Hear what Natasha A. Jackson has to say about making her directorial debut and the personal significance of the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre production of Pearl Cleage’s play Bourbon at the Border.
Features & Interviews
In 1996, Jonathan Larson’s rock musical RENT opened on Broadway and became a phenomenon. This week, the national tour returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center, opening the hearts and minds of a new generation of theatergoers and performers, including 20-year-old Aiyana Smash who plays Mimi. Read what she has to say about the show and experience.
Recap of the productions and performances that stood out to RDU on Stage Theater Critics Lauren Van Hemert and Kim Jackson in 2019.
For White Christmas’ Kelly Sheehan, tap dancing is just part of her DNA. “I’ve been tapping since I can remember,” she says. “It’s always been, you know, just what I do.”
“If we can’t have a conversation with our past, then what will be our future? Who are we? And more importantly, who will we become?”
Read Timothy E. Locklear’s (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre) RDU on Stage’s List of 20 Essential LGBTQ Musicals everybody should see.
RDU on Stage List of 25 Essential LGBTQ Plays, compiled by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s Timothy E. Locklear, that everybody should read.
The North Carolina State University production of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum is discomforting, and that is one of the strongest arguments for going to see it. It is a slap-in-your-face satirical play that challenges the audience to think… Read More ›
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 ›
Q & A: Musical Legacy of Hoagy Carmichael with Tony Nominee Susan H. Schulman, Hoagy Bix Carmichael, and Michael Lichtefeld
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 ›