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“Once” Creates Bittersweet Music and Love Onstage on Jan. 21-26 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Rarely does a movie make it to stage in a manner that is both respectful to the original and uplifting in its own unique way, but Once is the exception to the rule. Winner of eight Tony Awards® (including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (John Tiffany), Best Book (Enda Walsh) and Best Orchestrations… Read More ›

Girl (Dani de Waal) encourages Guy (Stuart Ward), a struggling singer-songwriter, not to give up on his music (photo by Joan Marcus)

In “Once,” a Czech Immigrant Girl Gives a Struggling Irish Songwriter the Courage to Pursue His Dreams

Next up at the Durham Performing Arts Center is the first national tour of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning musical Once, which is based on the Academy Award®-winning 2007 Irish musical film about a Czech immigrant girl who gives a struggling Irish singer-songwriter the courage to pursue his dreams. (Shot on a shoestring budget of $160,000… Read More ›