2013-2014 Main Attractions and Special Events

Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight!

Saturday, October 12 at 8pm

We could not think of a better way to celebrate Thalian Hall’s 155th anniversary! Academy Award nominated, Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Hal Holbrook will grace the historic Main Stage in his signature role in Mark Twain Tonight! Mr. Holbrook has performed this iconic piece of American Theater, in which Holbrook portrays Mark Twain as a seventy-year old humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen and so-called patriots for more than 60 years. We invite you to join us for a very special evening when two legends meet in one of the most acclaimed and celebrated theatrical events of the 20th century!


$70/$55/$25 (member discount not applicable)


The Malpass Brothers

Saturday, October 19 at 8pm

When you meet Chris and Taylor Malpass, it doesn’t take long before you realize they are as close to real traditional country music artists as you can get these days. Influenced by the likes of Jonny Cash, Ernest Tubb and Elvis Presley, these guys have a retro sound that will take you back in time. Having toured as an opening act for country music legend Merle Haggard, they have been able to broaden their musical talents and comedic whit to audiences all across America. While drawing on the classics and paying homage to the foundation of country music, their timeless sound appeals to audiences young and old.

$28/$22/$14 - GET TICKETS HERE


The Chase Brock Experience

Co-Presented with UNCW Presents

Friday, October 25 at 8pm

Known for his colorful modern dance productions, Chase Brock will bring his New York-based modern dance company, The Chase Brock Experience, to the Thalian Hall Main Stage for a retrospective of his work. At twenty-nine, the North Carolina native has already received great acclaim, successfully working in concert dance, theater, opera, television, film, music and video gaming. Noted for his ability to meld a witty playfulness and Broadway sensibility with technically challenging dance, Brock is best know for his work on Broadway’s Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark and the revival of William Inge’s Picnic. 

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE


Shakespeare on Trial

Wednesday, November 20 at 8pm

A Mr. Bill Shakespeare takes the stand for a grilling by Macbeth, Iago, Hamlet and Juliet who are up-close, personal, ticked-off and tired of being misunderstood. This brilliant two-man comedy explores the bard’s relevance in the world today as the four iconic characters argue that no one really gets them anymore. This sevety-five minute tour of Shakespeare’s “greatest hits” is bound to leave you with a new appreciation for the old works and a lot of laughs! Be a part of the jury that decides if Shakespeare’s works are As You Like It or a Comedy of Errors

$28/$22/$14 - GET TICKETS HERE


Susan Werner: The Hayseed Project

Saturday, November 23 at 8pm

One of our most requested and beloved repeat performers, this brilliantly creative singer and songwriter likely holds the world record for building rapport with an entranced audience. Originally trained in classical voice before turning to folk music, Werner crafts melodic yet stylistically exploratory songs that continue to set her apart. Performing meaningful songs from her new concept album The Hayseed Project, Werner celebrates the American Farmer and returns to the language and characters she knows best.

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE 


American Big Band: Home for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 4 at 4pm & 8pm

With a twelve-piece band and cast of eight singers and dancers, American Big Band thrills audiences like no other with a fully staged, costumed and choreographed production. Their show-stopping synthesis of Big Band styling and Broadway staging, mixed with the ability to meld popular classics with the latest show tunes and choreography, creates a uniquely entertaining evening perfect for the holidays. With hits from Bing to Buble celebrate all your holiday favorites with Big Band flair!

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE


Ballet for Young Audiences: Snow White

Thursday, December 5 at 7pm

This enchanting adaptation of the iconic Grimm fairytale tells the story of a young princess named Snow White, cursed by her beauty and the jealousy of her evil stepmother, the queen. With the help of seven dwarfs, Snow White takes refuge in the woods, but determined to be the fairest in the land, the queen is intent on destroying her. From the queen’s deceit to love’s first kiss, this sixty-minute, full stage narrated production is sure to take young and old on a magical adventure to remember.



Ballet for Young Audiences: The Nutcracker

Friday, December 6 at 7pm & Saturday, December 7 at 10am

This magical holiday production tells the story of Clara, a young girl on the brink of womanhood, who’s dreams are both childlike and tinged with romance. With the help of her godfather, a mysterious clockmaker, she is transported to a magical realm where she journeys through the land of sweets, witnesses a daring battle and meets the Sugar Plum Fairy. This sixty- minute, narrated version of the classic tale, featuring talented dancers, exquisite scenery, and beautiful costumes is sure to keep little ones spell bound. 



