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Farmville Community Arts Council presents "Grease"

Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc. 3723 North Main Street Farmville, NC

Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc. 3723 North Main Street Farmville, NC, presents "Grease" May 1-3, 2014 8:00 pm and May 4, 2014 3:00 pm. Here in Rydell High's senior class of 1959: ducktails, hot-rodding "Burger Place Boys" and their gum snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of 1950's in this rollicking musical.

Tickets reservation:252-753-3832.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 4th, 2014 - 3:00pm

Center Stage Theatre presents their 2013-2014 Season Finale of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Tickets: $15/Adults, $12/Students, Seniors, & Military.
Group rates are also available for groups of 15+
(Call the Paramount Theatre Box Office at (919) 583-8432 for details on group rates).
Tickets are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office.
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(919) 583-8432

Alfred Runte "From John Muir to Ken Burns: The Meaning of our National Parks"

The Paramount Theatre, 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC

Alfred Runte
"From John Muir to Ken Burns: The Meaning of our National Parks"
a presentation sponsored by Baddour, Parker & Hine, PC
in conjunction with The Foundation of Wayne Community College

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Paramount Theatre, 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC

Alfred Runte is an internationally recognized expert on national parks and railroads. He was an advisor to Ken Burns on his documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, and appeared in all six episodes. Runte is also a renowned author of Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks, Yosemite: The Embattled Wilderness, and the fourth edition of his critically acclaimed National Parks: The American Experience.
This event if FREE and open to the public. For more information, call (919) 739-7017.

Tickets on sale now at the Paramount Theatre Box Office:
Dance for Christ
The Hunts (Paramount Performing Arts Series)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Third Annual Memorial Day Weekend Music Festival
A Tribute to Loretta Lynn featuring Teri Fryar

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

The Paramount Theatre
Physical Address: 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer A, Goldsboro, NC 27533
Phone: (919) 583-8432 | Fax: (919) 580-4209
Paramount Theatre Director:
Theatre Service Coordinator:

(919) 739-7017

Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor

Nash Arts 100 E. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856

A play. Adapted & Directed by James Singleton

May 29th, 30th, & 31st; June 5th, 6th, & 7th @7:30pm

Shelly Gray, 252-459-4734,

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,

Jacksonville High School Musical

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

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


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

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 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

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 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