One sign a theater construction project is coming to a close? The arrival of seating -- something you don't want to put in while messy, dusty rough build-out is underway.
The red seats -- slightly more comfortable than the original spec, thanks to cost savings when the geotechnical and earthwork were less expensive than expected -- started going in in recent weeks, shortly after our last photo update.
The outside of the DPAC is getting some work as well; with the end of the Bulls' season, workers have started clearing out the remainder of the old parking area along Blackwell and its retainer wall in the area that formerly held up the satellite dishes for WRAZ-TV.
The early line on ticket sales is that the numbers are quite strong, too. Packages for the four-show SunTrust Broadway Carolina series start at $79.50 per four-ticket pack.