Alan R. Hall

Alan R. Hall

Alan R. Hall is a Chapel Hill, NC, freelance writer, reviewer, novelist, and poet. He has written theater reviews for the Georgia State University System and the online writers' network "Themestream." For 11 years, he wrote reviews of theater, music, dance, and film for The Chapel Hill News. Now celebrating twenty-five years reviewing Triangle theater.

Articles by Alan R. Hall:

Foot-Stompin' Music, Stellar Singing Voices Make RLT's Crowns a High Old Time

Gospel, Musical Theatre, Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 25, 2017

Waiting for the End Is Living Hell in PRC's Count

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 23, 2017

NCTC Production of Our Town Brings Some Changes

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 11, 2017

The Tempest at Raleigh Little Theatre: It Is, and It Isn't

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 21, 2017

Stellar Voices and a Smokin' Sextet Make Smokey Joe's Cafe a Hit

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  May 31, 2017

TIP's On Golden Pond: As Real As Honest Stagecraft Can Make It

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  April 7, 2017

RLT'S When She Had Wings Is a Compact Charmer

Children's Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  March 17, 2017

Meredith's Mattress: Riotous Comedy Falls Flat

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 21, 2017

Psychiatry v. Religion in John Pielmeier's Provocative Agnes of God

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 11, 2017

The God Game: A Timely and Honest Look at Religion and Politics

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 3, 2017

"Chemistry" Is the Watchword in Burning Coal's Heisenberg

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 19, 2017

Truth Is A Casualty of War in RLT's The Whipping Man

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 13, 2017

New Play In Progress at PRC2 Interprets Wilde's De Profundis

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 11, 2017

University Theatre Makes Us Love/Sick in Nine Vignettes

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 24, 2016

True West's Conflict Grows From Funny to Deadly at Theatre in the Park

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 8, 2016

PlayMakers' Summer Youth Conservatory Presents Violet: A Musical

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 23, 2016

Highly Unusual Bat Boy Is Grand Foil for RLT's Teens on Stage

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 15, 2016

15th Annual 10 by 10 Festival Makes a Big Splash in Carrboro

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 8, 2016

RLT's Glass Menagerie Stars Mary Rowland as Amanda

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  June 16, 2016

Beertown Stretches the Definition of Theatre at RLT

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  May 6, 2016

Crisp Characters Lend Truth to Meredith's Merrily We Roll Along

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  April 6, 2016

The Murphey School Hosts a Student Production of Lord Byron's Cain

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  March 17, 2016
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Meredith Blows the Lid Off The Vagina Monologues

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  March 1, 2016

Men Don't Fare Too Well in TIP's Slapstick The Underpants

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 5, 2016

Fine and Beautiful Performances Highlight PRC's Three Sisters

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 26, 2016

Examining Marriage in the Tender Time Stands Still

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 1, 2016

Superlatives Cannot Adequately Describe Once

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  December 1, 2015

RLT's Frog and Toad Is a Hit

Children's Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  November 6, 2015

Magnificent Stage Magic and Dynamic Cast Create TIP's Dracula

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 11, 2015

Urinetown Adds Dark Color to Musical Comedy

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 7, 2015

Stunning Vocals, Intense Characterizations Infuse RLT's Runaways  

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 17, 2015

High Enthusiasm Is the Hallmark of ArtsCenter's Oh, What A Lovely War!

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  May 15, 2015

Beautiful Staging, Beautiful Lives Depict PRC's 4000 Miles

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  April 4, 2015

Lavish Staging, Rapid-fire Repartee Highlight TIP's Regrets Only

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  March 27, 2015

THROUGH 4/4: Bare Theatre Brings Measure for Measure to Varsity

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  March 19, 2015

A Capella Music Highlights TIP's Black Pearl Sings!

