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Lila Coogan stars as Anya/Anastasia in the national tour of Anastasia, playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, April 21st (photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade)

Anastasia Is a Sumptuous Delight at DPAC

From the moment when the curtain rises on the Durham Performing Arts Center’s April 16-21 presentation of Anastasia, directed by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak, and we are introduced to Little Anastasia (Delilah Rose Pellow) and her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna (Joy Franz), the audience is entranced, and the rest of the world… Read More ›

Lila Coogan and Stephen Brower star as Anya/Anastasia and Dmitry in the national tour of Anastasia, playing at DPAC through April 21st (photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade)

DPAC’s Anastasia Is Pure Fairy-Tale Magic

  Most people are at least somewhat familiar with the much-fabled tale of Anastasia, the Grand Duchess of Russia. And, while history and modern legend may not have all the facts straight, the story- one of this young woman who survived against all odds- is an intriguing one. It’s so intriguing, in fact, that it… Read More ›

The Lightning Thief stars (from left) Kristin Stokes, Chris McCarrell, and Jorrel Javier (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

The (Greek) Gods Are with The Lightning Thief, Now Playing at DPAC — It’s Fun, Fun, Fun

With a tight ensemble of seven actors and a high-energy production led by Greek gods and their children, WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway presentation of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical did something last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center that might just make a difference in the history of the Durham, NC… Read More ›

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, playing April 9th and 10th at DPAC, stars (from left) Kristin Stokes, Jorrel Javier, Chris McCarrell, and James Hayden Rodriguez (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

DPAC’s The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Enchants Viewers of All Ages

Anyone hoping to get young kids to young adults interested in theatre would do well to take them to DPAC’s production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, onstage now under the direction of Stephen Brackett. The musical is based on the 2005 novel of a similar name by Rick Riordan. And, while it’s… Read More ›

DPAC will present Dein Perry's Tap Dogs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20th (photo © Chris Richardson)

Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs Detonates Like a Nuclear Bomb at the Durham Performing Arts Center

The only moment during the entire performance of Australian dancer and choreographer Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs at the Durham Performing Arts Center that is fairly quiet is the opening scene, when Foreman (Anthony Russo) wanders onto the stage with a flashlight; and the only sound is the tap-tap-tap of his shoes. Once the rest of… Read More ›