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The Naked Magicians are Christopher Wayne (left) and Mike Tyler

Putting the "D" in DPAC: The Naked Magicians Are a Naughty Good Time

When the Durham Performing Arts Center’s advertisement for The Naked Magicians showed up in my Facebook feed, I texted my daughter: Me: “Do you want to go see The Naked Magicians?” Daughter: “Boundaries mom. Boundaries!” … Daughter: “What do they look like?” Me: [Sends picture] Daughter: “I’m in.” Australians Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne had… Read More ›

Photo by Kharen Hill

On Tuesday, Sept. 25th, DPAC Patrons Spent an Enchanted Evening with Sarah McLachlan

On Tuesday, Sept. 25th, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) audience for An Evening with Sarah McLachlan was simply dazzled by multi-platinum and GRAMMY Award-winner Sarah McLachlan. Originally born on Jan. 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, McLachlan quickly rose to international success. I was first introduced to Sarah McLachlan when a friend of… Read More ›

The Second National Tour of The Book of Mormon, playing Aug. 7-12 at DPAC, stars (from left) Monica L. Patton, Kevin Clay, and Conner Peirson (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

Incredibly Energetic and Irreverent Book of Mormon Cracks Up the DPAC Audience

Add off-the-charts energy to side-splitting, cringe-worthy comedy with a political bent and you might think South Park. You wouldn’t be far off. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the four-time Emmy Award-winning animated series, and Avenue Q: The Musical co-creator Robert Lopez have collaborated to create “the best musical of the century,” according… Read More ›

DPAC will present eight performances of The Book of Mormon on Aug. 7-12 (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

DPAC’s The Book of Mormon Is Delightful and Deep from Beginning to End

The Book of Mormon was the Hamilton of its day when it first premiered back in 2011. However, its latest production, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, proves that this musical has major staying power. The musical, which has won both Tony and Grammy awards, focuses on young… Read More ›

DPAC will present eight performances of The Book of Mormon on Aug. 7-12 (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

Bungles in the Jungle Become Bellylaughs on Aug. 7-12 in The Book of Mormon at DPAC

On Aug. 7-12, the Durham Performing Arts Center will open its electrifying 2018-19 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series with an octet of high-voltage performances of The Book of Mormon. DPAC hopes that the Third Coming of this rollicking, R-rated 2011 Tony Award®-winning musical from the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the cheeky and sometimes foul-mouthed animated… Read More ›