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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 ›

Andrew Borba’s Fresh Approach to Julius Caesar Pays Big Dramatic Dividends for PlayMakers

Under Andrew Borba’s direction, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar strikes a very keen balance between the sometimes conflicting goals of “remaining true to tradition” and “providing a fresh approach.” And the company’s success in this endeavor is strikingly apparent well before the first line is ever spoken. Scenic designer Jan Chambers… Read More ›

Puddle of Mudd @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center

Puddle of Mudd Cone Denim Entertainment Center, Greensboro March 8th Puddle of Mudd had a good turnout considering it was a Sunday night and the Cone Denim Entertainment Center does not promote very well. The lower part of the theater was over half full with a lot of the seats up in the balcony taken…. Read More ›