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HRT Turns Out a Truly Charming “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Most people are at least somewhat familiar with Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” However, the story has also enjoyed a life onstage through several adaptations. One of the more manageable, straightforward, and true-to-the-film versions is James W. Rodgers’ 1993 incarnation. Harnett Regional Theater, under the skilled direction of Ruth Mills, wisely… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Turns Out a Truly Wonderful “Wizard of Oz”

Most people have taken that fateful journey “over the rainbow” with Dorothy Gale a time or two, but whether you’ve seen the show one time or a hundred times, you’re sure to find something new to love in Harnett Regional Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” onstage through Sunday, May 18th. This charming production… Read More ›

HRT’s “Steel Magnolias” Is Intimate and Immersive

“Steel Magnolias,” the semi-autobiographical play written by Robert Harling, has been a hit with audiences (both Southern and non) since it first opened in 1987. The story, set in Louisiana, follows a group of fiery women as they endure life’s ups and downs. There’s Truvy (Susan Bristow), the sassy owner of a self-named salon where… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Meets the Challenges of “A Christmas Story” Head-On

Harnett Regional Theatre recently changed its look, repainting and adding plush new carpet, and is celebrating the welcome change with a can’t-miss performance of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story,” directed by Vicki Wade. While, at first glance, “A Christmas Story” seems like a simple play to produce, it’s actually anything but. The lighthearted and… Read More ›

HRT Puts a Classic Spin on “Little Shop of Horrors”

“Little Shop of Horrors,” based on the low-budget, 1960 film of the same name, is a play that often finds itself in a bit of a predicament: if it is put on by a major theatre, one that pulls out all the stops and spares no special effect, it often loses a bit of its… Read More ›