Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews -2/26/15
3:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Midday Interview: Clybourne Park

Joy Gregory took on a difficult task as director of the controversial Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, a story that has its roots in A Raisin in the Sun. Joy, along with actors Jane McNeill and JR Rodriguez, talk about the various layers of meaning that they found in this award-winning show. Performances are at the Red Barn Theatre February 26 - March 1, and the show also runs one weekend at Thalian Hall, March 19-22. More information at thalian.org

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Midday Interviews - 2/25/15
12:27 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Jeff Phillips on "Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Opera House Theatre Company presents the macabre musical "Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Director Ray Kennedy talked to us about the beauty and complexity of Stephen Sondheim's musical score, and actor Jeff Phillips (performing the title role) gives us his interpretation of the psychological pressures inflicted upon the Demon Barber.  Show opens on Wednesday, February 25 at 8 PM at Thalian Hall and runs through March 8th, with 8:00 shows Thursday-Saturdays and 3 PM matinees on Sundays.

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Midday Interviews - 2/23/15
3:53 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Midday Interview: Dr. John LaCognata on The Wilmington Symphonic Winds

Alexa Doran

Dr. John LaCognata is the director of bands at UNCW and conducts a variety of performances each semester. Recently he became the director/conductor of the new performance group, the Wilmington Symphonic Winds. These performers from our region, including such cities as Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, and Fayetteville, are in the midst of their first season.

The upcoming performance is on Sunday, March 1st at Kenan Auditorium.

For more information or videos of their work click here

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Midday Interviews - 2/19/15
10:06 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Midday Interview: "Love Songs" by Techmoja at Theatre NOW

Gina Gambony

  Kevin Lee-Y Green, the artistic director of Techmoja Dance Company, created a humorous and poignant love story by weaving together classic love songs. Kevin visited us, bringing the musical director of the show, Marcus Suber and two performers, Adrienne DeBouse and Terrill Williams. The show runs February 19-22 at Theatre NOW. Tickets available at the theatre or here 

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Midday Interviews - 2/18/15
2:28 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Midday Interview: Barbara McKenzie and Pat Marriott on "Zephyros Chamber Music"

Zephyros Winds and Barbara McKenzie are performing on Sunday, February 21 at the Church of the Servant  as a part of the Chamber Music Wilmington Season.  Barbara and Pat Marriott came in to tell us about the performance and the concert. 

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Midday Interviews - 2/17/15
3:26 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Midday Interview: Alexa Doran on Poetry and Life at WHQR

Alexa Doran is one of WHQR's Graduate Fellows working in the Web Services department. She is studying poetry through the graduate school at UNCW. She is originally from Syracuse, NY and enjoys living in Wilmington with her poochy, Jude. During this interview, she read her poem After you said an artist can inspired by  the photograph Self Portrait with Dada-Kopf by 1920's Dada artist Sophia Tauber. You can catch more of her poetry in upcoming issues of The James Franco Review, Cactus Heart, Educe and CALYX literary magazine.  

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Midday Interviews - 2/16/15
11:29 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Midday Interview: Christopher Marino and Luke Robbins on "Hamlet"

Christopher Marino and Luke Robbins
Gina Gambony

Christopher Marino has been in town for barely over a year, but he's already made an impact on the local theater community. He staged popular readings of Shakespeare's work almost immediately upon his arrival in Wilmington and was recently named the Artistic Director of Dram Tree Shakespeare Company. Mr. Marino teaches for the UNCW Theatre Department and is the director of the upcoming production of Hamlet - using a slightly different script than audiences would usually see staged. Marino visited us accompanied by Luke Robbins, the actor playing the title role. 

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Midday Interviews - 2/13/15
4:09 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Midday Interview: Wilbur Jones Jr.

"Hong Kong Girl"
Wilbur Jones Jr., 1957

Historian and author Wilbur Jones Jr. has traveled extensively throughout the past 50+ years, and his hobby of photography has led to the creation of a stunning collection of historical and artistic images. A collection of these photos is going up for display at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 120 S. 2nd Street. The opening reception is February 25 from 4- 8 PM, and the exhibit will be up for viewing until March 26. For more about Wilbur Jones Jr. click here 

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Midday Interviews - 2/11/15
3:17 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Midday Interview: Zach Hanner and Sydney Penny on an Oscar Event at Theatre NOW

The Theatre Network of Wilmington (TNOW) is throwing a red carpet Oscar Event at Theatre NOW on Monday night, February 22, 2015. Executive Director Zach Hanner and board president Sydney Penny came to our studio to talk about this fundraising event and explain the outreach work that TNOW is involved in. For more information about this local nonprofit organization and to get tickets for this event visit superstaracademy.org

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Midday Interviews - 2/10/15
1:37 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Midday Interview: Triassic Parq

Jake Stewart, Chandler Davis, and Alissa Fetherolf

Some cast members from City Stage's latest production stopped by to tell us about this absurd, yet philosophical and thought-provoking new musical, Triassiq Parq. The show tells the story of the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park from their own perspective - with a variety of adult themes, so leave the kids at home. For more information about the show click here

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