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 6, 2015

Burning Coal Boils Romeo & Juliet Down to its Essence

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 22, 2015

Sensational Gospel Music Is the Center of JTP's Black Nativity

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  December 12, 2014

Massive Cast Brings Paul Green's Johnny Johnson to Life

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  November 20, 2014

Ian Bowater’s Into the Breach Is an ArtsCenter World Premiere

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  October 10, 2014

Superb Power and Impressive Style Make RLT’s Hairspray a Hit

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 22, 2014

High Exuberance is the Backbone of RLT's Pinocchio

Children's Theatre, Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  April 18, 2014

Sondheim and PRC Create a Carnival of Crime in Assassins

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  April 5, 2014

RLT's Superlative Staging Gives OPQRS, ETC a Big Boost

Children's Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  March 14, 2014

Dynamite Script and Superb Cast Mark PlayMaker's Love Alone

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  March 1, 2014

Barbara Bates Smith Walks Across America in Go, Granny D! at Deep Dish

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  December 6, 2013

THROUGH 7/28:  Music and Mayhem Ensue at Raleigh Little Theatre in an Adaptation of Orwell's Animal Farm

Children's Theatre, Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 19, 2013

Fast and Furious, The Professors is Vintage Transactors Improv

Comedy, Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  November 18, 2011

A Wicked Ghost Story is the Premise for RLT's Woman in Black

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  October 8, 2011

Immense Energy and Dynamic Characters Infuse Enron with Sharp Wit

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 10, 2011

Massive Ensemble and Authentic Indian Dance Highlight JTP's Secret Garden

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 9, 2011

TiP's Of Mice and Men Is a Stunner About Life as a 1930s Grifter

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 19, 2011

Blockbuster Musical Depicts the Antics of Two Men Bent on Riches in The Producers

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 12, 2011

Art Tatum Performs "Live" At Doc Hanley's Jazz Club in Harlem

Jazz, Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  December 8, 2010

Irish Vocal Group "Celtic Thunder" Wows the Faithful at DPAC

World Music Review by Alan R. Hall,  November 17, 2010

"The Books" - the Epitome of Modern Musical Collaboration

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  October 1, 2010

TIP's Complete Works... Does a Number on All of the Bard's Plays

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 17, 2010

Justice Theater Project's Our Town - 2010-11 Season Stresses Home and Community

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 10, 2010

PlayMakers Rep Opens Second Stage with a Classic, Samuel Beckett's Happy Days

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 8, 2010

Lackluster Revival of Broadway's The Wiz Is Magical Only in A Few Moments

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 24, 2010

Puppets, Monsters and Magic Tell a Morality Tale of Islands Unknown

Puppet Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  August 6, 2010

PRC's Summer Youth Conservatory Tackles Drood Using Power and Panache

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 23, 2010

The Theme For This Year's 10 By 10 Is Conflict: We Can't Get Enough of It

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 9, 2010

Pathway to Freedom Chronicles Quakers' Role in the Underground Railroad

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  July 2, 2010

Hilarity Rules The Oval Office as Election Day Looms in David Mamet's November

Comedy, Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  June 12, 2010

Raleigh Little Theatre Pulls Off Another Major Coup in Musical Production

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  June 4, 2010

Theatre in the Park's Macbeth Is a Multimedia Feast for the Eyes and Ears

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 7, 2009

Monsters and Prodigies Begins as Allegory, But Dissolves into Camp

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 24, 2009

Way to Heaven Is an Audacious Play About A Monstrous Wrong

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 23, 2009

Rent Explodes Onstage in a Kaleidoscope of Raw Power and Emotion

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  January 21, 2009

PlayMakers' Blue Door is a Fantastic Dreamscape for Two Dynamic Actors

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  October 25, 2008

Ghost & Spice Puts the Rock Back in Eric Bogosian's Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 6, 2008

PRC Serves Up A Symphony of Delights with Peter Shaffer's Amadeus

Musical Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  April 5, 2008

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC: Hijinx and Hoodwinks Make

Comedy Review by Alan R. Hall,  December 12, 2007

Manbites Dog Theater: Rabbit Hole Examines One Family's Unbearable Loss

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  December 8, 2007

The ArtsCenter: Newcomer John Boni Wins Fourth Annual PlaySlam

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  September 23, 2006

Raleigh Little Theatre: Love of Life Sustains Terminal Cancer Victim in Wit

Theatre Review by Alan R. Hall,  February 11, 2006