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DPAC’s Production of Mean Girls Is So Fetch

Written by Tina Fey, the film Mean Girls has reached cult-classic status since its premiere in 2004. It’s only fitting then that this story should get its own updated musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center and still with Fey at the helm, but this time with lyrics and music by Jeff Richmond and… Read More ›

Tina Fey’s Mean Girls at DPAC Is a Fast-Paced, Rollicking Ride, Filled with Teen Angst

You’ll need to move fast to see Mean Girls at the Durham Performing Arts Center, because the First National Tour of this show will only be in town through Sunday, Feb. 16th. It is absolutely worth the effort. This show opened on Broadway on April 8, 2018, and garnered a dozen Tony® nominations. It is… Read More ›

A. C. Donohue (center) stars as Elle Woods in Cary Players' production of "Legally Blonde" (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

“Legally Blonde” Is a Wonderful Spring Hit!

In her “Note from the Director” for Cary Players’ community-theater presentation of Legally Blonde the Musical, Nancy Rich says “[T]his show might appear to be a lightweight ball of fluff,” but rather “has depths that belie superficial appearances.” And she’s right. To begin with, the performance level is high and energetic, and her direction and… Read More ›

A. C. Donohue stars as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde" (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

A Musical As Good As “Legally Blonde” Should Be Illegal!

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, high-energy feel-good show, look no further than Cary Players’ production of Legally Blonde the Musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, with musical direction by Darylene Hecht, the production begins with a bang as several characters dance onto the stage and treat us to “Omigod You Guys.” And the intense energy… Read More ›

Like, Oh My God, You Guys, North Carolina Theatre’s “Legally Blonde the Musical” Is Totally Awesome!

North Carolina Theatre would have been hard-pressed to find a more upbeat way to end its 2012 season than with Legally Blonde the Musical, a thoroughly giddy little production that is a must-see for audience members of all ages. Fans of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon hit know the story of Elle Woods all too well…. Read More ›