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StageStruck: The Story presented by Stage Struck: The Young People's Own Theatre

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StageStruck kicks off its 25th season of The Young People's Own Theatre with a retrospective tribute to the past 25 years of our musical premieres and dramatic presentations. StageStruck: The Story is an original musical revue showcasing favorite scenes and memorable musical moments from all 25 years of StageStruck's history. The show takes the audience on a journey of growth, from the seedling idea for a children's theater in Wayne County, nourishing a program, building and rebuilding, growing stronger each year through successes and challenges, all leading up to the thriving arts program now offered. As the story of each year is told, the cast and audience revisit literary classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Miracle on 34th Street, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Treasure Island, Charlotte's Web (just to name a few) and Broadway hits such as Annie, Peter Pan, Oklahoma, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast and many more. StageStruck: The Story presents an inspiring and reflective journey about how generations of local families have contributed to the StageStruck story from their early beginnings to where it is today.
Tickets are $13/Adults and $11/Students 18 & Under (including tax) and are available at the Paramount Box Office.

November 14 @7pm
November 15 @7pm
November 16 @3pm


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SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND PRE-SALE

The Paramount Theatre Physical Address: 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer A, Goldsboro, NC 27533
SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND PRE-SALE
See one of the TOP 10 Elvis Tribute Artists in the WORLD at the Paramount Theatre!
Celebrate the July 4th weekend with early password access, available only to our email list.

United Way 4th Annual Benefit Concert
A Tribute to Elvis featuring
Stephen Freeman & Echos of a Legend

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:30pm
Use the following passwords to purchase your tickets in advance online.

Password to purchase VIP seating: vippresaleuw
$35.00 VIP Seating
(Includes Preferred Seating and Meet & Greet prior to the show starting at 6:00pm)

Password to purchase General Assigned seating: generalpresaleuw
$20.00 General Assigned Seating

Click here to purchase your pre-sale tickets online now!
This event HAS sold out in the past, so get your tickets early.


Stephen is originally from Thomasville, NC. He and his wife Bridgette currently reside in Winston-Salem, NC. He served as a police officer and private investigator for 8 years. Stephen's tribute to Elvis Presley started professionally in 1998 and he has since performed in theaters all over the country, including multiple cruise ship performances.

Stephen has written, produced, and starred in 2 plays about the life of Elvis Presley. Stephen and his "Tribute to Elvis" band have opened for Charlie Daniels and Lee Brice and in 2009 Stephen won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Stephen was a finalist in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis, TN in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Stephen was further awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary of State of West Virginia and a key to the city of Charleston, WV for providing his Elvis Tribute in a fundraiser for Medical Missions in the state. Stephen was announced by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. as the Elvis Tribute Artist Fan Vote Poll Winner, as voted on by fans from all over the world in 2010 and 2011. In December of 2011 Stephen was named Tribute Artist of the Year by the CMA's in Charlotte, NC. Stephen was further selected to perform on the official Elvis Cruise in January, 2012. While on the Elvis Cruise Stephen was also selected by the passengers on-board as the preliminary winner for the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Contest.

Recently, Stephen was contracted to perform for Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach, SC and in August of this year Stephen was named one of the top 10 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in Memphis, TN. While in Memphis, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. invited Stephen to showcase his tribute to Elvis at the all new main event pavilion during Elvis Week.
Tickets for this and many more upcoming events are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 139 South Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, NC, online at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or over the phone by calling (919) 583-8432.
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Tickets on sale now at the Paramount Theatre Box Office:

A Tribute to Loretta Lynn featuring Teri Fryar
Presented by Carolina Concert Productions

Center Stage Theatre's 2014-2015 Season
Includes You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, A Christmas Carol,
Cheaper by the Dozen, and Once Upon a Mattress

2014-2015 Paramount Movie Nights
Includes Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hocus Pocus,
It's a Wonderful Life, 12 Years a Slave, Rio Lobo, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

2014-2015 Paramount Performing Arts Series
Includes The Swingle Singers, Jeanne Robertson, The North Carolina Symphony,
James Gregory, Black Violin, Ken Lavigne, Sammy Cortino, and more!

