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Disney’s Aladdin at DPAC Is a Sumptuous, Color-Saturated Confection of a Show

To steal a line from Aladdin, “Do you trust me?” Then trust me when I say, “Open a new tab and either buy tickets to this candy-colored feast-for-the-senses or sign up for the $25-per-ticket digital lottery and hope you get a chance to see this absolutely gorgeous show during its four-week run at the Durham… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of Disney’s Aladdin Is a True “Magic Carpet Ride”

In 1992, the animated film Aladdin became a smash hit for Disney. Then, in 2011, it made its way onto Broadway in the form of a musical. And, proving that the story is still very much alive, it was made into a live-action film just this year. DPAC has chosen to take the musical version,… Read More ›

DPAC's Dec. 4-9 presentation of Elf the Musical is part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

Elf the Musical at DPAC Lacks the Bubbly Magic of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film

I was hoping for some holiday cheer from Elf the Musical, a child-friendly Christmas spectacle, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series. It’s the story of Buddy, an elf made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2013 movie Elf. Unfortunately, the play lacks… Read More ›

DPAC’s Elf is Pure Christmas Magic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifteen years since the hit movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, was released and became a quick classic. The movie is such a favorite that, unsurprisingly, it has been turned into a musical by the same name, onstage now at DPAC under the direction of Sam Scalamoni. For those… Read More ›

The Wedding Singer's cast includes (from left) Heather Shinpaugh, Billy Hoffman as Sammy, John Millsaps as Robbie Hart, Chris Maxwell as George, Emma Goodwin, and Brent Blakesley (photo Jess Marie Studios)

NRACT’s The Wedding Singer Dazzles, Despite Some Missteps

Wrapping up a season that began with the highly successful musical adaptation of the 1980 film 9 to 5, North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre dazzles us with another film-to-stage musical adaptation, The Wedding Singer: The Musical, based on the 1998 Adam Sandler/ Drew Barrymore comedy. NRACT’s next season will be bookended by two other… Read More ›