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N.C. State LIVE presented Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Black Girl: Linguistic Play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25th, in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University's Talley Student Union in Raleigh

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Features Five Well-Trained and Highly Talented Dancers

First up, I will need to admit that I am not by any means qualified as a critic of dance, so have the proverbial “grain of salt” handy. The subtitle of N.C. State LIVE’s Feb. 25th presentation of Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play created an expectation in me of a something a bit… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE presented Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Black Girl: Linguistic Play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25th, in Stewart Theatre on the second floor of N.C. State University's Talley Student Union in Raleigh

Camille Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Is a Captivating Hour of Dance, Beats, and Chants

If I could compare N.C. State LIVE’s Feb. 25th presentation of Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play to anything it would perhaps be this scene from the 1950 film Summer Stock. Like Gene Kelly investigating a creaky floorboard and an abandoned newspaper, Brown takes it further to delve into the sounds and feeling of… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project’s Production of Black Nativity Will Take You to Church

Written by Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes, Black Nativity premiered Off Broadway in December of 1961. It has since become a holiday staple of schools, churches, and community theaters in countries around the world. The Justice Theatre Project has just mounted its sixth annual production of Black Nativity on Dec. 17-19 in Stewart Theatre in… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE brought The Capitol Steps to Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Union for two shows on Saturday, Sept. 10th

Politicians’ Foibles and Scandals Provide Grist for The Capitol Steps’ Satirical Mill

Pretty nearly everyone over 55 has heard of The Capitol Steps, a political parody troupe that performed two shows this past Saturday in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh, NC, as part of the N.C. State LIVE series. The satirizing singing group arose in the early 1980s as a pastime… Read More ›

N.C. State LIVE presented Yamato: The Drummers of Japan Feb. 20th in Stewart Theatre (photo by Masa Ogawa)

The Yamato Drummers Rocked Stewart Theatre on Feb. 20th for N.C. State LIVE!

High energy. Dynamic. Dramatic. Engaging. Funny. Amazing. All are adjectives that describe N.C. State LIVE’s one-night-only Feb. 20th presentation of Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, a seven-person group of drummers who really rocked the Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh. With a powerful sense of showmanship, incredible drumming skills, and the energy… Read More ›

A Simple Space Is Simply “Out-of-This-World”!

On Nov. 5-7, N.C. State LIVE is presenting four fabulous performances of A Simple Space by a troupe of Australian acrobats called Gravity & Other Myths in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s newly renovated Talley Student Union. Although the space itself is, indeed, kept simple, the performance is anything but! Gravity & Other Myths begins with… Read More ›

Not So Simple: Gravity & Other Myths’ Acrobatics Will Wow the Crowds at NCSU’s Stewart Theatre

Acrobatic performances usually have a few elements of humor and some startling gymnastics. Gravity & Other Myths has crammed their performance of A Simple Space — playing today and tomorrow in Stewart Theatre as part of the N.C. State LIVE series — with laugh-out-loud humor and also with scarily startling, uncanny routines. The audience laughs… Read More ›

Gravity & Other Myths will perform A Simple Space for N.C. State LIVE on Nov. 5-7

Australian Acrobatic Ensemble Gravity & Other Myths Lives Up to Its Name in A Simple Space

This week, N.C. State LIVE (formerly NCSU Center Stage) will present four “Up close and thrilling!” performances of A Simple Space — performed with panache aplenty by the award-winning Adelaide, Australia-based acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths, on Nov. 5-7 in Stewart Theatre on the second floor of NCSU’s Talley Student Union. Talk Fringe of… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Meets the Challenges of “A Christmas Story” Head-On

Harnett Regional Theatre recently changed its look, repainting and adding plush new carpet, and is celebrating the welcome change with a can’t-miss performance of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story,” directed by Vicki Wade. While, at first glance, “A Christmas Story” seems like a simple play to produce, it’s actually anything but. The lighthearted and… Read More ›

N.C. State University Center Stage will present two shows by The Capitol Steps at 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15th, in Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Center

The Capitol Steps Will Skewer Politicos of All Stripes During Two Shows on Saturday, Sept. 15th, at NCSU

N.C. State University Center Stage will present two shows by The Capitol Steps, whose satirical songs and skits skewer politicos of all stripes, at 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Stewart Theatre on the second floor of the Talley Student Center. The group’s motto is: “We put the MOCK in Democracy.”

Small Town Theatre Gets It Right with a Charming Production of The Sound of Music

Small town Dunn might not be the first place you think of when you think top-notch theatre, but Harnett Regional Theatre’s positively delightful production of The Sound of Music proves that good things can be found where least expected. The classic story is brought to a spunky and charming life thanks to tight direction by… Read More ›

The Aquila Theatre cast for "The Importance of Being Earnest" includes (from left) Guy Oliver-Watts as Algernon Moncrieff, Rebecca Reaney plays Cecily Cardew, Rachael Barrington as Gwendolen Fairfax, and Peter F. Gardiner as Jack Worthing (photo by Richard Termine)

Rachael Barrington Was a Standout as Gwendolen Fairfax and Miss Prism in the Aquila Theatre’s Production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

The standout performer of the ensemble was Rachael Barrington, who was lovely as Gwendolen Fairfax, but gave exceptionally strong work — in character and delivery — as the tutor Miss Prism.

The Aquila Theatre cast for "The Importance of Being Earnest" includes (from left) Guy Oliver-Watts as Algernon Moncrieff, Rebecca Reaney plays Cecily Cardew, Rachael Barrington as Gwendolen Fairfax, and Peter F. Gardiner as Jack Worthing (photo by Richard Termine)

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde Is a Knee-Slapping Comedy About Leading a Double Life

“Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a perennial audience favorite, a play that overflows with razor sharp wit, sublime elegance and dizzy romantic comedy,” claims Aquila Theatre. “Yet, Earnest has teeth and this biting satire of the vapid English aristocracy and their facile behavior made for an exciting opening night … on Valentine’s Day, 1895.”

Mountain Heart

Tony Rice Teams Up with Mountain Heart for Raleigh Concert

Two native North Carolinians perform in Raleigh with one of the most revered bluegrass guitar players in the world. Jason Moore (from Ruffin, N.C.) and Aaron Ramsey (from Morganton, N.C.) are members of the award winning group Mountain Heart, the band that will perform alongside guitar legend Tony Rice during a special concert at NC… Read More ›

NCSU Center Stage presents Malian singer and guitarist Rokia Traoré | Apr 10

The most adventurous singer-songwriter in Africa knew that she wanted to create a new musical style that was “more modern, but still African, something more blues and rock than my folk guitar.”