Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Story Reviews

Critics and audience members alike are raving about A Christmas Story! There are only 4 more chances left to see the show - December 21, 22, 23 at 7 PM and December 24 at 2 PM in A.J. Fletcher Theater.

What the critics are saying:
Roy Dicks of News & Observer: "The choice seems sure-fire. All the beloved moments from the movie are here: Ralphie in bunny pajamas, his father in ecstacy over winning the leg lamp, Flick's tongue stuck to a flagpole, and, of course, the pursuit of the obsessed-over BB gun." Full review here.

Byron Woods of Independent Weekly: "Strong performances anchor this joint venture between Hot Summer Nights, NC Theatre and Broadway Series South - and with results this good, the trio should plan for future collaborations. Full review here.

What the audience is saying:
"Totally flaw free performances, great music, good audio, wow lighting and sets...this is the real deal in Raleigh!" -Scottsmusic

"Should be an annual tradition!...A must see." -LifeWithLMJ

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Parker Family Portrait

Curtis Brown stopped by before the dress rehearsal last night to take the Parker family portrait - didn't it turn out great?

The Parker Family: Ralphie, Mother, The Old Man, Randy
(Langdon Ogburn, Andrea Schulz Twiss, Bill Yates, Jr., Carter Godwin)

A Christmas Story opens TONIGHT and runs through Christmas Eve in A.J. Fletcher Theater. Do you have your tickets yet? It's going to be a fun, hilarious show and a memorable night out at the theatre!

P.S. The News & Observer did a great feature story on the production - check it out in case you missed it in last Sunday's paper! There is a fun slideshow of 16 rehearsal photos as well.

Friday, December 3, 2010

NC Theatre Conservatory Dance Company to Perform at Winterfest!

Bundle up and head to WinterFest this Saturday from 4 PM to 11 PM on City Plaza in downtown Raleigh! It is a two month long extravaganza featuring an outdoor skating rink with natural ice.

The NC Theatre Conservatory Dance Company will perform two holiday-themed numbers - Jingle Bells and Eight Days of Christmas - at 5:30 PM. You do not want to miss their shining talents!

This family-friendly event is a true celebration with lots of entertainment including Jaron and the Long Road to Love and Christian Kane, along with a special performance by The Embers.

Fun activities for the family include Santa's Village, carriage rides, Christmas tree lighting, ice skating and more. Click here for a complete schedule of events and all the information you need to know for the event!

Light Up Your Holidays This Weekend!

Friday, December 3rd & Saturday, December 4th
Outside on Lichtin Plaza & Inside the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Friday Schedule of Events:
6 PM: Mayor Meeker will literally flip a light switch to light up the plaza with twinkling stars overhead and gorgeous light sculptures commissioned by Artsplosure outside on Lichtin Plaza.
6 PM - 10 PM: All three lobbies inside the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts will be open to the public to enjoy an open house.

Free hot chocolate is provided on the plaza on Friday evening!

Saturday Schedule of Events:
6 PM - 10 PM: Escape the chill in the air to come inside the beautiful lobbies of the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts and see festive holiday decor.