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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 ›

Lauren Kennedy and Timothy Gulan star in Big Fish (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Big Fish Is Hugely Enjoyable — and Sure to Move Even the Hardest of Heart

On Wednesday, July 11th, Theatre Raleigh sold out its opening-night performance of Big Fish, the second production of its 2018 summer series. Based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace, and the 2003 Tim Burton film of the same name, this improbable tale of a father and son’s thorny relationship was adapted for the stage… Read More ›

Lauren Kennedy and Timothy Gulan star in Big Fish (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Big Fish Is a Lively, Delightful, Surprising, and Heartwarming Story of Family Love

Theatre Raleigh’s July 11-15 and 18-22 presentation of Big Fish, playing at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, is a story that transitioned from a 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace to a 2003 Columbia Pictures movie by John August. August also wrote the book for the 2013 Broadway musical, with lyrics and music by Andrew… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Big Fish Is Full of Magic and Heart

Based on a 1998 novel and a 2003 film, Big Fish, onstage now at the Kennedy Theatre via Theatre Raleigh and under the direction of Eric Woodall, is a magical musical that takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. The story opens with Will Bloom (Chris Dwan), a young man who is about to… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh's cast for Significant Other includes (from left) Meagan Chieppor, Emily Bosco (top), Shayla LaGrange, Jesse R. Gephart, and Adam Poole (photo by Lauren Kennedy Brady)

Theatre Raleigh’s Rendition of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other Is Well-Written, Meticulously Directed, and Well-Acted

It is not often that we meet a truly delightful person, one who stands out in a crowd and continues to become more and more endearing. Rarer still are the instances in which we feel that, after a brief two hours, we truly know and treasure this person. Such is the case with Jordan (played… Read More ›