Saturday, June 25, 2022

Opera House’s ‘The Piano Men’ becomes a holiday revue

WILMINGTON—Opera House Theatre Company launched an original musical revue, “The Piano Men,” on the Thalian Hall Portico steps and reprised it at Wrighstville Beach’s Blockade Runner to sold-out crowds in November. Now, the theater company is amending the show to become a holiday hit!

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Starring Nygel Robinson and Brian Whitted, the revue covers numerous songs, all centered around two baby grand pianos, each played by Robinson and Whitted. Joining them are drummer Mitch Hebert and guitarist Galen Hunsucker, along with guests Michelle Braxton, Barbara Mootoo and Beth Crookham, as well as backup singers Sydney Jones, Devon Jones, Sydney Short, Marley Alliah and Bianca Shaw will round out the numbers.

The original show consisted of tracks from Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Legend, Barry Manilow and Carole King. This time around it will have seasonal spirit thrown into the mix.

Tickets are $30, and the show runs both Dec. 18-19, 5 p.m.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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