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DPAC’s Production of Mean Girls Is So Fetch

Written by Tina Fey, the film Mean Girls has reached cult-classic status since its premiere in 2004. It’s only fitting then that this story should get its own updated musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center and still with Fey at the helm, but this time with lyrics and music by Jeff Richmond and… Read More ›

Tina Fey’s Mean Girls at DPAC Is a Fast-Paced, Rollicking Ride, Filled with Teen Angst

You’ll need to move fast to see Mean Girls at the Durham Performing Arts Center, because the First National Tour of this show will only be in town through Sunday, Feb. 16th. It is absolutely worth the effort. This show opened on Broadway on April 8, 2018, and garnered a dozen Tony® nominations. It is… Read More ›

Disney’s Aladdin at DPAC Is a Sumptuous, Color-Saturated Confection of a Show

To steal a line from Aladdin, “Do you trust me?” Then trust me when I say, “Open a new tab and either buy tickets to this candy-colored feast-for-the-senses or sign up for the $25-per-ticket digital lottery and hope you get a chance to see this absolutely gorgeous show during its four-week run at the Durham… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of Disney’s Aladdin Is a True “Magic Carpet Ride”

In 1992, the animated film Aladdin became a smash hit for Disney. Then, in 2011, it made its way onto Broadway in the form of a musical. And, proving that the story is still very much alive, it was made into a live-action film just this year. DPAC has chosen to take the musical version,… Read More ›

Chivalry Be Damned: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” Savagely Satirizes King Arthur and His Knights

Like rude boys hijacking their high school history class and goring every sacred cow of the Arthurian Legend, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” blows raspberries at good King Arthur, his heroic Knights of the Round Table, and his mythic capital Camelot, much to the delight of Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre patrons who awarded Tuesday’s opening-night performance with a vigorous — and well-deserved — standing ovation.