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NCT’s Kinky Boots Is a Must-See Musical, with Lots of High-Heeled Kicks and Belly-Laughs

With high-heeled kicks, belly-laugh puns, and a score worthy of a Tony® for Best Musical in 2013, the North Carolina Theatre‘s home-grown production of Kinky Boots creates a spectacle unlike any other at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The cast is full of actors and singers who can compete with those playing the same roles on Broadway,… Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre’s Kinky Boots Is Surprisingly Universal

Based on a 2005 film of the same name, Kinky Boots, written by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by the Cyndi Lauper, has found new and exciting life onstage since 2012. And, the North Carolina Theatre production, directed and choreographed to perfection by Nathan Peck, proves that this story is still relevant, still important,… Read More ›

NCT's rendition of Disney's Newsies fun frolic of a show (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Newsies Is a True Delight

Disney’s Newsies has been a popular show since it was first made into a musical adapted from the film of the same name in 2011. And, based on North Carolina Theatre’s production, directed by Steve Bebout, it’s easy to see why. The musical follows a group of kids who sling newspapers for a living in… Read More ›

Jason Gotay stars as Jack in Disney's Newsies (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Version of Disney’s Newsies Features Splendid Staging and Showstopping Song-and-Dance Numbers

Last night, the North Carolina Theatre proudly presented the inaugural performance of Disney’s Newsies, the final production of its 2017-18 season, to a delighted opening-night crowd. On the surface, Newsies appears to be slightly dated, because it is set in New York during the 1899 New York City newspaper strike. However, Parker Esse’s lively show-stopping… Read More ›

Steve Raymond (left) and Jason Gotay star as Crutchie and Jack (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Stop the Presses! The North Carolina Theatre Will Stage Disney’s Newsies on July 24-29

For the final production of its crowd-pleasing 2017-18 season, the North Carolina Theatre will present eight high-octane performances of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical Disney’s Newsies on July 24-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. North Carolina’s premier producer of homegrown revivals of… Read More ›