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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: DPAC has removed the requirement for proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test to attend Broadway touring performances. As social distancing at the venue is not an option, face coverings are recommended, but not required for all participants.

Upcoming Shows

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Moulin Rouge

Best of Broadway Day Trip
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Durham Performing Arts Center

Registration: $269

“Where life is beautiful, in a way reality never is.”

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge, the musical!

Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film from 2001 now comes to life on stage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love.

With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.

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Best of Broadway Day Trip
Saturday, July 1, 2023

(Note date change - originally scheduled for June 24, 2023)
Durham Performing Arts Center

Registration: $239

“The hottest ticket in town!”

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st-century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

Featuring an all-woman cast and all-woman band, SIX has won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

The New York Times says SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic’s Pick) and The Washington Post hails SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for!”

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