As some of you may have noticed, Wilmington’s entertainment is completely back.
Almost every event I’ve attended since things started to resume has a nice atmosphere (and other, uh, spirits) and I’m excited at the border that people are around other people. So it was an out-of-chain event, and after more than a year of the blockade caused by the arts and pandemics.
With that in mind, we’re reviving the weekly summary of weekend art and entertainment activities as the event is actually taking place. Here are some ideas about what an action-packed weekend is.
A little over two years ago, Wilmington-born actress and singer Annie Tracy Marsh surprised the crowd at Tarian Hall. Her portrayal of the country song legend Patsy Cline in the musical “Always, Patsy Cline.”“”
Now, Opera House Theater Co. is reviving a show that pleases the audience. A socially distant run of three performances at the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, June 11-13.. Justin Smith will oversee OHTC again.
Marsh, who starred in many Wilmington musicals before going to college in Boston, is aiming for a pop song career and recently signed with Grammy-winning producer Tricky Stewart. She wants to release her debut album soon.
But while the R & B, hip-hop and gospel songs she writes and sings are a world of music far from Klein’s country classics, Marsh is Klein’s willingness to establish himself as a performing artist. I said it was tied.
“She did the career I wanted to do,” and offers Klein’s favorite knockout versions such as “Back in Baby’s Arms,” ”Crazy,” and “She got you.” Marsh, who has a pipe, said.
And she has something to do with Klein’s love for gospel music in particular. Marsh Brian Whitdo, a music director who has been playing the piano in church since childhood..
Interestingly, “Always, Patsy Cline” contains dozens of Klein’s most famous songs, but Ted Swindley’s script was told by his friend Louise, who turned into an enthusiastic fan. I am. (The relationship is based on actual friendship.)
Louise is played by Morgana Bridgers returning to Wilmington for the show. Originally from Southport, Bridgers have been in Atlanta for the past four years. A regular on Wilmington’s stage from the late 2000s to the early to mid-2010s, she hasn’t stepped on the Port City board since 2016.
“As long as I did, I shouldn’t let go of the theater,” Bridgers said. “It’s just a dream to come back.”
She especially enjoys playing oversized characters like Louise, which Bridgers describe as “unfiltered” “spicy gals.”
The Bridgers follow in the footsteps of former Wilmington actress Barbara Weetman, who has played the role of Louise many times locally over the years.
Details:June 11-12, 7:30 pm, June 13, 3:00 pm, CFCC Wilson Center, 703 N. Third Street, Wilmington. $ 23.75 to $ 43.25 (including fees and sales tax). VIP cabaret seats and opera box seats range from $ 75 to $ 100. 919-362-7999 or Wilson CenterTickets.com.
Big Dawg Productions is hosting its first live show since the Pandemic closed the Book of Will last March. (The longtime Wilmington Theater Company produced two audio-only pieces during that period.)
“The Lifespan of a Fact” to be held from June 10th to 20th at the studio theater in Tarian Hallr is a play about a young magazine fact checker (played by Matt Carter). A writer (Randy Davis) who wrote a beautiful, but perhaps completely untrue, essay about the suicide of a teenage boy. And the editor of the magazine (Eleano Astford).
The dramatic comedy by Jeremy Curryken, David Marel and Gordon Farrell (based on the books of John Dagata and Jim Fingal), directed by long-time Wilmington actor Steve Vernon, is based on true events. , Dive into the true muddy sea. The facts and where they intersect, and not.
Details: June 10-12 and 17-19 at 8:00 pm, June 13 and 20 at 3:00 pm at the Loose and Buckystein Studio Theater in Tarian Hall on Chestnut Street 310 in Wilmington. $ 25; $ 22 for seniors, students, and the military. 910-632-2285 or Thalian Hall.org.
The· 6th Cinema Sisters Film Festival We’ll be back this weekend, digging deeper into the issues that affect women. It’s packed with over 50 films from Wilmington and around the world, some of which have been screened at other prestigious film festivals. All movies were made by women, and the festival includes several parties where you can talk about what you saw. Many filmmakers will continue to participate in the question and answer session after the screening.
From 8 pm on Friday, Turkish director Eylem Kaftan will begin the festival’s only feature, The Hive, about a young woman who must respect her mother’s dying desire to take care of bees. On Saturday, there will be a four-block short film arranged on clever themes such as “If it’s not one, it’s your mother” and “DAM! (Dance, animation, musical)”.
The festival concludes Sunday with an additional three blocks of short films.
Details: June 11-13 at Jengo’s Playhouse on Princess Street 815 in Wilmington.Complete schedule at CSIFFILM.com.. Tickets range from $ 10 per screening block to $ 50 for an all-access pass...
Billed as a “COVID Birthday Celebration” for anyone who missed a birthday party during a pandemic This three-band outdoor concert at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach Headlined by longtime tour jam band Donna the Buffalo. Wilmington’s rock and blues guitarist Justin Cody Fox opens the show at 1 pm, followed by Rebeka Todd and Odyssey’s rock and soul at 2:30 pm.Donna Buffalo will be on stage at 4:30 pm
Details: 12:30 pm (Gate) Sunday, June 13th, at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area on Riverfront Road 118 in Kure Beach. $ 35, $ 17.50 for children ages 12-16, free for children under 12 years old. For more information, please visit EventBrite.com.
After missing a year for a pandemic Cape Fear Houri Under the Bridge Irish Music Festival is back To Waterline Brewing on Saturday. The proceeds will be donated to Halfway-to-St. Patrick’s Day Parade on September 18th.
After 3:00 pm, Mark’s lineup will be full of children’s music and games. Zack Hanner and Craig Thompson will play Irish songs from 4:45 pm, and Wilmington Police Station Pipe and Drum Corps will play at 6:15 pm.Raleigh-based Irish music group Usetree plays at 6:50 pm and Wilmington band Striking Copper closes at 8:30 pm
Details: Saturday, June 12th, 3 pm-10pm, Wilmington’s 721 Surry St. At Waterline Brewing. We have accepted donations. For more information, please visit Wilmington Parade.com.
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra was unable to properly celebrate its 50th anniversary this year due to a pandemic, but Sunday’s concert at the Cameron Museum is good until a larger celebration this fall. It will be a placeholder. As part of CAM’s WSO Second Sunday series, symphony musicians perform Edvard Grieg’s piano music, as well as works by Telemann, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and others.
Details: Sunday, June 13th at 2:00 pm at the Cameron Museum in Wilmington, 3201 S. 17th St. Tickets are $ 10 and seats are limited. It is highly recommended to use a mask.The concert will be livestreamed Cameron Museum Facebook Page..For details WilmingtonSymphony.org..
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Six plays, concerts, etc. in Wilmington, NC on the weekend of June 11-13
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