Thalian Association Community Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s musical stage version of the famous 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. Tom Briggs directs; Joe Gallison stars as Kris Kringle. The show opens tonight and runs for two weekends, Thursday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, on Thalian Hall’s Mainstage.
Thalian Association Children’s Theatre (TACT) presents a stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. This version will be especially good for families with young children because it’s not as scary as the upcoming Peter Jackson film. The show runs this Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm. It runs next weekend as well, ending December 16th, at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange in downtown Wilmington.
My guests today were Don Huovenin (left) and Farrell Teague (right). Don and Farrell are members of the Cape Fear Model Railroad Society which has created a Holiday Train Expo in the former Gap Store next to Sears at Independence Mall. It features many exhibits of model trains (O Gauge, HO and G) some of which are interactive. You can start and stop the train! You can load coal! It’s a great family event, and it runs Fridays from 6 to 9 and Saturdays from 2 to 5 through December 22.