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NCT's cast for Mamma Mia! includes (from left) Stephanie Pope as Tanya, Mary Mattison as Sophie, Erick Patrick as Sky, Lauren Kennedy as Donna, and Lulu Picart as Rosie (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NC Theatre’s Mamma Mia! Is Incredibly Entertaining … and So Much More

It’s hard to believe that the 1999 jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!, based on and including many of ABBA’s hit songs, is turning 20. In fact, it’s the same age as young Sophie (Mary Mattison), one of the central characters on which this show, onstage now through NC Theatre at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and directed… Read More ›

Mamma Mia! stars Lauren Kennedy (center) as Donna (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Mamma Mia! Had the Audience Dancing in the Aisles on Tuesday Night

Last night, the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Mamma Mia! brought the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium audience to its feet for multiple standing ovations. In fact, it had folks dancing in the aisles at Memorial Auditorium, where it runs through Sunday, Feb. 17th. Written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the music of the popular… Read More ›

The Duke Energy Center and North Carolina Theatre will present Jersey Boys Nov. 13-18 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ Origin Musical, Jersey Boys, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Is About Love, Loss, and Loyalty

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and the North Carolina Theatre‘s joint presentation of Jersey Boys, playing now through Sunday, Nov. 18th, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, tells the story of the rise of four young men from urban northern New Jersey, who became The Four Seasons, one of the most successful singing groups… Read More ›

NCT's home-grown production of In the Heights runs Oct. 16-21 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Joyfully Staged In the Heights Features Soaring Vocals and Intricate Choreography

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the master of Broadway rap-battles, would probably appreciate the irony of two of his shows dueling it out in the Triangle theater arena. But luckily for those who were not fortunate enough to win the lottery for tickets to the wildly popular Hamilton, playing Nov. 6-Dec. 2 at the Durham Performing Arts Center,… Read More ›

NCT's home-grown production of In the Heights runs Oct. 16-21 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s In The Heights Is a Heartwarming Crowdpleaser

Ever since Hamilton became a huge hit, no one can stop talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind it. However, before that show, he wrote the music and lyrics to In the Heights, which takes an in-depth look at three important days in the lives of those living within a small, mostly Hispanic neighborhood in… Read More ›