Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Christmas Story Cast Member on WRAL

Alexa Robertson is in the upcoming production, A Christmas Story, running December 7-24 in Fletcher Theater. She is also a student at our Conservatory and was in our recent productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Annie.

We are so proud of her for her accomplishments in the NYC workshop of the Broadway revival, Ruthless! We wish her the best of luck and hope we will get to travel to see her on BROADWAY one day in the near future.

Check out her fascinating and inspiring story that aired on WRAL last night:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Little Shop clips

If you haven't seen Little Shop of Horrors yet - here's a short, but sweet, montage of the show. You have 7 chances left - the show is playing now through Sunday, September 26th. Click here or call 919-831-6941 x6943 or xx6944 for tickets!


Auditions for...

Director: Bill Burns; Musical Director: Edward G. Robinson; Artistic Director: Casey Hushion

Sunday, November 7th @ 1 PM
NC Theatre Studios: 3043 Barrow Drive Raleigh, NC 27616

Seeking adult male & female singers who move
All ethnicities encouraged to audition; only performers over 18 are being sought.
This is a professional production offering both Equity and non-Equity contracts.
All roles are paid.

Procedure: 1 PM start time for vocals; sign-in begins at 12 PM. No appointments or early sign-ups are taken. Performers auditioning go in based on sign-in order.

Please bring:

1. Headshot & resume stapled together front to back.
2. Sheet music in your key. Sing 16 bars of a musical theater selection that shows your range and best vocal ability. Be prepared to sing more if asked. Sight reading accompanist provided.
3. Attire for dance if asked to callbacks (see below under callbacks).

Callbacks: Final callbacks are the same day following the vocal auditions. Callbacks will involve movement and possibly reading - sides to be given day of. Movement portion of callbacks will be traditional theater dance. Strong rhythm a must. Men should bring dance sneakers or character shoes. Women should bring flats and heels. NO tap shoes are needed.

Performers will be notified on site if needed for callbacks.

Roles: All roles (principal and chorus) are open at this time. Many chorus specialty parts will be cast from the Ensemble. All adult roles are paid.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals are January 29th through February 11th. Performances are February 12th through February 20th. Local, non-Equity performers are not required to rehearse during the weekday daytime hours before 6 PM EXCEPT for February 9th, 10th and 11th when ALL cast are called from noon to midnight. NO CONFLICTS ARE ALLOWED FOR REHEARSALS OR PERFORMANCES.

Performances: Show runs February 12th through 20th, 2011. All performances are in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. See rehearsal and performance calendar for show dates.

Questions should be directed to Carolee Baxter, or 919/831-6941 x6945.

The Producers, the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his nerdy young accountant who scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put up a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong: the show is a gigantic hit! Based on the classic 1960s Mel Brooks film.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Getting to Know SPARKcon

Here's a helpful video that shows the layout of all SPARKcon events going on this weekend, including theatreSPARK - a festival on Saturday that NC Theatre is a part of!

Dinner & Drama is Little Shop!


proudly present
Dinner & Drama
You'd better eat your greens before they eat one of three
Empire Eats restaurants!

Enjoy a lovely dinner, then experience the drama as it unfolds on the stage during Little Shop of Horrors!
Tuesday-Thursday | September 21-23
Make it a date night, girls' night out or a family affair - all for only $50* per person for a cultural night out that includes:
Call 919-831-6941 x6943 now to make your reservation for a fabulous meal and a memorable theatre experience! For more information, visit
*(Retail value for this package is $80 per person)
Conditions: all seats are best available in mezzanine section subject to availability; cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets; dinner packages do not include beverages, tax or gratuity; restaurant reservations subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges, packages not redeemable for cash. Packages must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to dinner/performance.

Come to theatreSPARK this Saturday!

saturday | september 18th | 11 am to 5 pm
lichtin plaza | progress energy center for the performing arts

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

For more information on SPARKcon, click here. The festival is going on all weekend long and there are lots of different activities, venues and exciting things going on downtown Raleigh - including the opening of our production of Little Shop of Horrors, running September 18-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for tickets!