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The cast of the National Tour of Waitress the Musical, playing May 1-6 at DPAC, includes (from left) Charity Angél Dawson, Desi Oakley, and Lenne Klingaman (photo by Joan Marcus)

Female-Led Creative Team Transforms Waitress the Movie into Waitress the Hit Broadway Musical, Which Plays May 1-6 at DPAC

Waitress the Musical, which will play eight performances on May 1-6 at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s ultra-crowding-pleasing 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series, made Broadway history on April 24, 2016, when it opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with women occupying all four top positions on its creative team: director, choreographer, composer,… Read More ›

Mike McLean stars as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Sound of Music at DPAC Is Every Bit as Good as Ever — and Surprisingly Timely in 2018

The Sound of Music opened last night at Durham Performing Arts Center, and runs until tomorrow. If you are looking for a good family show, filled with important messages, click here to buy your tickets now. You don’t want to miss this live version of the Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My… Read More ›

Jill-Christine Wiley stars as Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

NETworks Presentations’ Tour Will Breathe New Life and Inject New Energy into The Sound of Music on April 20-22 at DPAC

On April 20-22, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present five performances of a brand-new National Tour of The Sound of Music in its 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco Historic District. The 1959 Broadway and 1961 West End musical was once so popular in these parts that the old Ambassador Theatre in downtown… Read More ›

The cast of The Color Purple includes (from left) Bianca Horn, Carrie Compere, Carla R. Stewart, Adrianna Hicks, Erica Durham, Angela Birchett, and Brit West (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Color Purple Never Fades — It’s a Smash Hit at the Durham Performing Arts Center!

The 2017-18 North American tour of the Tony Award®-winning 2015 Broadway Revival of The Color Purple: The Musical opened to a sell-out crowd last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and the cast cracked the walls with their stellar performances. It’s a bonafide smash hit and a revival that’s almost better than the original!… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present The Color Purple on April 3-8

The Color Purple at DPAC Relies on the Strength of the Story and Its Characters

The Color Purple is one of those stories that is so powerful that it is made into multiple incarnations. It started as a novel in 1982, was made into an award-winning film in 1985, found itself gracing the stage as a musical, and is now being shown as a revival performance at Durham Performing Arts… Read More ›