Wayne Community Concerts 2014-2015 Season
Includes William Florian, Jason Coleman, Alex DePue, and Brian Roman
For events that use the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service, tickets may be purchased in person at the theatre located at 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Tickets may also be purchased using a credit or debit card over the phone at (919) 583-8432 or online 24/7 via the links provided for each event or you may click here for a full list of tickets currently available through the Paramount Theatre Box Office. Please note that all online ticket sales are subject to a convenience fee; however, tickets purchased over the phone or in person are NOT subject to this fee. For events that do not use the Paramount Theatre Box Office service, please contact the presenting organization directly.

The Paramount Theatre Box Office is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and is closed from 12-1pm. For weekend events, the Box Office opens an hour prior to show time.


Phone: (919) 583-8432 | Fax: (919) 580-4209 | www.GoldsboroParamount.com
Paramount Theatre Director: sarchibald@goldsboronc.gov
Theatre Service Coordinator: vbridgers@goldsboronc.gov



Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde

UNCW's Kenan Auditorium; 601 S. College Road; Wilmington, NC 28403
The first full-scale Broadway production presented in Wilmington, Broadway brings the story of Jekyll & Hyde to life in a pop-rock, powerhouse musical. A thrilling retelling of a groundbreaking book, Jekyll & Hyde explores the life of a brilliant doctor whose experiments create a murderous counterpart. This gothic-inspired production explores madness and murder, creating an entertaining commentary on human nature. With its smoky effects, soaring vocals and sweeping power ballads, this performance is a must-see.

Stefanie Mancuso
910.962.2522
mancusos@uncw.edu



Aquila Theatre: The Tempest

UNCW's Kenan Auditorium; 601 S. College Rd; Wilmington, NC 28403
Aquila Theatre presents a dynamic approach to Shakespeare’s famous play, The Tempest. Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is infused with magic, the supernatural and a heightened suspense. The story details the revenge efforts the Duke of Milan, who has been usurped and exiled by his own brother and is stranded on a mystical island with his daughter. With an ensemble of superb performers, the highly acclaimed British-American touring company brings its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to the famous magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment.
For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/presents.

Stefanie Mancuso
910.962.2522
mancusos@uncw.edu



Seventh Annual A Christmas Carol

Center Stage Theatre
Seventh Annual
A Christmas Carol

December 12 & 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
December 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Individual Tickets: $12-$15

Center Stage Theatre continues a Downtown Goldsboro tradition with the seventh annual production of the Charles Dickens classic; A Christmas Carol. Dickens invented the modern concept of "Christmas Spirit" and offers one of the world's most adapted stories. We know the names Scrooge, Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future not only as fictional characters, but as icons of the true meaning of Christmas.


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You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

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You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

September 19 & 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
September 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
Individual Tickets: $10-$12

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown presents "an average day in the life of Charlie Brown,” and it really is just that; a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain
morning to hopeful starlit evening.


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Madame Butterfly

The Stevens Center - 405 4th st NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
"A heartbreaking love story ... a tragic betrayal ... an American navel officer marries a young Japanese girl for convenience only to leave her while she faithfully awaits his return. Set in 1890's Japan, Giacomo Puccini's devastating saga of devotion, tradition and sacrifice is among the most beloved operas of all times."
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

October 31st 8pm
November 2nd 2pm
November 4th 7:30pm

Piedmont Opera - 336.725.7101 - info@piedmontopera.org


COMMUNITY CONCERTS 2014 - 2015 SEASON

Paramount Theatre




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COMMUNITY CONCERTS
2014-2015 SEASON
The Paramount is proud to be home to many events, and the Community Concerts season is no exception! The Community Concerts have a great line up for their 2014-2015 season. This is the 76th concert season bringing great artists to Goldsboro for a low, low price.

Season tickets including all four events are only $65/each and are available now at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, over the phone at (919) 583-8432, or online by clicking here.

