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Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Friday, September 22 at 7:30pm

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd illuminates Thalian Hall’s Main Stage. Surrounded by walls of concert quality sound, Laser Spectacular carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, hi-def, large screen video projection and special lighting effects. It touches on all of your senses.

$40/$32/$22 (Additional $2 fee for 3D glasses applies)




A Taste of the Town

Tuesday, September 26 at 6pm

Our most delicious event of the year! Downtown Wilmington’s best restaurants provide a sampling of their signature dishes on this culinary tour. You get to be the judge as you stroll with map in hand or take the provided trolley to each locale. We will once again crown the eateries that stand out in the categories of best appetizer, best entrée and best overall. Foodies, this one is for you! All proceeds benefit Thalian Hall.

$50 (Member Discount Not Applicable)


Give Em’ Hell, Harry!

Presented by THCPA Cube Theatre

In the Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

October 12th - 22nd

For the first time in history, a United States President, Harry Truman, will be portrayed on stage by his own grandson. Clifton Truman Daniel, a Wilmington native and grandson of the 33rd president, will bring audiences into the world of his grandfather with this one man show by Simon Gallu. Clifton Daniel is a frequent speaker and fundraiser and the author of the 1995 book, Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman, and Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 1919-1843, published in 2011



With Love, Marilyn

Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm

The New musical, With Love, Marilyn premiered with rave New York City reviews in 2017 and its first tour stop is the Thalian Hall Main Stage! Starring Wilmington Native Erin Sullivan, her inspiration and execution pay homage to the life and legacy of Marilyn Monroe. With Love, Marilyn takes you backstage to the icon’s struggle with image, personal truth, and explores everything from Hollywood fame to the loves of her life. Sullivan, the co-producer, co-writer, and star of the show, traveled the country in five national Broadway tours including Hairspray, Shrek and Grease.



Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!

Legends Series

Friday, October 20 at 7:30pm

The last time Mr. Holbrook commanded the Thalian Hall stage, tickets sold out weeks in advance. Don’t miss his return! In this iconic piece of American Theatre, Academy Award-nominated, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook portrays Mark Twain as a seventy-year old humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen, and so-called patriots. Join us for a very special evening when two legends meet in one of the most acclaimed and celebrated theatrical events ever!

$89/$79/$69 (Member discount not applicable)


Scherrie Payne of the Supremes & Freda Payne

Legends Series

Saturday, November 4th at 7:30pm

To our delight, two legendary sisters of R&B, Scherrie Payne, lead singer of The Supremes and Freda Payne will grace the Main Stage for an evening of high energy R&B/Soul music. Revel in the sound of the 70’s and recall such great songs as “He’s My Man,” “I’m Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking,” “Band of Gold,” and “You’re My Driving Wheel.” This is a night you won’t want to miss.

$79/$69/$59 (Member Discount Not Applicable)


Bumper Jacksons

Sunday, November 5 at 7:30pm

The seven-member band that refuses to be put into a box, the Bumper Jacksons blend roots jazz, country swing and street blues for a raucous night of unforgettable music. Tapping into sounds from vintage 78 records and its own Do-it-Yourself style, the group, voted 2016 Artist of the Year " and Best Folk Band" from 2013-2016 at the Washington Area Music Awards, will have you dancing in the aisles.



Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk

Saturday, November 18 at 7:30pm

Part circus, part Rube Goldberg machine, part aerial acrobatics show, this contemporary circus is the brainchild of founder Chris Lashua, a German wheel artist and BMX freestyler. Inspired by Cirque du Soleil, the troop claims Las Vegas as its home base. Don’t miss Pedal Punk, a high-energy, no-holds-barred Steampunk-inspired circus. Experience this must-see show.



New York’s Ballet for Young Audiences: Sleeping Beauty

Thursday, November 30 at 7pm

Sleeping Beauty’s timeless tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, a dashing prince and the triumph of good over evil has delighted audiences for years. This mesmerizing adaptation of the iconic fairy tale is a kid-friendly abbreviated version that features talented dancers, exquisite scenery and beautiful costumes. The perfect introduction to ballet for the whole family.



New York’s Ballet for Young Audiences: The Nutcracker

Friday December 1 at 4pm & 7pm Saturday December 2 at 10am

This sixty-minute narrated version of the classic Christmas tale tells the story of a young girl named Clara. 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. A perfect holiday tradition for the young and young at heart.



Cherish The Ladies: Celtic Christmas

Thursday December 14 at 7:30pm

A Wilmington holiday favorite back by popular demand. With their unique blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocal, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in immensely humorous and entertaining package.




It’s a Wonderful Life

Thursday, December 21 at 7pm

Frank Capra’s iconic holiday film is a Wilmington tradition, shown as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen. This timeless tale, now digitally remastered, brings back old memories and creates new ones for children and grandchildren alike when viewed in majestic Thalian Hall. Tony Rivenbark’s famous toy collection will be on display with some seasonal treats for the whole family.



