Fast-Paced, Upbeat Be More Chill at NRACT Has Spectacular Dance Numbers and Lots of Laughs

Brayden Roberge and Spencer Giles star as Jeremy Heere and Michael Mell (photo by Areon Mobasher)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s mission includes bringing “a unique perspective to the theatre community by producing provocative, challenging, and inspirational theatre,” and they have hit the mark again with Be More Chill, a brand-new, energetic, modernistic fantasy musical, fresh from its March 10-Aug. 11, 2019 Broadway run. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart, with… Continue reading Fast-Paced, Upbeat Be More Chill at NRACT Has Spectacular Dance Numbers and Lots of Laughs

Henderson and Gephart’s Well-Done I Am My Own Wife Is a Conversation Starter

David Henderson stars I Am My Own Wife for Theatre Raleigh (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright is as complex as the overstuffed shelves of the set in Theatre Raleigh’s current production of this work. This is a theatrical piece that first and foremost demands the skillful ability of an actor to take on over 30 characters… Continue reading Henderson and Gephart’s Well-Done I Am My Own Wife Is a Conversation Starter

Brazen and Beautiful, Theatre Raleigh’s I Am My Own Wife Proves Thought-Provoking and Relevant

David Henderson stars I Am My Own Wife for Theatre Raleigh (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

I Am My Own Wife, onstage now at Theatre Raleigh under the direction of Jesse Gephart, tells the fascinating true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, at least as much of it as can be told. Charlotte is a person without clear definition, clear allegiances, or an entirely clear story. Yet, viewers get to know her-… Continue reading Brazen and Beautiful, Theatre Raleigh’s I Am My Own Wife Proves Thought-Provoking and Relevant

TIP’s Top-Notch Singers and Musicians in Godspell 2012 Weave a Joyous Musical Spell

What if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way home. Back up to heaven all alone, just trying to make his way home. — Joan Osborne song “One of Us,” with lyrics by Eric Bazilian — Raleigh, NC-based Theatre… Continue reading TIP’s Top-Notch Singers and Musicians in Godspell 2012 Weave a Joyous Musical Spell

Terrence McNally’s Clichéd Comedy It’s Only a Play at TIP Is Chock-Full of Inside Jokes

The opening weekend Sunday-matinee performance of It’s Only a Play offered a handful of laughs and a whole lot of celebrity name-dropping to patrons of Raleigh, NC’s beloved Theatre in the Park. While it is apparent that the cast, director, and production team at TIP are of the utmost talent and professionalism, playwright Terrence McNally’s… Continue reading Terrence McNally’s Clichéd Comedy It’s Only a Play at TIP Is Chock-Full of Inside Jokes