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The Lion King Is Nothing Short of Magic

Everyone is talking about Disney’s The Lion King, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center, and with good reason. This lively, larger-than-life show is full of humor, warmth, and fun for viewers of all ages. Most people are familiar with the story, thanks to the Disney film of the same name, but, just in case,… Read More ›

The Lion King, Which Plays Through March 20th at DPAC, Is an Absolutely Spectacular Musical

So, if we told you that there was puppet show coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center, would you go to see it? No? What if we told you that many of the puppets are gigantic, such as the ones that our local favorite, Saxapahaw, NC-based Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creates for its annual outdoors summer… Read More ›

The Lion King will "sit down" in Durham for five weeks, starting Feb. 16th (photo by Joan Marcus)

Disney’s The Lion King Roars into Durham Again, for a Five-Week “Sit-Down” at DPAC, Starting Feb. 16th

The critically acclaimed Gazelle Tour of Disney Theatrical Productions’ multiple Tony Award®-winning presentation of The Lion King, ingeniously directed by Julie Taymor and choreographed with brio by Garth Fagan, who both won 1998 Tonys for their efforts, is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center for a five-week “Sit-Down,” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,… Read More ›

J. Anthony Crane as Scar and Dionne Randolph as the lion king Mufasa square off

“The Lion King” Is Magnificent

From the fabulous opening procession of all creatures great and small, the North American tour of “Disney’s The Lion King” is a magnificent piece of musical theater. Herds of antelopes leap, zebras gambol, a pride of lions oh-so-casually stalks them both, and gigantic giraffes saunter across the Durham Performing Arts Center stage, while an enormous elephant ambles down the aisle.

J. Anthony Crane as Scar and Dionne Randolph as Mufasa face off

“The Lion King” Will Roar at DPAC in January

The Durham Performing Arts Center is bringing the gala North American tour of “Disney’s The Lion King” to the Bull City for a four-week “sitdown,” starting Jan. 4th. The blockbuster 1997 Broadway musical, based on the hit 1994 animated film, will play Jan. 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, and 25-30.