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The week ahead: 'Wicked,' NC Symphony

Posted January 4, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center

— Theater, music and comedy all lead our picks for the first full week of 2015.


Cure for the Mondays at Tir na Nog -  Enjoy some laughs during this weekly local comedy stand-up show after TNN's weekly run club. Show is free and starts at 8:30 p.m. 


WFAR Run Club at White Street Brewing - Stick to that New Year's resolution and burn some calories with the Wake Forest Area Runners. The group meets at White Street Brewing every Tuesday for 3 and 5 mile runs and a post-run social. 


"Wicked" at the DPAC - This award-winning Broadway production return to Durham tonight. The show will run through Jan. 25. If you don't know the story, it is the tale of two girls in the land of Oz and how one grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and the other Glinda the Good witch. 


North Carolina Symphony presents "Rhapsody in Blue" - This special performance will take place at Memorial Hall on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. The show runs Friday and Saturday at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall.


John Caparulo - The nationally known comedian who has appeared on CBS' "Late Late Show" and Comedy Central will play Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh through Saturday. 


See even more of our picks for each day on our best bets calendar. And check back on Thursday for our picks for the weekend!


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  • Biz Prof Jan 5, 2015

    Nice production, but why do all of these productions insist on extremely high-volume singing for the majority of nearly all of the musical numbers. Music without a full range of dynamics is just, well, loudness.

  • dwntwnboy2 Jan 5, 2015

    Can't wait to see Wicked again! Worth every penny for such a spectacular show. Taking a friend who has never seen it before. Of course the book is even better, but a book puts on a very poor show when placed on a stage by itself :-)

  • Erica Konopka Jan 5, 2015
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    That and the ticket price. Even the cheapest of nosebleeds is ~$70/ticket.

  • johnnymanziel Jan 5, 2015

    Yeah, we know all about Wicked since the TV ad gets played every 10 minutes 24/7. I think this irritates people and makes them not want to see it.