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  • Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games

    Oct 11, 2018

  • Elf

    Dec 4 - 9, 2018

  • Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

    Dec 12 - 16, 2018

  • Carolina Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Dec 29 - 30, 2018

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Feb 12 - Mar 17, 2019

Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games Poster

Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games

October 11, 2018

From Riverdance to Feet in Flames, Michael Flatley has been dazzling audiences the world over for decades! Now experience this creative dance genius through his grand finale production, Dangerous Games, which is back on tour for 2018. Although Flatley himself isn't in the production, his incredible energy is very much a part of this spectacular show!

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Elf

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December 4 - 9, 2018

Elf: The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa's sack of gifts and is taken to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. The heartwarming musical follows Buddy on his quest for his real family, as well as bringing much-needed Christmas spirit to the city of New York.

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Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

December 12 - 16, 2018

First staged in 1974, this version of Charles Dickens' classic is an absolute must see if you live in the Durham area. Cited as "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theater history", the show turns the tale of Scrooge into a joyous musical comedy, packed full of spirit and show-stopping tunes, while still preserving the poignant heart of the original.

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Carolina Ballet - The Nutcracker

December 29 - 30, 2018

An enchanted wonderland where toys come to life, children shrink and magically reappear and flying is possible. Featuring grand-scale illusions and a cast of over 100 accompanied by a live orchestra. The perfect family show for Christmas!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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February 12 - March 17, 2019

This acclaimed musical is set to tour the States from September 2018, following its transfer from London's West End, where it premiered in 2013. Proving to be a monster hit with audiences, it set the record for the highest weekly gross in West End history. It also garnered two Olivier Awards for its lush costumes and creative lighting design. So step into a candy wonderland with this spectacular adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic.

Durham Performing Arts Center

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123 Vivian St, Durham, NC 27701

  • Year opened: 2008
  • Concession stands
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

The Durham Performing Arts Center opened in 2008 as the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas, with a seating capacity of 2,712. Durham Performing Arts holds over 200 performances each year, including touring Broadway productions, family shows, comedy events, large-scale concerts and the American Dance Festival. Touring concerts are the majority of the events held at the venue. The center has been named twice as the number 1 performing arts organization in the Triangle region by the Triangle Business Journal.

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