The Sound of Music at DPAC Is Every Bit as Good as Ever — and Surprisingly Timely in 2018

Mike McLean stars as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Sound of Music opened last night at Durham Performing Arts Center, and runs until tomorrow. If you are looking for a good family show, filled with important messages, click here to buy your tickets now. You don’t want to miss this live version of the Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My… Continue reading The Sound of Music at DPAC Is Every Bit as Good as Ever — and Surprisingly Timely in 2018

NETworks Presentations’ Tour Will Breathe New Life and Inject New Energy into The Sound of Music on April 20-22 at DPAC

Jill-Christine Wiley stars as Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

On April 20-22, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present five performances of a brand-new National Tour of The Sound of Music in its 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco Historic District. The 1959 Broadway and 1961 West End musical was once so popular in these parts that the old Ambassador Theatre in downtown… Continue reading NETworks Presentations’ Tour Will Breathe New Life and Inject New Energy into The Sound of Music on April 20-22 at DPAC

Veteran Standby Merwin Foard Relishes His Role as Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music at DPAC

In the current Durham Performing Arts Center production of The Sound of Music, 55-year-old Charlotte, NC native Merwin Foard (pronounced “ford,” like the car) plays Capt. Georg von Trapp’s bosom buddy, the debonair Austrian musical impresario and shameless Man-on-the Make Max Detweiler. It is a juicy role for a veteran “standby” — a.k.a. He Who… Continue reading Veteran Standby Merwin Foard Relishes His Role as Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music at DPAC

DPAC Will Introduce Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music to a New Generation on Dec. 1-6

The Durham Performing Arts Center will introduce The Sound of Music to a new generation on Dec. 1-6 in its 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco Historic District. The 1959 Broadway and 1961 West End musical was once so popular in these parts that the old Ambassador Theatre in downtown Raleigh screened the 1965… Continue reading DPAC Will Introduce Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music to a New Generation on Dec. 1-6

DPAC’s The Sound of Music Is Fresh and Emotional

Kerstin Anderson stars as Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music

Almost everyone knows the true (albeit slightly embellished) story of the von Trapp children and their governess, Maria, as told in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and adapted into a celebrated film of the same name in 1965. The famed Maria is a misfit nun who is sent to experience a different sort of life… Continue reading DPAC’s The Sound of Music Is Fresh and Emotional