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TheatreFEST 2019’s Bright Star Is a Must-See Musical

Bright Star, the concluding production of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2019, is a charming bluegrass musical, with music, book, and story by Steve Martin, and music, lyrics, and story Edie Brickell. Set here in North Carolina in the mid-1940s (with flashbacks to the early-1920s), Bright Star tells two very poignant and moving stories —… Read More ›

N.C. State University Theatre's TheatreFest 2018 production of Nunsense stars (from left) Kathy Norris, Lynda Clark, Riki Dows, Brett Williams, and JoAnne Dickinson (photo by Ron Foreman)

Nuns Are Dying to Have Fun in Dan Goggin’s Nunsense, Now Playing at TheatreFest 2018

The Nunsense franchise must be huge, for it includes a whole line of greeting cards as well as six sequels to the original Nunsense, which N.C. State University Theatre is currently presenting as part of TheatreFest 2018. Dan Goggin is the creative genius behind these entertainments, writing music and lyrics, and creating one of the… Read More ›

Deathtrap stars Justin Brent Johnson (left) and Wade Newhouse (photo by Ron Foreman)

A Tight Script, Witty Dialogue, Devilish Plot Twists, and a Highly Skilled TheatreFest 2018 Cast Make Deathtrap a Delight

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines “death trap” as “a structure or situation that is potentially very dangerous to life.” Ira Levin’s Deathtrap — now playing in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh, NC as part of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2018 — is a play about writing a play called Deathtrap; and… Read More ›

TheatreFEST 2017’s Hay Fever at N.C. State Is a 1920’s British Version of "The Bickersons"

N.C. University Theatre’s production of Noël Coward’s Hay Fever, presented as part of TheatreFEST 2017, under the direction of John C. McIlwee, is a fast-paced laugh-fest. Imagine you have made plans to spend a relaxed weekend at your country estate and have invited one or two guests to join you in this pleasant, quiet endeavor…. Read More ›

The HillBenders include (from left) Mark Cassidy, Nolan Lawrence, Gary Rea, Chad "Gravy Boat" Graves, and Jim Rea

The HillBenders’ Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry Is an Amazing Experience

It’s hard to hear the song lyric, “Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball,” without breaking out in your own air-guitar rendition of The Who’s historic 1969 rock opera, Tommy. The HillBenders, wanting to “pair bluegrass with the other music we grew up with,” bring it into their own genre… Read More ›