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PlayMakers’ She Loves Me Is a Delightful Holiday Hit

Most people have seen some version of She Loves Me, the holiday show onstage now at PlayMakers Repertory Company under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson. Or rather, most people have seen some version of Parfumerie, the original play on which this work and many others are based. Famed films The Shop Around the Corner and… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage She Loves Me Nov. 14-Dec. 2 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Paul Green Theatre (photo by HuthPhoto)

She Loves Me at PlayMakers Rep Is a Perfect Example of Musical Theater — Take Your Kids!

She Loves Me, now being performed by the PlayMakers Repertory Company in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paul Green Theatre, under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson, may be the perfect example of musical theater. It begins with a classic story of romance … actually, non-romance. In Shakespearean terms, it’s much more Much Ado About Nothing than Romeo and… Read More ›

Cabaret at DPAC Puts a New and Wonderful Spin on a Classic

Cabaret, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, and currently onstage at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) under the magical direction of BT McNicholl, is a super-fun, super-funny, high-energy production that begs to be seen.

This well-loved and often-bawdy musical focuses on The Kit Kat Club, a seedy establishment, and a young writer, Clifford Bradshaw (Lee Aaron Rosen) who visits it and subsequently falls in love with Sally Bowles (Andrea Gross), a somewhat wayward singer.

Randy Harrison stars as the Emcee in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016 tour (photo by Joan Marcus)

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Production of Cabaret at DPAC Is Dark, Moving, and Provocative

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s moving and thought-provoking production of Cabaret will play eight performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center on April 19-24. With writing by Joe Masterhoff, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, prior productions have enjoyed major acclaim. This revival, directed by B.T. McNicholl and choreographed by Cynthia Onrubia, is… Read More ›

Randy Harrison stars as the Emcee in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016 National Tour of Cabaret cast (photo by Joan Marcus)

On April 19-24, DPAC Will Host a Decidedly Darker Version of the Divinely Decadent Musical, Cabaret

On April 19-24, the Durham Performing Arts Center will host a decidedly darker version of the divinely decadent 1966 Broadway and 1968 West End musical, Cabaret, as part of its 2015-16 SunTrust Broadway Series. The original Broadway production won eight 1967 Tony Awards®, including the Tonys for Best Musical and Best Original Score (by composer… Read More ›