Debra Kaufman is the architect behind Illuminated Dresses, now playing at Burning Coal Theatre in partnership with Odyssey Stage. Kaufman’s process, which she calls a “creative collaboration as a radical act,” was the driving force behind this project. She describes… Read More ›
Features & Interviews
Q & A: Hoagy Bix Carmichael, Tony Nominee Susan H. Schulman, and Michael Lichtefeld Talk About the Musical Legacy of Hoagy Carmichael
If you think you don’t know Hoagy Carmichael’s music, you probably do. Anyone who has beat out heart and soul on the piano, fallen in love with the soundtrack to “Sleepless in Seattle” or can remember Ray Charles singing “Georgia… Read More ›
Feature: Friendship is at the Heart of Theatre Raleigh’s Production of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’
When Claybourne Elder was first asked to adapt Jules Verne’s adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days by Luke Frazier of the American Pops Orchestra, it seemed like a natural fit. “As a kid, I loved the Indiana Jones… Read More ›
Feature: MOJOAA Immersive Production of ‘Escape to Freedom’ Provides Snapshot of Antebellum Slave Life
Keep your head down. Never look the slave masters (white owners) in the eye. These are some of the most striking instructions the audience is given during the MOJOAA immersive production Escape to Freedom. Escape to Freedom is a tour… Read More ›
RDU on Stage interview with Kristin Chenoweth in advance of the release of her seventh album FOR THE GIRLS.
Playwright Lauren Gunderson on Science, Storytelling, and Being the Most-Produced Playwright in America
RDU on Stage interview with Lauren Gunderson, American Theatre’s most-produced playwright in America for the 2019-2020 season.
When “Good Morning America” anchor Lara Spencer made a snide comment about boys and ballet, it was the proverbial shot fired at dancers around the world, including Michael Callahan, dance captain on the national tour of Aladdin. “I think what… Read More ›
Interview: Students Make an Impassioned Plea about the Importance of High School Musical Theater Programs in Advance of Triangle Rising Stars
By Grace Niesel The first show I was ever in was at church. Every year, we’d put on a musical about the Birth of Christ and the salvation he brought, or something like that. Even when I had only one… Read More ›
By Lauren Van Hemert When my daughter was diagnosed with autism in 2013 (at the age of 10 years old), the world suddenly became a scary and lonely place. While we as a family were relieved to have a diagnosis,… Read More ›