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“Hairspray” Really Spritzes Up the Stage at RLT

It must have been coincidence, but Raleigh Little Theatre couldn’t have been more in tune with the country in choosing to produce Hairspray — with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman — right now. The delightful story of segregation turned to integration,… Read More ›

“Hairspray” Is a Hit for RLT

Ever since “Hairspray,” based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, first hit the stage, it’s been a favorite among “underdogs” of all types. In this delightfully written, funny, and pointed musical, boundaries are broken and the “little guy” always comes out a victor. Of course, the “little guy” is really a… Read More ›

RLT’s “Once on This Island” is an Intriguing Combination of Myth, Fairy Tale, and Truth

Imagine a story that’s equal parts fairy-tale, myth, and harsh reality. Those things might seem to contradict one other, but somehow, all of these elements manage to combine successfully in “Once on this Island,” playing now at Raleigh Little Theatre. Set on a Caribbean island—brought to life by Thomas Mauney’s effective set and Vicki Olson’s… Read More ›