Take a look at the great Community Concerts coming to the Paramount Theatre during the 2014-2015 season.

William Florian's Those Were the Days
(The Spirit and Songs of the 60s)
October 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

Once, William's seventh-grade teacher told his mother to take his guitar away from him until he did better in math. Fortunately, William's mom did not listen to that teacher. William went on to perform, write, and record rock 'n roll all through high school, including a local hit record with his band, Burnt Suite. After many decades of performing and song writing, William now presents his exciting new show, "Those Were the Days (The Spirit and Songs of '60's)" at community concerts and performing arts centers throughout the United States.







Jason Coleman: The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer
November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Floyd Cramer was one of the most admired and beloved instrumentalists of all time. His distinctive touch at the piano, which he called the "slip note," was so unique it has become instantly identifiable. Jason Floyd Coleman is the son of Floyd's youngest daughter, Donna. Though Jason was only 12 years old when his grandfather passed away, the relationship they shared during their short time together fueled Jason's innate passion for music and formed a foundation upon which he is building his career.



Alex DePue with Miguel DeHoyos
February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Alex DePue began taking classical violin lessons at age 5. At age 10, he won his first major competition and at age 16 won a competition that entitled him to perform at Carnegie Hall with the National Guild Youth Orchestra. He has continued to win competitions and appears as a guest soloist with orchestras world-wide.

At age 7, Alex became interested in fiddling, and at age 12 began competing in old-time fiddler contests. He reigned as Michigan State Fiddling Champion from 1994-1998.

Alex toured with Capital recording artist Chris Cagle from 2000-2006 and regularly appeared with him on the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Television.

In 2007, he joined rock guitarist Steve Vai on a world tour. He recently teamed up with Mexican guitarist, Miguel DeHoyos. They have performed as a duo throughout North America. In 2009 they were featured artists at the International Bluegrass Music Association Grand Master Fiddler Championships in Nashville, TN.



Brian Roman
April 3, 2015 - 7:30pm

Not that long ago, Brian Roman was a salesman with a "9 to 5" job selling insurance and real estate. Although he was successful, he was not fulfilled. One day he did something that most of us would never consider; he followed his dream. Although he looks like he just walked right off the silver screen, Brian Roman is not acting. He's the real deal - a gifted singer and natural-born entertainer.

It was during one of Brian's spectacular performances that world-renowned entertainer, Pavlo, was drawn to Brian's inspiring energy. Pavlo immediately sought to work with Brian to produce an album that could reflect the preeminence of a Brian Roman concert experience.

Brian's debut album, "Dreamer," features collaborations with illustrious songwriters Marc Jordan, Jody Raffoul, and John Capek, in addition to acclaimed musicians, Oscar Lopez, George Koller, and Pavlo.

Tickets for these and many more upcoming events are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 139 South Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, NC, online at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or over the phone by calling (919) 583-8432.





2014-2015 Paramount Performing Arts Series

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2014-2015 Paramount
Performing Arts Series


The Paramount Theatre Foundation and the City of Goldsboro are proud to announce the Seventh Annual Paramount Performing Arts Series; our BIGGEST series yet! During our upcoming 2014-2015 Series, we will be bringing a wide variety of great family entertainment to Downtown Goldsboro including national and international artists. Contact the Paramount Theatre Box Office at (919)-583-8432 and start saving! Buy a full series package (including a total of 16 events!) for $160 or build your own series by choosing 3 or more events and save anywhere from 10-30% off the individual ticket prices.

Full and Build Your Own Series Packages of 3 or more events are on sale now! Individual tickets go on sale July 1, 2014.

Check out the amazing artists that will be featured during our 2014-2015 series.
Click here for information on the full series including a video preview of the artists, or click the individual artists for more details. You can also download the full series brochure by clicking here (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the series brochure).


