Big Dawg Productions

Big Dawg Productions Non-profit theater performing captivating shows in Wilmington, NC!

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Our second review is out!  Thank you Bob Workmon and StarNews!  This is the FINAL weekend to catch "Let The Right One In...
10/27/2021
It's vampire season: Stage version of 'Let the Right One In' doesn't suck

Our second review is out! Thank you Bob Workmon and StarNews! This is the FINAL weekend to catch "Let The Right One In," all...don't miss it!!

https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/entertainment/2021/10/27/vampire-let-right-one-in-doesnt-suck-wilmington-big-dawg/8559023002/?fbclid=IwAR2IO41DXTRKYpzqtPJDUuTPza7jqNfpmOzJ6ctp5kpohlqegM-3GKUEimY

Well-acted, unsettling love story rises above its many challenges. Runs through Halloween at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington.

Thank you, Port City Daily,  for this beautiful and detailed article on “Let The Right One In.”  We are so proud of this...
10/22/2021
‘Dark weight’: Big Dawg Productions stages vampiric love story with horror-filled effects | Port City Daily

Thank you, Port City Daily, for this beautiful and detailed article on “Let The Right One In.” We are so proud of this unique show and hope many get to experience it!

https://portcitydaily.com/arts-and-culture/2021/10/22/dark-weight-big-dawg-productions-stages-vampiric-love-story-with-horror-filled-effects/?fbclid=IwAR02d35tgsArFp845po5XaDOe6Skr_L8zEq-5iDGRU46D7DGFA_Jyjy2czg#

WILMINGTON — When Big Dawg Productions opened “Let the Right One In” Thursday night at Thalian Hall’s Ruth and Bucky Stein Theater, it was the first time local actor and director Jason Aycock had a…

10/21/2021

It's Opening Night! Don't miss your chance to catch this show with something for everyone. Hallmark meets Halloween in this poignant, sweet, and spooky play. Get your tickets, and buckle your seatbelts!
https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-right-one-21

*This show includes adult content and the use of a strobe light.

Don't mean to "scare" you, but "Let the Right One In" opens in TWO days!!  Have you gotten your tickets yet??Embrace the...
10/19/2021

Don't mean to "scare" you, but "Let the Right One In" opens in TWO days!! Have you gotten your tickets yet??

Embrace the spooky season with this stellar show. We can't wait to show you what we have up our sleeves!

See you at Thalian Hall, y'all!

Dates/Times:
October 21-24 and 28-31
7:30pm Thursday - Saturday; 3pm Sundays

Order tickets here:
https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-right-one-21

Don't mean to "scare" you, but "Let the Right One In" opens in TWO days!! Have you gotten your tickets yet??

Embrace the spooky season with this stellar show. We can't wait to show you what we have up our sleeves!

See you at Thalian Hall, y'all!

Dates/Times:
October 21-24 and 28-31
7:30pm Thursday - Saturday; 3pm Sundays

Order tickets here:
https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-right-one-21

Getting ready for Halloween??  Put this on your list!  “Let The Right One In” will wring your heart while scaring the mo...
10/04/2021

Getting ready for Halloween?? Put this on your list!

“Let The Right One In” will wring your heart while scaring the mortal stuffing out of you...both the bleakest and most compassionate of vampire stories.” – The New York Times

Get your tickets now! We'll see you at the Hall!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-right-one-21

Getting ready for Halloween?? Put this on your list!

“Let The Right One In” will wring your heart while scaring the mortal stuffing out of you...both the bleakest and most compassionate of vampire stories.” – The New York Times

Get your tickets now! We'll see you at the Hall!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-right-one-21

We're at it again...today marks ONE MONTH until opening night of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!  “Let The Right One In” is adapte...
09/23/2021

We're at it again...today marks ONE MONTH until opening night of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!

“Let The Right One In” is adapted from the Swedish horror/vampire best-selling novel and award-winning film of the same name.

An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story...we can’t wait to share it with you!

Tickets on sale NOW! See you in a month!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-right-one-21

We're at it again...today marks ONE MONTH until opening night of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!

“Let The Right One In” is adapted from the Swedish horror/vampire best-selling novel and award-winning film of the same name.

An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story...we can’t wait to share it with you!

