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Month: September 2011

Cary Players' "Once Upon a Mattress" cast includes Carly Jones (left) as the Nightingale and Kelsey Tucker Princess Winnifred (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

The Cary Players’ “Once Upon a Mattress” Will Be the First Musical at the New 390-Seat Cary Arts Center

The 1959 Broadway musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” features music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and a book by Barer, Jay Thompson, and Dean Fuller.

October 2011 Theater Calendar

Oct. 1: “An Evening with Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer” (Mills Entertainment, in cooperation with Outback Concerts and Broadway Series South, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Oct. 1: Funny Business Live @ The ArtsCenter: Kyle Dunnigan (The ArtsCenter). Oct. 1: “Jane Eyre” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theatre). Oct. 1: “A Nest of Vipers” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots… Read More ›

"Molly Sweeney" opens on Sept. 29th at Burning Coal Theatre

Brian Friel’s “Molly Sweeney” Was Inspired by a True Story Chronicled in a Scientific Article by Oliver Sachs

The story of Molly Sweeney’s passage from blindness to sight is a moving meditation on worlds of the sightless, the seeing, and of those lost in-between. The play was inspired by an article by Oliver Sachs (“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”) entitled “To See and Not See.”

"Middletown" opens Sept. 29th (image by Bethany Bash)

Will Eno’s “Middletown” Is a Deeply Moving and Profoundly Comic Look at Small-Town Life

Welcome to “Middletown.” We’ve all been there. Life is always more complicated than it appears, and beneath the ordinary lies something epic, elusive, and mysterious.

Dancing with the Stars: Frank Sinatra-Twyla Tharp Jukebox Musical “Come Fly Away” Soars at DPAC

“Come Fly Away” combines vibrant baritone vocal tracks by Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra (1915-98) and dazzling acrobatic dance routines by award-winning director and choreographer Twyla Tharp with invigorating instrumental accompaniment — and scintillating solos, especially on saxophone — by an exuberant onstage band conducted by Rob Cookman. (These cats can really wail!)