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Miss Saigon stars Emily Bautista as Kim and Anthony Festa as Chris (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Miss Saigon at DPAC Is a Spectacular Musical That Explores the Plight of Refugees

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Miss Saigon debuted almost 30 years ago (14 years after the actual Vietnam War ended) and yet, director Laurence Connor’s updated 2018-19 Cameron Mackintosh and NETworks Presentations touring version of Miss Saigon, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series,… Read More ›

Miss Saigon stars Emily Bautista as Kim and Anthony Festa as Chris (photo by Matthew Murphy)

In Defense of DPAC’s Miss Saigon

Since its opening in 1989, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s tragic musical, Miss Saigon, has been attracting a strong mixture of both criticism and praise. The musical, based loosely on the opera Madame Butterfly, and onstage in a revamped production at DPAC, may still have some elements some viewers find troubling. However, the beautiful thing… Read More ›

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Phantom of the Opera Thrills and Chills Theatergoers at DPAC

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved The Phantom of the Opera is onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center under the direction of Laurence Connor. And, whether one has seen the show countless times before or is a newcomer to the classic story, this production is definitely one to watch. For those not familiar with the story,… Read More ›

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine in the current tour of The Phantom of the Opera (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Phantom of the Opera, Playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center Through March 11th, Is a Thrilling Theater Event That You Have to See to Believe

This past Friday, the bitterly cold night and 40 mph wind gusts that cancelled flights out of RDU did not deter the couple thousand brave and lucky souls who flocked to the Durham Performing Arts Center to see Cameron Mackintosh’s awe-inspiring new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway musical,… Read More ›

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine (photo by Matthew Murphy)

A Reimagined and Reinvigorated Phantom of the Opera Will Haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11

The critically acclaimed North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenally successful 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway backstage musical, The Phantom of the Opera, is returning to the Triangle on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11 to haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco District. This boldly reimagined and reinvigorated version… Read More ›