Sep 5, 2018

“DPAC for All” Offers $20 Seats to Residents of Durham

Through a new special offer called DPAC for All, DPAC has reserved $20 seats exclusively for residents of Durham for many of the venue’s performances this season.

“We are honored to have been part of Durham’s great community over the past decade,” DPAC General Manager Bob Klaus said. “As a way to show our appreciation, we wanted to offer Durham residents an exclusive opportunity to experience one of the nation’s top theatre experiences at a discounted price.”

DPAC for All tickets are already on sale for Elf the Broadway Musical, Rock of Ages, and Tap Dogs; more show offerings will be announced in the coming months.  The following SunTrust Broadway at DPAC shows also will be included in DPAC for All: Fiddler on the Roof, Miss Saigon, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, “Hello, Dolly!” and Cats.

Although Hamilton will not be included in DPAC for All, DPAC will hold a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats, with no added ticket fees, for all performances of Hamilton.  Details will be announced at a later date, so for the most accurate updates, fans should ​sign up for DPAC’s email list or follow DPAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and download the official HAMILTON app on their phones for more  information.

DPAC for All tickets must be purchased in person at the Blue Cross of Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC, located at 123 Vivian Street.  The ticket center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.  Durham residents will need to ask for DPAC for All tickets to buy the $20 seats (plus tax). Tickets will be available until one month before each event, while supplies last.

“We hope this will allow many in Durham to experience their first Broadway musical,” said Rachel Traversari, DPAC’s Senior Director of Marketing.  “These shows are the biggest Broadway shows on tour and this is an amazing opportunity for residents.”

On Sale Now:

ELF THE MUSICAL (Dec. 4-9, 2018) is the hilarious tale of Buddy, who as a young orphan mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was taken back to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, Buddy discovers that he is actually human and goes back to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.  DPAC will also host an autism-friendly production on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit DPACnc.com/elfautismfriendly

TAP DOGS (March 19-20, 2019), the global dance sensation, comes to DPAC to perform 75 action-packed minutes of part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site.

ROCK OF AGES (Feb. 22-23, 2019) captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, the show is set at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage.

LIGHTNING THIEF (April 9-10, 2019) is "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL is "electrifying!" (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they're ruining Percy Jackson's life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, THE LIGHTNING THIEF is "mesmerizing" and proves "lightning can strike twice!" (TheaterMania).

On Sale Oct. 4, 2018:  FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Jan. 8-13, 2019), one of Broadway’s greatest musicals, tells the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway.

On Sale Oct. 18, 2018: MISS SAIGON (Jan. 22-27, 2019) is the acclaimed 2017 Tony® Nominated Best Revival of this legendary musical from the creators of Les Misérables. It tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman who is orphaned by war and meets and falls in love with an American G.I.

On Sale October 25, 2018:  ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Feb. 12-17, 2019), Roald Dahl’s amazing tale of Willy Wonka, includes songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

On Sale Nov. 1, 2018: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (March 12-17, 2019), winner of 6 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.

On Sale Nov. 15, 2018: ANASTASIA (April 16-21, 2019) is the romantic, adventure-filled musical based on the beloved films. This dazzling show transports you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

On Sale in February 2019: “HELLO, DOLLY!” (May 21-26, 2019) stars Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley in the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of 4 Tony Awards including and breaking Broadway box office records, “HELLO, DOLLY!” pays tribute to the work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion. 

On Sale Dec. 6, 2018: CATS (June 4-9, 2019), the beloved musical that includes “Memory,” one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, features new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation. Rediscover CATS or experience for the first time as it begins a new life!