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Ben Michael and Catherine Charlebois star as The Beast and Belle (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Offers Magical Fun for Viewers of All Ages

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been a fan favorite, for both children and children at heart, since it was released as a film in 1991. It has been so longstanding and popular, in fact, that a live action version was released just this year, which makes North Carolina Theatre’s production of the theatrical version… Read More ›

Ben Michael plays The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Is Lively and Enchanting

North Carolina Theatre enjoyed a sold-out opening-night performance on Tuesday, July 25th, of their current production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The show, which is being performed from July 25th to July 30th in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, has some beautiful tender moments, highly energetic group… Read More ›

Ben Michael and Catherine Charlebois star as The Beast and Belle (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT Retells "A Tale as Old as Time," Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, on July 25-30 in Raleigh

On July 25-30, the North Carolina Theatre will retell “A Tale as Old as Time,” Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of Raleigh, NC. NCT will stage eight high-octane performances of the perennially popular 1994 Broadway musical, based on the… Read More ›

Jesus (Aleks Pevec) shares the Last Supper with his disciples (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT Masterfully Resurrects Jesus Christ Superstar

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 ›

Celebrate Holy Week April 11-16 in Raleigh with NCT’s Production of Jesus Christ Superstar

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 ›

The Lion King Is Nothing Short of Magic

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 ›

The Lion King, Which Plays Through March 20th at DPAC, Is an Absolutely Spectacular Musical

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 ›

The Lion King will "sit down" in Durham for five weeks, starting Feb. 16th (photo by Joan Marcus)

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 ›

Matt DaSilva (left) and Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek star as Lefou and Gaston (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Beauty and the Beast Still Enchants DPAC Patrons

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 ›

Brooke Quintana and Sam Hartley star as Belle and the Beast (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Returns to DPAC for Five Performances from Oct. 23rd to 25th

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 ›

DPAC Presents a Rousing, Over-the-Top “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

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 ›

Ryan Williams’ Pharoah Outshines “American Idol” Alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in “Joseph”

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 ›

Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo star as Joseph and The Narrator (photo by Daniel A. Swalec)

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at DPAC Will Star Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young

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 ›

“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 ›

The First North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's version of "The Wizard of Oz" is based on the London and Toronto productions (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” at DPAC Is a Wonderful Multimedia Musical Extravaganza

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 2013-14 North American tour of Andrew Llord Webber's version of "The Wizard of Oz" is based on the Toronto production (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to DPAC to See Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” on April 8-13

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 ›

DPAC’s “Evita” Takes an In-Depth Look at One of Argentina’s Most Beloved Public Figures

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.

Caroline Bowman is luminous as Argentina's First Lady Eva Duarte de Perón (photo by Richard Termine)

The 2014 Tour Stars of “Evita” at DPAC, in Some Ways, Outshine Previous Luminaries in Those Roles

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

The tour cast of "Evita" includes Sean MacLaughlin as Juan Perón and Caroline Bowman as Eva Perón (photo by Richard Termine)

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.

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Dazzles at DPAC

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 ›

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Offers Escapism at Its Finest

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 enchanted objects of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" help make the show some enchanted evening (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Oct. 8-13

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 ›

Broadway star Lauren Kennedy stars as Eva Peron in "Evita" (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Don’t Cry for NCT: “Evita” Is a Dazzler

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.

Broadway star Lauren Kennedy stars as Eva Peron (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

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.”

J. Anthony Crane as Scar and Dionne Randolph as the lion king Mufasa square off

“The Lion King” Is Magnificent

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.

J. Anthony Crane as Scar and Dionne Randolph as Mufasa face off

“The Lion King” Will Roar at DPAC in January

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.