Stomp at DPAC This Weekend Is an Audio and Visual Feast, Laced with Character and Humor

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Stomp, the 1991 West End and 1994 Off-Broadway percussion sensation created by Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell, at 1 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5th (photo © Steve McNicholas)

In November of 1998, an episode of the TV show Mad About You included an appearance of that era’s cast of Stomp. A conversation between Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt) is interrupted by the sound of percussion in the apartment above them, and a discussion ensues: Paul: What the hell is… Continue reading Stomp at DPAC This Weekend Is an Audio and Visual Feast, Laced with Character and Humor

DPAC’s STOMP Brings Back the Sounds of Live Theatre

STOMP Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas © Steve McNicholas

It’s been quite some time since the seats of the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) were filled by patrons. However, with some restrictions, the venue is back open, and it’s hard to imagine a more fun and enjoyable re-opening production than the classic STOMP. For all its raucous noise and energy, the show, created by… Continue reading DPAC’s STOMP Brings Back the Sounds of Live Theatre

The (Greek) Gods Are with The Lightning Thief, Now Playing at DPAC — It’s Fun, Fun, Fun

The Lightning Thief stars (from left) Kristin Stokes, Chris McCarrell, and Jorrel Javier (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

With a tight ensemble of seven actors and a high-energy production led by Greek gods and their children, WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway presentation of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical did something last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center that might just make a difference in the history of the Durham, NC… Continue reading The (Greek) Gods Are with The Lightning Thief, Now Playing at DPAC — It’s Fun, Fun, Fun

DPAC’s The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Enchants Viewers of All Ages

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, playing April 9th and 10th at DPAC, stars (from left) Kristin Stokes, Jorrel Javier, Chris McCarrell, and James Hayden Rodriguez (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

Anyone hoping to get young kids to young adults interested in theatre would do well to take them to DPAC’s production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, onstage now under the direction of Stephen Brackett. The musical is based on the 2005 novel of a similar name by Rick Riordan. And, while it’s… Continue reading DPAC’s The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Enchants Viewers of All Ages