When: December 3-20, 2015
Location: Burning Coal Theatre Co., Raleigh NC
Details: Burning Coal Theatre presented one of the most beloved of American musicals. This soulful classic follows
Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow as they ease on down the road to find what is waiting for them over the rainbow, behind the curtain, and maybe even in their own
Carly had the pleasure to play Dorothy. Read the N&O review here: "Carly Prentis Jones' Dorothy is spunky and wide-eyed, her strong voice easily carrying her several ballads" or read the CVNC review here: "Carly Prentis Jones was a bubbly and endearing Dorothy "
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn
Directed by Jeff Storer
NC Premiere: Oct 22 – Nov 7, 2015
In the aftermath of a civilization-ending apocalypse, survivors huddled around a campfire entertain each other by remembering and re-telling a classic episode of The Simpsons. Over the following decades, that story transforms into something rich and strange – and yet strangely familiar…
Carly played Colleen and Marge. See what the News & Observer had to say in their review here!
ith the Barton
College/Wilson Symphony OrchestraWhen: August 27 – August 30 (Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm)
Location: Theatre Raleigh, Fletcher Opera Theater
The beloved Rogers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel. Carly was thrilled to be singing the role of Nettie. Enjoy the lush sounds of a full orchestra and a semi-staged production of this lovely golden-aged classic. The News & Observer said, "Carly Prentis Jones plays Nettie, the seaside restaurant owner, with more showbiz pizazz than is generally seen, and her heartfelt singing of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is a production highlight."
The Color Purple - The Musical
When: June 12-28, 2015
Location: Justice Theatre Project, Raleigh NC
Details: Based on the book by Alice Walker, script by Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. It was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. Carly enjoyed performing the role of Nettie in this production.
The News & Observer's review of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern's production of Our Town: Jade Arnold, Jennifer Blocker and Carly Prentis Jones provide nicely differentiated cameos and make lively work of sharing the role of the Narrator/Stage Manager.
The Five Points Star Review of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern's production of Our Town: Carly Prentis Jones plays young Rebecca Gibbs...with such joyous wonder I could hardly stay in my seat. Jones is also a knock-out in her turns as Stage Manager, and when she sings, solo, “Balm in Gilead” near the play’s conclusion…it’s exquisite.
Classical Voice of North Carolina's review of The Justice Theater Project's Ragtime the Musical: Equal to the standard set by her true love, Coalhouse Walker, Jones portrays Sarah as good, kind, and unfamiliar with the evil that awaits them. All of these cast members portray rich characters and offer strong, vibrant musical voices.
Classical Voice of North Carolina's review of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Wait ‘Til You See This series production of Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue: "Carly Prentis Jones, who plays Ginny, shines brightly during this production. Ginny is a passionate lover and wife, a loving nurse, and a supportive and sympathetic mother. She is the most omniscient of the characters, serving in many different roles that she is able to vary deftly."
BOOM Magazine's review of The Justice Theater Project's production of The Black Nativity by Langston Hughes: "The lights drop and then the clear ringing voice of Carly Prentis Jones inspires us with its joy, and the lyrics of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”
Classical Voice of North Carolina's review of Burning Coal Theatre Company and SheCow Production's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf: "Carly Prentis Jones is earthy and ethereal at once as the Lady in Green; in her embodiment of the sensual Sechita in “one” she becomes something akin to a moving cubist painting."
Our Town Photo: Courtesy of Alex Mannes Photography