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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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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



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