Winston-Salem Journal: Performing Arts

Performing Arts

‘Spring Dance’ full of life, color

The first piece in UNC School of the Arts’ “Spring Dance,” which opened Thursday night at Performance Place on the campus, is called “Allegro Brilliante,” and it sets the pace for the entire evening.

  • icon Posted: April 23

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Monday 04/20/2015
NC Shakes files for bankruptcy

William Shakespeare wrote: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”

Sunday 04/19/2015
Lucia Chase Fellow is guest artist for Spring Dance

The list of dancers who have been named Lucia Chase Fellows in the School of Dance at UNC School of the Arts includes some pretty impressive names.

Thursday 04/09/2015
‘Guys and Dolls’ flawlessly paced, performed

UNC School of the Arts’ all-school production of “Guys and Dolls,” which opened Thursday at the Stevens Center, is an exuberant celebration of love and luck.

Sunday 04/05/2015
Best Bets: Reynolda House holding rainy day promotion

On rainy weekdays in April, Reynolda House Museum of American Art will offer one free adult admission for each paid adult admission when visitors say, “Rainy days are good museum days,” to the museum’s front desk team and provide their email address.

Art Briefs: Press 53 holding poetry competition

Press 53 is accepting submissions for its 2016 Press 53 Award for Poetry for an outstanding collection. Submissions due by July 31.

Everyone — maybe not — has ‘Guys and Dolls’ story

Everyone has a story about “Guys and Dolls.”

Alumni see value in performing in all-school musicals

More than 200 students — about one-fifth of the student body — have been for working for a year on “Guys and Dolls,” which opens Thursday at the Stevens Center.

Saturday 04/04/2015
‘Guys and Dolls’ is 10th all-school musical

UNC School of the Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a show that it first did 45 years ago.

Tuesday 03/31/2015
Rolling Stones announce Raleigh stop during North American tour

RALEIGH — The Rolling Stones are on their way back to the Triangle and will play Raleigh’s Carter-Finley Stadium on July 1. Tickets will go on sale April 13.

Sunday 03/29/2015
Arts & Entertainment: Best Bets this week

Two choirs combining to present race message

‘A Goddess Tale’ explores stories of 7 women

“Goddess is not some pie-in-the-sky romance. It’s who you are in your fierceness, in your pain, in your hurt, in your glory,” says Grace, “the enlightened but bitchy” character in “A Goddess Tale.”

WFU performing early Shakespeare play

There isn’t a lot of action in Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost.”

Saturday 03/28/2015
“Mary Poppins” brings strong voices, energy and fun to Twin City Stage

No need for a spoonful of sugar here. In the hands of Twin City Stage, Mary Poppins’ medicine goes down just fine – and tastes pretty darn sweet all on its own.

Sunday 03/22/2015
Habitat homeowner putting on jazz concert

Patricia Hall loves smooth jazz, and she loves Habitat for Humanity.

It's challenging to play someone who's practically perfect

When you’re playing a character that people grew up loving, there are bound to be expectations.

Sunday 03/15/2015
Best Bets

Teens to present writing

“Magic Flute” is glorious finale to opera season

In Piedmont Opera’s production of “The Magic Flute,” which opened Friday at the Stevens Center, the singers and orchestral musicians were perfectly in synch, and the costumes, from Sarasota (Fla.) Opera, were richly detailed and luxurious.

Thursday 03/12/2015
Actors bring ‘Boise’ to life

“A Bright New Boise,” which opened Thursday at Hanesbrands Theatre, is a commentary on the insatiable need for certainty in an uncertain world and the lengths — both comic and tragic — to which people will go to secure their point of view.

‘Cardigans’ all about the music

There’s a line early on in “The Cardigans” that hints at what audience members can expect from the show: “If it can’t be sung, it’s not worth saying.”

Sunday 03/08/2015
'The Cardigans' has great music, short on plot

Jamie Lawson feels a certain nostalgia for the music in “The Cardigans,” songs from the 1950s and ’60s including “In the Still of the Night,” “Love is a Many Splendored Thing and “Sherry.”

Boise store central to play

Amy da Luz reads dozens of plays every year as she’s looking for shows for the Paper Lantern Theatre Company to perform.

'Excelsior,' 'Sojourner Truth' to be performed together

Mabel Robinson looks at the two women whose stories will be told by the N.C. Black Repertory Co. next weekend and sees a common thread: heroism.

It's tough being Queen of the Night in 'The Magic Flute'

Pity the Queen of the Night. Oh, she has a cool title and everything, but she also has a ration of terrible luck and then gets blamed for everything — just because she’s not enlightened.

Wednesday 03/04/2015
‘Danse’ production embraces gravity

Helen Simoneau Danse’s latest offering, “5 Years of Creating Danse,” emerged onto the stage at Hanesbrands Theatre Wednesday night in articulate simplicity.

Sunday 03/01/2015
Best Bets

Presenting talks on paintings

Arts Top 10

March and April. Oh, those words sound like spring, don’t they? But March is named for Mars, the god of war, and T.S. Eliot wasn’t kidding when he called April the cruelest month: one minute sun, rain the next.

Friday 02/27/2015
Winter Dance warms up cold night

How to warm up a cold winter night? Check out the sizzling performances at UNC School of the Arts’ Winter Dance concert at the Stevens Center.

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    • icon posted: April 25