The Durham Performing Arts Center will offer $20 tickets just for Durham residents to upcoming events.
The new DPAC For All special was announced this afternoon. The number of tickets specifically for Durham residents will vary by show — and, no, Hamilton will not be included. Instead, DPAC will hold a lottery for forty $10 seats, with no added ticket fees, for all performances of Hamilton (check DPAC’s social media accounts for more info on that coming up).
Durham residents who want DPAC for All tickets must ask for them 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 ten a.m. to five p.m. Monday through Friday and ten a.m. to two p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets will be available until one month before each event, while supplies last.
“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.”
For its 2016-17 season, DPAC held 223 events — ninety-three of which sold out — with a total attendance of more than 459,000 guests.
Here’s all the eligible shows, via DPAC. More are expected to be added.
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!
Update: Lightning Thief has been added to the list of shows with DPAC for All tickets.