WILMINGTON — The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College has announced the seven shows part of its 2023-2024 PNC broadway season, Broadway and the Beach.
Beginning November 1, 2023, and running through June 7, 2024, the season includes “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” “Mean Girls,” “The Illusionists Magic of the Holidays,” “Come From Away,” “The Cher Show,” and “Shrek The Musical.”
Based on the iconic 1990 film starring Julia Roberts, “Pretty Woman: The Musical” centers on the relationship that develops between Vivian Ward, a Hollywood sex worker, and Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman who hires her for a week for several business and social functions.
Another film adaptation, “Mean Girls” follows Queen Bees Regina George, Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith as they adopt new girl Cady Heron into their high school clique. However, Cady soon realizes how shallow and cruel her new group of new friends are.
“Come From Away” will also show this season after opening on Broadway and winning two Drama Desk awards and two Laurence Olivier awards. It is based on the events in the Newfoundland town of Gander during the week following the Septemeber 11 attacks, when 38 planes, carrying approximately 7,000 passengers, were ordered to land at Gander International Airport. The characters are based on actual Gander residents and travelers.
“From beloved classics to exciting new productions, the Wilson Center stage will come alive with the magic of the theatre, showcasing incredible talent and creativity. Having the opportunity to host these renowned shows has a major economic impact on our community and local business owners,” Shane Fernando, vice president of advancement of the arts at CFCC, said in a press release.
Full-season subscriptions are on sale now for Wilson Center members; they will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Tickets may be purchased online at WilsonCenterTickets.com or by contacting the Ticket Central box office.
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