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Theatre Raleigh’s The Wolf is a Delightful Treat for Families

‘ There is definitely a need for more truly family-friendly theatre in the Triangle, and that doesn’t just mean shows geared towards kids. No, it means shows that are short and manageable enough for the littlest of little ones to sit through, shows with big, colorful acting that kids can enjoy. Fortunately, Theatre Raleigh has… Read More ›

The Wolf (Quincy Ellis) menaces the Three Little Pigs (lower right) (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

The Wolf’s Amazing and Energetic Young Cast Triumphs Over a Problematic Script

Theatre Raleigh’s 2015 world-premiere dance/theater piece, The Wolf, is back, as part of the theater company’s new Family Festivities series; and it’s easy to see why this Family Festivities show has made a triumphant return. Joe Calarco’s script cleverly combines three wolf-centric fairy tales — The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Three Little Pigs, and… Read More ›

“Sleuth” Is a Perfect Mix of Mystery, Mayhem, and Comedy

For anyone who loves lots of plot twists and a healthy dose of comedy, Anthony Shaffer’s Sleuth is an excellent choice. Theatre Raleigh’s production, as part of its Hot Summer Nights Series, features two of the Triangle’s most gifted actors- Michael Brocki and Jesse Gephart– and also benefits from precise direction by John McIlwee and… Read More ›

"Sleuth" stars Jesse R. Gephart (seated) and Michael Brocki (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Theatre Raleigh Lets the Audience Become the “Sleuth”

SO: Milo Tindle wants to marry Andrew Wyke’s wife, and he drops by to ask for permission. What could possibly happen? As members of the Aug. 5th opening-night audience of Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights production of Sleuth, we become the detectives, trying to gauge not just “Who done it?” but also “who done what”… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s “Dreamgirls” Is a Sheer Delight!

Want an evening of top-notch entertainment? Lauren Kennedy directs the answer to your Dreams! Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights production of Dreamgirls has excellent singing, acting, and dancing (with choreography by Abbey O’Brien), a superb set (designed by Chris Bernier), costumes to-die-for (designed by Denise Schumaker), and first-rate musical accompaniment (directed by Brian Phoebus). Plus,… Read More ›