Cape Fear Playhouse

Cape Fear Playhouse Home of Big Dawg Productions Theatre Company and rented by several local theatre companies/producers of art in the Wilmington area.

Operating as usual

02/22/2021
WENDIGO _ An Audio Theater Event

Big Dawg Productions is pleased to announce the upcoming Audio Theater production of Chase Harrison's horror thriller, “Wendigo.”
Winner of the 2016 Wilmington Star News Theater Award for Best Original Play, this drama tells the story of four men, lifelong friends on an annual hunting trip on a snowy mountain during the coldest winter on record, trapped in a cabin, as an ancient, evil force of nature terrorizes them, turning the hunters into the hunted.
This hour-long thriller stars Chase Harrison, Robin Dale Robertson, Kevin Wilson and Steve Vernon. The play features an immersive soundscape, along with special audio effects, Engineered and Produced by Scott Davis.
Check it out!!
Ticket price is $15 and can be purchased at:
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/47432

Big Dawg Productions proudly announces An Audio Presentation of a Wilmington favorite! Big Dawg's encore production of “...
12/07/2020

Big Dawg Productions proudly announces An Audio Presentation of a Wilmington favorite! Big Dawg's encore production of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”, by Tom Mula.
This On Demand streaming event can be purchased by visiting the following link:
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/43942
Tickets are on sale NOW for $15.00, and the show may be enjoyed Dec. 17th through Dec. 22nd. Once a ticket is purchased, you will be sent a link to a video that contains the play in Audio form.
In the tradition of Radio Theater, the show will feature music, sound effects and powerful performances by four veterans of the Wilmington stage, all recorded in Big Dawg’s home venue at the Cape Fear Playhouse, which has been converted into a fully functioning recording studio!
Big Dawg, through generous grants by The Landfall Foundation and The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, is excited to offer our audiences an entertaining yet safe way to stay connected to theater, and this will be the first of more streaming productions to come, both audio and visual. We’ve missed you, and hope to be able to see you in our theater again soon, but for now we’d love for you to enjoy this wonderful program from the comfort of your own home!
Big Dawg Productions kindly asks that one ticket be purchased per person, and not per household. The Honor System will be in place!
The play stars Randy Davis as Jacob Marley, a role that gained him the 2018 Star News Theater Award for Best Actor. The show also features Vanessa Welch as The Bogle, Steve Vernon as Scrooge, and two time Star News Theater Award winner for Best Actor Fracaswell Hyman in multiple roles!
“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is directed by David Lee Kent, and sound is engineered by Scott Davis.
Enjoy this modern holiday classic that the Wilmington Star News called “...a gorgeous script that transitions between dialogue and narration like a poem” in a 2018 review.
For questions, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director of Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected]!

“Marley was dead, to begin with…” —and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.

Big Dawg Productions proudly announces An Audio Presentation of a Wilmington favorite! Big Dawg's encore production of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”, by Tom Mula.
This On Demand streaming event can be purchased by visiting the following link:
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/43942
Tickets are on sale NOW for $15.00, and the show may be enjoyed Dec. 17th through Dec. 22nd. Once a ticket is purchased, you will be sent a link to a video that contains the play in Audio form.
In the tradition of Radio Theater, the show will feature music, sound effects and powerful performances by four veterans of the Wilmington stage, all recorded in Big Dawg’s home venue at the Cape Fear Playhouse, which has been converted into a fully functioning recording studio!
Big Dawg, through generous grants by The Landfall Foundation and The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, is excited to offer our audiences an entertaining yet safe way to stay connected to theater, and this will be the first of more streaming productions to come, both audio and visual. We’ve missed you, and hope to be able to see you in our theater again soon, but for now we’d love for you to enjoy this wonderful program from the comfort of your own home!
Big Dawg Productions kindly asks that one ticket be purchased per person, and not per household. The Honor System will be in place!
The play stars Randy Davis as Jacob Marley, a role that gained him the 2018 Star News Theater Award for Best Actor. The show also features Vanessa Welch as The Bogle, Steve Vernon as Scrooge, and two time Star News Theater Award winner for Best Actor Fracaswell Hyman in multiple roles!
“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is directed by David Lee Kent, and sound is engineered by Scott Davis.
Enjoy this modern holiday classic that the Wilmington Star News called “...a gorgeous script that transitions between dialogue and narration like a poem” in a 2018 review.
For questions, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director of Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected]!

