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Harnett Regional Theatre Offers Up a Charming Version of Annie

Everyone knows the story of Annie, the optimistic orphan who finds a home all her own, as told by Thomas Meehan. However, Harnett Regional Theatre has breathed new and charming life into this well-loved tale under the fanciful direction of Leanne Bernard and Rachel Strickland. For those few not familiar with the story, it takes… Read More ›

“Annie” Is Christmas Magic

Who could possibly resist a story that involves New York City, a cute dog, and a little red-headed orphan with big dreams? That magical formula is what has made “Annie” so beloved since it first hit the stage in 1977. Even though the story, set in 1933, is a little old-fashioned, it still resonates with… Read More ›

Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks and Issie Swickle as Annie (photo by Joan Marcus)

On Dec. 9-14, DPAC Will Host a New Tour of “Annie,” Directed by the Musical’s Lyricist Martin Charnin

Leapin’ Lizards! Annie is back, with lyricist and original Broadway director Martin Charnin at the helm of a new-and-improved production of this perennially popular musical, based on the syndicated comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” (1924-2010), which was created by cartoonist Harold Gray (1894–1968). The Durham Performing Arts Center will host Gaithersburg, MD-based Troika Entertainment, LLC’s… Read More ›

“Hairspray” Really Spritzes Up the Stage at RLT

It must have been coincidence, but Raleigh Little Theatre couldn’t have been more in tune with the country in choosing to produce Hairspray — with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman — right now. The delightful story of segregation turned to integration,… Read More ›

“Hairspray” Is a Hit for RLT

Ever since “Hairspray,” based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, first hit the stage, it’s been a favorite among “underdogs” of all types. In this delightfully written, funny, and pointed musical, boundaries are broken and the “little guy” always comes out a victor. Of course, the “little guy” is really a… Read More ›