Wilmington’s Upcoming Music, Theater Schedule

by Jan 20, 2017Attractions & Entertainment, The Blog, Wilmington

Just when it’s a little too chilly to enjoy the outdoors, Wilmington, NC rolls out its best live performances. If you enjoy live music, theater, or comedy, there is plenty to draw you out of the house and out on the town. Button up your overcoat and try one of these live performances coming up in Wilmington:

See what’s in store at Thalian Hall

The cast of Opera House Theatre Company's "Les Miserable".

Opera House Theatre Company’s staging of “Les Miserables” drew record-breaking audiences to Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC.

Sister Act

Through January 22, 2017

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

2016 Wilmington Theatre Awards

7:30 p.m. February 2, 2017

Love theater in Wilmington, NC? Don’t miss these festive annual awards honoring your favorite performers.

They’re Playing Our Song

February 9-19, 2017

Writer Neil Simon, lyricist Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of A Chorus Line, collaborated on this hit musical. Expect laughter, song, and a happy ending!

Winter is Wonderful at Wilson Center: Cape Fear Stage

The Humanities and Fine Arts Center opened in October 2015.

The Humanities and Fine Arts Center opened in October 2015.

42nd Street

7:30 p.m. February 1, 2017

The quintessential backstage musical theater classic includes some of the greatest Broadway songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”

The North Carolina Symphony – Scheherazade

7:30 p.m. February 9, 2017

Grant Llewellyn conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s spectacular showpiece live. Includes Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Timo Andres: Everything Happens So Much and Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade.

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Pops!

with Linda Lavin and Friends

7:30 p.m. February 11, 2017

Linda Lavin and Wilmington Symphony Pops offer an unforgettable evening of American jazz and cabaret. Collaborating are pianist Billy Stritch, violinist Aaron Weinstein, and Steve Bakunas on drums.


7:30 p.m. February 16, 2017

The Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand: Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour.

Justin Hayward

7:30 p.m. February 17, 2017

Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues brings his Wind of Heaven Tour to the Wilson Center. Hear new songs from his recent album release All The Way and Moody Blues classics like Nights in White Satin.


7:30 p.m. February 22 and 2 p.m. April 8, 2017

Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical with acrobatics, magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. It’s the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. Mature content—not intended for young audiences.

The Midtown Men

7:30 p.m. February 24, 2017

Original cast members of Broadway’s Jersey Boys sing sixties hits with a modern twist. You’ll love these tunes from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, The Four Seasons, and more.

Michael Bolton

7:30 p.m. February 26, 2017

Winner of two Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance, six American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Bolton is a beloved songwriter with nine Number 1 singles.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

7:30 p.m. February 28 and March 1, 2017

This Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music is a contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features all the moments you love plus some surprising new twists!

See Down Home Theater at Big Dawg Productions

Big Dawg Productions in downtown Wilmington NC.

Big Dawg Production’s “The Hermit of Fort Fisher” won Best Play in 2015.

Crimes of the Heart

Feb. 16 – March 5, 2017

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Southern Gothic humor at its finest!

Have Fun at Hannah Block Community Arts Center

The Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center is located in downtown Wilmington, NC.

The Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center is located in downtown Wilmington, NC.

TACT presents “The Little Mermaid in Concert”

Jan. 20 – 29, 2017

See this youth production Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

TACT presents “Really Rosie”

Feb. 24 – March 5, 2017

A youth production with show times Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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