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North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre's cast for its community-theater production of The Toxic Avenger includes (clockwise, from top left) Orlando Parker Jr., Jay Dolan, Heather Shinpaugh, Aaron C. Alderman, and Lauren Paige Raine

The Toxic Avenger at NRACT Is Grand Fun, But Unpolished

Based on Lloyd Kauffman’s 1984 cult horror comedy film of the same name, the musical version of The Toxic Avenger opened in Brunswick, New Jersey, in 2008, followed a year later by an Off-Broadway production, which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Off-Broadway Musical. The show has been mounted across the United… Read More ›

The Wedding Singer's cast includes (from left) Heather Shinpaugh, Billy Hoffman as Sammy, John Millsaps as Robbie Hart, Chris Maxwell as George, Emma Goodwin, and Brent Blakesley (photo Jess Marie Studios)

NRACT’s The Wedding Singer Dazzles, Despite Some Missteps

Wrapping up a season that began with the highly successful musical adaptation of the 1980 film 9 to 5, North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre dazzles us with another film-to-stage musical adaptation, The Wedding Singer: The Musical, based on the 1998 Adam Sandler/ Drew Barrymore comedy. NRACT’s next season will be bookended by two other… Read More ›

The Wedding Singer Will Make You Fall in Love

Back in 1998, when the film The Wedding Singer, came out, it was an instant classic, revered for its fun energy and over-the-top 80s costumes. That same fun, infectious energy that made the film so beloved is apparent in NRACT’s production of the musical version, written by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, with music by… Read More ›

Mortall Coile Theatre Company's presentation of "Master Harold" ... and the boys by Athol Fugard stars Ben Pluska (center) as Hally and Gil Faison (right) as Sam (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

Mortall Coile’s Rendition of Athol Fugard’s "Master Harold" … and the boys Is Most Impressive

Mortall Coile Theatre Company’s presentation of South African dramatist Athol Fugard’s 1982 play, “Master Harold” … and the boys, takes place on a rainy afternoon in 1950 in South Africa during the the country’s infamous apartheid era. Its protagonist, “Hally,” is the 17-year-old son of the owners of St. George’s Park Tea Room in Port… Read More ›

Mortall Coile Theatre Company’s "Master Harold" … and the boys Is a Masterpiece!

On Thursday, April 14th, Mortall Coile Theatre Company founder and artistic director Jesse R. Gephart said, “I’ve waited two years to produce this show,” during his opening-night statement for “Master Harold” … and the boys, which he also directed. Well, we are here to tell you: it was worth the wait — the production is… Read More ›