Tag: Haskell Fitz-Simons
One of the lies that we all tell ourselves is that there will always be time — to mend broken relationships, to tell the people who love us that we love them right back, to say goodbye to old friends battling serious illnesses. Sometimes, we wait too long. Like many of his friends, I knew… Read More ›
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Musical Comedy “Cinderella” Is a Zany Fractured 17th Century French Fairy Tale
Raleigh Little Theatre will present its gala 29th annual production of “Cinderella” on Dec. 6-9 and 13-16 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Director Haskell Fitz-Simons has directed all 29 RLT productions of Cinderella, which RLT first performed on Dec. 13, 1984. “Cinderella” features music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy and a book and lyrics by Eiler, based on the familiar French fairy tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703).
Any fan of the 1935 film The 39 Steps or any Alfred Hitchcock devotee should be positively delighted with Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of the play by the same name. Others, however, will likely be lost, bored, and a little overwhelmed with this excessively silly and frenzied comedy. The show follows Richard Hannay (Jesse Gephart)… Read More ›
On Oct. 12-14, 18-21, and 25-28, Raleigh Little Theatre will present a community-theater production of “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. English actor, comedian, and playwright Patrick Barlow adapted this knee-slapping 2005 farce from John Buchan’s classic 1915 adventure novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s edge-of-your-seat 1935 motion-picture thriller based on Buchan’s nail-biting espionage story.
More often than not, the theatre is a place for silence and careful observation. That’s not the case, however, with Raleigh Little Theatre’s daring and fun presentation of The Rocky Horror Show. Audience members are invited to participate as their comfort levels allow. Brave guests can get up and dance the time warp, shout out… Read More ›