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

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

HRT’s The Addams Family Is Kooky, Spooky, and Lots of Fun!

The colorful, kooky characters that make up the Addams Family have been popular for years. These dark characters with a fascination for the macabre have been seen in comics, in a television show, in movies, and now in a fun musical, onstage at Harnett Regional Theatre under the direction of Angela Martin. The musical, aptly… Continue reading HRT’s The Addams Family Is Kooky, Spooky, and Lots of Fun!

Don’t Miss PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Fresh, New Take on Peter and the Starcatcher

When I was eight years old, my Gram took me to my first ever theater experience: Peter Pan the musical, starring Cathy Rigby. It ignited my love of theater, especially musical theater, and the story of Peter Pan would become a favorite of mine. This being the third production of Rick Elice’s Peter and the… Continue reading Don’t Miss PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Fresh, New Take on Peter and the Starcatcher

PlayMakers Rep’s Peter and the Starcatcher Is a Whimsical, Hilarious Musical Prequel to Peter Pan

For its 2015 holiday show, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Peter and the Starcatcher, a swashbuckling, knee-slapping prequel to the beloved 1904 stage play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie (1860-1937). The show will preview on Nov. 18-21, officially open on Nov. 21, and then… Continue reading PlayMakers Rep’s Peter and the Starcatcher Is a Whimsical, Hilarious Musical Prequel to Peter Pan

“The Addams Family” at DPAC Delivers Macabre Quips and Quivers — and Occasional Crossbow Darts

"The Addams Family" cast includes (from left) Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia, Douglas Sills as Gomez, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday, and Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester (all photos by Jeremy Daniel)

Songwriter Andrew Lippa and scriptwriters Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s wickedly funny musical adaptation of “The Addams Family” delivers macabre quips and quivers — and the occasional crossbow dart — much to the delight of the Durham Performing Arts Center audience this past Tuesday night. From the first familiar notes of the catchy “The Addams Family Theme” (by Vic Mizzy) from the 1964-66 television series to the final sepulchral chord, DPAC patrons were snapping their fingers and tapping their feet.