As I’ve had some articles published all over the place recently, figured it was time to start a new compilation post. Very Sad: Beloved local used bookstore Nice Price Books is closing, and I talked to them and several other used bookstores to get the reasons why. Here’s an interview I did with reporter Jonathan M. […]
UPDATED: This is going to be a repository for links to my published stuff for a bit. I haven’t been posting about toys because I got a paying gig blogging about them for MTV Geek! Here’s my first few posts: Power Lords Return Django Unchained Toys Pulled from Shelves Django Unchained Toys Now Banned on […]
Here are some things I wrote and things I did in 2012 that I thought were kind of cool and possibly of interest to people In January, I wrote some more offbeat pieces, such as an interview with literary novelist Michael Malone about his time writing the daytime soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE as that […]
A look at the group’s latest offbeat offering. Read the full review here!
In two productions that opened at the Progress Energy Center this past weekend, the subject is changing times and black-white relations, but a century apart. The first is a campy family musical, while the other is a one-act, two-person Civil War drama. Read both reviews here!
Review of the retro-musical. Read the full review here!
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is an excellent fit for Theatre in the Park, which has staged a number of farces with the energy level up to 11 in recent seasons. Frayn’s 1982 hit about the thoroughly inept staging of a play is an open ticket for actors to ham it up, and some inspired performances […]
Those who still have the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack at the top of their iTunes playlists should get a kick out of WMKS: Where Music Kills Sorrow. Playing in repertory at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2011, it’s a very slight but occasionally entertaining irony-free look at Southern old-time radio that boasts every rustic cliché […]
The Dixie Swim Club at NCSU’s “Southern Comfort”-themed Theatrefest 2011 // Write to the editor The Dixie Swim Club Theatrefest 2011 at University Theatre, NCSU Through June 12 Your enjoyment of The Dixie Swim Club, the first entry in N.C. State University’s “Southern Comfort”-themed Theatrefest 2011, will depend on how many times you’ve seen this […]
North Carolina Theatre’s production of Hello, Dolly! is one of the big “show must go on” stories of this past season. With mere days until the opening, much-hyped star Cybill Shepherd was sidelined with an injury, necessitating a last-minute replacement by Broadway veteran Jacquelyn Piro Donovan. Thankfully, Donovan ably fills the role of Dolly Gallagher […]