The Swingle Singers
October 10, 2014 at 7:30pm

For half a century, this a capella group has pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. Their vocal agility and blend, combined with captivating showmanship, have thrilled generations of audiences around the globe. The group was originally formed in Paris in 1962 and eventually reformed in 1973 in London, England, and now today’s Swingle Singers are an international phenomenon. These seven new, young, and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams, and fugues with equal precision and passion.


Jeanne Robertson
November 2, 2014 at 3:00pm

That’s right, she’s back! Jeanne returns to the Paramount after two previous SOLD OUT appearances on our stage. Jeanne reached her 6’2” stature at age thirteen, and perhaps that was an indication of a future career that would soar to great heights. As Miss North Carolina 1963 she competed in the Miss America Pageant where she was named Miss Congeniality. It was her participation in and perhaps even her losing of the Miss America title that turned Jeanne’s life into the succession of events which led her to be one of the funniest, busiest, and most popular professional speakers and comedians in America today.


The North Carolina Symphony's
Annual Holiday Pops Concert
November 25, 2014 at 8:00pm

Enjoy the entire evening in Downtown Goldsboro. Start off with the City’s annual Downtown Lights Up event, complete with snow, Santa, free trolley rides, treats, and more! Visit one of our great downtown restaurants, and top off your evening at the Paramount Theatre with a beautiful performance of your holiday favorites by the North Carolina Symphony including a holiday song sing-a-long.


James Gregory:
The Funniest Man in America
January 18, 2015 at 3:00pm

James returns to the Paramount, but this will be his first time as part of our Performing Arts Series! James creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a Southern accent and universal story-telling. The ridiculous, the common, and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian. “James Gregory is in a class all by himself ... his humor transcends all barriers.” -- Entertainment Magazine


Black Violin
January 23, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague, and South Africa, while appearing at three official NFL Super Bowlcelebrations and last year’s U.S. Open. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their music for everybody from
the troops in Iraq to the President’s Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles. With their unique blend of classical, hip-hop, pop, and R&B, there is something everyone can enjoy, whether you’re an 80-year old grandmother or a kid in kindergarten; it’s just good music!


Ken Lavigne
April 17, 2015 at 7:30pm

Canadian tenor Ken Lavigne has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his sincere delivery of ballads, show tunes, and
classical crossover hits in the style of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. It's easy to see why one New York critic described him as having "a voice of liquid gold." Mr. Lavigne takes the audience on a riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall. It's an
unbelievable account of a man who, against all odds, found a way to live out his dream of singing on the world's most prestigious concert stage.


Sammy Cortino: The Magic Story
May 1, 2015 at 7:30pm

Siegfried & Roy and Lance Burton endorsed his International Brotherhood of
Magicians membership, and now Sammy Cortino is giving audiences the essence
of magic: the inspiration to follow your dreams. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of London’s Magic Circle. He performed his first trick at the age of 2 and his first stage run at 14. In the following years, Sammy explored the union of music and drama with illusion to create “The Magic Story;” a stage show that is a historic account of how magic began. The show has evolved through the ages and includes period performances of magic’s classics. Sammy has performed all across the nation; for the likes of notables like Ryan Seacrest and Hayden Panettiere.


2014-2015 Paramount Movie Nights

In addition to the great artists coming to the Theatre, we are also presenting our third annual movie night series including showings of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hocus Pocus, It's a Wonderful Life, 12 Years a Slave, Rio Lobo, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. A FULL Series package includes all six movie night as well.



Paramount Theatre Foundation
Sponsored Events

There's more! The full series package also includes three events presented by the Paramount Theatre Foundation; two unique performances by East Carolina University's School of Theatre and Dance and local favorites; The Malpass Brothers.



Tickets for these and many more upcoming events are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 139 South Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, NC, online at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or over the phone by calling (919) 583-8432.


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Masters of Illusion LIVE! Performing An All-Ages Show

Harrah's Cherokee Event Center 777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719

Masters of Illusion LIVE!

Performing an all-ages show at
HARRAH'S CHEROKEE CASINO RESORT EVENT CENTER

Saturday August 23, 2014
Believe the Impossible! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You'll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers...everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible - all rolled up into a live show!
Masters of Illusion LIVE! astounds even the most jaded with its fast-paced sleight of hand experts, escape artists, comedy magicians, illusionists and more!

