In “Next to Normal” at NCT, Lauren Kennedy Plays a Mother Struggling with Bipolar Disorder

The North Carolina Theatre will present Next to Normal, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical with a 2009 Tony Award ®-winning score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, on in May 1-3 and 5-10 in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC. NCT’s latest gala revival of a recent Broadway musical will star Lauren Kennedy as… Continue reading In “Next to Normal” at NCT, Lauren Kennedy Plays a Mother Struggling with Bipolar Disorder

Amusing Antics by Clay Aiken, Beth Leavel, & Co. Make “The Drowsy Chaperone” a Must-See Musical

“American Idol” season-two runner-up Clay Aiken wins the hearts and minds of Triangle theatergoers with his pixilated performance as the star-struck Man in Chair in the North Carolina Theatre‘s uproarious rendition of The Drowsy Chaperone, playing now through Sunday in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the downtown… Continue reading Amusing Antics by Clay Aiken, Beth Leavel, & Co. Make “The Drowsy Chaperone” a Must-See Musical

Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel Will Star in NCT’s Production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on May 7-12

“American Idol” season-two runner-up Clay Aiken and Tony Award®-winning actress Beth Leavel will star in the North Carolina Theatre‘s gala production of The Drowsy Chaperone, directed and choreographed by NCT artistic director Casey Hushion, on May 7-12 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Progress Energy Center)… Continue reading Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel Will Star in NCT’s Production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on May 7-12

“Hello, Dolly!” Star Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Is a Real Showstopper

Jacquelyn Piro Donovan gives a stellar performance in the title role of "Hello, Dolly!"

Broadway veteran Jacquelyn Piro Donovan stepped into the role of merry matchmaker Dolly Gallagher in the middle of rehearsals — and squeezes every drop of juice out of this plum part.

Broadway Veteran Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Stars in North Carolina Theatre’s “Hello, Dolly!”

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NCT artistic director Casey Hushion says, “We were fortunate to replace Cybill Shepherd with Jackie Piro Donovan, a Broadway veteran whose spirit perfectly embodies the iconic character of Dolly Levi.”