New Year’s Eve Gala

A Special Benefit for Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Sunday, December 31 at 7pm

The best New Year’s Eve Party in town! The evening includes dinner, drinks, dessert, and a sensational performance of a Broadway musical directed and choreographed by Judy Greenhut and featuring some of Wilmington’s best talent. After the show, ring in 2016 with a live DJ, dancing, and champagne toast.

$150 (Member Discount Not Applicable)



Pied Piper Theatre: Aladdin

Sunday, January 28th at 3pm

This year’s Pied Piper production, Aladdin, is an upbeat musical comedy written by Steve Cooper that is loosely based on one of the Tales of the Arabian Nights. This beloved tale follows the adventures of Aladdin as he finds a very special lamp in a very magical cave. Pied Piper Theatre features local talent and is presented each year to every first and second grade child in New Hanover County.

The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe

Friday, February 2 at 7:30pm

Featuring the finest musicians in New York, The Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the last 10 years.  Returning to the road for the first time in 5 years, The Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. 



An Evening of Valentines with Emile Pandolfi, Featuring Special Guest Vocalist Dana Russell

Thursday, February 15 at 7:30pm

Introducing a brand new cabaret show by internationally renowned pianist Emile Pandolfi, and his delightfully talented vocalist, Dana Russell. Together, they offer a lush evening of music and song. Emile and Dana will perform some of the best works of composers; George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Jerome Kearns, to name a few.



Henry Cho

Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm

Hilarious stand-up comedy! You may recognize Henry Cho from his appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and you can also hear him on Sirrus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. Don’t miss this night of laughter.



The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

Friday, March 16 at 7:30pm

Since its inception in 1960, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to The United States of America, Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru, Argentina and now to Thalian Hall.



Roseanne Cash and John Leventhal: Black List River

Legends Series

Thursday, April 5 at 7:30pm

Grammy winning Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music. BLACK LIST RIVER celebrates the American experience and what is at the heart of Rosanne’s journey as a songwriter and singer, her devotion to her southern roots and family lineage.

$69/$59/$49 (Member Discount Not Applicable)


Haya Band- Migration Concert

Sunday, April 8 at 7:30pm

HAYA Band, the award-winning Chinese world music collective, is anything but traditional. The group’ Migration Concert infuses innovative, modern music with folk songs, throat singing, classic chants, the Mongolian horse-head fiddle, plucked string instruments and shaman drums. Its music is refined, captivating and instantly accessible to music lovers across the globe



Caleb Teicher Dance

Co-presented with the UNCW Office of the Arts

Thursday, April 19 at 7:30pm

Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co), founded in 2012 by acclaimed dancer/choreographer Caleb Teicher, (winner of Dance Magazine’s 2016 “Best Emerging Choreographer” Reader’s Choice Award) presents new work that blends traditional American dance forms (Tap, Lindy Hop, Vernacular Jazz) in a modern context. Taking inspirations from his background in concert dance, musical theater, and social dance, the company’s work inspires, connects, and reflects a collective conscious within American music and dance.



The Drifters

Legends Series

Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pm

The Drifters are back by Popular demand! “Up on the Roof.”  “Under the Boardwalk.”  “This Magic Moment.” “There Goes My Baby.”  “Dance with Me.”  “Spanish Harlem.”  “Stand by Me.”  The list of hits goes on and on. Their songs have been penned by such historic songwriters as Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Carol King, Jerry Goffen and Phil Spector.  They have played at the White House on 3 different occasions, gave a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell, performed for the Pope, the Queen of England, Nelson Mandela and now, again, for YOU at Thalian Hall!

$48/$40/$32 (Member Discount Not Applicable)



The 2nd Annual Thalian Hall Bluegrass Bash

Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm Pre-show party at 6pm

Great food. Great beer. Great local music. The Thalian Hall Bluegrass Bash is an event all about celebrating the best of Wilmington. The evening begins at 6pm with a parking lot party featuring local food trucks and a craft beer tasting. The show begins at 7:30pm and features the best Bluegrass talent that Wilmington has to offer. What more could you ask for?


Compton and Newberry

Thursday, May 24 at 7:30pm

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, masters of old-time mandolin and banjo/guitar, dig deep into early country music and blues. Their duet-singing, two-man string band ranges between traditional songs, instrumentals, ‘mother’ ballads and original tunes. It’s not about the number of notes with Compton and Newberry, but telling the truth and respecting the song




Events subject to change. All tickets subject to $2 historic preservation and handling fee added at time of purchase. To purchase tickets, visit the Thalian Hall box office at 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401, call 910.632.2285 or order online at www.ThalianHall.org.