Cats Purrs, Meows, Growls, and ROARS at DPAC

The North American Tour of Cats plays DPAC on June 4-9 (2019 photo by Matthew Murphy)

From the moment the Cats of various London neighborhoods, their eyes eerily glowing, begin to gather on the Durham Performing Arts Center’s junk-yard/stage by crawling through the darkened audience, we are admitted to their mysterious lives. But, as they quickly reveal, we’ll never know everything there is to know about the world of cats. Perhaps,… Continue reading Cats Purrs, Meows, Growls, and ROARS at DPAC

DPAC’s Cats Is Poetry in Motion

The North American Tour of Cats plays DPAC on June 4-9 (2019 photo by Matthew Murphy)

Based on a T.S. Eliot work with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats has been a theatre favorite since its 1981 opening. And, judging by DPAC’s revival-production, under the direction of Trevor Nunn, it’s easy to see why the show is such a hit. Filled with incredible movement and eye-catching costumes, the production is absolutely… Continue reading DPAC’s Cats Is Poetry in Motion

The Phantom of the Opera Thrills and Chills Theatergoers at DPAC

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved The Phantom of the Opera is onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center under the direction of Laurence Connor. And, whether one has seen the show countless times before or is a newcomer to the classic story, this production is definitely one to watch. For those not familiar with the story,… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera Thrills and Chills Theatergoers at DPAC

The Phantom of the Opera, Playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center Through March 11th, Is a Thrilling Theater Event That You Have to See to Believe

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine in the current tour of The Phantom of the Opera (photo by Matthew Murphy)

This past Friday, the bitterly cold night and 40 mph wind gusts that cancelled flights out of RDU did not deter the couple thousand brave and lucky souls who flocked to the Durham Performing Arts Center to see Cameron Mackintosh’s awe-inspiring new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway musical,… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera, Playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center Through March 11th, Is a Thrilling Theater Event That You Have to See to Believe

A Reimagined and Reinvigorated Phantom of the Opera Will Haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The critically acclaimed North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenally successful 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway backstage musical, The Phantom of the Opera, is returning to the Triangle on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11 to haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco District. This boldly reimagined and reinvigorated version… Continue reading A Reimagined and Reinvigorated Phantom of the Opera Will Haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11