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DPAC Delivers a Surprisingly Thoughtful Production of “Tootsie”

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October 20, 2021

Back in 1982, Dustin Hoffman made viewers laugh in the film Tootsie, about a difficult actor who dresses as a woman to land work. Today, Robert Horn (book) and David Yazbek (music and lyrics) have teamed up to bring the story to musical life with a show by the same name. Featuring the charming Drew… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project’s Every Brilliant Thing Is a Lighthearted Look at a Heavy Subject

The Justice Theater Project is back in business! After over a year and a half of COVID shutdown, JTP presents Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, performed by Thaddaeus Edwards, and directed by J. Chachula. When one loses a loved one to suicide, one may ask “Why did she/he do it?”… Read More ›

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles Takes DPAC Patrons on a Well-Produced Tour of 1960’s Fab Four Hits

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road, Performed Live, a concert in the form of a show, at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles, presented as part of WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway at DPAC, takes the DPACRead More ›

North Carolina Theatre Returns to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, with a Delightful, Bubbly, and Frothy Rendition of 9 to 5 The Musical

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the first full show from the North Carolina Theatre in 18 months. I’m not sure they could have chosen a better show to get us back to the stage. 9 to 5 The Musical is a bubbly and frothy confection that has a wide-ranging appeal for young… Read More ›

NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 Is as Delightful as Dolly Parton

Set in 1979 and narrated by none other than musical legend Dolly Parton herself (via video), NC Theatre’s 9 to 5 burst onto the stage last night. The musical, which is based on the 1980 film and which features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, is every bit as big, bold, and beautiful as the… Read More ›