Tag: JoAnn M. Hunter
Popular movies being turned into musicals is all the rage in the theatre world these days. It seems no film is “safe” from being adapted into a musical. In fact, adaptation is exactly what happened with School of Rock The Musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) under the direction of Laurence Connor…. Read More ›
When the voice of legendary British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the audience at the Durham Performing Arts Center that, “Yes, the kids definitely do play their own instruments,” people laugh appreciatively; but the last laugh is on them. Webber’s comment is the most understated moment of the evening; and by the end of the… Read More ›
Although the original production of “Spring Awakening” swept people away and drew huge crowds, this touring production failed to deliver on the whole. The performers all had lovely voices, but their acting chops left a lot to be desired.
Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play and winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards®, “Spring Awakening” is a landmark musical, with a stirring combination of sexuality, morality, and rock and roll that is captivating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.