Tag: Jon Todd
Reefer Madness, onstage now at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT), is a tongue-in-cheek satire-turned-tragicomedy, and this production, under the colorful direction of Jon Todd, wastes no time in getting to the “comedy” part. As the curtains open on the purposefully bare-bones set (the play-within-a-play operates under the guise that a makeshift theatre group… Read More ›
Ever since it first debuted on Broadway in 1993, Neil Simon’s comedy, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” has been transporting audiences back to simpler-but-still- troubled times, namely the 1950s. Set in New York City and, to be more specific, in the writer’s room of a weekly comedy series, this charming play, onstage now at NRACT… Read More ›
Laughter on the 23rd Floor is a roman a clef of Neil Simon’s early days creating humor for “Your Show of Shows,” a Saturday-night spectacular that employed such later headliners as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Simon, and Lucille Kallen and co-starred the famous team of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. This story of TV comedy… Read More ›
Audrey II, that Mean Green Mother from Outer Space, is back! This time, the wonderfully wicked man-eating plant will thrive at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, which is presenting a community-theater production of “Little Shop of Horrors” on Sept. 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30 in its theater in the Greystone Village Shopping Center in north Raleigh, NC. The 1982 Off-Broadway hit is based on director Roger Corman’s legendary low-budget 1960 horror film “The Little Shop of Horrors,” shot in only two days for just $30,000.
Becoming a Guest Speller for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Gives Reviewer a Unique Perspective
My sojourn onstage commenced mere moments after the cast completed its lively opening number (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”). I barely had time to take in the realistic school gymnasium set before I found myself lining up with the other spellers, with a number placard hanging around my neck.