What does it mean to be gay in today’s world? Is there a “right” way to do it? Must some landmark status or achievement be reached to earn this title? These are all questions posited in a humorous and heartfelt way by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s world premiere of Gay Card, written by… Continue reading NRACT’s World Premiere of Gay Card Is Fun, Fabulous, and Powerful
As North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre managing director Timothy E. Locklear mentions in his director’s notes for NRACT’s latest offering, Gay Card, this world-premiere musical’s story “can apply to each person, for we all must discover who we are becoming as an adult.” Because of that wide appeal, the show fits into the coming-of-age… Continue reading Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler’s Gay Card at NRACT Is Heartwarming, Fresh, and Funny
“Normal” is probably one of the hardest things to define. In practical application, it doesn’t mean much more than whatever is considered usual or standard; but it has a deeper meaning of something more, something we all yearn for. The implication is that anything “normal” is also peaceful, comforting, desirable, fulfilling, and ultimately rewarding. This… Continue reading Don’t Miss NRACT’s Next to Normal; It’s Raw, Challenging, and Humorous But Realistic
With Timothy E. Locklear’s direction, musical direction by Michael Santangelo, and choreography by Jess Barbour, the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre has scored another hit with Next to Normal, a 2008 Off-Broadway and 2009 Broadway musical, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt). NRACT’s venue brings us super-close to… Continue reading Next to Normal at NRACT Is Entertaining, Captivating, and Thought-Provoking — We Highly Recommend It!
North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s community-theater production of Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is not for the faint of heart. Based on the 1891 play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, this Tony Award®-winning rock musical explores teen angst, sexuality, and self-discovery in late… Continue reading North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s Gripping and Stirring Performance of Spring Awakening Should Be Seen More Than Once