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NCT's rendition of Disney's Newsies fun frolic of a show (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Newsies Is a True Delight

Disney’s Newsies has been a popular show since it was first made into a musical adapted from the film of the same name in 2011. And, based on North Carolina Theatre’s production, directed by Steve Bebout, it’s easy to see why. The musical follows a group of kids who sling newspapers for a living in… Read More ›

Jason Gotay stars as Jack in Disney's Newsies (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Version of Disney’s Newsies Features Splendid Staging and Showstopping Song-and-Dance Numbers

Last night, the North Carolina Theatre proudly presented the inaugural performance of Disney’s Newsies, the final production of its 2017-18 season, to a delighted opening-night crowd. On the surface, Newsies appears to be slightly dated, because it is set in New York during the 1899 New York City newspaper strike. However, Parker Esse’s lively show-stopping… Read More ›

Steve Raymond (left) and Jason Gotay star as Crutchie and Jack (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Stop the Presses! The North Carolina Theatre Will Stage Disney’s Newsies on July 24-29

For the final production of its crowd-pleasing 2017-18 season, the North Carolina Theatre will present eight high-octane performances of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical Disney’s Newsies on July 24-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. North Carolina’s premier producer of homegrown revivals of… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's Serenade April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Carolina Ballet’s Stunning, Not-to-Be-Missed Serenade Dazzles on April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Even though we cover the Carolina Ballet regularly, we seldom get a peek behind the scenes like a dress rehearsal. On Wednesday night, we were treated to a spectacularly danced ballet with high octane, an incredible intensity, and emotional impact. Though the title ballet, choreographed to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, is George Balanchine’s first dance… Read More ›

The Wizard of Oz stars (from left) Christopher Russell as the Tinman, Kalie Kaimann as Dorothy Gale, Victor Legarreta as the Cowardly Lion, and Chris Duir as the Scarecrow (photo © Denise S. Trupe)

L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz Is Still a Wholesome Family Favorite

I don’t know many people who have never watched the iconic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film version of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Judging by Tuesday’s opening-night audience for the 2017-18 National Tour of The Wizard of Oz, co-presented March 13-18 by Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre, it is still… Read More ›