Theatre

Light-hearted cheer: Thalian Association stages … err, screens holiday variety show

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WILMINGTON—On Friday night Thalian Association will open its locally produced holiday show via screen instead of the stage in “All We Want for Christmas is You: A Holiday Variety Show.” The theater-film hybrid has become a new normal for community theater companies that have hosted livestreams and pre-recorded shows to reach audiences during Covid. “There’s […]

Opera House reprises ‘The Piano Men’ at Blockade Runner this weekend

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WILMINGTON—Two weekends ago Opera House Theatre Company launched an original musical revue, “The Piano Men,” on the Thalian Hall Portico steps to sold-out success. They’ve decided to reprise the show this weekend at Wrighstville Beach’s Blockade Runner. RELATED: Bringing soul to the keys: Opera House Theatre Company presents musical revue ‘The Piano Men’ Starring Nygel […]

UNCW theatre students write and act in show centered around Black culture

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WILMINGTON, NC — UNCW Department of Theatre normally hosts two shows a semester, acted and produced by its students, with professors taking the directorial helm. Though Covid-19 has put a damper on the college experience overall — from distance learning to de-densifying campus living — it didn’t stop the department from carrying forward their educational […]

Bringing soul to the keys: Opera House Theatre Company presents musical revue ‘The Piano Men’

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WILMINGTON — After a successful two-weekend run of “The Rocky Horror Show” outside in Innes Park at the Thalian Hall Portico, Opera House Theatre Company (OHTC) is continuing its momentum of bringing live musical theatre to audiences in need of an-hour-and-45 minute-respite from the real world and all of its 2020 stressors. On Friday and […]

Opera House Theatre Company launches its first musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’ since February

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WILMINGTON — It’s been nearly eight months without live theatre in Wilmington — a time warp no one really wanted to face with Covid-19. Yet, Opera House Theatre Company and Thalian Hall are finding a way to launch Wilmington’s first musical since February, just in time for Halloween. The popular cult phenomenon “The Rocky Horror […]

Thalian hall brings the stage outdoors with Comedy Showcase in the Park

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WILMINGTON — Thalian Hall may have halted indoor concerts, theatre productions and other live performances through the pandemic, but outside its doors in Innes Park, a makeshift stage atop the great white steps at Thalian’s Princess Street entrance welcomes back performers. On Oct. 23, Thalian Hall will host its third Showcase in the Park, featuring […]