Director Tom Briggs and actor Joe Gallison told us about Other Desert Cities, making its Wilmington premiere tonight at the Red Barn Studio Theatre for Thalian Association. Tickets are available by calling (910) 251-1788.
It Takes Two will be a benefit concert held this Saturday night, 8pm at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange. Young performers from Thalian Association Children’s Theatre (T.A.C.T.) are paired with adults from Thalian Association Community Theatre in duets and ensembles, singing famous songs from Broadway musicals.
There’s a dessert reception and silent auction on Saturday at 7pm; the show follows at 8pm. Tickets are available for $18 (plus a $.75 preservation fee).
Opera House Theatre Company opens Oklahoma! on the mainstage of Thalian Hall tonight. Director Ray Kennedy and star Nygel Robinson tell us all about the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Performances run through August 18; all shows are at 8pm except for Sunday matinees at 3pm.
Tickets are available by calling 910-632-2285. Note: Jemila plays the role of Aunt Eller in half the performances, including these dates: July 31 and August 1, 3, 9, 11 and 17.
The reinvention of Verdi's masterpiece, La Traviata, as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat's thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier's working relationship with Dessay, the film reveals how two great creative minds build the story of a doomed love affair. The stars rehearse in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props.
Imaginary Theatre Company presents Venus in Fur by David Ives. Director Lee Lowrimore and actress Anna Stromberg tell us about this daring, erotic, mysterious comic drama. It stars Anna Stromberg and Mike O’Neill.
The show opens this week at Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street. It runs Thursday-Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 through June 23. Tickets at BigDawgProductions.org