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Come from Away at DPAC Salutes Unsung Canadian Heroes Who Hosted Travelers Stranded After September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 was a day of great trauma and tremendous loss. We all lived through the devastation wreaked by the terror attacks, and it is easy to focus on the horror of it all. However, from this great tragedy came stories of great beauty: people such as the New York firefighters, who selflessly stormed… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of Come from Away Hits All the Right Emotional Notes

There’s a famous song about the events of September 11, 2001, one that asks, “Where were you when the world stopped turning?” As it turns out, some people were up in the air and, when air travel was stopped, about 7,000 of them found themselves stranded in the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland. Come… Read More ›

Felicia Boswell as Felicia and Bryan Fenkart as Huey strut their stuff in the National Tour of "Memphis," which won the 2010 Tony Award® for Best Musical (photo by Paul Kolnik)

Ebony and Ivory, Part II: “Memphis” Rocks DPAC

The charismatic characterizations and invigorating vocals of Bryan Fenkart, Felicia Boswell, and Kent Overshown pump up the volume of the exuberant National Tour of “Memphis,” much to the delight of Durham Performing Arts Center patrons attending the show’s eight performances on Jan. 24-29 in the Bull City.

Felicia Boswell as Felicia and Bryan Fenkart as Huey strut their stuff in the National Tour of "Memphis," which won the 2010 Tony Award® for Best Musical (photo by Paul Kolnik)

2010 Tony Award®-Winning Rock Musical “Memphis” Will Delight DPAC Patrons on Jan. 24-29

“Memphis” takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun [played by Bryan Fenkart] fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer [Felicia Boswell as Felicia]. “Memphis” is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.