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Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes star as Ella and Prince Topher (photo © Carol Rosegg)

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at DPAC Features a New Book, New Songs, and Beaucoup Magic

This weekend, Summit, NJ-based Work Light Productions’ Second National Tour of the award-winning 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play the five enchanted evening and matinee performances on Dec. 30-Jan. 1 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham. Originally written as a television special… Read More ›

Cary Players’ 50th Show, Oklahoma!, Is Charming and Satisfying

Cary Players’ 50th production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, opened last Friday night in the Cary Arts Center. Cary Players has served the community for over 15 years, and has continued to up the ante on production value, with last season’s record-breaking The Wizard of Oz being one of their most technically ambitious to date. Oklahoma!… Read More ›

Merwin Foard stars as Capt. von Trapp's friend, the musical impresario Max Detweiler, in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Kerstin Anderson stars as Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music

DPAC’s The Sound of Music Is Fresh and Emotional

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… Read More ›