When an evening of ballet includes music like perennial favorites George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the audience knows already that they’re in for a treat, but what the Carolina Ballet’s patrons got with the opening night of Rhapsody in Blue, was a gift tied up in a brilliant diamond-blue… Continue reading The Carolina Ballet’s Rhapsody in Blue Is Absolutely Stunning!
The Justice Theater Project, headed up by Deb Royals, has been producing socially important entertainment for 12 years now. They never fail at both massive jobs — entertaining and driving home the various gaping inequities in American society. This season JTP’s theme, according to Kristi Vincent Johnson, chairperson of the theater’s board of directors, is… Continue reading Justice Theater Project’s Version of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is a Must-See Show with a Wonderful and Talented Cast
The Justice Theater Project’s rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which concludes its two-week run on June 23-25 at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, tells a hauntingly beautiful story, set in “Catfish Row,” a tenement in Charleston, SC. Porgy is a disabled beggar. Bess is a beautiful, sultry woman with… Continue reading JTP’s Rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is Beautiful and Captivating!
It’s easy to see why An American in Paris was the most-awarded musical of 2015 and the winner of four Tony Awards®. The Durham Performing Arts Center’s presentation of this musical, as part of the current SunTrust Broadway Series, is spectacular, with songs by the indomitable Gershwin Brothers (George and Ira, who won the Oscar®… Continue reading An American in Paris ‘S Wonderful at DPAC Through Jan. 8th
An American in Paris, onstage now at DPAC under the direction and meticulous choreography of Christopher Wheeldon, seems like it was made for the stage. It features one beautiful song-and-dance number after the next, not to mention wonderfully vibrant characters. Amazingly enough, though, the play is based on the 1951 film of the same name.… Continue reading Dreamy and Wistful, An American in Paris Charms Viewers at DPAC