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A Christmas Story: The Musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center Is a Real Crowd Pleaser

Big League Productions, Inc.’s national tour of A Christmas Story: The Musical, staged with brio by director Matt Lenz and crisply choreographed by choreographer Warren Carlyle and associate choreographer Jason A. Sparks — especially the delightful tap-dance sequences — opened at the Durham Performing Arts Center the day after the day after the day after… Read More ›

The Voices! The Moves! The Harmonies! Ain’t Too Proud at Durham Performing Arts Center Has It All!

Do you like tight, harmonizing vocals? Do you like crisp, sizzling, synchronized dance moves? Are you interested in learning the story of a vocal group and its members (and how they fit into American cultural history)? Perhaps, you like a blend of engaging narration and flawless acting. If any of these are your “cup of… Read More ›

In an Effort to Create a Positive Island Vibe, Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville Disappoints

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville debuted at the Durham Performing Arts Center last night and, sadly, was a bit of a letdown. Let me say at the outset, that I am not a big fan of the music of Jimmy Buffett; however, I’m not sure that this presentation would appeal even to his most ardent… Read More ›

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 ›