Backstage at DPAC

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DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) is North Carolina's center for live entertainment. From Broadway theatre, to concerts, comedy shows, and more, there's something for everyone at DPAC. On Backstage at DPAC, you’ll have the chance to go backstage and hear interviews and stories with the talent – the actors, directors, tour managers, and more - as well as the people inside DPAC who make it so special.

Episode Date
6: Behind the Music at DPAC with Wayne Leechford, DPAC Music Coordinator
28:49

Wayne Leechford, Music Director at DPAC, is responsible for hiring all of the musicians when concerts, comedy shows, or Broadway tours need them. And sometimes he gets to play in the shows too! Find out how it all works - what shows usually bring their own musicians, how long the contract musicians at DPAC have to learn the music, how many instruments they typically play, what the coolest show Wayne has ever played was, and so much more!

Wayne Leechford, Music Coordinator at DPAC

Wayne Leechford, Music Coordinator at DPAC (Find out more about Wayne at WayneLeechford.com)

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Apr 29, 2019
Danielle Summons from "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical", on her Difficult Journey to Broadway
36:09

Like Carole King, Raleigh NC native Danielle Summons' road to stardom hasn't always been "some kind of wonderful". From 2011 to 2017, Danielle struggled finding her place in New York City. But she always new that acting was her calling - and now, she's in the cast of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical", which will be at DPAC May 7th to 12th.  On the show today, Danielle talks about her journey, the musical, and what she loves about being on stage!

Danielle Summons from the cast of Beautiful the Carole King Story

Danielle Summons from the cast of Beautiful

 

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Apr 19, 2019
Jonathan Weir, Jafar in Aladdin, on Playing Some of the Most Hated Disney Characters On Stage
37:48

From Scar to Jafar, Jonathan Weir has played some of the most evil and most hated Disney characters! So if he gets booed at the curtain call, he knows he's done his job well!  We talk to Jonathan today about his early acting experiences, keeping the show fresh after 700+ performances (!!), being the youngest of 10 children, and why everyone should go see Aladdin when it comes to DPAC October 2nd through 26th.

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Apr 10, 2019
DPAC 2019-2020 Broadway Season Announce Special with Michael James Scott, Tee Boyich, and Jacob Holland
40:36

The 2019-2020 Broadway Season at DPAC has been announced, and we're so excited to share this season of magic with you.  On the podcast today, we have two stars from the shows, Michael James Scott, who plays the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, and Tee Boyich, original cast member of Mean Girls. Both of them came to the Season Announce Event recently, and we caught up with them backstage. Plus we bring back Jacob Holland, Johnson Lexus President's Club Membership Manager, to give his thoughts on the upcoming season. The shows in the 2019-2020 season are:

  • Disney’s Aladdin: Oct. 2 – 26, 2019
  • A Bronx Tale: Nov. 5 - 10, 2019
  • Come From Away: Jan. 14 - 19, 2020
  • Mean Girls: Feb. 11-16, 2020
  • The Band's Visit: April 7-12, 2020
  • Escape to Margaritaville: April 28-May 3, 2020
  • My Fair Lady: May 19-24, 2020
  • Jesus Christ Superstar: June 2-7, 2020

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

 

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Apr 04, 2019
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: Grrr-ific Interview with Company Manager Max Kaufman
16:25

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live, King for a Day, is coming to DPAC on April 6th, 2019, for two shows. And today, company manager of the show (and Durham native) Max Kaufman comes on to talk about why Daniel Tiger is so important, its message of kindness, and his career in theatre.

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Mar 29, 2019
What Makes DPAC Special, with Jacob Holland, President's Club Membership Manager
30:12

Welcome to the first episode of Backstage at DPAC! Today's guest is Jacob Holland, the DPAC Johnson Lexus President’s Club Membership Manager.  The reason he’s our first guest is because he absolutely epitomizes the spirit of DPAC. Jacob loves theatre more than anyone, is a walking encyclopedia of theatre and DPAC knowledge, and simply eats, sleeps, and breathes the arts. In fact, when he first came to a DPAC show when he was 14, he knew that one day he would work here.

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Mar 28, 2019
Backstage at DPAC Trailer
02:39

Welcome to our new podcast, Backstage at DPAC!

DPAC is the Durham Performing Arts Center, located in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham, North Carolina, right by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and within walking distance of incredible hotels, restaurants, and more.  Our theatre has 2,700 seats and we host over 200 events a year. From Broadway shows, to concerts, comedy, family shows, and more – there’s something for everyone at DPAC.  With everything that’s going on here, we thought it was time to take you backstage at DPAC!

Be sure to subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend, and we can't wait to share our first episodes soon!

Tickets for all of our shows are available at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster, or the Blue Cross NC Ticket Center at DPAC.

This show is hosted by Taylor Zansberg, and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

Mar 22, 2019