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DPAC’s Les Misérables Is as Powerful and Profound as Ever

Based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name, Les Misérables, has long been a Broadway favorite, making it a perfect fit for Durham Performing Arts Center’s “Magic of Broadway” season. The story, of course, begins with Jean Valjean (Patrick Dunn), a French peasant and former criminal who has served 19 years in jail. After… Read More ›

Andrew Borba’s Fresh Approach to Julius Caesar Pays Big Dramatic Dividends for PlayMakers

Under Andrew Borba’s direction, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar strikes a very keen balance between the sometimes conflicting goals of “remaining true to tradition” and “providing a fresh approach.” And the company’s success in this endeavor is strikingly apparent well before the first line is ever spoken. Scenic designer Jan Chambers… Read More ›

Puddle of Mudd @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center

Puddle of Mudd Cone Denim Entertainment Center, Greensboro March 8th Puddle of Mudd had a good turnout considering it was a Sunday night and the Cone Denim Entertainment Center does not promote very well. The lower part of the theater was over half full with a lot of the seats up in the balcony taken…. Read More ›

Moonlight Stage’s Venus in Fur Is a Fast, Fun, and Extremely Sexy Play-About-a-Play

David Ives’ 2010 Off-Broadway and 2011 Broadway hit Venus in Fur depicts the zaniest-ever theater audition; and Moonlight Stage Company of Raleigh, NC affords ringside seats for a superb production of Venus in Fur. The Plot: When the curtain rises, playwright/director Thomas Novachek (Patrick Osteen) is frustrated, because he simply cannot find the right leading… Read More ›

Even Down Four Singers on March 6th at Duke Performances, Chanticleer Was Magnificent!

The news is all about the coronavirus, but the four members of Chanticleer who weren’t able to make Duke Performances’ Friday, March 6th, presentation of Faith of Our Fathers (Sacred Program) in Baldwin Auditorium were struck down by the plain ol’, garden-variety flu. Though the vocal ensemble dubbed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by… Read More ›