Disney’s Aladdin at DPAC Is a Sumptuous, Color-Saturated Confection of a Show

Disney's Aladdin plays DPAC on Oct. 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-26 (photo by Deen van Meer)

To steal a line from Aladdin, “Do you trust me?” Then trust me when I say, “Open a new tab and either buy tickets to this candy-colored feast-for-the-senses or sign up for the $25-per-ticket digital lottery and hope you get a chance to see this absolutely gorgeous show during its four-week run at the Durham… Continue reading Disney’s Aladdin at DPAC Is a Sumptuous, Color-Saturated Confection of a Show

DPAC’s Production of Disney’s Aladdin Is a True “Magic Carpet Ride”

Aladdin stars Kaenaonālani Kekoa and Jonah Ho'okano as Jasmine and Aladdin (photo by Deen van Meer)

In 1992, the animated film Aladdin became a smash hit for Disney. Then, in 2011, it made its way onto Broadway in the form of a musical. And, proving that the story is still very much alive, it was made into a live-action film just this year. DPAC has chosen to take the musical version,… Continue reading DPAC’s Production of Disney’s Aladdin Is a True “Magic Carpet Ride”

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Is High-Energy, Fast-Paced, and Uplifting

It was my pleasure to attend Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on its opening weekend at Raleigh, NC’s Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio. Directed by artistic director Michelle Murray Wells, this is the biggest show so far in their new space at 3801 Hillsborough St. And it certainly did not disappoint! The show… Continue reading Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Is High-Energy, Fast-Paced, and Uplifting

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Offers Magical Fun for Viewers of All Ages

Ben Michael and Catherine Charlebois star as The Beast and Belle (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been a fan favorite, for both children and children at heart, since it was released as a film in 1991. It has been so longstanding and popular, in fact, that a live action version was released just this year, which makes North Carolina Theatre’s production of the theatrical version… Continue reading Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Offers Magical Fun for Viewers of All Ages

NCT’s Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Is Lively and Enchanting

Ben Michael plays The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre enjoyed a sold-out opening-night performance on Tuesday, July 25th, of their current production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The show, which is being performed from July 25th to July 30th in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, has some beautiful tender moments, highly energetic group… Continue reading NCT’s Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Is Lively and Enchanting