Raleigh Little Theatre’s 37th Annual Presentation of Cinderella Is a Joy! BRING YOUR CHILDREN!

BRING YOUR CHILDREN! I don’t mean to shout, but I wanted to highlight this point. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cinderella musical is not the Disney version nor the Rodgers and Hammerstein version. It is in the style of British Panto or Pantomime, a style of interactive theater typically using a familiar fairy tale and generally performed… Continue reading Raleigh Little Theatre’s 37th Annual Presentation of Cinderella Is a Joy! BRING YOUR CHILDREN!

In an Effort to Create a Positive Island Vibe, Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville Disappoints

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Escape to Margaritaville, featuring Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits, plus new original songs, on Nov. 9-14, as part of Truist Broadway at DPAC (photo © Matthew Murphy)

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville debuted at the Durham Performing Arts Center last night and, sadly, was a bit of a letdown. Let me say at the outset, that I am not a big fan of the music of Jimmy Buffett; however, I’m not sure that this presentation would appeal even to his most ardent… Continue reading In an Effort to Create a Positive Island Vibe, Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville Disappoints

Comedic Gender-Bending Tootsie, Now Playing at DPAC, Is Fresh, Fun, and Entertaining

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present the national tour of the 2018 Tony Award® winner, Tootsie: The Comedy Musical, on Oct. 19-24, as part of Truist Broadway at DPAC

The national tour of Tootsie: The Comedy Musical, a crisply updated version of the Academy Award®winning 1982 film, arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center last night for eight fresh, fun, and entertaining performances. If the audience reaction is any indication, it might be a highlight of the 2021-22 Truist Broadway at DPAC season. Like… Continue reading Comedic Gender-Bending Tootsie, Now Playing at DPAC, Is Fresh, Fun, and Entertaining

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles Takes DPAC Patrons on a Well-Produced Tour of 1960’s Fab Four Hits

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road, Performed Live at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16th (photo by Matt Christine Photography)

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road, Performed Live, a concert in the form of a show, at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles, presented as part of WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway at DPAC, takes the DPACContinue reading Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles Takes DPAC Patrons on a Well-Produced Tour of 1960’s Fab Four Hits

North Carolina Theatre Returns to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, with a Delightful, Bubbly, and Frothy Rendition of 9 to 5 The Musical

Stars include (from left) Sara Jean Ford as Judy, Lauren Kennedy as Violet, and Ryah Nixon as Doralee (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the first full show from the North Carolina Theatre in 18 months. I’m not sure they could have chosen a better show to get us back to the stage. 9 to 5 The Musical is a bubbly and frothy confection that has a wide-ranging appeal for young… Continue reading North Carolina Theatre Returns to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, with a Delightful, Bubbly, and Frothy Rendition of 9 to 5 The Musical