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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 ›

The Lion King is Ferocious Fun

The performance teems with special effects – there are lights, smoke, colors, and more – and so much heart that viewers won’t be able to take their eyes away from the stage for an instant