What the critics are saying:
Monday, December 20, 2010
What the critics are saying:
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
(Langdon Ogburn, Andrea Schulz Twiss, Bill Yates, Jr., Carter Godwin)
Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Tim, Kelcey & Langdon
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Congrats, KK! We look forward to hearing about additional exciting opportunities that will surely come your way.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Empire Eats restaurants!
- one mezzanine ticket to NC Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium starting at 8 PM
11 am | NC Theatre, Broadway Series South & Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy will hold an open casting call for ‘warm-up acts’ to appear prior to each performance of A Christmas Story during the holidays
12 pm | Burning Coal Theatre will devise a performance piece that ties, thematically, the southern classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and other works in its upcoming season to contemporary America
1 pm | Theatre in the Park will present “The Complete Work of Hamlet (abridged)” from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Three brave actors brazenly blend the best of the brilliant Bard in this farcical feast of inspired lunacy
2 pm | Raleigh Little Theatre will perform scenes from And the Winner Is, co- produced with Actor’s Comedy Lab
3 pm | Barton College will conduct a participatory rehearsal of one of the most
Frightening and enduring tales of all time, William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth
4 pm | North Carolina Theatre Conservatory will perform the infamous musical
number, Thriller, then favorites from Broadway shows, Little Shop of Horrors and Hairspray
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We held auditions in July and are happy to announce a cast list comprised of the best local talent in the Raleigh area.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
NOAH PUTTERMAN* (
STEPHEN BERGER* (Mushnik) Broadway: Little Me, Laughter on the 23rd, Floor, True West, The Dinner Party, Into the Woods and The Pajama Game. Off Broadway: Wonderful Town (NYC Opera), Being Audrey, A New Brain, That’s Life, Hellow Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Isn’t It Romantic and Nite Club Confidential. National
EVAN CASEY* (Orin and Everybody Else) is pleased to be making his North Carolina Theatre debut.
PARKER FITZGERALD* (Audrey II Manipulator) is thrilled to making his debut at the North Carolina Theatre. He is reprising his role as the puppeteer from last year’s Little Shop at the Bass Hall in
MICHAEL JAMES LESLIE* (Voice of Audrey II) is Cornell Law graduate who made his theatrical debut in the 1977 Broadway revival of Hair. He then became the Lion in the original Broadway production of The Wiz repeating that role on tour. Michael originated the role of The Voice of the Plant in Little Shop of Horrors in
NATALIE RENEE* (Street Urchin/Crystal) is pleased to be making her NCT debut! National Tour: Hairspray (Dynamite), Rent (Seasons of Love Soloist/ Mrs. J). Regional: Aida (Aida), Ragtime (Sarah), Beehive (Jasmine), Hair (Dionne), Big River (Alice’s Daughter), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal, Casa Manana), The Wedding Singer (Gateway Playhouse), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gateway Playhouse).
DANIELLE K. THOMAS* (Street Urchin/Chiffon) is happy to be here! Howard Grad (cum laude). Broadway: Avenue Q (final cast), Off Broadway: Avenue Q, National Tours: Avenue Q, Cinderella, European Tours: Hair, Little Shop, Jesus Christ Superstar. Regional: Burn the Floor, Suessical,
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We attended the student preview of Annie. It was simply magnificent. I saw Annie three times during the original Broadway run. I was fortunate enough to see Miss McArdle as that sweet little girl with that huge voice who captured
The principals, Mr. Newman as Warbucks and Ms. McArdle and Miss English as Annie delivered a brilliant performances. They so completely engaged the audience that one might have overlooked the standout chorus. But one couldn't. Hard Knock Life, an American classic, was made fresh and new and sparkling by your orphan chorus. This production's turn on Hooverville crept beneath the skin with its haunting images of good people broken by bad times. I have never seen it performed so powerfully.
One could really carry on about every chorus number in the show. From Annie's introduction to Warbucks' mansion, to FDR and his cabinet, to the NBC Studio and Your Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, including the orphan's reprise, the chorus was superb. That so many of the cast members have their roots in NC Theatre and its school speaks volumes for your organization.
NC Theatre's ability to assemble such a wonderful production is unparalleled. We have been in attendance for the past three seasons and continue to be dazzled. I look forward to each production, and I always expect to see a great show. But, each time, the productions surpass even my elevated expectations. I've been spoiled by your success.
Thank you for sharing these great musical theatre experiences with us.
Do you have a review of Annie or your experience that you would like to share with us? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it on the blog. Thanks!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
President Barack Obama made the following remarks at the July 19 event at the White House saluting Broadway:
"Now there's nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music....It's one of the few genres of music that can inspire the same passion in an eight-year-old that it can an 80-year-old -- and make them both want to get up and dance....In many ways, the story of Broadway is also intertwined with the story of America. Some of the greatest singers and songwriters Broadway has ever known came to this country on a boat with nothing more than an idea in their head and a song in their heart. And they succeeded the same way that so many immigrants have succeeded -- through talent and hard work and sheer determination. Over the years, musicals have also been at the forefront of our social consciousness, challenging stereotypes, shaping our opinions about race and religion, death and disease, power and politics. But perhaps the most American part of this truly American art form is its optimism. Broadway music calls us to see the best in ourselves and in the world around us -- to believe that no matter how hopeless things may seem, the nice guy can still get the girl, the hero can still triumph over evil, and a brighter day can be waiting just around the bend."
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
We all attended Promises, Promises and
Senior Company members were treated to a
On Saturday morning we attended a musical theatre audition workshop with Phil Reno, Grammy nominated conductor and musical director of Promises, Promises. After the workshop ,the kids were “surprised” by a visit from Emmy and Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth. Kristin met each student personally (to those who could still speak) and talked about her love of the theatre while passing on some words of motivation.
With Kristin Chenoweth
Introductions - they are all star struck
We had some great meals at Carmines and Broadway Joes and stayed right in
Here are some more fun pictures while we were in NYC:
Students and parents attending were:
Shelby van Venrooy
Anna van Venrooy
Alexis van Venrooy
Thanks to all participants and here’s to next years’ trip!!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Katie Finan and Elgin Giles after the ceremony
Kate Blain: Chorus
Joey Calveri*: Rooster