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DPAC Presents a Rousing, Over-the-Top “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has long been a theater staple. The show proves that Bible stories can translate well to the stage, especially when they’re dressed up with fancy costumes, fast-paced choreography, and a special effect or two. Of course, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is… Read More ›

Ryan Williams’ Pharoah Outshines “American Idol” Alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in “Joseph”

Before Tuesday’s opening-night performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Durham Performing Arts Center, the two-millionth visitor won a golden ticket good for upgraded seats that night and a $1,000 DPAC Ticket Center credit to use at any time during the year on any shows of… Read More ›

Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo star as Joseph and The Narrator (photo by Daniel A. Swalec)

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at DPAC Will Star Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young

Charismatic “American Idol” alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will star as The Narrator and Joseph in the vivacious 2014 touring version of the 1973 West End and 1982 Broadway musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, which will play the Durham Performing Arts Center on May 13-18 as… Read More ›

“American Idol” runner-up Diana DeGarmo (right) plays Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ girlfriend Sally in “Nerds" at NCT (photo by Curtis Brown)

North Carolina Theatre’s Jan. 18-Feb.3 Pre-Broadway Tryout of “Nerds” Has a Lot of Growing Up to Do

“Nerds” has a book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner and music by Hal Goldberg. With the tagline, “Steve, Bill and the dawn of the digital revolution,” it hugely satirizes the meeting and the subsequent paths to glory of Microsoft founder Bill Gates (Stanley Bahorek) and his rival, Apple founder Steve Jobs (N.C.-native Darren Ritchie). A kernel of truth allows for some outlandish happenings. It’s pretty big; it’s very flashy; but in the end, it’s just okay.

“American Idol” Runner-up Diana DeGarmo Will Star in NCT’s Pre-Broadway Engagement of “Nerds”

“American Idol” runner-up Diana DeGarmo will star as Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs’ girlfriend Sally in the North Carolina Theatre‘s pre-Broadway engagement of “Nerds,” a frisky new PG-13-rated musical comedy about the birth of Microsoft Corporation and Apple. Broadway veterans Stanley Bahorek and Darren Ritchie will co-star as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.