Let’s go see a show!

The Lifetime Learning Center (LLC) offers entertainment away from home with its Best of Broadway day trips. All performances feature professional shows directly on tour from Broadway, presented at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). Leave the driving and planning to us and join in the fun and excitement of the Best of Broadway!

Registration fees include a continental breakfast or refreshments at check-in, comfortable motor-coach transportation, a three-course gourmet luncheon or dinner at a fabulous Durham-area restaurant, and reserved seating at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). We invite you to leave the driving and planning to us and we’ll drop you off and pick you up at the front door of DPAC. Snacks are served on the return trip. We meet in the Orringer Auditorium Lobby on the New Bern campus for check-in. Departure times will vary based on the show times. All registrants will receive a letter/email with complete instructions about two weeks prior to each trip.

Registration for Best of Broadway events is available below. If you prefer, you can register by calling the LLC at 252-633-2618.

Please see our refund and ticket transfer policy and read the following DPAC announcement before registering for LLC Best of Broadway day trips.

Actors dressed as lions

The Lion King

Best of Broadway Day Trip
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Durham Performing Arts Center

Registration: $239
Video preview

Simba, a young lion prince, is flourishing in the African Pride Lands when a wicked tragedy takes his father's life and he flees. He reaches adulthood in exile with the help of two comedic friends. Now Simba must take on a formidable enemy to fulfill his destiny to be king.

Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, The Lion King is best known for its music, written by Sir Elton John and Lebo M, with lyrics by Tim Rice. The imaginative staging, costume design, and the use of masks and puppets was due to the brilliance of director and costume designer Julie Taymor. She was determined to showcase how each specific character would move and did not hide that each animal on stage was actually a human.

The Lion King has won six 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical, and is the 1999 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album. The Lion King is now the third-longest show running in Broadway history.

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Brock Administration Building
New Bern Campus

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