No camera or computer tricks, tigers, birds appear from nothing, and quick change in the blink of an eye! It's a spectacular display of reality-twisting, mind-blowing magic.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is pleased to present this family-friendly event. Guests under 21 years of age are restricted to level 2 of the casino.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
7:30 PM

WHERE:
Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC 28719

FOR TICKETS: Tickets on sale beginning Friday, May 9 at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling
1-800-745-3000.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort's spectacular 3,000 plus seat Event Center is the leading events, entertainment and concert venue in the Southeast. The massive Event Center stage is 60-foot by 40-foot and framed by large HD resolution 32-foot screens. The facility boasts a sophisticated, state-of-the-art speaker system as well as the highest quality theatrical lighting available and was selected to Billboard Magazine's Top 25 Hottest clubs in North America for two consecutive years.
About Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation,
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and seven retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club, named one of Golf Magazine's best new golf courses. For complete details please click here.
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777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
E-Mail: mifisher@cherokee.harrahs.com



Always a Bridesmaid

Mar 28, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 ---

Carteret Community College Joslyn Hall Morehead City NC
Carteret Community Theatre production of a laugh-filled, comedic Southern romp about four beleaguered bridesmaids who navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Adults, $14; children/students, $8. Tickets at Alex and Brett's, Poor Richard's, SoundBank Cape Carteret, or by calling 252-497-8919.

Robert Malone, 252-297-8919, rmalone@ec.rr.com


Jacksonville High School Musical

Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 ---

Jacksonville
JHS 51st annual musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie". $8 advanced $10 at door

910-989-2048


SFCT Presents Cocktails With MIMI

Feb 28, 2014 - Mar 9, 2014 --

Sneads Ferry
Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents Cocktails with Mimi: Mary Chase’s family comedy with stunt waiters, spilled soup and mistaken identities that turn into hilarious confusion!

Show Dates: February 28, March 1 & 2, 2014 and March 7, 8, 9, 2014. Fridays and Saturdays: 8PM curtain; Sunday Matinées: 3PM curtain.

Mimi, a wealthy and much-married divorcee played by Tatiana Zappardino, is giving a party in honor of the reputedly formidable parents of her daughter's fiancé. She engages a stunt waiter (Ryan Walker) to insult her guests, specifically, the stuffed-shirt Calthorpes (Howard Orr and Jennifer Meier). Daughter, Edie (Devan Willard), fearing that her mother would never be able to stomach her future in-laws, hires two actors to impersonate them (Tricia Odham and Phil Ashby); which works fine until the real Calthorpes arrive with their son, (Rickey Schneider). Rounding out the cast is: Shirl King, Andrea Horan, Sue Ferber and Jay Felty. The mistaken identities and fun proliferate into a state of hilarious confusion.

Active Duty Military Appreciation Night: free with ID: Thursday, February 27 at 8PM

Wine and Cheese Receptions: Fridays; February 28 and March 7 at 7:15PM

Tickets: Adult $10.00 Students (any age with ID) $5.00 All tickets include taxes and are sold day of show at the door

Reservations for parties of 10 or more please call the box office: 910-327-2798

Theatre is located inside the Sneads Ferry Community Center at 126 Park Lane

www.sneadsferrycommunitytheatre.com


Gaylene Branton: 910-389-8776


AUDITIONS - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Feb 24, 2014 - Feb 25, 2014 6:30pm

Dogwood 201 at Wayne Community College (3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro)
Auditions for our season finale production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat have been scheduled! Auditions will be held on Monday, February 24th & Tuesday, February 25th starting at 6:30pm in Dogwood 201 at Wayne Community College (3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro).

Children ages 6-13 should arrive at 6:30pm, all others at 7:00pm. You may attend one or both days. Anyone auditioning above the age of 13 should expect to arrive at 7:00pm and stay until 9:00pm for the entire audition.

