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PEMBROKE — The critically acclaimed Broadway classic "South Pacific" is making a splash on April 29 with a performance at the Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  

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FAYETTEVILLE — Two Richmond County natives are starring in an upcoming musical at Methodist University.

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PEMBROKE — The Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced its spring 2022 Professional Artist Series. Events are scheduled for January through April and subscriptions can be purchased now. 

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HAMLET — “Broadway Tonite Live” is your ticket to all your Broadway favorites. This show will bring an unforgettable journey through the greatest Broadway shows, both old and new. This show will give way to an unforgettable musical experience, and is coming Thursday, March 21 to the Cole Auditorium located on the main campus of Richmond Community College.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 23:02

Ansonia Theatre getting 'All Shook Up'

WADESBORO —The Ansonia Theatre in is gearing up for its next production as the music of Elvis comes alive in “All Shook Up.”

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Community Theatre kicked off its opening night on Thursday with the first showing of "Sanders Family Christmas."

The play, a sequel to the popular musical "Smoke on the Mountain," is the second production for the theater’s 42nd year.

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Following four successful years of touring and more than 350 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly into Hamlet at the Cole Auditorium Monday, Nov. 26, live on stage with the critically acclaimed "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical."

The North American tour kicks off Nov. 16 in Dayton, Ohio, before soaring coast to coast to more than 40 cities. The world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster will help Santa save Christmas.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35 to $50, depending on seating section. For tickets or other information, call the Cole Auditorium box office at (910) 410-1691. The box office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," made its network television debut and has been delighting audiences across the country for over 50 years.

“'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical' is a wonderful new way to experience this family tradition,” says producing partner Jonathan Flom.

The national tour is a family favorite — a “holiday staple” (The Boston Globe) and an "utterly charming, top-notch production" (Orlando Sentinel).

Projections, costumes and characters are faithfully brought to the stage against a backdrop of nostalgic set designs. The 12-foot-plus-tall Abominable Snow Monster is jaw-dropping. The cast brings high energy to classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and loveable puppets highlight the charming “roughness” from the television show’s stop-motion effects.

Flom says, “The familiar story elements from the television special are addressed with a talented cast and puppeteers who help recreate the magic on stage.”

Since the special itself is a classic musical, the stage show does not feel at all like an adaptation and audiences are surprised and delighted when they see performances of songs such as “Fame and Fortune” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” that are heard but not performed in the TV special.

The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the appearance of his bright, shining nose, is excluded from the Reindeer Games. He flees Christmastown and meets up with new friends Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius. After finding The Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph journeys home, where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can Rudolph rescue his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?

Rudolph’s partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center continues this year.

The show offers a free toolkit to teachers that leverages the powerful messages from the Rudolph story to teach important character values. In addition, a portion of proceeds from venue sales of the book, T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games, will be donated to PACER.

For more information, visit www.rudolphthemusical.com and follow the latest updates to the Facebook page at facebook.com/rudolphthemusicaltour.

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