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Tina Fey’s Mean Girls at DPAC Is a Fast-Paced, Rollicking Ride, Filled with Teen Angst

You’ll need to move fast to see Mean Girls at the Durham Performing Arts Center, because the First National Tour of this show will only be in town through Sunday, Feb. 16th. It is absolutely worth the effort. This show opened on Broadway on April 8, 2018, and garnered a dozen Tony® nominations. It is… Read More ›

Rent Rocks DPAC Once Again Jan. 28-Feb. 2!

The 20th anniversary tour of Rent, the 1996 Off-Broadway and Broadway and 1998 West End rock opera that changed the face of musicals in general, is back at the Durham Performing Arts Center by popular demand; and the audience couldn’t be happier. With an energetic cast and recognizable music, such as “Seasons of Love,” this… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent Proves That Love Endures All

Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which focuses on the lives of several twenty-somethings living the bohemian life in New York City in 1989, has long been a theatrical staple. And, with its colorful, true-to-life characters and universal themes, it’s easy to see why. The 20th Anniversary Tour of the musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts CenterRead More ›

Come from Away at DPAC Salutes Unsung Canadian Heroes Who Hosted Travelers Stranded After September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 was a day of great trauma and tremendous loss. We all lived through the devastation wreaked by the terror attacks, and it is easy to focus on the horror of it all. However, from this great tragedy came stories of great beauty: people such as the New York firefighters, who selflessly stormed… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of Come from Away Hits All the Right Emotional Notes

There’s a famous song about the events of September 11, 2001, one that asks, “Where were you when the world stopped turning?” As it turns out, some people were up in the air and, when air travel was stopped, about 7,000 of them found themselves stranded in the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland. Come… Read More ›