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The Justice Theater Project’s Every Brilliant Thing Is a Lighthearted Look at a Heavy Subject

The Justice Theater Project is back in business! After over a year and a half of COVID shutdown, JTP presents Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, performed by Thaddaeus Edwards, and directed by J. Chachula. When one loses a loved one to suicide, one may ask “Why did she/he do it?”… Read More ›

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

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 DPACRead More ›

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

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… Read More ›

NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 Is as Delightful as Dolly Parton

Set in 1979 and narrated by none other than musical legend Dolly Parton herself (via video), NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 burst onto the stage last night. The musical, which is based on the 1980 film and which features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, is every bit as big, bold, and beautiful as the… Read More ›

The National Tour of The Band’s Visit at DPAC on Oct. 5-10 Is a Unique Theatrical Experience, with a Rich Blend of Music and Humor

If you are looking for a predictable, formulaic piece of musical theater, do not read this review! If, on the other hand, you are ready for a unique theatrical experience that serves up a rich blend of music and humor, that affords glimpses of warm human interaction and insights into universal human truths, come on… Read More ›