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Merwin Foard stars as Capt. von Trapp's friend, the musical impresario Max Detweiler, in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Veteran Standby Merwin Foard Relishes His Role as Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music at DPAC

In the current Durham Performing Arts Center production of The Sound of Music, 55-year-old Charlotte, NC native Merwin Foard (pronounced “ford,” like the car) plays Capt. Georg von Trapp’s bosom buddy, the debonair Austrian musical impresario and shameless Man-on-the Make Max Detweiler. It is a juicy role for a veteran “standby” — a.k.a. He Who… Read More ›

DPAC Will Introduce Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music to a New Generation on Dec. 1-6

The Durham Performing Arts Center will introduce The Sound of Music to a new generation on Dec. 1-6 in its 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco Historic District. The 1959 Broadway and 1961 West End musical was once so popular in these parts that the old Ambassador Theatre in downtown Raleigh screened the 1965… Read More ›