Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Tag: Durham Performing Arts Center

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 ›

Sterling Jones (left) and Mya Ison won Triangle Rising Stars (photo by Areon Mobasher Photography)

Triangle Rising Stars Event Celebrates Local Talent and Showcases Support for the Arts

Back in 2011, Durham Performing Arts Center created “Triangle Rising Stars,” a regional qualifying event that’s part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. As part of the event, carefully-selected high school theatre students from Central and Eastern North Carolina perform musical theatre and compete for the chance to represent DPAC in the national… Read More ›

Sterling Jones (left) and Mya Ison won Triangle Rising Stars (photo by Areon Mobasher Photography)

Sterling Jones and Mya Ison Named Best Actor and Best Actress During Triangle Rising Stars May 15th at the Durham Performing Arts Center

The stars were out at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, May 15th, as the Triangle welcomed the eighth annual Triangle Rising Stars event. Sponsored, and partially hosted, by Marchael Bayne, this event has been shining a spotlight on high school students and their productions, bringing forward the very best talent that the Triangle… Read More ›