Shane Fernando

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The holidays find our cities drenched in holiday decor. While trends fade, holiday beauty is forever. Commentator Shane Fernando describes the attraction of the aluminum Christmas tree and provides some caution when decorating with such vibrancy.

Cape Fear Stage: Progress Report from Shane Fernando

Nov 16, 2015

Shane Fernando, the Director of the new Humanities & Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Community College, dropped by the studio to chat about the first weeks of operation.   The Cape Fear Stage is now the largest performance venue in town, seating a whopping 1,500 people (almost 3 times the size of Thalian Hall).  This 21st century performance center allows for larger acts to perform in the Port City-and the tickets have been selling.

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on July 30, 2014.

Arts and the local economy:  will a new performing arts venue, the largest in the region, edge out smaller theater companies in the competition for ticket buyers? 

The presentation of Box and Cox has been a tradition at Thalian Hall for 35 years.  All this time, Executive Director Tony Rivenbark has directed and performed the role of Mr. Cox, with a variety of memorable actors playing Mr. Box and Mrs. Bouncer (including Tommy Hull, Don Ansell, Jason Hatfield and Suellen Yates).   Rivenbark is only directing this round, casting Shane Fernando as Cox, Paul Teal as Box, and Caitlin Becka as Mrs. Bouncer.   

Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College opens the inaugural season of its Humanities and Fine Arts Center in October with a performance by the North Carolina Symphony. 

Cape Fear Community College

Construction of southeastern North Carolina’s newest performing arts venue is well underway in downtown Wilmington.

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Cape Fear Theatre Arts at City Stage presents the punk rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.  Director Shane Fernando and lead actor Paul Teal explain how a fascinating 19th century story collides with “emo”…and it works!  

Details/tickets: citystagenc.tix.com or 910-264-2602

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