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Month: April 2012

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked" on May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-27

Back by Popular Demand: “Wicked” Will Start Its Four-Week 2012 Run at DPAC on May 2nd

“Wicked” is back by popular demand at the Durham Performing Arts Center for a four-week return engagement that runs May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-27 in DPAC’s 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked retells the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” from the viewpoint of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Food of the Month, April 2012: Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite ways to prepare and enjoy shrimp, so naturally I wanted to make some to celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day, which is April 29. This is so easy to make and even better to eat! And I lucked out – Fresh Market had peeled and deveined shrimp on sale,… Read More ›

PlayMakers will present "Penelope, a one-woman show written and performed by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by Lisa Rothe, with music by Sarah Kirkland Snider, on April 25-29 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Center for Dramatic Art

A Modern-Day Odysseus Returns Home from a War, with PTSD, in Ellen McLaughlin’s “Penelope”

I must admit that I have never read Homer’s Odyssey, but I love the Coen Brothers’ film adaptation, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Maybe that sentiment cheapens the structure and framework of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s world-premiere production of playwright and performer Ellen McLaughlin’s vivid and entrancing new work, Penelope, now playing in the Elizabeth… Read More ›

Music meets dance at the feet of North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble

Tap shoes and bare feet beating on the floor, and hands beating, bare, and with sticks, shakers and drums. At opening night for the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble’s Gotta Dance at Carolina Theater in Durham, everything was copacetic. The Chapel Hill based company made up of 40 dancers from the triangle and beyond was… Read More ›

ArtsCenter Stage will present "For Lucy," a nontraditional children's play by David Rabinowitz, on April 27-29 and May 4-6 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro

In “For Lucy,” an Imaginative, Fearless Third Grader Learns How to Cope After Her Mother Passes Away

ArtsCenter Stage will present “For Lucy,” a nontraditional children’s play written by Chapel Hill, NC dramatist and independent filmmaker David Rabinowitz and directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, on April 27-29 and May 4-6 in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.