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The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will stage Spring Awakening, starring (from left) Matt Sheaffer, McCarty Kennedy, Jesse Farmer, Allison Darcy Mitteer, Ford Nelson, Chelsey Winstead, McKenna Waldron, Melanie Payne, Faith Jones, Shane de León, Charles Robson, Heather Shinpaugh, Natalia Soto and Ted Willis, June 1-17 (photo by Elizabeth Marie Cecilia Anderson)

Brave, Fearless Direction and Pertinent Subject Matter Make Spring Awakening a Must-See Musical

Spring Awakening, onstage now at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, under the direction of Timothy E. Locklear, is an intriguing, ballsy production that beautifully celebrates today’s improving climate of acceptance while also drawing attention to how far we still have to go. The story, set in late 19th century Germany, opens with a reluctant… Read More ›

NRACT’s Dogfight the Musical Is a Winner!

The term “dogfight” conjures up a myriad of images: two or more fighter planes in a combat duel (usually during World War I), two pit bulls fighting to the death or, perhaps, a riotous drunken brawl. (One might also conjure up an image of a certain hotshot NFL quarterback who fell from grace a few… Read More ›

Dogfight at NRACT Features Superb Production Values and Near-Professional Performances

Dogfight the Musical, the stage version of the 1991 movie Dogfight, with screenplay by Bob Comfort, opened Friday night at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre to a jam-packed full house of very receptive theatergoers. Like many war stories Dogfight the Musical, which features book by Peter Duchan and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre's community-theater presentation of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons stars Rebecca Johnston as Katharine Gerard and Brian Westbrook as Cal Porter (photo by Elizabeth Anderson)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Mothers and Sons Digs Deep

Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Season of Discovery” continues with its first City Series show, Mothers and Sons, staged in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. This one-act drama by American playwright Terrence McNally opened on Broadway in March of 2014, under the direction of Sheryl Kaller, who also directed the show’s New Hope, PA premiere one year prior…. Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre's Sept. 23-Oct. 9 production of Mothers and Sons will star (from left) Chris Maxwell as Will Ogden, Brian Westbrook as Cal Porter, Andrew Farmer as Bud Ogden-Porter, and Rebecca Johnston as Katharine Gerard (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

RLT’s Mothers and Sons Is a Riveting Drama, Laced with Humor and Some Tender Moments

NOTE: Pamela Vesper was not able to attend this performance. I was accompanied by Sharon Silcox. Her comments appear at the end of this article. — KB Mothers and Sons at Raleigh Little Theatre is an intense, riveting drama, laced with humor and some tender moments. When the curtain rises, it has been 20 years… Read More ›