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Theatre Raleigh’s No-Holds-Barred Production of Junk Pays Huge Dramatic Dividends

Over a quarter of a century ago, Hollywood addressed the issue of hostile corporate take-overs with 1990’s Pretty Woman and 1991’s Other People’s Money. Both dealt with the possible human costs and consequences of these predatory schemes for getting rich, but neither of these light-and-breezy movies examined the depths to which these machinations would sometimes… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Production of Junk Is Thoughtful, Bold, and Provocative

Theatre Raleigh’s bold new play Junk, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Charlie Brady, dives into the high-powered, 1980s world of insider-trading-filled Wall Street, at a time when greed was just starting to come- at least brazenly- to the surface and to be the driving force behind every decision made. The show’s central focus… Read More ›

Razor-Sharp Direction, Top-Notch Acting, and Compelling Visuals Make Junk a Winner

Theatre Raleigh has just the play for fans of such movies as The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Big Short (2015). Junk by Ayad Akhtar (2016 La Jolla Playhouse and 2017 Broadway) is a tightly controlled three-level chess game of a performance piece. Set during the junk-bond financial boom of the 1980’s, Junk… Read More ›

The cast for Theatre Raleigh's production of Beehive includes (clockwise from top rear) Tyanna West (Gina), Lydia D. Kinton (Laura), Yolanda Rabun (Wanda), Destiny Diamond (Jasmine), Dakota Mackey-McGee (Alison) , and dance captain Casey Wenger-Schulman (Pattie) (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Voices Blend and Resonate to Make Beehive: The 60s Musical the Hottest Ticket in Town

In Beehive: The 60’s Musical, playing May 8-12 and 15-19 at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, as part of Theatre Raleigh’s 2019 Summer Series, creator and Off-Broadway director Larry Gallagher has created a wonderful musical history of the 1960s, one of this country’s least understood decades and, perhaps, most important. Gallaher, who died much… Read More ›

Destiny Diamond (center) stars as Jasmine in Beehive: The 60's Musical (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Beehive: The 60’s Musical Is Hip, Fresh, and a Whole Lot of Fun

Akin to stepping back in time, Theatre Raleigh’s Beehive: The 60’s Musical, directed by Tim Seib and choreographed by Sherry Lee Allen, is a wild, fun ride that all viewers — whether they’re 60s music enthusiasts or not — are sure to enjoy. The production takes viewers through each step, change, and major event in… Read More ›