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Month: October 2015

Matt DaSilva (left) and Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek star as Lefou and Gaston (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Beauty and the Beast Still Enchants DPAC Patrons

Last Friday night, Durham Performing Arts Center patrons found much to cheer about in the third visit of NETworks Presentations, LLC’s brilliantly reimagined touring version of the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which may have earned an even heartier standing ovation than the show received during its 2010 and 2013 sojourns in the Bull City…. Read More ›

Susannah Ryan’s Brabo at UNC-Chapel Hill Is a Bold Look at the History of the Congo “Free” State

UNC Performance Studies’ presentation of Brabo: A Play Based on the Congo Free State, a new play written and directed by UNC graduate student Susannah Ryan, is definitely an informative piece and a “thought” piece. What were the truths of Colonialism and Imperialism? How has the present been impacted by the past? What correctives are… Read More ›

Brooke Quintana and Sam Hartley star as Belle and the Beast (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Returns to DPAC for Five Performances from Oct. 23rd to 25th

On Oct. 23-25, the Durham Performing Arts Center will bring back Columbia, MD-based NETworks Presentations, LLC’s new-and-improved touring version of the 1994 Broadway musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, for five performances in DPAC‘s 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater, located in the bustling American Tobacco Historic District of the Bull City. This stage adaptation of the 1991… Read More ›

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom stars Josh Walker and Amethyst Palma (photo by Ron Yorgason)

William Peace Theatre’s Neighborhood 3 Is an Appropriate Piece for This Time of Year

Halloween is just around the corner; it’s time for some fun and a bit of the macabre. William Peace Theatre’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Amy White, offers just that. The premise: teens are enthralled by a video game that involves escaping from zombies that are taking over… Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre’s Vivacious Version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods Is Delightful

On Oct. 20th, Stephen Sondheim’s twist on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Into the Woods, opened at the North Carolina Theatre, for the first time in NCT’s 32-year history. With a howl, a few curses, and some cannibalism, beloved fairy-tale characters became quite different from what we normally envision — and with great aplomb! It was definitely… Read More ›