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TheatreFEST 2019’s Bright Star Is a Must-See Musical

Bright Star, the concluding production of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2019, is a charming bluegrass musical, with music, book, and story by Steve Martin, and music, lyrics, and story Edie Brickell. Set here in North Carolina in the mid-1940s (with flashbacks to the early-1920s), Bright Star tells two very poignant and moving stories —… Read More ›

Jeff Blumenkrantz, AJ Shively, and Emily Padgett were part of the original Broadway cast of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical Bright Star (photo by Joan Marcus)

Gorgeous Bluegrass Music, Amazing Dancing, Thigh-Slapping Comedy, and Lots of Heart Make Bright Star Shine at Memorial Auditorium

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre‘s April 17-22 presentation of the touring version of Bright Star: A New Musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is a lovely, simply told tale, full of real emotions, gorgeous bluegrass music, amazing dancing, and lots of heart. Even with the blind eye to details, the musical… Read More ›

The Bright Star Band (from left: George Guthrie, Wayne Fugate, Martha McDonnell, Skip Ward, Anthony De Angelis, and Eric Davis) brought Bluegrass to Broadway in Bright Star (photo by Craig Schwartz)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s New Bluegrass Musical Bright Star Will Play Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on April 17-22

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will jointly present eight performances of the First National Tour of the 2014 San Diego and 2016 Broadway bluegrass musical Bright Star: A New Musical by Grammy®, Emmy®, and Academy Award® winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell on April 17-22 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in… Read More ›

Spend a Hilarious Evening at NRACT with Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile

The first thing you’ll notice about North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s production of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile is this: Picasso does not even appear until six other characters have entered; and each, in turn, thoroughly owns the stage. Indeed, the opening sequences center on Einstein rather than Picasso; and when Picasso… Read More ›

Diana Cameron McQueen (left) and Sandi Sullivan star as Louise Maske and Gertrude Deuter (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

The Underpants at Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park Is a Barrel of Laughs, from Beginning to End

According to one dictionary, a farce is: “a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations,” and the Theatre in the Park production of The Underpants, originally written in 1911 by Carl Sternheim and adapted in 2002 by Steve Martin, is certainly farcical. The premise — which… Read More ›