Jeffrey Kare

Jeffrey Kare

Jeffrey Kare currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Having been born and raised in Northeast Ohio, he took interest in live theater at age 11. He also had the great pleasure of seeing shows at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, enjoying many trips to New York, participating in local theaters both onstage and off, even worked on backstage crew at the Players Guild Theater in Canton, where he earned himself a Golden Guild nomination. Jeffrey also has such a vast knowledge of the theater world, even getting to know about lots of shows and people in the broadway community past and present.




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First Show:

Annie

Favorite Show:

West Side Story

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Review: Theatre Raleigh's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
Review: Theatre Raleigh's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
July 18, 2024

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike centers on middle-aged siblings who share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives.

Review: SETH'S BIG FAT BROADWAY SHOW at Theatre Raleigh
Review: SETH'S BIG FAT BROADWAY SHOW at Theatre Raleigh
June 24, 2024

Next up in Theatre Raleigh’s 2024 concert series is Seth Rudetsky. For those unfamiliar, he’s a DJ for SiriusXM on Broadway. He’s worked for more than 20 years as an actor, writer, pianist, and conductor working on blockbuster musicals such as Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and The Producers.

Review: Theatre Raleigh's JANE EYRE
Review: Theatre Raleigh's JANE EYRE
May 30, 2024

Based on Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel of the same name, Jane Eyre follows a young orphan who is put in the unfortunate care of her cruel Aunt Sarah and cousin, John Reed, as per her uncle’s dying wish. After spending six years at Lowood School for Girls, Jane leaves and is shortly after hired as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets Mr. Edward Rochester, thus beginning her passionate and heart-wrenching journey of love, loss, and the struggles of morality.

Interview: Alex Fluker & Conor Kruger of the 2024 DPAC Rising Star Awards
Interview: Alex Fluker & Conor Kruger of the 2024 DPAC Rising Star Awards
May 20, 2024

Earlier this month, the 2024 DPAC Rising Star Awards took place at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater (otherwise known as The Jimmy) Awards in New York City on June 24th.

Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
May 17, 2024

Based on Disney’s 1994 animated film musical 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 responsible. As he comes of age, Simba learns some valuable perspective to go back and take his rightful place as King.

Review: 2024 DPAC Rising Star Awards
Review: 2024 DPAC Rising Star Awards
May 10, 2024

The DPAC Rising Star Awards is a regional competition that brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater (otherwise known as The Jimmy) Awards in New York City on June 24th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. This year, students from 31 local high schools submitted applications in the hopes of being selected as a Triangle Rising Stars' Top 20 finalist.

Interview: Bekah Brunstetter on PlayMakers' THE GAME and Broadway's THE NOTEBOOK
Interview: Bekah Brunstetter on PlayMakers' THE GAME and Broadway's THE NOTEBOOK
April 9, 2024

Bekah Brunstetter is a native of North Carolina who just so happens to be a prolific playwright. Among her works are F*CKING ART, I USED TO WRITE ON WALLS, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE, and THE CAKE.

Review: MRS. DOUBTFIRE National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
Review: MRS. DOUBTFIRE National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
March 20, 2024

Based on Chris Columbus’ 1993 Academy Award-winning film of the same name adapted from Anne Fine’s 1987 novel titled Alias Madame Doubtfire. This musical follows Daniel Hillard, an out-of-work actor who loses custody of his kids in a divorce. So he masquerades as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire to stay in their lives. This was the second in an unofficial trilogy of Broadway musicals adapted from classic movies about men disguising themselves as women. In 2019, we got Tootsie. In 2022, we got Some Like It Hot.

Review: Telly Leung at Theatre Raleigh
Review: Telly Leung at Theatre Raleigh
January 27, 2024

Kicking off Theatre Raleigh’s 2024 concert series is Broadway star Telly Leung. For those unfamiliar, he has appeared in long-running hits such as Rent and Aladdin, revivals of Flower Drum Song, Pacific Overtures, and Godspell, as well as short-lived musicals such as Allegiance and In Transit.

Review: North Carolina Theatre's ELF THE MUSICAL
Review: FUNNY GIRL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
Review: FUNNY GIRL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
November 8, 2023

Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical that follows real-life actress, singer, and comedian Fanny Brice. The story explores her humble beginnings as a struggling stage performer who dreams of making it big with the famed Ziegfeld Follies as well as her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Through it all, Fanny defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Following out-of-town tryouts in Boston and Philadelphia, the original production starring Barbra Streisand opened on March 26th, 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.

Review: Norm Lewis at Theatre Raleigh
Review: Norm Lewis at Theatre Raleigh
November 4, 2023

Within the past few months, Theatre Raleigh has brought Broadway stars Norbert Leo Butz, Rachel Bay Jones, and Ariana DeBose down to the Triangle area for one-night-only concert performances. On November 3rd, they brought down Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis to their De Ann S. Jones Theatre.

Review: MJ National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
Review: MJ National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
October 12, 2023

MJ is a jukebox/biographical musical that follows the life and career of singer Michael Jackson. Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, this show offers a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status.

Review: North Carolina Theatre's BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Review: North Carolina Theatre's BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
October 11, 2023

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King when she was starting out as a teenage songwriter at 1650 Broadway in the 1960s. Back then, she was writing songs in collaboration with her husband at the time, Gerry Goffin, for so many different musical acts such as Bobby Vee, The Drifters, The Shirelles, Little Eva, The Chiffons, The Beatles, and The Monkees. That was all before she went on to become one of the most successful singer-songwriters in music history.

Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's CURTAINS
Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's CURTAINS
August 12, 2023

Curtains is set at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in 1959. When the leading lady of a new musical, Robbin’ Hood, mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew become suspects. It is up to a local fast-talking detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan, to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love, all without getting killed.

Review: North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
Review: North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
July 26, 2023

Based on P.L. Travers’ children’s novels as well as Walt Disney’s 1964 Academy Award-winning movie musical of the same name, Mary Poppins follows a nanny who arrives on the doorstep of Jane & Michael Banks. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins must teach the family members how to value each other again.

Interview: Sara Jean Ford of North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
Interview: Sara Jean Ford of North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
July 20, 2023

From July 25th-30th, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting MARY POPPINS at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, which is located inside the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts. I had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Sara Jean Ford, who will be taking on the role of Winifred Banks. Some of her previous Broadway credits include THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and CATS.

Review: Rachel Bay Jones at Theatre Raleigh
Review: Rachel Bay Jones at Theatre Raleigh
July 9, 2023

In 2017, I was fortunate enough to have attended the Tony Awards. Rachel Bay Jones was among the winners that night for her performance as Heidi in Dear Evan Hansen. On July 7th, I saw her perform in person for the very first time.

Review: Norbert Leo Butz at Theatre Raleigh
Review: Norbert Leo Butz at Theatre Raleigh
June 24, 2023

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Review: SIX National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
Review: SIX National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
June 21, 2023

Six reimagines the stories of the six wives of King Henry VIII in the style of a pop concert. Each ex-wife gets to sing and tell her story to determine who suffered the most from marrying Henry and should therefore become the group’s lead singer. This musical originally began as a submission to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland by two Cambridge University students, Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss. Since then, the show made its way to London’s West End, where it earned five 2019 Laurence Olivier Award nominations (including Best New Musical).






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