PlayMakers’ Ragtime Is Immersive and Impacting

Ragtime stars AnnEliza Canning as Sarah and Fergie L. Phillipe as Coalhouse (photo by HuthPhoto)

Ragtime, based on the E.L. Doctorow novel and written by Terrence McNally, is a popular show. However, even viewers familiar with this classic have never seen it quite the way it’s brought to life on the PlayMakers‘ stage as reimagined by inventive director Zi Alikhan. Featuring a unique 360° viewing experience courtesy of scenic designer… Continue reading PlayMakers’ Ragtime Is Immersive and Impacting

PRC’s Rendition of Ragtime, As Reimagined by Director Zi Alikhan, Is Gutsy and Fresh

Ragtime stars AnnEliza Canning as Sarah and Fergie L. Phillipe as Coalhouse (photo by HuthPhoto)

Your sword can be a sermon, or the power of the pen. Teach every child to raise his voice, and then, my brothers, then Will justice be demanded by ten million righteous men. Make them hear you. Lyricist Lynn Ayrens from the song, “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime The more things change, the more… Continue reading PRC’s Rendition of Ragtime, As Reimagined by Director Zi Alikhan, Is Gutsy and Fresh

Anastasia Is a Sumptuous Delight at DPAC

From the moment when the curtain rises on the Durham Performing Arts Center’s April 16-21 presentation of Anastasia, directed by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak, and we are introduced to Little Anastasia (Delilah Rose Pellow) and her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna (Joy Franz), the audience is entranced, and the rest of the world… Continue reading Anastasia Is a Sumptuous Delight at DPAC

DPAC’s Anastasia Is Pure Fairy-Tale Magic

Lila Coogan and Stephen Brower star as Anya/Anastasia and Dmitry in the national tour of Anastasia, playing at DPAC through April 21st (photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade)

  Most people are at least somewhat familiar with the much-fabled tale of Anastasia, the Grand Duchess of Russia. And, while history and modern legend may not have all the facts straight, the story- one of this young woman who survived against all odds- is an intriguing one. It’s so intriguing, in fact, that it… Continue reading DPAC’s Anastasia Is Pure Fairy-Tale Magic

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

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

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