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NCT Conservatory’s Presentation of The Man Who Came to Dinner Is a Fabulous Feast of Fun

With an amazing amount of energy and the ability to pull each comedic thread out of the narrative, the young actors of the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s Acting Summer Theatre Arts School delighted their Friday, Aug. 10th, opening-night audience with their production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s 1939 Broadway comedy The Man Who… Read More ›

Judy McLane stars as Maria Callas in Master Class (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Judy McLane and Costars Demonstrate Remarkable Talent, Stage Presence, and Energy in Master Class at Theatre Raleigh

Terrence McNally excites audiences almost as much as he excites actors. He demands a lot of an actor, and Theatre Raleigh’s production of Master Class points this out to the extreme. On opening night at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, there was never a moment when our focus was not on the stage. The… Read More ›

The Second National Tour of The Book of Mormon, playing Aug. 7-12 at DPAC, stars (from left) Monica L. Patton, Kevin Clay, and Conner Peirson (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

Incredibly Energetic and Irreverent Book of Mormon Cracks Up the DPAC Audience

Add off-the-charts energy to side-splitting, cringe-worthy comedy with a political bent and you might think South Park. You wouldn’t be far off. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the four-time Emmy Award-winning animated series, and Avenue Q: The Musical co-creator Robert Lopez have collaborated to create “the best musical of the century,” according… Read More ›

DPAC will present eight performances of The Book of Mormon on Aug. 7-12 (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

DPAC’s The Book of Mormon Is Delightful and Deep from Beginning to End

The Book of Mormon was the Hamilton of its day when it first premiered back in 2011. However, its latest production, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, proves that this musical has major staying power. The musical, which has won both Tony and Grammy awards, focuses on young… Read More ›

DPAC will present eight performances of The Book of Mormon on Aug. 7-12 (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

Bungles in the Jungle Become Bellylaughs on Aug. 7-12 in The Book of Mormon at DPAC

On Aug. 7-12, the Durham Performing Arts Center will open its electrifying 2018-19 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series with an octet of high-voltage performances of The Book of Mormon. DPAC hopes that the Third Coming of this rollicking, R-rated 2011 Tony Award®-winning musical from the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the cheeky and sometimes foul-mouthed animated… Read More ›