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Theatre Raleigh’s Oh What a Night! Is Pure Delight

July 10, 2021

Theatre Raleigh’s Oh What A Night! has become somewhat of a local tradition. And, this year’s production- one of the first in the area to take place on a live stage since COVID- does not disappoint. Directed and choreographed by Lauren Kennedy Brady, this mash-up of medleys, performed by some of the area’s most promising… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre Forks the Lightning of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s Speculative Drama About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last Night

On an overcast night last weekend in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, the audience for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall found itself in a motel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, back on April 3, 1968. They soon discover that it is the room of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (played… Read More ›

August Wilson’s Radio Golf Is Beautifully Staged, with an Outstanding Cast, at Pure Life Theatre

“This is business. This is the way it’s done in America.” — Roosevelt Hicks in Radio Golf Pure Life Theatre director Jamal Farrar brings us a beautifully staged version of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, performed by an outstanding cast. https Radio Golf is the final entry in playwright Wilson’s Century Cycle — a collection of… Read More ›

Sexy, Dirty, and Thrilling, Matthew Bourne’s 2000 Ballet, The Car Man, Is a Feast for All of the Senses

The New Adventures production of British director and choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne OBE’s 2000 dance production, The Car Man, filmed in 2015 during its most recent revival at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, is a ballet loosely based on Georges Bizet’s beloved 1875 opera, Carmen. But Bourne’s reworking of the opera’s plot is closer in… Read More ›

The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.’s Virtual Performance of Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride) Is a Deliciously Light, Crisp Satire of “Art for Art’s Sake”

The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.’s FREE 2021 production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “poetical, aesthetical, comical operettical” Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride) (1881), with music by Sir Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) and a libretto by Sir William S. Gilbert (1836-1911), is a deliciously light, crisp satire on — of all things — the Aesthetic Movement, which pioneered the… Read More ›