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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 ›

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Brings the Ultimate Disco Dance Party to DPAC

If you’re looking for an upbeat, danceable production to enjoy during these dark February nights, the Durham Performing Arts Center has a prescription for you: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, presented as part of DPAC‘s WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series. No, it’s not June-July-August-Summer, but Donna Summer, who carved a lane for herself in… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Entertains and Empowers

Whether you’re a big fan of musical legend Donna Summer or just have a passing interest in her life, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center under the direction of Des McAnuff, is a fun, intriguing look at all parts of this celebrated artist. It explores her as a child,… Read More ›

JTP’s Fine Cast Does Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Sweat, “Justice”

Sweat by Lynn Nottage is the kind of play that provokes conversation in the car all the way home. We fell into conversation about several higher-level topics in the 30-minute drive home from the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC; and the conversation continues as we sit to write this review of… Read More ›

FMT’s Prelude to a Kiss Is an Evening of Hearty Laughter and Warm Smiles

Peter and Rita meet at a party, they date for a few months, they get married, and then “the [kiss] hits the fan.” An old man that nobody knows has drifted into their wedding reception. After he has downed a few glasses of champagne, he asks for (and gets) permission to kiss the bride. That… Read More ›