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NC Theatre’s Production Proves Annie’s Still Got It!

Everyone’s favorite pint-sized redhead is back on stage in NC Theatre’s production of Annie. This beloved musical is brought to life beautifully through Eric Woodall’s skilled direction, awesome lighting effects, amazing painted backdrops, and a charismatic cast that makes the joy and hope imbued in the story come bubbling to the surface. The show opens,… Read More ›

NCT’s Annie Is Relevant, Nostalgic, Strong, Colorful, and Downright Entertaining!

Guaranteed to give you an instant earworm, Annie features some of the most recognized Broadway tunes in the history of musicals. Who hasn’t heard Annie’s signature solo, “Tomorrow“; and how many of you can sing at least a couple of lines from “It’s a Hard-Knock Life“? A musical this well-known is usually a bit tired… Read More ›

NCT’s Rendition of Annie Is Delightful, a Broadway-Worthy Production

Tuesday, July 23rd, may have been a dark and stormy night; but there were only sunny faces inside the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for the inaugural performance of the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Annie. A sea of bright-eyed young children and equally eager adults crowded the halls for opening night of the much-beloved musical Annie,… Read More ›

Kudos to the North Carolina Theatre’s Rendition of Murder for Two, a Refreshing New Musical, Wonderfully Entertaining and Great Fun

If you were to let two incredibly talented actor/pianist/dancer/comedian/improvisers loose with the concept of a murder plot, with one a wanna-be detective and the other playing all 13 suspects, you might be lucky enough to see a show such as we saw last night. The North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Murder for Two in the… Read More ›

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 ›