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The men steal the show in An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins (photo by Rachel Neville Photography)

Scene-Stealing Men Make Carolina Ballet’s Latest Show, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins, a Fun, High-Energy Endeavor

During a season that celebrates some of the best choreography of Carolina Ballet’s beloved founder and artistic director Robert Weiss, who is relinquishing his control over the ballet troupe that he has built into one of the best ballet companies in the nation, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins is a celebration of two of… Read More ›

Steeped in Tradition, DPAC’s Fiddler on the Roof Is Still Relevant and Engaging

Fiddler on the Roof has been considered a classic since its debut in 1964. Despite its place in the theatrical canon, however, it is not a show frequently staged in the Triangle area, with theatregoers preferring the new, hip, and edgy. However, DPAC’s Suntrust Broadway production of the classic, directed by Bartlett Sher, proves that… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet, New York City to Elizabeth City

Every program has been a different experience this season at the Carolina Ballet. The two works in the current production, Fancy Free and Carolina Jamboree, are as different from each other as they are from previous programs. What they have in common is that they are fun non-traditional ballets. Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free is a jazzy… Read More ›

The Sharks' girls primp for the big dance in "West Side Story," which plays June 5-10 at DPAC

Michelle Aravena and Evy Ortiz Are Dazzling as Anita and Maria in “West Side Story” at DPAC on June 5-10

Whether we’re talking about William Shakespeare or Stephen Sondheim, classic works of theater become classics because their stories hit an emotional bone for a large majority of the population. Such is the case with West Side Story, currently playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Written in 1957 by Arthur Laurents, who died in 2011… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "West Side Story" on June 5-10

DPAC Brings the Gritty 2009 Broadway Revival of “West Side Story” to the Triangle on June 5-10

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present the First National Tour of the critically acclaimed 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” a modern retelling Elizabethan playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” on June 5-10.