“Marley was dead, to begin with…” —and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.

Big Dawg Productions and Panache Theatrical Productions are excited to announce an upcoming theatrical event!Big Dawg Pr...
04/20/2020
War of the Worlds Trailer Video Big Dawg and Panache

Big Dawg Productions and Panache Theatrical Productions are excited to announce an upcoming theatrical event!

Big Dawg Productions, in conjunction with Panache Theatrical Productions, are pleased to announce the first “theater” experience in Wilmington since the Covid 19 pandemic has created the need for social distancing.
The two companies have joined forces in order to create an audiobook-style presentation of the script of the 1938 broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds”, by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater.
The story contains elements that may seem especially familiar today, such as the role of the media in discerning information in an atmosphere of panic, the ability of our government to put the public at ease during traumatic times, and the heroics required when facing a hitherto unknown invading enemy.
Starring Jamey Stone, Holli Saperstein, Bob Workmon, J Robert Raines, Rebekah Carmichael., Hannibal Hills, Jordan Wolfe, Steve Vernon and Scott Davis, this audio experience includes the original dialogue, as well as special effects created both digitally and through the use of foley. The production is directed by Steve Vernon, and engineered by Scott Davis.
Details will be announced soon as to listening platform and premier date. Steps are under way to create an avenue for audiences to listen to the recorded audiobook simultaneously, as a shared experience. The program will also be made available for download.
Both listening options will be on a “pay-what-you-can” basis.
This is the first of a planned ongoing series of audio theater experiences. Big Dawg and Panache will release more shows in this format in order to offer whatever entertainment and escape from reality that we can to the Cape Fear region audience.
For further details, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director of Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected].

https://youtu.be/ANut_DG-dYk

09/07/2019

Big Dawg Productions is still in need of one African American male, age 30 to 60 in appearance, for their upcoming production of The Exonerated, by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. This is a theater production, NOT a film project. Big Dawg is a non-profit theater operating out of a 50 seat venue. Rehearsals would start as immediately as possible. Show dates are Wed. Sept. 18-Sun. Sept. 22nd and Thurs. Sept. 26-Sun. Sept. 29. The Exonerated tells the story of six individuals who were sentenced to death row for extended periods of time and eventually released from prison after new evidence surfaced proving their innocence. For more information, please feel free to contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director of Big Dawg, at 910-612-2239 or by email at [email protected].

08/20/2018

Big Dawg Productions is pleased to announce their auditions for the upcoming production of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”, by Ken Ludwig and directed by Josh Bailey. Auditions will take place on Mon. Aug. 27th and Tues. 28th, from 7 to 9pm. at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St, Wilmington NC. Roles are available for 4 men and 1 woman, ages 25-45 in appearance. Auditions will consist of cold readings. Big Dawg encourages actors of all genders, ethnicities, physicalities and experience levels to audition. No roles have been precast.
A description of the play follows:
Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
Performances will take place Oct. 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28, at the Cape Fear Playhouse. For more info or questions, please contact Steve Vernon at [email protected].

10/25/2016

Big Dawg Productions is pleased to announce their 2017 Season!

Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley, Feb. 16-March 5

The Last Encampment , a Civil War drama written by David Anthony Wright, who also wrote “The Hermit of Ft. Fisher”, March 23-April 9

Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro, April 27-May 14

The Laramie Project, by The Tectonic Theater Company, June 8 - June 25

Twelve Angry Men adapted by Sherman L. Sergel from the script by Reginal Rose, August 3- August 20

The Hermit of Ft. Fisher, a return performance from playwright David Anthony Wright, Sept. 7- Sept. 24

The Dining Room, by A. R. Gurney, Nov. 2- Nov. 19

All dates and titles subject to change.

08/17/2016

Big Dawg Productions, a non-profit theater company celebrating its 21st year as a member of the Wilmington Arts Community, is actively seeking new board members. As a board member, responsibilities include fund raising, volunteering time during performance weekends in the box office, helping with reservations and attending monthly board meetings as well as staffing fundraising events. Benefits include tickets to all performances and the fellowship of like-minded supporters of the Arts. Big Dawg performs most of its shows at the Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC. People with backgrounds in business, fund raising, law and accounting are especially welcome, but anyone can apply. This is of course a non-paying position. For more info, contact Heather Bevels at [email protected].

