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  • Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

    Until Dec 16, 2018

  • Beach Boys

    Dec 17, 2018

  • Mannheim Steamroller

    Dec 18 - 19, 2018

  • The Hip Hop Nutcracker

    Dec 20, 2018

  • Carolina Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Dec 29 - 30, 2018

Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol Poster

Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

Until December 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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Beach Boys

December 17, 2018

Let the celebrations commence! It's hard to believe that these guys have been helping the world to rock and roll for five decades since releasing "Fun Fun Fun" but there you have it. This tour will also mark the official introduction of singer/guitarist Jeffrey Foskett, who has worked regularly with the group since 1981, as a permanent member of the Beach Boys touring band, well overdue in our opinion. He replaces Christian Love, who left the group to embark on a solo career.

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Mannheim Steamroller

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December 18 - 19, 2018

With the release of Mannheim Steamroller's first holiday album 1984 came the kind of fame that made the act a veritable Christmas time tradition. With founder and composer Chip Taylor at the helm, the all-American music troupe continues to tour extensively, bringing Yuletide cheer to audiences throughout the US with a unique Neo-Classical take on popular carols and songs. It's no wonder that Mannheim Steamroller is the top-selling Holiday Act of all time!

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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December 20, 2018

What do you get when you combine the elegant holiday score of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and a DJ with pin-sharp contemporary hip hop dance? This hit show mashes up two very American icons into a stunning production that has met with rave reviews since its 2014 Washington debut.

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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!

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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