Raleigh Little Theatre’s 37th Annual Presentation of Cinderella Is a Joy! BRING YOUR CHILDREN!

BRING YOUR CHILDREN! I don’t mean to shout, but I wanted to highlight this point. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cinderella musical is not the Disney version nor the Rodgers and Hammerstein version. It is in the style of British Panto or Pantomime, a style of interactive theater typically using a familiar fairy tale and generally performed… Continue reading Raleigh Little Theatre’s 37th Annual Presentation of Cinderella Is a Joy! BRING YOUR CHILDREN!

Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn Will Be Quite a Treat for Raleigh Little Theatre Audiences

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage Eric Coble's The Velocity of Autumn, directed by Patrick Torres, on Sept. 17-Oct. 3 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (artwork by Supriya Jaya)

When was the last time you attended a play in which the opening scene involves one of the characters gaining entry into his 80-year-old mother’s Brownstone by climbing a tree and clumsily negotiating his way in through a second-story window? In Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, opening this weekend at Raleigh Little Theatre, under… Continue reading Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn Will Be Quite a Treat for Raleigh Little Theatre Audiences

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Outdoor Production of Beehive Is a Feast for the Ear and the Eye

The RLT cast for Beehive includes (from left) Rose Higgins, Kimberly Genna Bryant, Angelica Bridges, Natalie Turgeon, Jessica Landwehr, and Natasha Gore (photo by Elizabeth Newton)

As if it could get any hotter, Raleigh Little Theatre heats up the night with Beehive: The 60’s Musical. Six amazing ladies brought the global warming to the Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre on the opening-night performance on Thursday, Aug. 12th. The show, created by Larry Gallagher, is a musical revue of songs from the 1960’s… Continue reading Raleigh Little Theatre’s Outdoor Production of Beehive Is a Feast for the Ear and the Eye

Raleigh Little Theatre Forks the Lightning of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s Speculative Drama About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last Night

Raleigh Little Theatre will present Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, directed by Phillip Bernard Smith and starring Christopher
Bailey as MLK and Daphne Trevathan as Camae, on June 17-19 in its Louise "Scottie" Stephenson Amphitheatre

On an overcast night last weekend in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, the audience for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall found itself in a motel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, back on April 3, 1968. They soon discover that it is the room of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (played… Continue reading Raleigh Little Theatre Forks the Lightning of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s Speculative Drama About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last Night

RLT Director Patrick Torres Finds the Soul, and Amy (White) Pridgen Finds the Heart, of This Wonderful Life from Dec. 17th to Dec. 25th

Raleigh Little Theatre will present This Wonderful Life, starring Amy (White) Pridgen, on Dec. 17-25 (photo by Jeremy Diamond)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nancy Rich’s husband, videographer Rod Rich, taped the online version of this show. The following review is based on the final edited version of that video-on-demand production. — R.W.M. “The theatre is the only institution in the world which has been dying for 4,000 years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and… Continue reading RLT Director Patrick Torres Finds the Soul, and Amy (White) Pridgen Finds the Heart, of This Wonderful Life from Dec. 17th to Dec. 25th