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Joseph Morales (foreground left) stars as Alexander Hamilton (photo © Joan Marcus)

Hamilton Is the Best Show to Come to DPAC Yet!

When a show gets as much hype as the musical phenomenon Hamilton, playing tonight through Sunday, Dec. 2nd, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series, audiences walk into the theater with expectations. Sometimes, the performance doesn’t live up to those expectations. Sometimes, a show surprises you. Sometimes, a… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Hamilton on Nov. 6-11, 13-18, and 20-25 and Nov. 27-Dec. 2 as part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

DPAC’s Hamilton Lives Up to the Hype

Ever since the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s much-celebrated Hamilton was coming to its stage, the whole Triangle has gone “Hamilton-crazy.” And, judging by this incredible production, directed by Thomas Kail, no one will be left disappointed. The historical hip-hop musical bursts with energy and incredibly catchy songs right from the… Read More ›

Lexi Lawson as Vanessa and Joseph Morales as Usnavi in "In the Heights" (photo © Chelsea Lauren)

DPAC Scores Again with “In the Heights”

A high-octane national tour, with exuberant musical staging by director Thomas Kail and choreographer by Andy Blankenbuehler and zesty accompaniment by music supervisor Alex Lacamoire and cohorts, hits on all cylinders as it celebrates the Latino immigrant experience in the Washington Heights section of New York City.

Lexi Lawson and Joseph Morales in "In the Heights" (photo © Chelsea Lauren)

“In the Heights” Won Four 2008 Tony Awards®, Including Best Musical, Book, and Score

“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.