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Mamma Mia! Is a Fun Night with Neuse Little Theatre at the "The Hut" in Smithfield

On Friday, Sept. 20th, the Neuse Little Theatre opened its 46th Season to a full house for Mamma Mia! Originally produced in London and then running on Broadway from 2001 to 2015, Mamma Mia! was created around the chart-topping hits of the 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA. The book by Catherine Johnson weaves a whimsical… Read More ›

The cast for Neuse Little Theatre's Feb. 17-19 and 24-26 presentation of Good Ol' Girls includes (from left) Teresa Gurley Shearin, Natasha Allen Thompson, Theressa Rose, Leanne Bernard, and Nancy Boyle Gibbs

Five Local Good Ol’ Girls Draw Full Houses to Neuse Little Theatre in Smithfield

We’ve all heard of “good ol’ boys,” and we’ve all got an impression of just exactly what a good ol’ boy might be. The Urban Dictionary definition begins: “A man or older boy from the South, in this case the stereotypical redneck or hick. Likes cheap beer, NASCAR, football, pro wrestling, hunting and/or fishing, and… Read More ›

NOTE: NLT's Good Ol' Girls has added a 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26th, show

Neuse Little Theatre’s Good Ol’ Girls Is a Foot-Stomping, Feel-Good Time

On the edge of downtown Smithfield, NC, sits an inconspicuous log cabin known by locals as “The Hut.” I have often driven past this building without giving it much thought, until last night. After picking up my tickets for Neuse Little Theatre’s production of Good Ol’ Girls, I entered the front door of the former… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Goes All Out for “Shrek the Musical”

Most people are familiar with the 2001 Dreamworks feature film, Shrek. Just in case, it’s a sort of un-fairytale featuring a whole bunch of familiar fairytale characters. It also, of course, features Shrek, a green ogre and his friend, Donkey. When Shrek’s precious swampland is…well…swamped with unwanted fairytale creatures, he strikes a deal with the… Read More ›

HRT Turns Out a Truly Charming “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Most people are at least somewhat familiar with Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” However, the story has also enjoyed a life onstage through several adaptations. One of the more manageable, straightforward, and true-to-the-film versions is James W. Rodgers’ 1993 incarnation. Harnett Regional Theater, under the skilled direction of Ruth Mills, wisely… Read More ›