The musical version, by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, is now showing on Flat Rock Playhouse’s main stage through Saturday, Aug. 20.
The story, by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, is set in River City, Iowa, during the summer of 1912. When a clever con artist known as Professor Harold Hill, played by Brian Robinson, steps off the train, he means business. This classic musical is performed through Saturday, July 9.
Despite flaws, the fun was infectious and TLT’s packed audience was in love with this hit production.
The play, performed at at N.C. Stage Company through May 1, theorizes that a different breed of people exist past the midnight hour.
The 1960 Edward Albee-penned play is among ITP’s most ballsy ventures to date. The show, directed by Hans Meyer, stars Michael MacCauley and Callan White as George and Martha, two iconic roles made famous in celluloid by Richard Burton and an explosive Elizabeth Taylor.
For those turned off by classical theater, Montford Park Players 44th season opener, staged at the gorgeous Masonic Temple, may change their outlook altogether. An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare includes the one-act plays The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw and The Upstart Crow by Vincent Dowling.
It is unclear when this production of Fiction, written by Steven Dietz, officially begins. Perhaps it’s while meandering through the Five Points neighborhood just off Merrimon Ave. Or just as we’re making our way up the steep stone steps of Forsythia Hall.
As written, Oleanna forces us to contemplate our thoughts on other cases of sexual harassment and alleged rape. Where should the line be drawn, and what is going too far? What truths do we not see behind the closed door?
The TV movie, based on Dolly Parton’s autobiographical song, airs at 9 p.m. Christmas Day, on NBC.