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Catching Stars

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catching Stars

A crocodile that ticks. A pirate crew led by a captain with a hook for a hand. A boy that lives forever. The story of Peter Pan has become a part of our cultural canon. Originally written by author J.M. Barrie and popularized by the 1953 Disney film, the tale has been examined and translated […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Annie” is a heartbreakingly disappointing remake.

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Annie” is a heartbreakingly disappointing remake.

  I love the 1981 film “Annie,” and I even love its 1999 TV movie remake with Kathy Bates, so imagine my delight when Sony Pictures announced that they were planning a new remake of the classic with the ever-so-fabulous Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role. I was stoked. It was my #1 most anticipated […]

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Audiences Are Sure To Have a Merry Time at UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Production of The Merry Wives of Windsor

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Audiences Are Sure To Have a Merry Time at UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Production of The Merry Wives of Windsor

Cross-dressing, fairies, jealousy, and fortunetellers are not uncommon among Shakespeare’s plays, yet UNC Charlotte’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” was an experience that audience members are not likely to soon forget. At first, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” may have caused audience members who are unfamiliar with the plotline to lean back in […]

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UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte starts the spring season off right with ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring has definitely sprung with UNC Charlotte’s production of “Spring Awakening.” “Spring Awakening” is a play set in 1890 in a town in Germany. The play features many dynamic, adolescent characters going through the tough pitfalls of life and finding out how they measure up in society. With its numerous controversial ideals and dichotomies, it […]

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‘Speak by love, die by hate’: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center welcomes Arizona Theatre Company’s production of “The Mountaintop”

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Speak by love, die by hate’: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center welcomes Arizona Theatre Company’s production of “The Mountaintop”

  How do you tell a man on a path to achieve great things that his time is up? Before he’s completed his mission and seen the mountaintop in full form he’s been called home. He can only hope a leader of equal yoke will recover the baton he has left behind. Arizona Theatre Company’s […]

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“Forbidden Broadway” offers a hilarious take on Broadway’s most popular musicals

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
“Forbidden Broadway” offers a hilarious take on Broadway’s most popular musicals

In what can be easily described as an unapologetic, crass and often times hilarious romp; “Forbidden Broadway” takes no prisoners when it comes to singling out Broadway’s biggest musicals. In Gerard Alessandrini and Phillip George’s latest version of “Forbidden Broadway,” viewers are reunited with the once orphan now-turned-cigarette smoking Annie, learn about Yoko Ono’s plan […]

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Fall in love with “Love the Doctor”

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fall in love with “Love the Doctor”

Last week I had the pleasure of seeing one of Robinson Hall’s comedic productions, “Love the Doctor.” This romantic comedy has been compared to a Spanish form of William Shakespeare’s famous play, “Twelfth Night.” It is a classic story of love and lust. Parallel to this idea of love are feministic overtones that appear throughout […]

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Sleeping Beauty rouses even the drowsiest theatre enthusiasts

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sleeping Beauty rouses even the drowsiest theatre enthusiasts

For all of those who enjoy plays, “Sleeping Beauty” is a must see. Internationally-renowned Matthew Bourne brings his choreographic spin on Sleeping Beauty as he is sure to fill the seats of the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Bourne is one of the most honored and respected choreographers in the world and […]

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UNC Charlotte graduate makes her professional debut in “Good People”

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte graduate makes her professional debut in “Good People”

This October, CAST is presenting the award-winning comedy, “Good People” which tells the story of Margie Walsh (Cynthia Farbman Harris) and her efforts to blackmail a former lover-turned-doctor Mike (Lamar Wilson), for a chance at a fresh start. Alexis Louder plays the role of Kate, a black woman whose husband is being blackmailed for his […]

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‘Call me maybe’: An audition perspective

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
‘Call me maybe’: An audition perspective

It was only the first week of school, and auditions had already been posted for UNC Charlotte’s fall productions. Our season starts out with Paul Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive” and Anton Chekhov’s “Seagull,” two very intense and well-respected plays. I auditioned for both on two separate days and I want to share my […]

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Racy play hits NoDa

| February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Racy play hits NoDa

There comes a point in David Mamet’s play, “Race,” in which a black female attorney tells her white male associate, “This isn’t about sex, it’s about race.” To this the man responds, “What’s the difference?” Charles LaBorde, director for Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), will bring this play to Charlotte on Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2012, […]

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Actors from the London Stage presents “The Tempest”

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Actors from the London Stage presents “The Tempest”

Five actors, three shows, one week. Actors from the London Stage (AFTLS) will perform William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” for three consecutive days as part of a weeklong residency at UNC Charlotte. AFTLS is a touring Shakespeare company based in London and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The troupe began 35 years ago by […]

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