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The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz” Returns to DPAC for a Three-Week Run on Jan. 7-25

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District, for 24 performances on Jan. 7-11, 13-18, and 20-25. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out [2003] and Assassins [2004]), with musical staging by Tony winner Wayne Cilento… Read More ›

“The Wizard of Oz” Wows at DPAC

Just about everyone knows the story of Dorothy Gale, her dog Toto, and their journey to the land of Oz. Surprisingly, however, DPAC’s “The Wizard of Oz” manages to bring a sense of novelty to this classic tale. Featuring new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as all the hits from… Read More ›

The First North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's version of "The Wizard of Oz" is based on the London and Toronto productions (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” at DPAC Is a Wonderful Multimedia Musical Extravaganza

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s nifty new version of The Wizard of Ozis a wonderful multimedia musical extravaganza. Based on the classic 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film and playing six shows through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center, the First North American Tour of The Wizard of Oz is chock-full of spectacular special effects, including an onstage tornado… Read More ›

The 2013-14 North American tour of Andrew Llord Webber's version of "The Wizard of Oz" is based on the Toronto production (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to DPAC to See Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wizard of Oz” on April 8-13

The Durham Performing Arts Center will conclude its critically acclaimed 2013-14 SunTrust Broadway Series on April 8-13 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s vivacious new version of The Wizard of Oz, based on the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical-fantasy film with screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf and 1940 Academy Award®-winning song “Over the Rainbow”… Read More ›