have seen some version of Parfumerie, the original play on which this work and many others are based. Famed films The Shop Around the Corner and… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage She Loves Me Nov. 14-Dec. 2 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Paul Green Theatre (photo by HuthPhoto)

She Loves Me at PlayMakers Rep Is a Perfect Example of Musical Theater — Take Your Kids!

She Loves Me, now being performed by the PlayMakers Repertory Company in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paul Green Theatre, under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson, may be the perfect example of musical theater. It begins with a classic story of romance … actually, non-romance. In Shakespearean terms, it’s much more Much Ado About Nothing than Romeo and… Read More ›

The PRC production of My Fair Lady stars (from left) Ray Dooley as Colonel Pickering, PRC newcomer Mia Pinero as Eliza Doolittle, and Jeffrey Blair Cornell as Henry Higgins (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Rep Solves the Misogyny Problem of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady

A sculptor, on tiptoes, reaches up to kiss the ivory girl that he has carved. His lips barely graze hers before he draws back, a sudden realization crossing his face. The lips of the statue are warm. His name is Pygmalion; and his creation, Galatea, has come to life. More than 1,900 years after Ovid’s… Read More ›

Mia Pinero makes an auspicious PRC debut as Eliza Doolittle (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s My Fair Lady Is Fresh and Enlightening

Since it first appeared on Broadway in 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe’s My Fair Lady has been a success with audiences everywhere. The famous musical, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion tells the story of iconic character Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney flower seller living in 1912 London who sees a chance to… Read More ›

PRC Serves Up a “Thinking Man’s” Sweeney Todd

Dark, deep, disturbing, and droll are the perfect words to describe Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage now at Playmakers Repertory Company under the rich and vibrant direction of Jen Wineman. The musical, which tells the tragic and ultimately vengeful story of the title character,… Read More ›