My guests were director Michelle Reiff and performer Rachel Walter. Thalian Association Children’s Theatre presents its last show of the season – TACT Radio: Hits Through the Ages, two hours of music from the 50s through today. With performances by youth aged 8-18, the two-hour show is directed by Michelle Reiff, with musical direction by Jonathan Barber.
The show runs this weekend only: Thursday and Friday at 7, Saturday at 3 and 7, and Sunday at 3 at the Hannah Block Historic USO. Tickets are available there.
Opera House Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz. This stage version was created by the Royal Shakespeare Company and follows the classic 1939 film almost exactly, but making all those cinematic special effects work on stage is a challenge! Director Suellen Yates and actor Tony Rivenbark (who plays Professor Marvel and The Wizard) tell us about this huge undertaking.
The show opens June 4th and runs through June 22nd. Tickets available at ThalianHall.org or 910-632-2285.
Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner invited us to a free screening of Swine Country: The Fight for Clean Air and Water in Duplin County, NC on 5/28/14 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium. A discussion with environmental experts and activists followed the film.
Thalian Association Community Theatre presents Chrisopher Durang’s award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Red Barn Studio Theatre. Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Keohane tell us about this hilarious takeoff on Chekhov.
The show runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 [note the early curtain time!] and Sundays at 3, starting this week and ending June 21. For tickets and more information: thalian.org
Cape Fear Theatre Arts at City Stage presents the punk rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Director Shane Fernando and lead actor Paul Teal explain how a fascinating 19th century story collides with “emo”…and it works!
Cherri McKay and Robb Mann told us all about Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green, opening the Shakespeare Youth Company’s adaptation of As You Like It (directed by Cherri) Friday, May 23rd at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre. The adult troupe opens Comedy of Errors (directed by Robb) on June 6.
Molly Murphy and Anna Lee of Working Films describe the film series called Moral Movies. Inspired by the Moral Mondays protests, the series explores social issues. The next film is Thursday, May 24 at 7pm at Hannah Block Historic USO. It’s titled American Winter. It’s free, and a discussion will follow.
For details about this film and the films in June and July, go to WorkingFilms.org or visit Working Films on facebook.
Thalian Association presents the Leonard Bernstein musical Wonderful Town. Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with two integral members of the show. The lively interview even feature some lovely singing, be sure to listen to this unique Midday Interview!