Today I spoke with Hank Toler from TheatreNOW. The company is putting on a 5-person adaptation of A Christmas Carol. It previews this Friday and Saturday with a 3-course meal; tickets $38. The show continues every Friday and Saturday through December 22 with a 4-course Victorian Christmas meal; tickets $48. The doors open at 5:30; the show begins at 6:30.
I spoke today with Elizabeth Hester, Executive Director of the Wilmington Ballet Company, about the December 1 & 2 full-length production of The Nutcracker. And Kim Kelly from Cameron Art Museum talked about how a Wilmington tradition is being revived and brought to the CAM – The Cape Fear Festival of Trees, November 24-December 2. d cape fear festival of trees.org
Today I talked with Jerry Cribbs, founder and director of Cape Fear Chorale. The chorale will be joined by an orchestra for a free concert on Sunday afternoon at 4 at Grace United Methodist Church. The concert features Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schubert’s Magnificat and one of Handel’s Coronation Overtures. CapeFearChorale.org
I talked with Judy Goldman about her book Losing My Sister: A Memoir. Judy will be at B’nai Israel Synagogue tonight at 7:00 to give a free reading. She paint a vivid picture of growing up in South Carolina in a close-knit family, and how she and her older sister Brenda experienced three rifts in their relationship. The book is beautifully written; I highly recommend it.
Our guests today were Jean-Rene Delsoin, Artistic Director of Compagnie de Danse Jean-Rene Delsoin… with company and tour manager Mario LaMothe of the U.S. State Department’s Center Stage initiative. The company is hosting a Community Drum Circle and Dance Demonstration open to the public tomorrow from noon to one at UNCW’s outdoor amphitheater. The company’s final performance is Friday night at 8 at Kenan Auditorium at UNCW. A reception follows. Tickets: Kenan Box Office, 962-3500. Info and tix also at uncw.edu.arts
I talked with amazing organist Dorothy Papadakos, who will show the 1922 film noir classic Nosferatu at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 30 at St. Paul Episcopal Church at 16th and Market. Dorothy will provide improvisational organ accompaniment for the silent film. It is quite scary; no children under 12 please. Come in costume! Tickets available ahead of time from the church at 910-762-4578 or spechruch.com
Jeanne Walker of Poplar Grove Plantation told us about their biggest event of the year, the Halloween Festival! It’s spread over two weekends this year, October 12-14 and October 19-21. We also chatted about an event later this month called Happy Tails Dog Expo on October 28.
Director Mike Thompson and actress/singer/dancer Heather Setzler, spoke all about Thalian Association Community Theatre’s production of the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5. The show runs tonight and Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Also next week, Thursday through Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 on Thalian Hall’s mainstage.