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The Wizard of Oz stars (from left) Christopher Russell as the Tinman, Kalie Kaimann as Dorothy Gale, Victor Legarreta as the Cowardly Lion, and Chris Duir as the Scarecrow (photo © Denise S. Trupe)

L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz Is Still a Wholesome Family Favorite

I don’t know many people who have never watched the iconic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film version of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Judging by Tuesday’s opening-night audience for the 2017-18 National Tour of The Wizard of Oz, co-presented March 13-18 by Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre, it is still… Read More ›

The Wizard of Oz stars (from left) Christopher Russell as the Tinman, Kalie Kaimann as Dorothy Gale, Victor Legarreta as the Cowardly Lion, and Chris Duir as the Scarecrow (photo © Denise S. Trupe)

The Wizard of Oz, Playing March 13-18 at Memorial Auditorium, Celebrates the 1939 Film

Thanks to Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre, Triangle theatergoers will once again be skipping down the Yellow Brick Road, off to see the Wizard, on March 13-18 in recently renovated Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. BSS and NCT are jointly presenting eight eye-catching and ear-pleasing performances of the 2017-18 National Tour of the vivacious… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

Blockbuster Broadway Musical “Wicked” at DPAC More Than Lives Up to Its Advance Billing

The national tour of the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked has touched down at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for a three-week run. If the Jan. 8th performance is any indication, it will be three weeks of sellouts for DPAC. The universally acclaimed musical tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

It May Only Be January, But “Wicked” Will Be Hard to Top for Show of the Year

The Wizard of Oz is one of those stories that all people think they know well. According to the musical “Wicked,” based on the book by Gregory Maguire, however, there’s a whole other side of the story- the side of the Wicked Witch of the West. For those ready to have their perceptions of the… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz” Returns to DPAC for a Three-Week Run on Jan. 7-25

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District, for 24 performances on Jan. 7-11, 13-18, and 20-25. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out [2003] and Assassins [2004]), with musical staging by Tony winner Wayne Cilento… Read More ›