Upcoming Theater Events in Wilmington for Spring 2017

by Mar 1, 2017The Blog, Wilmington

Step out and see a show! Wilmington NC is waking up after winter and we’re ready to get out and see a play or a comedy act at one of our favorite local venues. Check out our list of upcoming theater events in Wilmington and mark your calendars so you don’t miss anything.

See an Upcoming Play at Area Theaters

Summer live theater in Wilmington, NC at Historic Thalian Hall

Performers as well as audience members agree that historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC is spectacularly beautiful.

Heathers the Musical

Thalian Hall

March 16 – April 2, 2017

This dark, delicious story tells of a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Mature audiences suggested due to content and language.

Fiddler on the Roof

Thalian Hall

March 17 – 19, 2017

Presented by Cape Fear Academy, this favorite musical features Tevye as he copes with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, the customs of his faith, and the edict of the tsar.

The Last Encampment

Big Dawg Productions at Cape Fear Playhouse

March 23 – April 9, 2017

David Anthony Wright, author of The Hermit of Fort Fisher, presents this powerful play that examines the balance between duty, loyalty and morality on a Tennessee battlefield in April 1965.


Thalian Hall

March 30 – April 9, 2017

Enjoy one show-stopping song after another, such as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Have a Gimmick,” and “Let Me Entertain You.” This musical is on the real-life memoirs of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee.

Over the River and Through the Woods

Big Dawg Productions at Cape Fear Playhouse

April 27 – May 14, 2017

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy in New Jersey who has been offered a dream job that will take him away from his annoying, beloved grandparents. The play ran for more than 800 performances in two years off Broadway.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Thalian Hall

May 18 – 28, 2017

An American treasure, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof follows the aging Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama, to a stormy climax amid a shockwave of secrets.

Laugh the Evening Away at a Comedy Show

Comedians perform at The Dead Crow Comedy Room in downtown Wilmington, NC.

Comedians perform at The Dead Crow Comedy Room in downtown Wilmington, NC.

Lawn & Disorder, Comedy From The Suburbs

Thalian Hall

March 22, 2017

National headliner comedians Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton bring to Thalian Hall a comedy about mowing grass, talking trash, and better halves. Clean, but not for the kids.

Lachlan Patterson

Dead Crow Comedy Club

March 24 – 25, 2017

Lachlan Patterson just released his new special, Live from Venice Beach. He was runner-up on Last Comic Standing, and has performed on the Tonight Show, Tosh. O, FX’s Legit, and the Late Late Show.

Janelle James

Dead Crow Comedy Club

March 31– April 1, 2017

Seen on NBC Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @Midnight on Comedy Central, and Uproarious on Fuse, James was named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016. She recently has been on tour with Chris Rock.

Steve Byrne

Dead Crow Comedy Club

April 14 –15, 2017

Byrne was the star and creator of Sullivan & Son, his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents, and three specials. He’s been in movies, TV shows, and standup TV appearances including 10 appearances on Jay Leno.

Hal Sparks

Dead Crow Comedy Club

May 12 – 13, 2017

Sparks currently stars in the Disney XD show, Lab Rats. His numerous television appearances include The Tonight Show, Larry King Live, Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, The View, Jimmy Kimmel and MTV.

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