Tag: Tim Rice
It is 1971 and we have a new Broadway musical in which Mary Magdalene lusts for Jesus, an African-American actor plays a sympathetic Judas Iscariot, there is no resurrection scene, and the score is full-on rock-and-roll. Jesus Christ Superstar earned more than its fair share of protesters from the Religious Right upon its opening. But… Read More ›
The North Carolina Theatre, the Triangle’s premier producer of home-grown revivals of Broadway musicals, is staging a stellar production of 1971 Broadway and 1972 West End musical Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Benson, NC-born New York City director Eric Woodall, on April 11-16 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing… Read More ›
Everyone is talking about Disney’s The Lion King, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center, and with good reason. This lively, larger-than-life show is full of humor, warmth, and fun for viewers of all ages. Most people are familiar with the story, thanks to the Disney film of the same name, but, just in case,… Read More ›
So, if we told you that there was puppet show coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center, would you go to see it? No? What if we told you that many of the puppets are gigantic, such as the ones that our local favorite, Saxapahaw, NC-based Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creates for its annual outdoors summer… Read More ›
Disney’s The Lion King Roars into Durham Again, for a Five-Week “Sit-Down” at DPAC, Starting Feb. 16th
The critically acclaimed Gazelle Tour of Disney Theatrical Productions’ multiple Tony Award®-winning presentation of The Lion King, ingeniously directed by Julie Taymor and choreographed with brio by Garth Fagan, who both won 1998 Tonys for their efforts, is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center for a five-week “Sit-Down,” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,… Read More ›
Last Friday night, Durham Performing Arts Center patrons found much to cheer about in the third visit of NETworks Presentations, LLC’s brilliantly reimagined touring version of the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which may have earned an even heartier standing ovation than the show received during its 2010 and 2013 sojourns in the Bull City…. Read More ›
On Oct. 23-25, the Durham Performing Arts Center will bring back Columbia, MD-based NETworks Presentations, LLC’s new-and-improved touring version of the 1994 Broadway musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, for five performances in DPAC‘s 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater, located in the bustling American Tobacco Historic District of the Bull City. This stage adaptation of the 1991… Read More ›
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has long been a theater staple. The show proves that Bible stories can translate well to the stage, especially when they’re dressed up with fancy costumes, fast-paced choreography, and a special effect or two. Of course, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is… Read More ›
Before Tuesday’s opening-night performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Durham Performing Arts Center, the two-millionth visitor won a golden ticket good for upgraded seats that night and a $1,000 DPAC Ticket Center credit to use at any time during the year on any shows of… Read More ›
Charismatic “American Idol” alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will star as The Narrator and Joseph in the vivacious 2014 touring version of the 1973 West End and 1982 Broadway musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, which will play the Durham Performing Arts Center on May 13-18 as… Read More ›
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 ›
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s nifty new version of The Wizard of Ozis a wonderful multimedia musical extravaganza. Based on the classic 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film and playing six shows through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center, the First North American Tour of The Wizard of Oz is chock-full of spectacular special effects, including an onstage tornado… Read More ›
The Durham Performing Arts Center will conclude its critically acclaimed 2013-14 SunTrust Broadway Series on April 8-13 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s vivacious new version of The Wizard of Oz, based on the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical-fantasy film with screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf and 1940 Academy Award®-winning song “Over the Rainbow”… Read More ›
In the first new Broadway production of the play in over thirty years, this version provides even more insight into Evita’s (as Peron is known) fascinating life.
When a show has been stunning audiences for more than 35 years with music so recognizable that people hum the main tunes in the shower, and the brightest stars on Broadway have blown audiences away with their performances
Caroline Bowman and Josh Young Star as Eva Duarte de Perón and Ché in “Evita” on March 11-16 at DPAC
The First National Tour of the 2012 Broadway revival of Baron Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice’s 1978 West End and 1979 Broadway blockbuster musical, Evita, will perform in the magnificent 2,700-seat Durham Performing Arts Center for eight performances on March 11-16.
After 15 years of performances pleasing more than 35 million people in 21 countries, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast arrived back at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, to enchant current fans and entrance new ones. The show’s sellout engagement in 2010 will certainly be repeated during the run of the dazzling… Read More ›
Every person, no matter what age, can stand a little magic in his or her life, and Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” onstage now at DPAC, provides it in droves. Anyone who has seen the classic 1991 animated feature film of the same name will recognize the lively cast of characters—beautiful, free-spirited Belle (Hilary Maiberger)… Read More ›
The Durham Performing Arts Center is bringing back Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, based on the 1991 Disney animated film, on Oct. 8-13 as a “Broadway Encore Special.” (Columbia, MD-based NETworks Presentations, LLC’s new-and-improved version of the 1994 Broadway musical began its current tour in February 2010 and first played DPAC on June 8-13, 2010.)… Read More ›
Lauren Kennedy and Ray Walker are not just 18 years older, but better — much better. Their charismatic characterizations make the North Carolina Theatre‘s home-grown production of “Evita” a must-see musical that outshines some of the touring productions that pass through the Triangle.
Lauren Kennedy and Ray Walker Will Reprise Their Roles as Eva Perón and Ché Guevara in “Evita” at NCT
Lauren Kennedy and Ray Walker will reprise their roles as Argentina’s flamboyant First Lady Eva María Duarte de Perón (1919-52), a.k.a. “Evita,” and dashing Argentinean Marxist and Cuban revolutionary leader Ernesto Guevara (1928-67), a.k.a. “Ché,” in the North Carolina Theatre‘s high-octane Oct. 22-30 revival of “Evita.”
From the fabulous opening procession of all creatures great and small, the North American tour of “Disney’s The Lion King” is a magnificent piece of musical theater. Herds of antelopes leap, zebras gambol, a pride of lions oh-so-casually stalks them both, and gigantic giraffes saunter across the Durham Performing Arts Center stage, while an enormous elephant ambles down the aisle.
The Durham Performing Arts Center is bringing the gala North American tour of “Disney’s The Lion King” to the Bull City for a four-week “sitdown,” starting Jan. 4th. The blockbuster 1997 Broadway musical, based on the hit 1994 animated film, will play Jan. 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, and 25-30.