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Carly Jones stars as Dorothy in The Wiz (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

The Wiz at Burning Coal: Kazowie! What a Show!

A funny thing happened to us last weekend on our way to review The Wiz, Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium, near the Historic Oakwood Section of Raleigh. Illness prevented us from going. Several nights later, we… Read More ›

Carter (left) manipulates the doll Trinculo and the bottle Stephano, while Randolph Curtis Rand as Prospero secretly spies on the drunk conspirators (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Burning Coal’s “(Three Man) Tempest” Is Ingenious and Audacious, But Only Partially Successful

The current Burning Coal Theatre Company presentation of (Three Man) Tempest — adapted and directed by Brooklyn, NY actor, director, and playwright Randolph Curtis Rand, is an ingenious and audacious, but only partially successful 90-minute condensation of legendary English poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s valedictory 1610-11 play. The main problem is, how a cast of… Read More ›

Yolanda W. Rabun, Randolph Curtis Rand (center), and David Henderson star in Burning Coal's modern-dress production of "Man of La Mancha" (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Randy Rand, David Henderson, and Yolanda Rabun Sparkle in “Man of La Mancha” at Burning Coal

OBIE Award-winning theater artist Randolph Curtis Rand stars as Cervantes and the iconic Don Quixote/Alonso Quixana in “Man of La Mancha,” smoothly segueing from the embattled poet of the theater facing the Inquisition to the crazed pseudo-knight with ease and aplomb. His face, voice, and angular body change in chameleon fashion as he slides from one character to the other.

andolph Curtis Rand (left) and David Henderson will star as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in "Man of La Mancha" at Burning Coal Theatre (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Brooklyn, NY Actor Randolph Curtis Rand Will Star as Cervantes/Quixote in the Musical “Man of La Mancha”

Brooklyn, NY actor and director Randolph Curtis Rand and Wake Forest, NC actress and chanteuse Yolanda W. Rabun will star as Cervantes/Quixote and Aldonza/Dulcinea, opposite Raleigh actor and director David Henderson as Sancho Panza, in the stellar Burning Coal Theatre Company presentation of the award-winning 1965 Broadway musical “Man of La Mancha.”

Roger Rathburn as Atticus Finch and Whitney Madren as Mayella Ewell (photo by Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Burning Coal’s “Mockingbird” Flies Again March 10th

On March 10-20, Burning Coal Theatre Company will reprise its critically acclaimed 2010-11 season opener, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. There will be only two major cast changes, with Fred Corlett replacing Paul Paliyenko and Emelia Cowans replacing LeDawna Akins.