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It's almost here. Theatre Raleigh's production of The Rocky Horror Show at Cary's Booth Ampitheatre! As you shiver in antici...pation for your chance to do the Time Warp, check out this interview with the show's star, Jesse Gephart. And find out why he predicts the show will drive you INSA-A-A-NE...
She was known at the height of her career as "La Divina." And although Maria Callas passed away in 1977, Opera Today suggested in 2006 that, "Nearly thirty years after her death, she's still the definition of the diva as artist." So what made Callas so special? Many cite her awe-inspiring vocal range, her skill in dramatic interpretation of a...
For this installment of our blog, we are pleased to present an interview with Daniel Wallace, author of BIG FISH: A Novel of Mythic Proportions - on which BIG FISH, the musical, is based. The questions that follow were thoughtfully submitted by our show's director, Eric Woodall. Learn what Mr. Wallace had to say about his inspiration for the novel,...

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BWW Review: Theatre Raleigh's ONCE is Simply Grand
From the outset, it is clear, that Theatre Raleigh's production of ONCE is not going to be a typical theatrical experience, but a completely immersive one.
Chatham Life & Style Review: Once is an outstanding achievement
Based on the 2007 film of the same name, Once--with a new book by Enda Walsh--started off-Broadway in 2011 and went on to win eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
CVNC Review: Theatre Raleigh's Once Is Grand Entertainment in the Irish Folk Tradition
Theatre Raleigh's newest presentation is Once, a 2011 musical that took the nation by storm. Originally a movie, written and directed by John Carney, it was then developed for the stage by the American Repertory Theatre of Cambridge, and later moved Off-Broadway to the New York Theatre Workshop.
Triangle A&E Review: First-Rate Acting and Superb Musicianship Make Theatre Raleigh’s Once a Must-See Musical
Theatre Raleigh’s current production of Once, directed by Tim Seib, is a 2011 Off-Broadway and 2012 Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and book by Enda Walsh, based on a 2007 Irish film. This is a relatively recent trend for many of us, who grew up watching film versions of Broadway musicals.
Triangle A&E Review: Theatre Raleigh’s Presentation of Once Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theater Experience
When the movie, Once, came out in in Ireland 2006, it was a surprise hit. The movie starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who also happen to have written all of the music and lyrics for the film. Folks embraced the story of a brokenhearted Irish street musician/vacuum cleaner repairman who has lost all hope, because of a broken heart.
Triangle A&E Review: Theatre Raleigh’s Production of Once Is Beautiful and Brutally Honest
Most love stories go something like this: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love, guy loses girl, guy gets girl back. However, in the case of Once, a musical currently onstage at Theatre Raleigh under the direction of Tim Seib and based on a film of the same name by John Carney,a slightly more complex and different pattern is followed.
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