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TIP’s Assassins Fires with Both Barrels

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 Off-Broadway, 1992 West End, and 2004 Broadway musical Assassins opened up to a full house Friday night at Raleigh, NC’s Theatre in the Park. The show delves into the psyches of nine successful and would-be presidential assassins, and examines the American character that created them. Assassins is a dark… Read More ›

The North Carolina Theatre's presentation of Gypsy, directed by Eric Woodall, stars (from left) Martin Moran as Herbie, Christine Sherrill as Rose, and Mary Mattison as Louise (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

The Actors, Set, and Music of NCT’s Gypsy Are Great; But Mama Rose’s Maniacal Drive for Fame Tired Us Out

When the curtain rises on the North Carolina Theatre’s production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable, it’s 1940; and times are tough. We meet Mama Rose (played by Christine Sherrill) and her kids, Baby Louise and Baby June (played by North Carolina Conservatory students Ellen Mackenzie Pierce and Skyla l’Lece Woodard, respectively). Mama Rose is a… Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre's presentation of Gypsy, directed by Eric Woodall, stars (from left) Mary Mattison as Louise, Christine Sherrill as Rose, and Martin Moran as Herbie (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Gypsy Proves Its Themes Are Still Relevant Today

Ever since Gypsy first premiered in 1959, it has been lauded as a great stage musical, one that has important things to say about fame and desire. And, in a time when everyone seems to striving for his “fifteen minutes,” the musical, onstage now through North Carolina Theatre under the direction of Eric Woodall, is… Read More ›

Gypsy, "The Mother of All Musicals," Is NCT’s 2017-18 Season Opener Nov. 14-19

The North Carolina Theatre will kick off its eagerly anticipated 2017-18 season with Gypsy: A Musical Fable, which NCT’s preshow publicity dubs “The Mother of All Musicals,” on Nov. 14-19 in Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. New York City director and Benson,… Read More ›

PRC Serves Up a “Thinking Man’s” Sweeney Todd

Dark, deep, disturbing, and droll are the perfect words to describe Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage now at Playmakers Repertory Company under the rich and vibrant direction of Jen Wineman. The musical, which tells the tragic and ultimately vengeful story of the title character,… Read More ›