Monday, February 22, 2010

Broadway is here to stay at NC Theatre!

The headline of last week's article in the News & Observer titled "Durham Grabs Raleigh's Musicals" was somewhat misleading. Broadway caliber musicals are alive and well in Raleigh produced by North Carolina Theatre at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. NC Theatre, one of the region's most successful non-profit, professional regional theatres, has been producing musicals for 26 years, blending the very best Broadway and national stars with regional performers. Since 1984 we have entertained and inspired audiences with lavish sets, fabulous costumes and thrilling technical effects - complemented by a full, vibrant orchestra. Our upcoming production of THE FULL MONTY, opening at the end of this month, stars Sally Struthers and local favorite Ira David Wood III, along with an outstanding cast of actors with impeccable Broadway credits. What's more, NC Theatre's Conservatory for the Performing Arts provides a first-rate education department offering professional training and performance opportunities to aspiring young performers and outreach programs for under-served youth in this community. We take pride in our talented young performers who go on to the Broadway stage as well as those whose training prepares them for the stage of life. We are passionate about NC Theatre's impact in this community and throughout the state; we have transformed lives at so many different levels through all of the programs that we offer. We invite everyone who has an interest in musical theatre to join us for our next production of THE FULL MONTY and for the remainder of our 2010 season that includes CINDERELLA, ANNIE and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and to participate in classes at our Conservatory in North Raleigh taught by Broadway professionals. NC Theatre provides entertainment and so much more and we are here to stay!

Tina Bernhardt
Board Chair/NC Theatre

Lisa Grele Barrie
President & CEO/NC Theatre

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