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Thalian Hall celebrates major renovation

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After major renovations, Historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington's Downtown District will host the 'Gala Reopening' series of events.

The $4 million renovation project has focused attention on preserving the historical aspects of the theater while enhancing audience comfort & the theatrical experience with the very latest in technology.

A spectacular new 'center-piece' chandelier, an hydraulic orchestra pit lift, luxurious 'comfort seating' and enhanced box office & lobby facilities are just a few of the innovations and surprises that audiences & visitors will now find at Thalian Hall.

Below is the 'Gala Reopening Celebration' schedule of events. For more information & tickets call the Thalian Hall box office at (910) 632-2285 or visit www.thalianhall.org.

Sunday May 16 & 23 3:00 PM (matinée)
Thursday – Saturday May 20, 21, 22 8:00 PM
The Madness of May: Wilmington NC playwright/composer R. V. Fulk's
critically acclaimed musical is based on the John Galsworthy classic short story “The
Apple Tree”. It showcases a talented cast highlighted a sumptuous array of sets &
costumes, a lush musical score, all directed & choreographed by the award winning
Ray-Lee Kennedy. Experience the magic of the newly renovated Thalian Hall and
be a part of the exciting gala reopening celebration. Tickets $25.

Tuesday May 18 5:30 PM
Public Dedication Ceremony: The public is invited to be a part of the
Thalian Hall Renovation / Restoration Reopening Ceremony in the City Hall /
Thalian Hall lobby. Join the festivities as Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo & City
Council formally dedicate the grand reopening of Thalian Hall Center For The
Performing Arts and tour the beautiful, newly renovated & restored Historic theater!
Free public event

Monday – May 24 6:30 PM (includes special pre-film reception)
Tuesday & Wednesday - May 25 & 26 7:30 PM
Cinematiqe - “The Last Station”: The popular film series returns to
Thalian Hall's main stage with this critically acclaimed film starring Academy Award
winning actress Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer who was nominated as 'best
actor' for the film. It's the compelling biography of Leo Tolstoy and explores his
troubled marriage & the turbulent final year in the life of one of the most
controversial writers & philosophers of modern times. Co-presented with WHQR.
Tickets: Monday $15 (includes reception); Tuesday & Wednesday $7

Friday May 28th – 7 PM
There's No Business Like Show Business: Thalian Hall's tribute to
our stars-to-be with an 'American Idol' style talent show featuring the best young
talent from the areas musical theater groups plus youngsters from our regional
school systems. Tickets: free to the public with generous support from
C3 - Greater Wilmington Arts & Cultural Alliance.

Saturday May 29th - Special Matinée 3 PM
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: This Stageworks Youth
Theater production of the popular, classic story by C.S. Lewis uses shadow masks,
puppets, and full-body actors to create the land of Narnia. It's a unique and
delightful performance medium rarely seen in Wilmington. Tickets: free to the
public with generous support from
C3 - Greater Wilmington Arts & Cultural Alliance.

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