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The Carolina Ballet’s 2019 Presentation of The Nutcracker Is Chock-full of Christmas Sweets

With dreams of Santa, sugar plums, and fairies dancing in their heads, children of all ages took their seats on Saturday, Dec. 7th, in the Beasley Curtis Auditorium in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall to watch the Carolina Performing Arts present the Carolina Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker. The… Read More ›

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at DPAC Is Smooth and Snappy, a Delightful Musical

If you like shows representing “The Good Old Days,” then drive over to the Durham Performing Arts Center for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical. You’d better hurry, because this delightful show has a relatively short run that ends on Sunday, Dec. 8th. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a show-within-a-show, set in 1954, and is… Read More ›

A Magical Cirque Christmas Soared on Dec. 1st at the Durham Performing Arts Center

A Magical Cirque Christmas arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 1st, with promises of high-flying acrobats, magicians, music, and comedy; and, oh boy, did they deliver! A full audience of excited children and parents prepared to kick off the holiday season enjoyed a show that somehow literally flew by. Produced by… Read More ›

DPAC’s A Magical Cirque Christmas Delights and Enthralls Viewers

Anyone looking for a little Christmas magic and a fun way to get into the holiday spirit would have been delighted with Durham Performing Arts Center‘s production of A Magical Cirque Christmas. This exciting performance, made possible by producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment, featured a variety of cirque artists from all over… Read More ›

The Hip Hop Nutcracker at DPAC Mixed Traditional Music and Contemporary Movement

The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable. — Barack Obama — Saturday night in Durham — tutus and pointe shoes are gone! Pirouettes and piques are thankfully out of sight! So are the 19th century costumes and… Read More ›