Gorgeous Bluegrass Music, Amazing Dancing, Thigh-Slapping Comedy, and Lots of Heart Make Bright Star Shine at Memorial Auditorium

Jeff Blumenkrantz, AJ Shively, and Emily Padgett were part of the original Broadway cast of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical Bright Star (photo by Joan Marcus)

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s April 17-22 presentation of the touring version of Bright Star: A New Musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is a lovely, simply told tale, full of real emotions, gorgeous bluegrass music, amazing dancing, and lots of heart. Even with the blind eye to details, the musical… Continue reading Gorgeous Bluegrass Music, Amazing Dancing, Thigh-Slapping Comedy, and Lots of Heart Make Bright Star Shine at Memorial Auditorium

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s New Bluegrass Musical Bright Star Will Play Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on April 17-22

The Bright Star Band (from left: George Guthrie, Wayne Fugate, Martha McDonnell, Skip Ward, Anthony De Angelis, and Eric Davis) brought Bluegrass to Broadway in Bright Star (photo by Craig Schwartz)

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will jointly present eight performances of the First National Tour of the 2014 San Diego and 2016 Broadway bluegrass musical Bright Star: A New Musical by Grammy®, Emmy®, and Academy Award® winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell on April 17-22 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in… Continue reading Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s New Bluegrass Musical Bright Star Will Play Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on April 17-22

L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz Is Still a Wholesome Family Favorite

The Wizard of Oz stars (from left) Christopher Russell as the Tinman, Kalie Kaimann as Dorothy Gale, Victor Legarreta as the Cowardly Lion, and Chris Duir as the Scarecrow (photo © Denise S. Trupe)

I don’t know many people who have never watched the iconic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film version of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Judging by Tuesday’s opening-night audience for the 2017-18 National Tour of The Wizard of Oz, co-presented March 13-18 by Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre, it is still… Continue reading L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz Is Still a Wholesome Family Favorite

The Wizard of Oz, Playing March 13-18 at Memorial Auditorium, Celebrates the 1939 Film

The Wizard of Oz stars (from left) Christopher Russell as the Tinman, Kalie Kaimann as Dorothy Gale, Victor Legarreta as the Cowardly Lion, and Chris Duir as the Scarecrow (photo © Denise S. Trupe)

Thanks to Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre, Triangle theatergoers will once again be skipping down the Yellow Brick Road, off to see the Wizard, on March 13-18 in recently renovated Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. BSS and NCT are jointly presenting eight eye-catching and ear-pleasing performances of the 2017-18 National Tour of the vivacious… Continue reading The Wizard of Oz, Playing March 13-18 at Memorial Auditorium, Celebrates the 1939 Film

"Live Reading David Sedaris" Is Much Funnier and Filthier Than "NPR David Sedaris"

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humorists. At 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23rd, he shared stories and highlight the release of his newest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

New York-born, Raleigh-raised humorist David Sedaris strode onto the stage at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 23rd, for An Evening with David Sedaris, presented by (Broadway Series South. After a brief introduction by WUNC’s Eric Hodge and some not-so-brief comments by artist Jeffrey Jenkins, Sedaris launched into an evening of essays, diary entries, and random… Continue reading "Live Reading David Sedaris" Is Much Funnier and Filthier Than "NPR David Sedaris"