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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 ›

“American Idol” runner-up Diana DeGarmo (right) plays Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ girlfriend Sally in “Nerds" at NCT (photo by Curtis Brown)

North Carolina Theatre’s Jan. 18-Feb.3 Pre-Broadway Tryout of “Nerds” Has a Lot of Growing Up to Do

“Nerds” has a book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner and music by Hal Goldberg. With the tagline, “Steve, Bill and the dawn of the digital revolution,” it hugely satirizes the meeting and the subsequent paths to glory of Microsoft founder Bill Gates (Stanley Bahorek) and his rival, Apple founder Steve Jobs (N.C.-native Darren Ritchie). A kernel of truth allows for some outlandish happenings. It’s pretty big; it’s very flashy; but in the end, it’s just okay.

“American Idol” Runner-up Diana DeGarmo Will Star in NCT’s Pre-Broadway Engagement of “Nerds”

“American Idol” runner-up Diana DeGarmo will star as Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs’ girlfriend Sally in the North Carolina Theatre‘s pre-Broadway engagement of “Nerds,” a frisky new PG-13-rated musical comedy about the birth of Microsoft Corporation and Apple. Broadway veterans Stanley Bahorek and Darren Ritchie will co-star as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Like, Oh My God, You Guys, North Carolina Theatre’s “Legally Blonde the Musical” Is Totally Awesome!

North Carolina Theatre would have been hard-pressed to find a more upbeat way to end its 2012 season than with Legally Blonde the Musical, a thoroughly giddy little production that is a must-see for audience members of all ages. Fans of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon hit know the story of Elle Woods all too well…. Read More ›