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Steeped in Tradition, DPAC’s Fiddler on the Roof Is Still Relevant and Engaging

Fiddler on the Roof has been considered a classic since its debut in 1964. Despite its place in the theatrical canon, however, it is not a show frequently staged in the Triangle area, with theatregoers preferring the new, hip, and edgy. However, DPAC’s Suntrust Broadway production of the classic, directed by Bartlett Sher, proves that… Read More ›

DPAC's Dec. 4-9 presentation of Elf the Musical is part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

Elf the Musical at DPAC Lacks the Bubbly Magic of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film

I was hoping for some holiday cheer from Elf the Musical, a child-friendly Christmas spectacle, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series. It’s the story of Buddy, an elf made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2013 movie Elf. Unfortunately, the play lacks… Read More ›

DPAC’s Elf is Pure Christmas Magic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifteen years since the hit movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, was released and became a quick classic. The movie is such a favorite that, unsurprisingly, it has been turned into a musical by the same name, onstage now at DPAC under the direction of Sam Scalamoni. For those… Read More ›

Christopher Ryan (top) as Dr. Frankenstein and Cory English as the hunchback Igor in "Young Frankenstein"

“Young Frankenstein” Is Another Monster Hit for the Durham Performing Arts Center

An outrageously over-the-top big-screen comedy-turned-stage musical, “Young Frankenstein” savagely satirizes the now-familiar Frankenstein story, first told in Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic horror novel “Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus” (1818) and subsequently retold in countless celluloid versions, most of them cheesier than the whole State of Wisconsin.