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Teens in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Bat Boy Show the Grownups How It’s Done

Based on a 1992 Weekly World News tabloid story about a cave-dwelling half-bat, half-boy, Bat Boy: The Musical premiered in Los Angeles in 1997, followed by a nine-month Off-Broadway run in 2001. The show features a book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, composer of hit musicals Legally… Read More ›

RLT's Teens on Stage's two-week run of "Runaways" ends on July 24-26 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

RLT’s “Runaways” Suffers Due to a Weak Script

For its annual Teens On Stage production, Raleigh Little Theatre has chosen Runaways, written by Elizabeth Swados and directed by Linda O’Day Young. Runaways is more like performance art than a play; it chronicles the lives of a large group of homeless teens through song, dance, and brief vignettes into their lives. All of this… Read More ›

“Pinocchio” Proves Fun for Kids and Adults

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Pinocchio, directed by Linda O’Day Young, is pretty much everything you could want in a children’s play. Featuring big, bright, funny acting, akin to what you’d see in a Disney movie, and a quirky humor that appeals to kids of all ages, this play is a great one for the young in age and the young at heart.

The "horrible Herdmans" (from left) include Dason Fuller as Claude, Connor Gerney as Ralph, Marleigh Purgar-McDonald as Gladys, Evan Tylka as Ollie, Lauren Toney as Imogene, and Langdon Ogburn as Leroy Herdman (photo by Curtis Brown)

The Horrible Herdmans’ Takeover Unexpectedly Results in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

On Nov. 2-4, 7-11, and 15-18, Raleigh Little Theatre will present a youth-theater production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” adapted for the stage by Barbara Robinson from her perennially popular 1972 novel about the horrible Herdman children and how they mercilessly bullied their classmates at school and then invaded rehearsals for a church’s annual Christmas pageant and strong-armed their way into all the plum roles. RLT youth theater and education director Linda O’Day Young will stage this 1982 holiday classic in RLT‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage "Dear Edwina Jr." on May 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20 in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Dear Edwina Jr.” Is the Perfect Girl-Power Musical for a New Generation

Raleigh Little Theatre will present a youth-theater production of “Dear Edwina Jr.,” a one-hour children’s musical by composer Zina Goldrich and lyricist and librettist Marcy Heisler, on May 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20 in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre as part of the community theater’s 2011-12 Youth Series. RLT‘s youth and theater education director Linda O’Day Young will stage the show with a cast that includes several young performers who have been participants in the theater’s youth-education program.