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

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Ok y'all!  After a small diversion, we are BACK ON TRACK!  "Always a Bridesmaid" has new APRIL dates and you are gonna l...
02/22/2022

Ok y'all! After a small diversion, we are BACK ON TRACK! "Always a Bridesmaid" has new APRIL dates and you are gonna love this show!!

Please join us in The Ruth & Bucky Stein Studio Theatre
April 14th-24th
Thu – Sat 7:30 pm
Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm

For Tickets, visit https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-bridesmaid-22

Always A Bridesmaid is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, "Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?”

Come prepared to laugh! See you at The Hall!

12/21/2021

Big Dawg Productions is happy to announce upcoming auditions for the first show of our 2022 season, ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID (Feb.10-13 and 17-20) by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten.

The play will be directed by Grace Carlyle Berry, and will run Feb 10-13 and 17-20.

Auditions will take place Tues., Jan 4th and Wed., Jan. 5th at 7 pm at the former Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC. Headshot and resumes not required. Auditions will consist of cold reads.

ROLES for six women, ages 21 to 60 in appearance. All ethnicities encouraged to audition.

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is a hilarious comedic romp, in which four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Libby Ruth, the hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage, believes—in spite of all evidence to the contrary—that her friends can find the very same happiness. Headstrong Deedra’s “rock-solid” union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband of many years not only has a wandering eye, but the hands to match. Monette, flashy, high-spirited and self-involved, continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie discovers—the hard way—that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself.

Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime.

Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season.

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?” If you’ve ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a bride’s bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo saying “I do” or been forced to wear the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDY is definitely for you…and your dearly beloved!

All performances are scheduled to appear in The Ruth and Bucky Stein Studio Theatre at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Dates subject to change.

Questions can be addressed to Steve Vernon, Artistic Director for Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected].

Thank you, Bob Workmon, and StarNews for this fun review of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)We hope YOU ...
12/15/2021
Big Dawg roasts holidays over open fire in stage comedy 'Every Christmas Story Ever Told'

Thank you, Bob Workmon, and StarNews for this fun review of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

We hope YOU come out and join in the fun...one more weekend starting TOMORROW!! See you at the Hall!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-ecset-21

https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/entertainment/2021/12/15/big-dawg-roasts-holidays-comedy-every-christmas-story-ever-told/6492323001/

The comedic play runs in the Stein Studio Theater at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington through Sunday, Dec. 19.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) opens TONIGHT!!  Thank you, Port City Daily, for the great write-up and...
12/09/2021
Big Dawg spins over 20 holiday classics into a satirical Christmas romp at Thalian Hall | Port City Daily

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) opens TONIGHT!!

Thank you, Port City Daily, for the great write-up and, as always, for spreading the word!

https://portcitydaily.com/arts-and-culture/2021/12/08/big-dawg-spins-over-20-holiday-classics-into-a-satirical-christmas-romp-at-thalian-hall/?fbclid=IwAR28Ew7VHOppqMeEQiUYldsXqpSVm7JdnW09jCuXkOnucy8IlfP4UOIJHas

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-ecset-21

WILMINGTON — Artistic director Steve Vernon has never performed in Charles Dickens’ quintessential holiday classic, “The Christmas Carol.” Yet, he has managed to play Scrooge at least eight times.

Thanks to WWAY for hosting Steve Vernon this morning in advance of opening night TOMORROW, 12/9!!!  Get your tickets for...
12/08/2021
Big Dawg Productions to present a fun and irreverent look at holiday classics and traditions - WWAYTV3

Thanks to WWAY for hosting Steve Vernon this morning in advance of opening night TOMORROW, 12/9!!!

Get your tickets for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), y'all! It's gonna be FUN!!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-ecset-21

https://www.wwaytv3.com/big-dawg-productions-to-present-a-fun-and-irreverent-look-at-holiday-classics-and-traditions/?fbclid=IwAR3RRdQOf4yZy9lF6CXBPfE2KSyHXGRD4wsblfPlWVSm5Updoj_DqtZVpVU

Looking for a fun and slightly different way to celebrate the holiday season? Big Dawg Productions will present "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)" for the next two weekends at Thalian Hall.

Tomorrow is the first day of DECEMBER!  The holidays are here and we'd love to share them with you....ALL of them!!"Ever...
11/30/2021

Tomorrow is the first day of DECEMBER! The holidays are here and we'd love to share them with you....ALL of them!!

"Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)" is a fast, furious, and slightly irreverent look at holiday classics and traditions.

Starring Josh Bailey, Randy Davis and Steve Vernon. Directed by David Lee Kent. December 9-12 & 16-19.

Join us for some holiday hilarity! See you at Thalian Hall!!

https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-ecset-21

Photo Credit: James Bowling

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

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

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

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]

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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!!!!