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Joseph Morales (foreground left) stars as Alexander Hamilton (photo © Joan Marcus)

Hamilton Is the Best Show to Come to DPAC Yet!

When a show gets as much hype as the musical phenomenon Hamilton, playing tonight through Sunday, Dec. 2nd, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series, audiences walk into the theater with expectations. Sometimes, the performance doesn’t live up to those expectations. Sometimes, a show surprises you. Sometimes, a… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Hamilton on Nov. 6-11, 13-18, and 20-25 and Nov. 27-Dec. 2 as part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

DPAC’s Hamilton Lives Up to the Hype

Ever since the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s much-celebrated Hamilton was coming to its stage, the whole Triangle has gone “Hamilton-crazy.” And, judging by this incredible production, directed by Thomas Kail, no one will be left disappointed. The historical hip-hop musical bursts with energy and incredibly catchy songs right from the… Read More ›

NCT's home-grown production of In the Heights runs Oct. 16-21 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Joyfully Staged In the Heights Features Soaring Vocals and Intricate Choreography

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the master of Broadway rap-battles, would probably appreciate the irony of two of his shows dueling it out in the Triangle theater arena. But luckily for those who were not fortunate enough to win the lottery for tickets to the wildly popular Hamilton, playing Nov. 6-Dec. 2 at the Durham Performing Arts Center,… Read More ›

NCT's home-grown production of In the Heights runs Oct. 16-21 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s In The Heights Is a Heartwarming Crowdpleaser

Ever since Hamilton became a huge hit, no one can stop talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind it. However, before that show, he wrote the music and lyrics to In the Heights, which takes an in-depth look at three important days in the lives of those living within a small, mostly Hispanic neighborhood in… Read More ›

NCT's home-grown production of In the Heights runs Oct. 16-21 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Gorgeous Sets and Outstanding Voices Make In the Heights at NCT a Feast for the Eye and Ear

This North Carolina Theatre‘s production of In the Heights comes to us from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man-of-the-moment and Broadway darling responsible for the smash Broadway hit Hamilton. That show is apparently sold out on Broadway for the next few years, or thereabouts. While the touring production of Hamilton will play the Durham Performing Arts CenterRead More ›