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BWW Review: CABARET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: CABARET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - April 20, 2016

Based on John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's short story Goodbye to Berlin, Cabaret is based in the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub as the Nazis were rising to power in Berlin back in 1931. The action is overseen by a Master of Ceremonies with the ... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - April 06, 2016

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BWW Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - March 10, 2016

Based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is supposed to succeed his father Mufasa, as King of Pride Rock. But when Simba's Uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba runs away from home after being tricked into thinking that he was respons... (more...)
BWW Review: Cary Arts Center's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY BWW Review: Cary Arts Center's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by Jeffrey Kare - February 15, 2016

For one night only, the Cary Arts Center presented a production of Gerard Alessandrini's hit off-Broadway musical revue Forbidden Broadway. In the show, a quartet of performers sing rewritten parodies of classic musical theatre songs from classics such as Annie, Aspects of Love, Beauty & the Beast, ... (more...)
BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASE BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASE
by Jeffrey Kare - February 10, 2016

Set in 1959, Grease tells the story of ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love in their senior year of high school.... (more...)
BWW Review: MATILDA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: MATILDA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - January 20, 2016

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BWW Review: RAGTIME National Tour at North Carolina Theatre BWW Review: RAGTIME National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
by Jeffrey Kare - January 13, 2016

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BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - December 31, 2015

The Book of Mormon is an original musical that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to a remote village in Uganda, where they try to share one of their scriptures, The Book of Mormon (hence the title), but have trouble connecting with the locals who are more worried about wa... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - December 02, 2015

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BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - November 11, 2015

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BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's INTO THE WOODS BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's INTO THE WOODS
by Jeffrey Kare - October 23, 2015

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BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - October 14, 2015

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BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - September 26, 2015

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BWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT BWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Jeffrey Kare - August 31, 2015

Lovingly ripped off from the 1975 classic film Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a highly irreverent spoof of the quest of King Arthur and and his Knights of the roundtable.... (more...)
BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's CRAZY FOR YOU BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's CRAZY FOR YOU
by Jeffrey Kare - August 17, 2015

Just as another Gershwin-based musical An American in Paris is currently playing big on Broadway, the triangle area was recently treated to a performance of the 1992 Tony-Winning Best Musical Crazy for You presented by the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory Master Summer Theatre Arts School.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by Jeffrey Kare - July 22, 2015

Set before 'the day the music died,' Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of rock star Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to fame in the late 1950s-before his life was cut short, along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, in a 1959 plane crash.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - June 04, 2015

Based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PIPPIN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Reviews: PIPPIN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - May 14, 2015

Loosely based on the fictitious life of Pippin the Hunchback, this musical tells the story of the young prince Pippin, Heir to the Frankish throne, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the in... (more...)
BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Jeffrey Karasarides - May 03, 2015

Next to Normal is an original musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey that tells the story of a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness and the attempts to alleviate it have on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, d... (more...)
BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - April 08, 2015

Set in the 1960's, Jersey Boys is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual breakup of The Four Seasons. The musical is structured as four 'seasons', where each member of the group narrates giving their own perspective on the story.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - March 12, 2015

Based on the 2005 British independent film of the same name which was inspired by a true story, this musical tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits a shoe factory from his father. To save the business, Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen, Lola. With Lo... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PETER & THE STARCATCHER National Tour at North Carolina Theatre BWW Reviews: PETER & THE STARCATCHER National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
by Jeffrey Karasarides - March 11, 2015

Based on the novel Peter & the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson, this play features a company of twelve actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Reviews: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - February 19, 2015

Based on Berry Gordy's 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, this musical tells the true story behind Mr. Gordy's founding and running of the Motown record label, and his personal and professional relationships with Motown artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Ro... (more...)
BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Karasarides - February 11, 2015

Based on the 2000 British independent film directed by Stephen Daldry, this musical tells the story of Billy Elliot, a young English kid who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. His personal struggle and fulfillment is balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the U... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour at North Carolina Theatre BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
by Jeffrey Karasarides - January 21, 2015

Based on material previously written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, featuring a catalog of many recognizable songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Nice Work If You Can Get It tells the story of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix on the weekend of his wedding... (more...)




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