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Slipknot @ Walnut Creek, October 22, 2021 I have to say this show did not start out well for me… Pandemic as made most performers cut media photographers. So no pictures from me on this one. But they did comp me media tickets in the 5th row center for the show! Unfortunately, I went to… Read More ›

Comedic Gender-Bending Tootsie, Now Playing at DPAC, Is Fresh, Fun, and Entertaining

The national tour of Tootsie: The Comedy Musical, a crisply updated version of the Academy Award®winning 1982 film, arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center last night for eight fresh, fun, and entertaining performances. If the audience reaction is any indication, it might be a highlight of the 2021-22 Truist Broadway at DPAC season. Like… Read More ›

DPAC Delivers a Surprisingly Thoughtful Production of Tootsie

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 ›