New Year’s Eve Gala 

Special Benefit for Thalian Hall Co-Presented with City Stage

Tuesday, December 31 at 7pm

The best New Year’s Celebration in Wilmington. Evening includes dinner, dessert, drinks champagne toast and a sensational live performance of the Broadway musical Cabaret by City Stage, one of Wilmington’s most respected community theatre ensembles. Bring your friends for an entertaining night of revelry in the theatre, ring in 2014, and come hear music play!

$125 (member discount not applicable)



Beanstalk: A Moo-sical Retelling of Jack & the Beanstalk

Co-Presented as Part of Pied Piper Theatre with the Junior League of Wilmington

Sunday, January 19 at 3pm

In Steve Cooper’s tuneful take on this tall tale, a hero named Jack teaches us about friendship and responsibility. When an errant giant roars into town, Jack meets surprise after surprise as he climbs a magical beanstalk to rescue his talanted cow Bossy! From the creator of Pied Piper’s Aladdin, Bug Story and more, this entertaining moo-sical teaches a valuable lesson with a side-splitting story and one very talented cow.    

$10 (general admission seating)


Ruthie Foster

Friday, January 24 at 8pm

A top-notch blues singer, Foster sets herself apart by seamlessly integrating flourishes of folk, gospel, jazz and country into her music. With frequent comparisons to such legends as Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald, Ruthie Foster has the ability to burn down any stage with her combustible blend of musical diversity. Her most recent album Let It Burn, earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album in 2012.  

$28/$22/$14 - GET TICKETS HERE


Jimmy Webb

Thursday, February 27 at 8pm

American songwriter, composer and singer, Jimmy Webb is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation. A member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame since 1986, he is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics and orchestration. Though best known for providing platinum-selling classics for artists such as Glen Cambell, Richard Harris and Art Garfunkel, Jimmy’s latest performances are garnering some of his best reviews yet.  

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE


New York Voices: 25th Anniversary

Saturday, March 8 at 7pm

This Grammy-winning jazz vocal quartet, synonymous with airtight musical perfection, celebrates twenty-five years of vocal artistry with a sizzling return to Thalian Hall. Known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with a dash of the unexpected. Whether performing intimate a cappella arrangements or orchestra/big band favorites, their musical brilliance shines!  

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE


The Celtic Tenors

Friday, March 14 at 8pm

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales under their belts, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique — the skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers. Stepping away from their classical roots and adding a more contemporary edge with influences of folk, Irish and pop, The Celtic Tenors are sure to take you on a memorable musical voyage! 

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE


California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio

Friday, April 4 at 8pm

Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries, the California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio fuse over forty years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-six-string ensemble. Combining the California Trio’s steel strings with the Montreal Trio’s nylon-stringed guitars, the two groups collaborate to create energetic and infectious arrangements that fuse progressive rock with world, jazz and classical music. 

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE

www.cgtrio.com | www.mg3.ca

Legacy Dinner: Gypsy Swing Band Maria in the Shower

Saturday, May 3 at 8:30pm

Maria in the Shower is Vancouver's legendary folk cabaret band. Wandering minstrels, entertainers cut from old cloth with a lot of swing. You will find them anywhere good people and good music gather. With toe tapping melodies and rhythm that fuse swing, folk, Vaudeville, cabaret and more, Maria in the Shower is a show for the people. Simultaneously humorous and apocalyptic, human and otherworldly, these four young men have the entertaining power of a traveling circus with the musical depth to back it up.

$150 Dinner and Show; $35 Show Only (limited seating)   



Jeanne Robertson

Saturday, May 10 at 8pm

Hilarious Comedian and former Miss North Carolina, Jeanne Robertson is one of the most popular humorists touring today with heaps of awards and honors including the NC Press Association’s “North Carolinian of the Year.” Jeanne captivates audiences with her humor, insight, and life experiences.Strap in for a night of Southern charm and laughter as Jeanne Robertson brings class, wit and exceptional comedy to the Main Stage.  

$35/$28/$18 - GET TICKETS HERE





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