W-S Journal Preview of “Carrie: The Musical”

Theatre Alliance presenting near-cult classic 'Carrie: The Musical' Mary Martin Niepold/Special Correspondent | Posted 10/19/14 Sitting across from one another in Camino Bakery on Fourth Street, they look like old friends. What they’ll look like come opening night at Theatre Alliance on Friday will be very different. For one, there’ll be blood between them. “Carrie: [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Previews|Comments Off on W-S Journal Preview of “Carrie: The Musical”

W-S Preview of La Cage Aux Folles

Alliance presents outrageous, poignant family story BY MARY MARTIN NIEPOLD Special Correspondent |Posted 9/8/14 "La Cage aux Folles" is not just another well-known theater phenomenon. It's I been an enduring hit in countless hearts ever since its Broadway premiere in 1 A1983 and has racked up enough Tony Awards to fill a game room. Its [...]

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W-S Journal Preview of “Miss Saigon”

"Miss Saigon:" Theatre Alliance presenting love story Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal “Miss Saigon,” from the folks who brought you “Les Miserables,” is very like that show in its epic, yet intensely personal story. Like “Les Miserables,” “Miss Saigon” is also based on a classic, Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” and, as [...]

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Previews for “Next To Normal”

FROM WFDD: Next to Normal with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt is a Pulitzer prize winning rock musical. It’s about a mom, her struggles with bipolar disorder, and their impact on her family. The musical also exposes the sometimes unseemly underbelly of suburban life. To prepare for her role as Diana Goodman, the mother, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance actor [...]

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Daily Dispatches From Dr. Chris Aiken

  Dr. Aiken’s interest in helping people with mood disorders grew out of his experience with close friends who suffered from depression.  He has worked in the psychiatric field since age 18 when he started as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health. He went on to complete medical school at Yale and residency at [...]

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Previews of “Chess”

From WFDD: The ancient game of chess, super power politics, romantic rivalries, international intrigue and…ABBA? That’s right Chess with book by Richard Nelson and music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson comes to Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance opening Friday April 25th. Theatre Alliance actors Jaye Pierce and Troy Hurst spoke with David Ford about this unusual rock opera. [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|Previews|Comments Off on Previews of “Chess”

W-S Journal Preview of Aida

Theater Alliance fields strong case in 'Aida' Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am By Lynn Felder/Reprinted from Winston-Salem Journal An insecure Egyptian princess, a spunky captive princess and a warrior who resists domesticity — they comprise a quirky love triangle in Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” which opens Friday at Theatre Alliance. This “Aida” [...]

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W-S Journal Preview of “Bare”

Students grapple with sexual identity in 'Bare' Reprinted from Winston-Salem Journal's Relish Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal In “Bare: A Pop Opera,” which opens Wednesday at Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem, a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school grapple with questions of sexuality and personal identity. Peter and Jason are struggling to define their friendship. [...]

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Winston-Salem Preview of “Weird Romance”

'Weird Romance' tackles unusual topics Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal Described as speculative fiction in two acts, “Weird Romance” opens Wednesday at Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem. While it’s all about love, it certainly tackles topics not usually addressed in a romantic comedy. The first act, “The Girl Who Was Plugged In,” is about a homeless bag-lady whose [...]

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W-S Journal Preview of “When Pigs Fly”

Wild costumes in 'When Pigs Fly' By Lynn Felder Originally published in Winston-Salem Journal's Relish Howard Crabtree is a determined song-and-dance man. When his high school guidance counselor tells him that he should aspire to selling gardening tools because his dreams of creating musical theater will come true “when pigs fly,” Howard isn’t fazed. Fast-forward to [...]

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