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Ken Clement and Will Blum will star as Santa Claus and Buddy in "Elf the Musical" on Nov. 14-17 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (photo by Amy Boyle Photography)

“Elf” Brings Christmas Cheer to the Triangle

Let’s just be honest about what Elf the Musical really is, at its core: fluffy fun. It’s not out to make an impact or change the world; it’s out to put a smile on your face and, if it’s lucky, to put you in the Christmas spirit in early November. Thankfully, it’s successful on both… Read More ›

“Elf the Musical” Is a Modern-Day Christmas Classic

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present the touring version of Elf the Musical, based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell as Buddy Hobbs, on Nov. 12-17 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. The current national tour, produced by NETworks… Read More ›

Christian Marriner Steals the Show as Lord Farquaad in “Shrek the Musical” at Memorial Auditorium

Thanks to a pixilated prologue briefly depicting Shrek the seven-year-old ogre’s banishment to the swamp and Far, Far Away Princess Fiona’s exile to a remote castle guarded by a fire-breathing Dragon, fans of the 2001 Academy Award®-winning animated film “Shrek” and Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre patrons who have never seen the DreamWorks movie can enjoy “Shrek the Musical” equally, with its whimsical musical staging by NETworks Presentations, LLC national tour director Stephen Sposito and choreographer Chris Bailey.

The current national tour of "Shrek the Musical" stars Perry Sook as Shrek, Jeremy Gaston as Donkey, and Whitney Winfield as Princess Fiona (photo by LvR / paparazzibyappointment)

The Triangle Gets a Make-Ogre: “Shrek the Musical” Plays Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Nov. 27-Dec. 2

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre are hosting a deluxe encore presentation of the Tony Award®-winning 2008 fractured fairy tale, “Shrek the Musical,” based on the 2001 Academy Award®-winning animated movie “Shrek,” on Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. (“Shrek” made its Triangle debut on April 5-10, 2011 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.)

The national tour of "Spring Awakening" played Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on March 11 and 12 (photo by Andy Snow)

“Spring Awakening” Jolts Raleigh Audiences

Although the original production of “Spring Awakening” swept people away and drew huge crowds, this touring production failed to deliver on the whole. The performers all had lovely voices, but their acting chops left a lot to be desired.