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Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God at NRACT Is Funny, Touching, and Thought-Provoking, a Bit Shocking, But Ultimately Uplifting

There comes a time in all of our lives when we encounter a profound and immutable truth: comic-strip characters simply never age! Indeed, Charlie Brown (and the rest of Charles M. Schultz’s Peanuts characters) appeared on the scene in the 1950s as elementary-school-aged children and remained in that age group for half a century. But… Read More ›

The Carolina Theatre presented the "David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown" on Dec. 11th

David Benoit’s “Charlie Brown Christmas” Tribute to the Music of Vince Guaraldi Was Effortless and Fun

David Benoit has been charming audiences with his jazzy Mr. Rogers-like personality for more than 40 years; and though he’s charted over 25 albums, it appears the sounds and music of Charlie Brown have his heart — and that heart is what he gave to The Carolina Theatre’s audience during his Christmas Tribute to Charlie… Read More ›

"Dog Sees God" runs through July 9th in REP's new downtown theater

In Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God,” Homophobia Splits the Now-Teenaged “Peanuts” Gang

Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized play “Dog Sees God,” which features angst-ridden teenage versions of good old Charlie Brown and the “Peanuts” comic-strip gang, is definitely not for small fry, and not just because Snoopy dies of rabies (offstage) — and goes to Dog Heaven — just before the curtain rises.

"Dog Sees God" opens June 24th

Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God” Parodies the “Peanuts” Comic-Strip Characters as Teenagers

“While inspired by the wholesome, all-American [“Peanuts”] gang generations have grown up with, this production is intended for mature audiences only,” cautions director Glen Matthews. “Dog Sees God is also presented in a unique environmental format that places the audience in the world of the play …”

Snoopy!!! The Musical | November 6-22

Snoopy!!! The Musical opens November 6th and runs through November 22nd at Raleigh Little Theatre. Performances will be held in RLT’s Gaddy—Goodwin Teaching Theatre. The musical comedy by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady is based on Charles M. Schulz’ comic strip Peanuts. This sequel to the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown focuses more… Read More ›