No matter how many times you hear the familiar “Razzle Dazzle” or see the iconic Bob Fosse “jazz hands,” you can never get enough of Chicago, now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center. There’s a reason why this 1920s jail-house musical is the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It’s delicious. It’s decadent…. Read More ›
Football great Eddie George will star as ultra-slick and completely unscrupulous criminal defense attorney Billy Flynn in the razzle-dazzling U.S. Tour of Chicago that will put the roar back in the Roaring Twenties for five divinely decadent performances on May 12-14 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The 43-year-old Philadelphia, PA native previously played Flynn… Read More ›
World famous comedy club and Chicago institution, The Second City presents the 105th Mainstage Revue, “THE WINNER… OF OUR DISCONTENT.” The politically themed show debuted just over a month after the most recent election and reflective of its title, the performers project the feelings of disappointment, anger, and fear that the current administration has aroused…. Read More ›
Chicago is one of the shows that causes people to develop the annoying habit of humming or singing the tunes the next day. “He Had It Coming” has been on my lips since we left the theater, but not because the men in the play “had it coming” — rather it’s because the actresses who… Read More ›
Durham Performing Arts Center’s production of Chicago opens with a snazzy rendition of “All That Jazz,” featuring knee-swinging choreography re-created by Gary Chryst, sultry costumes by William Ivey Long, and too many beautiful people to count. The fast-paced opening number effectively sets the tone for the rest of this fabulously fun show. Each of… Read More ›
Mexican actress Bianca Marroquin has replaced ailing 58-year-old supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley as former showgirl-turned-sexy jazz slayer Roxie Hart, who shoots her boyfriend three times when he tries to dump her and then tries to convince her husband to take the blame, in the national tour of legendary director and choreographer Bob Fosse’s Roaring Twenties musical, “Chicago,” which will play the Durham Performing Arts Center on July 31-Aug. 5.
National Association of Teachers of Singing, sponsor of the first National Music Theater Competition, has announced the eligibility and repertoire requirements for the competition, seeking the best emerging talent in the field beginning in 2012.
The season kicks off this summer with two youth conservatories of Disney’s The Jungle Book. Each conservatory has 38 local youth ages 8-18 and culminates with a weekend of performances.
An evening of classic love songs and favorite gems from West Side Story, South Pacific, Chicago, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls and many more.