Bill Hamlet is president of the Landfall Foundation, which raises funds to support many non-profits in our area. The foundation just gave out $310,000 in grants last week. The annual Holiday Marketplace is one of the foundation's fundraisers. Co-chair Jessica Schreiber describes the abundance of items on sale. Tickets are $20, available through the website LandfallFoundation.org Your ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, shopping and a chance to help your community. There will be a cash bar.
City Stage Company presents a new musical theatre version of the beloved film A Christmas Story. It opens and runs for three weekends - Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Today's guests were director Debra Gillingham and actor Harper Peterson (playing the grown-up Ralphie, who narrates the action). For tickets, call 910.342.0272 or email CityStageCoReservations@gmail.com
The Brunswick Concert Band, made up of a 50 volunteer musicians from teenagers to retirees in their 80s, will give two Autumn Concerts this weekend - on Friday at 7:30 in Hatch Auditorium, Caswell Beach; and on Sunday at 3:00 in Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College. Selections wil include some famous marches, an arrangement of Christmas carols, and Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto. George Bobeck will be conducting, and his wife, Jane Boberg will be the piano soloist.
Cape Fear Chorale presents Musical Morsels: Fall Concert. Board members Jim Glasenapp and Cindy Houck were my guests and told us about the diverse pieces that will be sung, including some patriotic favorites. A portion of the donations received will go to the local non-profit Step Up for Soldiers. The concerts are both at Winter Park Baptist Church; on Saturday at 7:30 PM and on Sunday at 4 PM. For more details visit Cape Fear Chorale.org
Daniel Metz is the producer, co-writer and one of the five actors in a new feature film called Hide and Seek. The film will be shown TONIGHT at 7 pm at Thalian Hall for Cucalorus. Born in Boston, Daniel currently lives in London with his wife Joanna Coates, who is director and also co-writer of the film. Hide and Seek follows four young people who flee the cynicism and financial pressures of the big city and establish their own commune in the country.
Susan Savia hosts a series called the Stone Soup Concerts. Her latest edition of Stone Soup features Rabbi Shuviel Ma'aravi and Josh Polak performing folk music from many traditions including Ladina, Chassidic, Sephardic, Celtic, American and contemporary folk. You can hear a sample of the Ladino song 'Alta, Alta Es La Luna' (High, High is the Moon) at the end of the interview. They will be at B'nai Israel Synagogue TONIGHT at 7 pm (doors at 6:30 pm), 2601 Chestnut Street. Tickets are available at the door for $15.
Thalian Association Community Theatre hosts a benefit concert called "It Takes Two, Take Two: Songs From the Silver Screen." It features great music from the movies, performed by adult and youth pairs in a wonderful collaboration. It was so successful last year (originally called "It Takes Two: Songs from the Great White Way), that creator/director Mike Thompson was inspired to stage something similar again. Mike was today's guest, along with dancer and Youth Host Kegan Dubar; a junior at New Hanover County High School.
A new theatre company, Outrageous Pelican Productions, presents its first show - a night of three one act plays - called "What Doesn't Kill Me..." Playwright and company co-founder (with Nicole Farmer) Susan M. Steadman and actress Elaine Nalee were today's guests. The show will run November 13-23 at Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street. Performances are at 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, and 3 pm on Sundays. For tickets call 910. 367. 5273 or visit BigDawgProductions.org.
Anthony Reynolds has been acting onscreen since 1993, but since 2001 he has also been producing films. His latest effort, an intense 22-minute short film called Times Like Dying, will be shown at Cucalorus on Thursday, November 13 at 7:15 at Thalian Hall. It is set in the mountains of NC in the year 1887, when the railroad is buying the farmer's land at a pittance to expand the railroad. When the Dixon brothers won't sell to the bank someone kills all their cattle, and the situation only worsens from there. For more details visit Cucalorus.org
Today's guest was first time novelist and UNCW MFA student Drew Krepp. Drew talked about "The Salt Marsh King," his novel based on King Lear. Drew will be giving a reading this Sunday at Old Books on Front (249 Front Street) at 4pm. *