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Lila Coogan stars as Anya/Anastasia in the national tour of Anastasia, playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, April 21st (photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade)

Anastasia Is a Sumptuous Delight at DPAC

From the moment when the curtain rises on the Durham Performing Arts Center’s April 16-21 presentation of Anastasia, directed by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak, and we are introduced to Little Anastasia (Delilah Rose Pellow) and her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna (Joy Franz), the audience is entranced, and the rest of the world… Read More ›

Lila Coogan and Stephen Brower star as Anya/Anastasia and Dmitry in the national tour of Anastasia, playing at DPAC through April 21st (photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade)

DPAC’s Anastasia Is Pure Fairy-Tale Magic

  Most people are at least somewhat familiar with the much-fabled tale of Anastasia, the Grand Duchess of Russia. And, while history and modern legend may not have all the facts straight, the story- one of this young woman who survived against all odds- is an intriguing one. It’s so intriguing, in fact, that it… Read More ›

The cast includes (from left) includes Ben Levi Ross as Evan, Aaron Lazar and Christiane Noll as Larry and Cynthia Murphy, and Maggie McKenna as Zoe Murphy (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Dear Evan Hansen at DPAC Explores Life in the Digital Age … and Just Life Period

Sometimes, life has a way of getting out of control. One tiny lie or misunderstanding spins out into something almost unrecognizable. This is exactly what happens to the title character in DPAC‘s production of Dear Evan Hansen. Directed by Michael Greif, this Tony-award winning musical jumps right into the troubled, anxious head of teenage Evan… Read More ›

Ben Levi Ross (center) stars as Evan in the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, playing tonight through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs for Dear Evan Hansen at the Durham Performing Arts Center

The irritating beeps and sounds of social media emanate from the stage before the Durham Performing Arts Center’s newest musical, Dear Evan Hansen, begins; and it is that phenomenon of the impact social media has on our lives that threads through the whole story. With amazingly memorable music, a moving and profound storyline, and phenomenal… Read More ›

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stars Noah Weisberg (center) as Willy Wonka (photo by Joan Marcus)

Despite a Slow First Act, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Is a Tasty Treat

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, playing now through Sunday, Feb. 17th, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series, is an imaginative evening of theater aimed at the child in all of us. Despite what some pacing issues, there were some genuinely fun moments in the first act…. Read More ›