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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 ›

Margaret Severin-Hansen stars as a beautiful princess cursed to live as a swan until she finds true love in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (photo by Armes Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s Swan Lake Is CEO/Artistic Director Ricky Weiss’ Lovely Swan Song

The last program of the Carolina Ballet’s 2018-19 season is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake, featuring live music by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Swan Lake is such a favorite of ballet-goers that the program is offered in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, rather than the usual A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. It feels like… Read More ›

Magnificent Voices and Lovely Sets Make the North Carolina Opera’s Tosca Extraordinary

When the curtain rises on the North Carolina Opera’s fully staged production of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, sung in Italian with English supertitles, conducted by Joseph Rescigno and directed by David Paul, with lighting by Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann, it is 1800 in Rome. Napoleon’s forces are bearing down on the city, threatening to occupy the… Read More ›