Rock of Ages at Koka Booth in Cary Is Caught in Between Musical Theater and Rock Concert

It was a comfortable 72 degrees last evening in North Carolina, and I’m sliding my way to my second-row seat — Mountain Dew in one hand, funnel cake in the other. The sun set as both lawn chairs and beer cans are popped open in anticipation of a raucous night of rock music. From the… Continue reading Rock of Ages at Koka Booth in Cary Is Caught in Between Musical Theater and Rock Concert

Glam Metal Hits from the 1980s Propel Rock of Ages into the Jukebox-Musical Stratosphere

For four high-octane outdoor performances on Sept. 7-10, Glam metal hits from the 1980s will propel Theatre Raleigh and the Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s joint presentation of the blockbuster 2005 Los Angeles, 2006 Las Vegas, 2008 Off-Broadway, 2009 Broadway, and 2011 West End jukebox musical Rock of Ages into musical stratosphere. This local production of Rock… Continue reading Glam Metal Hits from the 1980s Propel Rock of Ages into the Jukebox-Musical Stratosphere

Theatre Raleigh’s All My Sons Heats Up Summer Nights at the Kennedy Theatre on June 8-19

Julie Fishell (left), Charlie Brady, and Meagan Mackenzie Chieppor star in Theatre Raleigh's production of All My Sons (photo by Alexa Rose Blazevich Photography)

The lights came up on the stage of the Kennedy Theatre on Thursday night, with a beautiful, middle-aged woman in a nightdress sitting on a tree swing in the darkness of a thunderstorm. The violence of the storm and its destruction drives her back into the house, and all goes black once more. This moment,… Continue reading Theatre Raleigh’s All My Sons Heats Up Summer Nights at the Kennedy Theatre on June 8-19

“A Few Good Men” Is a Must-See Courtroom Drama!

Playwright Aaron Sorkin’s writing, Theatre Raleigh guest director Michael Berry’s direction, and the talent and effort of the cast, designers, and crew of A Few Good Men make this 1989 Broadway courtroom drama an incredible evening of live theater. What is a “Code Red”? Who should be held accountable when the best intentions of “a… Continue reading “A Few Good Men” Is a Must-See Courtroom Drama!