Backstage at DPAC
Backstage at DPAC
DPAC
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! Tickets for 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 edited by Molly Brock for Earfluence.
Jan 6, 2020
17 min
"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. Tickets for 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 Molly Brock for Earfluence.
Nov 19, 2019
31 min
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! Tickets for 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 Earfluence.
Nov 5, 2019
38 min
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. Tickets for 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 Earfluence.
Oct 21, 2019
24 min
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! Tickets for 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 Earfluence.
Oct 8, 2019
37 min
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! Tickets for 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 Earfluence.
Sep 23, 2019
31 min
Season 2 Trailer: Backstage at DPAC is Back!
Are you ready for Season 2 of Backstage at DPAC?!?  We have an exciting lineup of guests ready to go, starting Tuesday September 24th!  So be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, or wherever you listen, and we'll be in your feed with a new episode soon! Tickets for shows at DPAC 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 Earfluence.
Sep 16, 2019
2 min
Behind the Music at DPAC with Wayne Leechford, DPAC Music Coordinator
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 (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 Earfluence.
Apr 29, 2019
28 min
Danielle Summons from "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical", on her Difficult Journey to Broadway
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   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 Earfluence.
Apr 19, 2019
36 min
Jonathan Weir, Jafar in Aladdin, on Playing Some of the Most Hated Disney Characters On Stage
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 Earfluence.
Apr 10, 2019
37 min
Load more