Tickets on sale NOW! See you in a month!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-right-one-21

09/01/2021

Big Dawg Productions will be holding a second round of auditions for their October production of “Let The Right One In”, by John Ajvide Lindquist and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne.
Auditions will take place tonight, Wed. Sept. 1st and Thurs. Sept. 2nd, at 7 pm at the former Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC.
“Let The Right One In” is adapted from the Swedish horror/vampire novel and film of the same name, and will be directed by Jason Aycock.
All female roles have been cast. Roles are still available for the following:
One young man, age 13 to 18 in appearance (plays the role of Oskar)
Three young men, age 13 to 18 in appearance (play multiple roles)
One young man, age 18 to 21 in appearance (plays multiple roles)
Three men, age 30 to 60 in appearance (play multiple roles)
Performances will take place Thurs.-Sun., Oct 21-24 and 28-31. Curtain times are 7:30 (3 pm on Sundays). All shows will take place in the Ruth & Bucky Stein Theater in Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington.
Actors of all ethnicities and orientations are encouraged to audition. Experience in gymnastics, dance, and movement will be extremely helpful for younger roles.
***DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS, PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION IS REQUIRED***
***THE PLAY CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND VIOLENT SITUATIONS***
Synopsis:
Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.
For more information, or for any questions, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director, Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected]

08/27/2021

Big Dawg Productions will be holding a second round of auditions for their October production of “Let The Right One In”, by John Ajvide Lindquist and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne.
Auditions will take place tonight, Wed. Sept. 1st and Thurs. Sept. 2nd, at 7 pm at the former Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC.
“Let The Right One In” is adapted from the Swedish horror/vampire novel and film of the same name, and will be directed by Jason Aycock.
All female roles have been cast. Roles are still available for the following:
One young man, age 13 to 18 in appearance (plays the role of Oskar)
Three young men, age 13 to 18 in appearance (play multiple roles)
One young man, age 18 to 21 in appearance (plays multiple roles)
Three men, age 30 to 60 in appearance (play multiple roles)
Performances will take place Thurs.-Sun., Oct 21-24 and 28-31. Curtain times are 7:30 (3 pm on Sundays). All shows will take place in the Ruth & Bucky Stein Theater in Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington.
Actors of all ethnicities and orientations are encouraged to audition. Experience in gymnastics, dance, and movement will be extremely helpful for younger roles.
***DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS, PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION IS REQUIRED***
***THE PLAY CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND VIOLENT SITUATIONS***
Synopsis:
Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.
For more information, or for any questions, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director, Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected]

08/25/2021

Just a reminder that Big Dawg Productions will be holding the second night of auditions for their October production of “Let The Right One In”, by John Ajvide Lindquist and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne.
Auditions will take place tonight, Wed. Aug. 25th, at 7 pm at the former Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC.
“Let The Right One In” is adapted from the Swedish horror/vampire novel and film of the same name, and will be directed by Jason Aycock.
Roles are available for the following:
One young woman, age 13 to 18 in appearance (plays the role of Eli...twins welcome to audition!)
One young man, age 13 to 18 in appearance (plays the role of Oskar)
One woman, 30 to 50 in appearance (plays the role of Oskar’s Mother, and additional roles)
Three young men, age 13 to 18 in appearance (play multiple roles)
One young man, age 18 to 21 in appearance (plays multiple roles)
Three men, age 30 to 60 in appearance (play multiple roles)
Performances will take place Thurs.-Sun., Oct 21-24 and 28-31. Curtain times are 7:30 (3 pm on Sundays). All shows will take place in the Ruth & Bucky Stein Theater in Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington.
Actors of all ethnicities and orientations are encouraged to audition. Experience in gymnastics, dance, and movement will be extremely helpful for younger roles.
***DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS, PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION IS REQUIRED***
***THE PLAY CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND VIOLENT SITUATIONS***
Synopsis:
Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.
An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story adapted from the bestselling novel and award-winning film.
For more information, or for any questions, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director, Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected]

08/17/2021

Big Dawg Productions is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for their October production of “Let The Right One In”, by John Ajvide Lindquist and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne. Auditions will take place on Tuesday Aug. 24th and Wednesday, August 25th at 7 pm at the former Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC.

“Let The Right One In” is adapted from the Swedish horror/vampire novel and film of the same name, and will be directed by Jason Aycock.

Roles are available for the following:
One young woman, age 13 to 18 in appearance (plays the role of Eli - Twins welcome to audition)
One young man, age 13 to 18 in appearance (plays the role of Oskar)
One woman, 30 to 50 in appearance (plays the role of Oskar’s Mother, and additional roles)
Three young men, age 13 to 18 in appearance (play multiple roles)
One young man, age 18 to 21 in appearance (plays multiple roles)
Three men, age 30 to 60 in appearance (play multiple roles)

Performances will take place Thurs.-Sun., Oct 21-24 and 28-31. Curtain times are 7:30 (3 pm on Sundays). All shows will take place in the Ruth & Bucky Stein Theater in Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington.

Actors of all ethnicities and orientations are encouraged to audition. Experience in gymnastics, dance, and movement will be extremely helpful for younger roles.

***DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS, PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION IS REQUIRED***

***THE PLAY CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND VIOLENT SITUATIONS***

Synopsis:
Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.

An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story adapted from the bestselling novel and award-winning film.

For more information, or for any questions, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director, Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected].

