North Carolina Theatre’s West Side Story Is Both Timeless and Relevant

Addie Morales and Zach Adkins star as Maria and Tony (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

West Side Story is a theatre staple, one that almost everyone has seen at least once, if not multiple times. However, North Carolina Theatre‘s current production, directed by Eric Woodall and based on a conception by Jerome Robbins, is a new, fresh, and surprisingly modern take on this beloved tale. And, while this production doesn’t… Continue reading North Carolina Theatre’s West Side Story Is Both Timeless and Relevant

NCT’s West Side Story Is a High-Energy Show, with Dazzling Choreography and Awesome Music, Vocals, and Acting

Jeremy Dumont's choreography for West Side Story is dazzling (photo by Curtis Scott Brown)

It is not an exaggeration to say: “North Carolina Theatre‘s production of West Side Story has it all!” This is a high-energy show with dazzling choreography, awesome music, beautifully clear vocals, natural down-to-earth acting, and plenty of opportunities to laugh … and to cry.. Directed by NCT’s producing artistic director Eric Woodall, this production features… Continue reading NCT’s West Side Story Is a High-Energy Show, with Dazzling Choreography and Awesome Music, Vocals, and Acting

Scene-Stealing Men Make Carolina Ballet’s Latest Show, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins, a Fun, High-Energy Endeavor

The men steal the show in An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins (photo by Rachel Neville Photography)

During a season that celebrates some of the best choreography of Carolina Ballet’s beloved founder and artistic director Robert Weiss, who is relinquishing his control over the ballet troupe that he has built into one of the best ballet companies in the nation, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins is a celebration of two of… Continue reading Scene-Stealing Men Make Carolina Ballet’s Latest Show, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins, a Fun, High-Energy Endeavor

Steeped in Tradition, DPAC’s Fiddler on the Roof Is Still Relevant and Engaging

Fiddler on the Roof has been considered a classic since its debut in 1964. Despite its place in the theatrical canon, however, it is not a show frequently staged in the Triangle area, with theatregoers preferring the new, hip, and edgy. However, DPAC’s Suntrust Broadway production of the classic, directed by Bartlett Sher, proves that… Continue reading Steeped in Tradition, DPAC’s Fiddler on the Roof Is Still Relevant and Engaging

Carolina Ballet, New York City to Elizabeth City

Every program has been a different experience this season at the Carolina Ballet. The two works in the current production, Fancy Free and Carolina Jamboree, are as different from each other as they are from previous programs. What they have in common is that they are fun non-traditional ballets. Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free is a jazzy… Continue reading Carolina Ballet, New York City to Elizabeth City