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Diana Huey and Melvin Abston star as Ariel and Sebastian the crab (photo by Mark & Tracy Photography)

The Little Mermaid at DPAC Is Fun, Silly, Action-Packed, and Special Effects-Driven, But Shallow

The Pittsburgh CLO and Kansas City Starlight co-production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story, “The Little Mermaid,” which was published in 1837. That fairytale/morality tale is as dark and damp as a Copenhagen winter: eternal damnation, unyielding pain, betrayal, blood,… Read More ›

Diana Huey stars as Ariel the mermaid in Disney's The Little Mermaid (photo by Mark & Tracy Photography)

Revamped Disney’s The Little Mermaid Will Make a Big Splash on Oct. 17-22 at DPAC

To kick off its spectacular 2017-18 “Ten Great Years” SunTrust Broadway Series, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present nine performances of the sensational national tour of the revamped 2012 version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, co-produced by Pittsburgh CLO and Kansas City Starlight and directed by Glenn Casale, who revamped the 2008 Broadway musical… Read More ›

Joey Barreiro stars as newsboy-turned-strike leader Jack Kelly in Newsies (Disney© photo by Deen van Meer)

Newsies Is Back at DPAC … and It’s Just as Good the Second Time Around

A little over a year ago, DPAC brought Disney’s Newsies to the Triangle. The show must have been pretty popular (our publication reviewed it favorably) since the theatre also opened its new season with an encore production. And, while much of the cast has changed, the perfect direction of Jeff Calhoun and the amazing, can’t-look-away… Read More ›

Broadway’s Smash Hit Newsies Thunders into Durham with DPAC’s 3 Millionth Visitor

Newsies, Broadway’s smash-hit musical from the Disney team, burst onto the Durham Performing Arts Center’s stage Tuesday night — and though it was fabulous and fun, it wasn’t the only exciting event of the evening. DPAC welcomed its 3 millionth visitor, Durham native Erin Andrews, right before the curtain went up, with lots of confetti,… Read More ›

Joey Barreiro stars as newsboy-turned-strike leader Jack Kelly in Newsies (Disney© photo by Deen van Meer)

Stop the Presses (Again)! Disney’s Newsies Will Return to DPAC for Eight Shows on Aug. 16-21

On June 2-7, 2015, the high-octane First National Tour of Disney’s sensational 2012 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, Newsies, roared into the Durham Performing Arts Center, hitting on all cylinders, thanks to the dynamic direction of two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies and the 1994 Revival of Grease) and the combustible choreography of 2012 Tony winner… Read More ›

Little House on the Prairie, the Musical Delights Raleigh Audiences

Audience members, including some dressed in full prairie outfits, jumped to their feet to applaud the efforts of a wonderful cast and a truly enjoyable show. No matter what some of the recent reviews of Little House on the Prairie, the Musical may have to say about the show, it was very well received here in Raleigh, North Carolina and should certainly enjoy a successful run.