Theatre

‘Thursday Night Bridge Circle’ brings to light ’70s racial divide, integration in small Southern town

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WILMINGTON –– Though local director Ray Kennedy wasn’t leading big song and dance numbers through Covid, he didn’t give up his love for live theater completely. While hunkered down in Florida through the pandemic, Kennedy decided to pick up the pen and turn his passion from stage to page.  Fast forward 18 months later, he […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 10 events taking place in the Cape Fear

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Sure, we may be experiencing some windy, rainy weather as Tropical Storm Elsa passes through, but she’ll be gone by this afternoon — just in time to kick off Li’l Friday with some baseball! The Sharks take on the RedWolves tonight at Buck Hardee Field at 7:05 p.m., then the weekend fun continues with […]

$500,000 donation and over $3m in grants help expand Wilson Center, CFCC outreach

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WILMINGTON — In the last week, Cape Fear Community College and the Wilson Center cumulatively received more than $3.5 million in grants and donations that will expand and strengthen arts, education and community outreach in the Cape Fear region.  Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser donated a half-million dollars Tuesday to spearhead the groundbreaking of a special events […]

Local producer launches Port City Comedy Jam with host Orlando Jones on streaming platforms

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WILMINGTON — Karon Richardson-Tunis comes from the world of standup comedy, so she knows the challenges of living on the road, working for a laugh. It’s only apropos that her latest project, Port City Comedy Jam, gives a boost to comedians — hopefully, into the global realm. Having launched two months ago, the jam has produced […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 9 events taking place in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — One quick probe of #LittleFriday on Google, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or other search engines and social sites will pull up multiple selfies, videos, food pics, business profiles, and animal photos boasting the kickoff to the weekend — or midweek, depending on where you are in the world. After all, Li’l Friday isn’t only […]

Broadway for Better World extends youth outreach with scholarships

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WILMINGTON, NC — Since Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) launched Broadway for a Better World in 2017, it has granted 1,388 tickets to underserved youth through 15 nonprofit community organizations and local schools. Last week, another sector of the program, the Tracy Wilkes Broadway for a Better World Student Scholarship, was announced. “Scholarships will initially be […]

Two local theater companies announce in-person shows, directors dish on curating performances post-Covid

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WILMINGTON — For months Big Dawg Productions’ artistic director, Steve Vernon, has been preparing the local theater company’s return to the stage since Covid-19 shuttered its Cape Fear Playhouse home in March 2020. Though Big Dawg did three radio dramas throughout the pandemic, “The Lifespan of a Fact” will be the company’s first in-person show in more […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 10 events happening in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Ready to have a weekend full of delicious eats, poppin’ sounds, live theater, and even a fashion-show brunch? It’s Li’l Friday, which means Port City Daily has rounded up events to help plan your weekend fun. It’s slated to be a tasty one, too, for foodies looking to scoop up all the homemade […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 15 events happening in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Spring suddenly has turned summer this week, with temps topping near 90 degrees some days. Makes sense, seeing as things are heating up around Wilmington. Local calendars are filling with more activities weekly, seemingly getting us closer to pre-pandemic days. You know the drill: It’s Li’l Friday (local speak for Thursday), meaning it’s […]

Thalian Association Community Theatre announces new season, stages official return from pandemic

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WILMINGTON — The curtain call is back! After 13 months of having to shift, pivot and even cancel shows from the pandemic last year, Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) has announced its upcoming season for both its adult and youth programming. It will host 10 shows from fall 2021 through spring 2022. “We are confident that […]