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Sarah Bockel plays Carole King performing at Carnegie Hall (photo by Joan Marcus)

Great Encore Presentation of Beautiful Has the DPAC Audience Singing Along

Durham Performing Arts Center audiences loved Beautiful: The Carol King Musical — Broadway’s version of singer-songwriter Carole King’s life, which first played DPAC in 2015 — so much that last night it returned for an encore presentation — to the same enthusiastic response. With recognizable songs that span three decades, tender moments of love, and… Read More ›

Sarah Bockel plays Carole King performing at Carnegie Hall (photo by Joan Marcus)

Loaded with Legendary Music and Lots of Heart, the Durham Performing Arts Center’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is a Can’t-Miss Hit

DPAC’s production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opens with the legend herself…or at least Sarah Bockel’s very close rendering of her … seated at a piano and belting out “So Far Away.” This is the first of many hits that will come through in this empowering, Grammy-award-winning musical, directed by Marc Bruni and backed… Read More ›