Thank you, Bob Workmon, and StarNews for this wonderful review of The Savannah Sipping Society!https://www.starnewsonlin...
08/16/2021
Comic play 'Savannah Sipping Society' at Thalian Hall is a 'continuous laugh-fest'

Thank you, Bob Workmon, and StarNews for this wonderful review of The Savannah Sipping Society!

https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/entertainment/2021/08/16/big-dawgs-savannah-sipping-society-continuous-laugh-fest-wilmington/8148349002/?fbclid=IwAR1BXmCw6iKTfan1M-8qgcki0o1IVx2LJ6Z1j2jRUojP39m5VqOEEGGX6Qc

The comic play runs through Aug. 29 at Thalian Hall's Ruth and Bucky Stein Studio Theatre in downtown Wilmington.

Tonight is OPENING NIGHT of The Savannah Sipping Society!!  It's going to be a fun - and funny - ride!  Tickets are goin...
08/12/2021

Tonight is OPENING NIGHT of The Savannah Sipping Society!! It's going to be a fun - and funny - ride! Tickets are going FAST...and that's no joke! We are so grateful for your support. See you at the Hall!

Show dates:
Aug. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29
Show times:
Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm
***NOTE: Final Saturday (Aug. 28th) - 3:00pm ONLY***

Photo credit: James Bowling

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

Tonight is OPENING NIGHT of The Savannah Sipping Society!! It's going to be a fun - and funny - ride! Tickets are going FAST...and that's no joke! We are so grateful for your support. See you at the Hall!

Show dates:
Aug. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29
Show times:
Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm
***NOTE: Final Saturday (Aug. 28th) - 3:00pm ONLY***

Photo credit: James Bowling

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

The Savannah Sipping Society opens in ONE WEEK from today!  Due to high demand, our run has been extended for a third we...
08/05/2021

The Savannah Sipping Society opens in ONE WEEK from today! Due to high demand, our run has been extended for a third weekend and tickets continue to go FAST!

We are so grateful for your support and can't wait to see everyone next week! Come laugh with us!

Show dates:
Aug. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29
Show times:
Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm

***NOTE: Final Saturday (Aug. 28th) - 3:00pm ONLY***

See y'all at The Ruth & Bucky Stein Studio Theatre at Historic Thalian Hall!!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

The Savannah Sipping Society opens in ONE WEEK from today! Due to high demand, our run has been extended for a third weekend and tickets continue to go FAST!

We are so grateful for your support and can't wait to see everyone next week! Come laugh with us!

Show dates:
Aug. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29
Show times:
Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm

***NOTE: Final Saturday (Aug. 28th) - 3:00pm ONLY***

See y'all at The Ruth & Bucky Stein Studio Theatre at Historic Thalian Hall!!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

Well guess what?  We extended our run of The Savannah Sipping Society for one more weekend!!  Thank you for the wonderfu...
07/26/2021

Well guess what? We extended our run of The Savannah Sipping Society for one more weekend!! Thank you for the wonderful response to this show!

New dates are now Aug. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29. Show times are Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm.

***NOTE: Final Saturday (Aug. 28th) - 3:00pm ONLY***

See y'all at The Ruth & Bucky Stein Studio Theatre at Historic Thalian Hall!!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

Well guess what? We extended our run of The Savannah Sipping Society for one more weekend!! Thank you for the wonderful response to this show!

New dates are now Aug. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29. Show times are Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm.

***NOTE: Final Saturday (Aug. 28th) - 3:00pm ONLY***

See y'all at The Ruth & Bucky Stein Studio Theatre at Historic Thalian Hall!!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

We are ONE MONTH out from opening night of The Savannah Sipping Society!  Tickets are going FAST and we look forward to ...
07/15/2021

We are ONE MONTH out from opening night of The Savannah Sipping Society! Tickets are going FAST and we look forward to sharing this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy with you. Grab a friend, grab a ticket...and don't miss it!!

Tickets $25
Thursday, Aug 12th ONLY: $10 at the door (while supplies last); $25 in advance.

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

We are ONE MONTH out from opening night of The Savannah Sipping Society! Tickets are going FAST and we look forward to sharing this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy with you. Grab a friend, grab a ticket...and don't miss it!!

Tickets $25
Thursday, Aug 12th ONLY: $10 at the door (while supplies last); $25 in advance.

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-sipping-society-21

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Also, congrats to Fracaswell Hyman on receiving the award for Actor in a Play for his role in "Fences" as Troy Maxson!
Congratulations to everyone involved in "Fences" and on your award for Best Play!
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Congratulations to all in Love, Loss, & What I Wore!! What a lovely evening of theatre and the female voice; touching, poignant, funny, accessible, and beautifully performed. Thank you!
Attention local women playwrights! Great opportunity to have a play produced. Deadline Dec. 22!
Thank you Tesia and Steve! It was nice to see you both last night.
Happy Invited Dress!!! Break all the legs!!!!