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Lauren Kennedy and Timothy Gulan star in Big Fish (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Big Fish Is Hugely Enjoyable — and Sure to Move Even the Hardest of Heart

On Wednesday, July 11th, Theatre Raleigh sold out its opening-night performance of Big Fish, the second production of its 2018 summer series. Based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace, and the 2003 Tim Burton film of the same name, this improbable tale of a father and son’s thorny relationship was adapted for the stage… Read More ›

Lauren Kennedy and Timothy Gulan star in Big Fish (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Big Fish Is a Lively, Delightful, Surprising, and Heartwarming Story of Family Love

Theatre Raleigh’s July 11-15 and 18-22 presentation of Big Fish, playing at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, is a story that transitioned from a 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace to a 2003 Columbia Pictures movie by John August. August also wrote the book for the 2013 Broadway musical, with lyrics and music by Andrew… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Big Fish Is Full of Magic and Heart

Based on a 1998 novel and a 2003 film, Big Fish, onstage now at the Kennedy Theatre via Theatre Raleigh and under the direction of Eric Woodall, is a magical musical that takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. The story opens with Will Bloom (Chris Dwan), a young man who is about to… Read More ›

HRT’s The Addams Family Is Kooky, Spooky, and Lots of Fun!

The colorful, kooky characters that make up the Addams Family have been popular for years. These dark characters with a fascination for the macabre have been seen in comics, in a television show, in movies, and now in a fun musical, onstage at Harnett Regional Theatre under the direction of Angela Martin. The musical, aptly… Read More ›

NRACT’s Rendition of Andrew Lippa’s Roaring Twenties Musical, “The Wild Party,” Is to Die For

Flappers and easy sex and bathtub gin and all that jazz, and tsk, tsk ain’t it all a shame? With a powerful musical backing, Joseph Moncure March’s book-length poem of excess and wantonness is surely expressed in Andrew Lippa’s operatic musical, The Wild Party. But those elements of society have always been with us, and… Read More ›