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. *
Nancy Aycock Rivenbark is one of the founders of Cripple Creek Cloggers; her son Jason is one of the three directors of the dance school at Cripple Creek Corner in Burgaw. They invite us to a show called An American Tradition, Sunday at 5 pm at Thalian Hall. The Junior National Champion clogging team will be featured. For tickets please call 910.632.2285.
Today's guests are from the Long Bay Symphony, a professional organization based in Myrtle Beach, SC. New Executive Director Kim Williams and continuing Artistic Director Charles Evans told us about the orchestra, its chamber music group, its educational outreach programs, and their next concert. On Sunday at 4 pm at Myrtle Beach High School, the Long Bay Symphony will hold their next concert. The program is Tchaikovsky and the Romantic Spirit, featuring the music of Brahms, Victor Herbert and Tchaikovsky.
Sandy Apple and Mimi Cunningham invite us to Lunch with Carolina Authors on November 8 at UNCW's Warwick Center. This is a program created by the AAUW - American Association of University Women - as a way to raise funds for scholarships for women planning to attend UNCW. This year's featured authors are Elaine Orr, Anne Clinard Barnhill, and May-lee Chai. For details please call 910. 313. 1573.
Today's guests were from Opera House Theatre Company, here to discuss their upcoming fabulous fundraiser, The 5th Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant. There is only one performance, this Saturday, November 1 at 8pm. The show will be performed at Thalian Hall's Main Stage, located at 310 Chestnut Street in downtown Wilmington. For tickets please go to the Center Box Office at Thalian Hall, call 910.632.2285, or visit thalianhall.org. *
Meet sisters Holly Bullard and Meade Van Pelt of The Ministering Circle - a non-profit, nondenominational organization that supports health care projects and scholarships in Wilmington. The group, founded in 1888, holds its annual Gourmet Sale of specialty foods, main dishes, baked goods, relishes and pickles made by all 50 women. Items will be on sale for 2 hours only, this Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Elks Club on Oleander. Call 910.762.4060 if you have any questions.
Sheila Webster Boneham is the author if 17 non-fiction books about animal training, rescue and adoption. Her third animal companion - inspired novel Catwalk is just being released. For more details visit: sheilaboneham.blogspot.com.