Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the first full show from the North Carolina Theatre in 18 months. I’m not sure they could have chosen a better show to get us back to the stage. 9 to 5 The Musical is a bubbly and frothy confection that has a wide-ranging appeal for young… Continue reading North Carolina Theatre Returns to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, with a Delightful, Bubbly, and Frothy Rendition of 9 to 5 The Musical
Set in 1979 and narrated by none other than musical legend Dolly Parton herself (via video), NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 burst onto the stage last night. The musical, which is based on the 1980 film and which features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, is every bit as big, bold, and beautiful as the… Continue reading NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 Is as Delightful as Dolly Parton
Q: How can you maximize the experience of attending the world premiere of an outstanding, exceptionally well-performed play, penned by local playwrights and performed by local talent? A: Make sure the play in question is Peace of Clay, written by Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft’s and directed by Aurelia Belfield, and that it features… Continue reading Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft’s Peace of Clay at Theatre Raleigh Is Nothing Short of Phenomenal!
With high-heeled kicks, belly-laugh puns, and a score worthy of a Tony® for Best Musical in 2013, the North Carolina Theatre‘s home-grown production of Kinky Boots creates a spectacle unlike any other at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The cast is full of actors and singers who can compete with those playing the same roles on Broadway,… Continue reading NCT’s Kinky Boots Is a Must-See Musical, with Lots of High-Heeled Kicks and Belly-Laughs
Based on a 2005 film of the same name, Kinky Boots, written by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by the Cyndi Lauper, has found new and exciting life onstage since 2012. And, the North Carolina Theatre production, directed and choreographed to perfection by Nathan Peck, proves that this story is still relevant, still important,… Continue reading North Carolina Theatre’s Kinky Boots Is Surprisingly Universal