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Lynnette Barber stars as Mother Shaw in Raleigh Little Theatre's production of Crowns (photo by Brenna Lila Jane Berry-Stewart)

Regina Taylor’s Crowns at RLT Is the Best Musical That I’ve Seen in Years

When I went to see Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Crowns by Regina Taylor, I didn’t know quite what to expect; but what I found was that it was the best musical I’d seen in years. When I think about musical theater, I usually think about sadness. I think about ballads about death, about fighting… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre will present Regina Taylor's gospel musical Crowns on Aug. 31-Sept. 3 and Sept 7-10 in RLT's Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (photo by Areon Mobasher Photography)

We Tip Our Hats to Everyone Involved with Crowns at Raleigh Little Theatre

There’s generally a whole lot of spirit to be found on the stages of Raleigh Little Theatre. At the moment, however, there’s a literal revelation, as director Terra Hodge takes us to church by way of Regina Taylor’s 2002 gospel musical Crowns. The story centers on a young African-American girl, Yolanda, who has lost her… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project’s Production of Black Nativity Will Take You to Church

Written by Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes, Black Nativity premiered Off Broadway in December of 1961. It has since become a holiday staple of schools, churches, and community theaters in countries around the world. The Justice Theatre Project has just mounted its sixth annual production of Black Nativity on Dec. 17-19 in Stewart Theatre in… Read More ›

The Justice Theatre Project’s Production of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” Is Now a Raleigh Tradition

By now a Raleigh Christmas tradition, The Justice Theatre Project’s fourth annual production of Langston Hughes’ 1961 Off-Broadway musical, Black Nativity, is an extraordinary celebration that stimulates the senses with a blaze of colors, a torrent of almost overwhelming music, and an intimacy of shared passions emanating from the stage and swirling about in the… Read More ›

Black Nativity

Chuck Davis Will Choreograph JTP’s 2012 Edition of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” on Dec. 20-23

The Justice Theater Project is continuing its new Yuletide tradition of performing shows in downtown Raleigh, NC, by presenting its second annual production of “Black Nativity,” a 1961 gospel song play by Joplin, MO-born African-American poet, playwright, novelist, journalist, and political activist Langston Hughes (nee James Mercer Langston Hughes, 1902-67), on Dec. 20-23 in 340-seat Pittman Auditorium at Saint Mary’s School.