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Energy, Enthusiasm, and Excitement Make The Wiz a Hit for Hoof ‘n’ Horn at Duke University

Energy, enthusiasm, and excitement made these two old reviewers want to “Ease on Down the Road” last night, as Hoof ‘n’ Horn opened The Wiz for an eight-performance run. This remarkable show debuted in Baltimore in 1974, before opening on Broadway the following year and won seven Tony Awards®. “It was an early example of… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

Blockbuster Broadway Musical “Wicked” at DPAC More Than Lives Up to Its Advance Billing

The national tour of the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked has touched down at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for a three-week run. If the Jan. 8th performance is any indication, it will be three weeks of sellouts for DPAC. The universally acclaimed musical tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

It May Only Be January, But “Wicked” Will Be Hard to Top for Show of the Year

The Wizard of Oz is one of those stories that all people think they know well. According to the musical “Wicked,” based on the book by Gregory Maguire, however, there’s a whole other side of the story- the side of the Wicked Witch of the West. For those ready to have their perceptions of the… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz” Returns to DPAC for a Three-Week Run on Jan. 7-25

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District, for 24 performances on Jan. 7-11, 13-18, and 20-25. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out [2003] and Assassins [2004]), with musical staging by Tony winner Wayne Cilento… Read More ›

“The Wizard of Oz” Wows at DPAC

Just about everyone knows the story of Dorothy Gale, her dog Toto, and their journey to the land of Oz. Surprisingly, however, DPAC’s “The Wizard of Oz” manages to bring a sense of novelty to this classic tale. Featuring new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as all the hits from… Read More ›