N.C. Theatre’s Into the Woods Stars Broadway’s Laurel Harris and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Oct. 20-25

The North Carolina Theatre‘s gala, home-grown production of Into the Woods, which will run Oct. 20-25 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, stars Broadway veterans Laurel Harris and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as the barren Baker’s Wife and the old humpbacked Witch who, years ago, cursed her husband to endure a childless marriage. The Triangle’s foremost producer of… Continue reading N.C. Theatre’s Into the Woods Stars Broadway’s Laurel Harris and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Oct. 20-25

"Side by Side by Sondheim" Is a Summer Pleasure

Side by Side by Sondheim, presented by University Theatre at N.C. State as part of TheatreFest 2015, is a musical celebration of Stephen Sondheim material, formulated and developed by Cleo Laine and her husband, John Dankworth, in collaboration with David Kernan, Ned Sherrin, and Cameron Mackintosh. Its professional debut was in London’s Mermaid Theatre in… Continue reading "Side by Side by Sondheim" Is a Summer Pleasure

“Sunday in the Park with George” Makes a Good Impression (Get the Point?) at Burning Coal

Stephen Sondheim became discouraged with musical theater upon the failure of Merrily We Roll Along in 1981. He began his collaboration with James Lapine after seeing Lapine’s Twelve Dreams (1981), which rekindled Sondheim’s spirit. Burning Coal Theatre Company’s production of Sunday in the Park with George, which is now playing in Murphey School Auditorium, near… Continue reading “Sunday in the Park with George” Makes a Good Impression (Get the Point?) at Burning Coal

“Sunday in the Park with George” Shows Its Age, But Still Entertains

Sunday in the Park with George, onstage now at Burning Coal Theatre and directed by Jerome Davis, is a quirky little musical, one inspired by Seurat’s famed painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. In his script, author James Lapine imagines what Seurat’s life must have been like and who each… Continue reading “Sunday in the Park with George” Shows Its Age, But Still Entertains

PRC’s “Into the Woods” Is Dark, Deep, and Fabulous

For most of us, the phrase “Once Upon a Time…” instantly evokes fond memories of fairy tales told to us by our parents. What most of us didn’t realize in our youth, however, is that those fairy tales were actually watered-down versions of older, much darker stories. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,”… Continue reading PRC’s “Into the Woods” Is Dark, Deep, and Fabulous