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The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will stage Spring Awakening, starring (from left) Matt Sheaffer, McCarty Kennedy, Jesse Farmer, Allison Darcy Mitteer, Ford Nelson, Chelsey Winstead, McKenna Waldron, Melanie Payne, Faith Jones, Shane de León, Charles Robson, Heather Shinpaugh, Natalia Soto and Ted Willis, June 1-17 (photo by Elizabeth Marie Cecilia Anderson)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s Gripping and Stirring Performance of Spring Awakening Should Be Seen More Than Once

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s community-theater production of Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is not for the faint of heart. Based on the 1891 play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, this Tony Award®-winning rock musical explores teen angst, sexuality, and self-discovery in late… Read More ›

The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will stage Spring Awakening, starring (from left) Matt Sheaffer, McCarty Kennedy, Jesse Farmer, Allison Darcy Mitteer, Ford Nelson, Chelsey Winstead, McKenna Waldron, Melanie Payne, Faith Jones, Shane de León, Charles Robson, Heather Shinpaugh, Natalia Soto and Ted Willis, June 1-17 (photo by Elizabeth Marie Cecilia Anderson)

Brave, Fearless Direction and Pertinent Subject Matter Make Spring Awakening a Must-See Musical

Spring Awakening, onstage now at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, under the direction of Timothy E. Locklear, is an intriguing, ballsy production that beautifully celebrates today’s improving climate of acceptance while also drawing attention to how far we still have to go. The story, set in late 19th century Germany, opens with a reluctant… Read More ›

NRACT’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ Is Fast and Fun

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a popular musical revue that gets its name from the song by the legendary jazz great Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller. Subtitled “The Fats Waller Musical Show,” the original Broadway production won the 1978 Tony Award® for Best Musical. In addition to the “title song, the score includes such catchy tunes as “Lookin’… Read More ›

The An Act of God cast includes (from left) Alison Lawrence, Christopher John Maxwell, and Tom Barbieri

David Javerbaum’s An Act of God at NRACT Is Divine Inspiration at Its Best

Q: What do you call a one-act play in which the central character is God? A: An Act of God. Actors Comedy Lab and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre have teamed up to create a thoroughly delightful production of David Javerbaum’s An Act of God. Directed by Bunny Safron, this show breezes along, entertaining… Read More ›

Honest Pint’s The Mystery of Love and Sex at NRACT Is a Disappointing Maelstrom of Characters and Conflict

Honest Pint Theatre Company normally does a terrific job telling interesting stories to theatergoers across the Triangle. This troupe of talented actors and directors does not shy away from edgy stories with interesting morals or themes. For this reason, I look forward to their productions. Unfortunately, their current offering, The Mystery of Love & Sex… Read More ›