Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The President Salutes Broadway!

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


Andrea McArdle, who starred as Little Orphan Annie in the original Broadway production of Annie, is returning to the stage in North Carolina to play rotten orphanage matron Miss Hannigan. TODAY’s Al Roker takes a look.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sneak Peak of ANNIE

There are 8 more shows left:
July 27-30 @ 8 PM
July 31 @ 2 and 8 PM
August 1 @ 2 and 7 PM

You do not want to miss it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eat for the Arts!

Just in time for our summer production of Annie, dine at an Empire Eats restaurant on Monday, July 19th - ALL DAY - and they will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to North Carolina Theatre to support education, outreach and training!
Here are your delicious options:
Just click on the restaurant name you would like to visit, and it will give you their address and menu options. You can even make a reservation online at some of the restaurants through Open Table!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

NCT Conservatory students preview ANNIE at Raleigh's Farmers Market!

Wednesday the 30th students of the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory performed a preview of ANNIE!
Downtown Raleigh at the Framers Market 13 or our "conservatory orphans" equipped with buckets and dance moves brought a S-M-I-L-E to the faces of every one on Fayetteville St. singing a medley of songs from our upcoming production of ANNIE!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

ANNIE Portrait

Cary artist, Pam Shank, graciously donated her time to photograph and paint a beautiful portrait of English Bernhardt - our 'Annie' - and Sandy! Here are some shots of her in action.

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