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Sneak Peek at new Cape Fear Community College Humanities and Fine Arts Center

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videoRising on Third Street in downtown Wilmington is the new Cape Fear Community College Humanities and Fine Arts Center. When complete it will seat between 1500 and 1600 people and bring world class performances and concerts to the Cape Fear region. New Director Shane Fernando gives us a sneak peek as the building takes shape and says the building should be open in the spring or early summer of 2015. Full story...
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City Stage Presents: 'Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson'

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videoThe tale of American President Andrew Jackson is told in rock opera fashion this weekend at City Stage in Wilmington. Part historical epic and part modern retelling, the story of our seventh president recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our Commander-in-Chief. Full story...
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Thalian Association hires new artistic director

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videoThe Thalian Association has hired a new, full-time artistic director. David Loudermilk will oversee productions for the Thalian Associations main stage and children's theater. Full story...
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Happening Tomorrow: 'Of Mice and Men' at Thalian Hall

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videoThe Thalian Association of Wilmington presents John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' this weekend only. The tale of two migrant farm workers in search of a homestead dream is being performed at historic Thalian Hall. Tom Briggs, Artistic Director of Thalian Association, says this production features a strong cast of nine men and one woman that bring the 1920's tale to life. Full story...
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Drama threatens to upstage Thalian Association's milestone anniversary

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videoThe Thalian Association celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, but the excitement is being upstaged by a real-life drama unfolding behind the scenes of the Official Community Theater of North Carolina. Full story...
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Cape Fear's theater community honors best

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videoActors, directors, producers and stage hands put on their everyday costumes to honor each other in Wilmington Thursday night. Thalian Hall hosted the 3rd annual Starnews Media Wilmington Theater Awards. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: StarNews Media Wilmington Theatre Awards

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videoWe go behind the scenes, hanging out backstage with this 2014 StarNews Media Theatre Awards Show host Jeff Phillips. Full story...
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Thalian Association presents 'Big River'

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video'Big River' comes to Wilmington. The seven-time Tony Award winning musical promises to be a hit, full of local talent! Full story...
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Willy Wonka premiers in Wilmington

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videoWilly Wonka premiers in Wilmington tonight. It runs through Sunday this weekend and Thursday-Sunday next weekend. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Thalian Hall Productions

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video This week, WWAY's George Elliott went to Thalian Hall where he met with executive director Tony Rivenbark to talk about an honor he will receive plus all of the productions going on at North Carolina's official community theater. Full story...
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Theater community takes center stage at awards ceremony

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video The theater community took center stage Wednesday night for the StarNews Wilmington Theater Awards. Folks even got to walk the red carpet before heading to the main theater at Thalian Hall. Full story...
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Donn Ansell honored for support of arts in Wilmington

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video Wilmington's arts community honored late media personality and arts patron Donn Ansell this morning. The Community Arts Center named its Lower Atrium Studio after Ansell for his contributions in saving the Cultural Resource Center, as well as his contributions to the artistic community in Wilmington. Full story...
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Theater community takes center stage at Wilmington Theater Awards

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videoThe Port City's theater scene takes center stage at Thalian Hall tonight at the second annual StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards. Full story...
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Wilmington native starring in local production of 'Legally Blonde'

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video From growing up in Wilmington to the acting stage in New York City, Erin Sullivan has dramatic dreams. In her career, Sullivan has been on national tours for major Broadway hits. She's now starring at Thalian Hall as leading lady "Elle Woods" in “Legally Blonde.” Full story...
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'Hairspray' hits stage this weekend in Wilmington

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If you love the Tony Award-winning musical "Hairspray," starting this weekend you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch it. "Hairspray" is hitting the stage at the Historic Hannah Block USO building. Full story...
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