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Month: March 2020

URGENT APPEAL: Please Fill Out the Americans for the Arts Fiscal Impact Survey TODAY!

If you run an arts organization, and you haven’t yet filled out the Americans for the Arts fiscal impact survey, can you please do that ASAP? Just click https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center#impact. As of yesterday, only $300,000 in losses by Wake County arts organizations had been reported, which is low. Nathan McGaha from ARTS North Carolina is speaking… Read More ›

Director Dustin Britt Imaginatively Blocks Bare Theatre’s Fast-Paced, Up-Tempo Marat/Sade

Bare Theatre had — and, hopefully, still has — another hit on their hands: Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade. I say “hopefully has,” because, after their Saturday, March 14th, opening night at the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker) in Durham, NC, this production (like most others) has been put on hold. The full name of this 1963 play… Read More ›

Backed by Two Strong Female Leads, NRACT’s Freaky Friday Is a Surefire Hit

Most people are familiar with some version of Freaky Friday. Whether it’s the original 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers, the 1976 film, or the 2003 film, most know the story of the mother and daughter who magically switch bodies and, by extension, lives, and, in the process, learn to truly love and value one another…. Read More ›

Cameron Mackintosh’s Heartbreaking Epic Les Mis Once Again Wows DPAC Crowds

Even if you’ve seen Les Misérables hundreds of times, it’s always a joy when the production is a great one — and the one playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, March 15th, is one of the best! With soaring voices, incredible sets, and dramatic lighting, NETworks Presentations LLC’s new national tour of… Read More ›

DPAC’s Les Misérables Is as Powerful and Profound as Ever

Based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name, Les Misérables, has long been a Broadway favorite, making it a perfect fit for Durham Performing Arts Center’s “Magic of Broadway” season. The story, of course, begins with Jean Valjean (Patrick Dunn), a French peasant and former criminal who has served 19 years in jail. After… Read More ›