Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Tag: SunTrust Broadway Series

The North American Tour of Cats plays DPAC on June 4-9 (2019 photo by Matthew Murphy)

Cats Purrs, Meows, Growls, and ROARS at DPAC

From the moment the Cats of various London neighborhoods, their eyes eerily glowing, begin to gather on the Durham Performing Arts Center’s junk-yard/stage by crawling through the darkened audience, we are admitted to their mysterious lives. But, as they quickly reveal, we’ll never know everything there is to know about the world of cats. Perhaps,… Read More ›

The North American Tour of Cats plays DPAC on June 4-9 (2019 photo by Matthew Murphy)

DPAC’s Cats Is Poetry in Motion

Based on a T.S. Eliot work with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats has been a theatre favorite since its 1981 opening. And, judging by DPAC’s revival-production, under the direction of Trevor Nunn, it’s easy to see why the show is such a hit. Filled with incredible movement and eye-catching costumes, the production is absolutely… Read More ›

Betty Buckley stars as Dolly Levi in the National Tour of Hello, Dolly! (photo © 2018 by Julieta Cervantes)

Hello, Dolly! Is a Heartwarming, First-Rate Musical, Starring the Legendary Betty Buckley!

When we arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center on opening night (Tuesday, May 21st), I was not surprised to see the small buses from various assisted living communities parked in front. The 2018 national tour of director Jerry Zaks’ 2017 Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has finally reached the Bull City. And it’s not… Read More ›

DPAC’s Hello, Dolly! Is an Absolute Delight

Almost every theatregoer knows the story of charming matchmaker and major meddler, Dolly Levi (Betty Buckley). However, her story has never been told in a bigger, bolder, or more fascinating way than in the current revival production at DPAC, directed by Jerry Zaks and featuring the fabulous choreography of Warren Carlyle. The story, set in… Read More ›

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 ›