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.
STOMP's Ivan Salazar on the Wordless, Quirky Show
STOMP is like no other show on Broadway or that comes through DPAC. It's quirky to say the least, and there's no speaking...and yet it's such a fun experience that you have to see! Ivan Salazar is in the cast of STOMP, which will be at DPAC April 3rd-5th, and he talks all about his journey and what makes the show such an interesting and joyful event!
"Disco Donna" Alex Hairston on What Makes Summer: The Donna Summer Musical So Unique
Fayetteville NC native and North Carolina School of the Arts graduate Alex Hairston is coming back to Durham in February to play Disco Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, which will be at DPAC from February 25th to March 1st! On the show, Alex talks about growing up in North Carolina, how she deals with rejection, her pre-show and post-show routines, and what makes playing Disco Donna so unique.
Jeremy Benton and Kelly Sheehan on Playing Phil and Judy in Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Jeremy Benton and Kelly Sheehan have been dancing and singing on stage together for many years. They play Phil and Judy in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will be coming to DPAC December 3rd through 8th. On the show today, Jeremy and Kelly talk about how they got into musical theater, what makes White Christmas such a unique production, and mishaps that happen on stage. Tune in because these two have such amazing chemistry together!
A Bronx Tale's Breia Kelley: Durham Native and 2019 Elon Graduate Has Always Been "Broadway Bound"
Breia Kelley is a Durham native and just graduated from Elon in 2019. And her first job out of college is the national tour of A Bronx Tale, which is coming to DPAC November 5th through 10th. On the podcast today, Breia talks about how she got her start in acting, why she wrote "Broadway Bound" on her twitter bio five years ago, what she's looking forward to most about traveling, and what's so special about A Bronx Tale.
What It's Like Backstage at DPAC, with Technical Director Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson has been the Technical Director of DPAC since it opened in 2008, and he has some amazing stories to tell (some he can share, and some he can't) about what goes on backstage. Find out what it's like being a technical director, what some of his favorite shows are, who he's been awestruck by, why comedies are some of the best shows, the challenges of working 16 hour days, and so much more!
Michael Callahan, Dance Captain in Disney's Aladdin National Tour
Michael Callahan is the Dance Captain, Swing Captain, and understudy for just about every male character for Disney's Aladdin National Tour! Michael tells us all about his time at Elon, how he got into Aladdin, what life is like in the show, favorite things to do on tour, and his obsessions with coffee, comics, Beyonce, and Ali Wong!
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Great BTS look at show business!
These guests are fantastic—a cool, diverse group of experiences. You’ll learn something new and just have fun listening!
Great inside view of DPAC!
Really enjoyed this; both episodes have been great! Jacob was fun to listen to, and definitely knows his stuff. His enthusiasm for DPAC is contagious and he is obviously dedicated to making it even better and better! I liked that he was very comfortable in front of the microphone, and would like to hear more from him!