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David Toole and Morgan Parpan star as Guy and Girl in Once (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Presentation of Once Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theater Experience

When the movie, Once, came out in in Ireland 2006, it was a surprise hit. The movie starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who also happen to have written all of the music and lyrics for the film. Folks embraced the story of a brokenhearted Irish street musician/vacuum cleaner repairman who has lost all hope,… Read More ›

Once stars (from left) David Bartlett, Morgan Parpan, and Dave Toole (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Production of Once Is Beautiful and Brutally Honest

Most love stories go something like this: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love, guy loses girl, guy gets girl back. However, in the case of Once, a musical currently onstage at Theatre Raleigh under the direction of Tim Seib and based on a film of the same name by John Carney,a slightly more… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh's Sept. 5-9 and 12-16 presentation of Once stars (from left) David Bartlett, Morgan Parpan, Andrew Nielson, and Dave Toole (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

First-Rate Acting and Superb Musicianship Make Theatre Raleigh’s Once a Must-See Musical

Theatre Raleigh’s current production of Once, directed by Tim Seib, is a 2011 Off-Broadway and 2012 Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and book by Enda Walsh, based on a 2007 Irish film. This is a relatively recent trend for many of us, who grew up watching film versions… Read More ›

Judy McLane stars as "La Divina" Maria Callas in Master Class (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Master Class Is First-Class Entertainment! We Were Blown Away!

Some of the most intriguing art is “about art,” and this play is a shining example. Under Ray Dooley’s direction, Theatre Raleigh’s production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class is first-class entertainment. What we are treated to is two hours in a representative, yet fictionalized, day-in-the-life session of a voice class. But this is not just… Read More ›

Judy McLane stars as Maria Callas in Master Class (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Judy McLane and Costars Demonstrate Remarkable Talent, Stage Presence, and Energy in Master Class at Theatre Raleigh

Terrence McNally excites audiences almost as much as he excites actors. He demands a lot of an actor, and Theatre Raleigh’s production of Master Class points this out to the extreme. On opening night at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, there was never a moment when our focus was not on the stage. The… Read More ›