If you cannot make either day, please call us at (919) 429-9278 - it may be possible to attend an alternate audition date.

Tickets are already on sale for this production at the Paramount Theatre Box Office. Call (919) 583-8432

(919) 429-9278


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ABRIDGED)

Feb 20, 2014 - Feb 23, 2014 --

The Wayne County Museum, 116 N. William Street, Downtown Goldsboro
**The content of the show should be considered "PG-13;" however, a "RE-Abridged, PG-ish" version will be performed for the Sunday afternoon show. Please keep this in mind when purchasing your tickets.

The cultural touchstone that is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Shakespeare (ABRIDGED) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays, and has been translated into dozens languages.

Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) have thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed around the world.

"...Shakespeare (ABRIDGED) embodies one of comedy's most essential impulses: the adolescent urge to take a baseball bat to the culturally revered. A mix of pratfalls, puns, willful mis-readings of names and dialogue, clunky female impersonations, clean-cut ribaldry, and broad burlesque. The gung-ho vitality is impossible to resist. The conversion of the histories into a football game is very funny. So is a rap version of OTHELLO. HAMLET truly soars and allows the actors to come into their own as manic clowns. At its giddiest, its tone recalls the fabled Bullwinkle cartoon shows."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"This irreverent deconstruction of Shakepeare's work makes a dilly of poor Willy. A fantasia of zany energy that throws together Monty Python-ish drag and Mel Brook-ish anything-for-a-laugh gags."
Michael Musto, New York Daily News

"Fresh, energetic and funny. A wild and silly frolic."
Pia Lindstrom, WNBC-TV

Tickets are on sale NOW!
Visit www.CSTheatre.org or call (919) 583-8432 for ticket information.



Audition for Grease

Mar 7, 2014 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc. (Paramount Theatre) 3723 North Main Street Farmville, NC 27828
Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc. (Paramount Theatre) 3723 North Main Street Farmville, NC 27828 will hold Audition for Grease on March 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song from the show or a song that embodies the style of the 50's and 60's Rockabilly era. If you have little or no experience with singing with a piano, singing your cut "A Capella" is perfectly fine. Also be prepared to dance and wear appropriate attire (girls try to wear short heels or character shoes). A headshot and resume is not required but is helpful.

"A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancingest one in town. It's a winner...the songs are dandies (that portray) the early rockers with zip and charm. The sheer energy Grease carries all before it."

Lila M. Garris, Director
Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc.
3723 North Main Street
Farmville, NC 27828
Phone: (252) 753-3832



ShamRock! For Local Music Festival

Mar 16, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m.

downtown Beaufort
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with the Beaufort Music Festival? On Sunday, March 16, beginning at 3 p.m., come to downtown Beaufort and enjoy food, beer and wine specials and great live music on Middle Lane.

This is a special celebration – the 26th annual Beaufort Music Festival line-up will be unveiled, local favorite The Spread will play their first live show in months and some new, exciting changes to the festival will be made public. Tickets include music and food and all proceeds from beer and wine specials will benefit the festival. If you look forward to the Beaufort Music Festival each May, as a local homeowner, business owner or purely a music lover, please come to show your support.

Interested sponsors are invited to a special lunch to be held on the same day before the fundraiser. Local band Kudubai will be playing for this invitation-only affair. If interested in learning about festival sponsorship levels and packages or participation in the sponsors’ lunch, please contact John Hackney at john@beaufortmusicfestival.com.


Tickets for the three-hour event are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Beaufort Music Festival, which will be held during the weekend of May 10, 2014. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortmusicfestival.com from the Backstreet Pub, Clawson’s Restaurant and Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort.


The King & I

Mar 20, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Martin County Auditorium Located at Riverside High School in Williamston NC
Thursday - Saturday Evenings, March 20, 21 & 22 - Curtain 7:30 pm
Live theatrical performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King & I. There will be a live orchestra.

Andy Weaver, 252-799-8400 or 252-792-3660