06/23/2016

Tomorrow evening The Comically Impaired will be performing a show to benefit the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or online through Brown Papter Tickets.
https://www.facebook.com/events/637955216354600/

Get excited! Tonight is opening night for Big Dawg's "The Real Inspector Hound." It is also pay what you can ($5 minimum...
04/28/2016

Get excited! Tonight is opening night for Big Dawg's "The Real Inspector Hound." It is also pay what you can ($5 minimum) at the door night. If you want to reserve your tickets in advance call 910-367-5237 or visit the Big Dawg website.

Get excited! Tonight is opening night for Big Dawg's "The Real Inspector Hound." It is also pay what you can ($5 minimum) at the door night. If you want to reserve your tickets in advance call 910-367-5237 or visit the Big Dawg website.

Tomorrow is opening night for Big Dawg Productions's "The Real Inspector Hound." For tickets call 910-367-5237 or visit ...
04/27/2016

Tomorrow is opening night for Big Dawg Productions's "The Real Inspector Hound." For tickets call 910-367-5237 or visit the Big Dawg website.

Tomorrow is opening night for Big Dawg Productions's "The Real Inspector Hound." For tickets call 910-367-5237 or visit the Big Dawg website.

04/13/2016

Have you always wanted to be on stage, but don't want to attend rehearsals/memorize lines/etc? Then Big Dawg Productions has an offer for you! They are in need of people to play a dead body for their next show "The Real Inspector Hound." For $25 a performance, you will get your moment in the spotlight. You can be in as many performances as you'd like. The show runs April 28-May 1, 5-8, & 12-15. If interested, please email [email protected]

04/06/2016

Port City Playwrights Project still needs a young(ish) actor to play a musician in his 20's. Make actor can be older as long as he captures the character. There are only 2 rehearsals with the Staged Readings being performed Mon., May 2 and Tues, May 3 at Cape Fear Playhouse. Please contact Susan M. Steadman at [email protected].

Looking for a last minute Christmas present for the literature lover in your life? Or are you full of Christmas Spirits?...
12/19/2015
A Sample Of A Christmas Carol Audio Book

Looking for a last minute Christmas present for the literature lover in your life? Or are you full of Christmas Spirits? Big Dawg Productions is offering an unabridged audio book of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", narrated by Steve Vernon, for donations of $10 or more. This a fully downloadable MP3 audio book, with over two hours length, split into five chapters. For info on how to get a copy, contact Steve at [email protected] or message him on FaceBook.
You can listen to a sample here:

A sample of the audio book "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens available for download. Contact Steve Vernon at [email protected] for info on how ...

Tonight Big Dawg Productions opens their last show of the 2015 season, "Christmas Belles." The show runs the next three ...
12/03/2015
Welcome to Big Dawg Productions

Tonight Big Dawg Productions opens their last show of the 2015 season, "Christmas Belles." The show runs the next three weekends, Thursday-Saturday at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM. Tonight's performance is just about sold out, so make sure to reserve your tickets before the run sells out. Call 367-5237, or go to Big Dawg's website.

Welcome to Cape Fears leading Non-Profit Theatre Company producing entertaining, thought-provoking, and socially responsible theater.

Want to do something special for your children/grandchildren for Christmas this year? Big Dawg Productions will make a v...
11/20/2015

Want to do something special for your children/grandchildren for Christmas this year? Big Dawg Productions will make a video of Santa speaking directly to your child (or children) telling them how good they have been this year, and if they keep being good, they'll get that special toy they've been asking for. Videos are $20 each. For more information please email the Big Dawg elves at [email protected]

Want to do something special for your children/grandchildren for Christmas this year? Big Dawg Productions will make a video of Santa speaking directly to your child (or children) telling them how good they have been this year, and if they keep being good, they'll get that special toy they've been asking for. Videos are $20 each. For more information please email the Big Dawg elves at [email protected]

09/17/2015

Tonight and tomorrow night's performances of "Dead Man's Cell Phone" are almost sold out, and tickets for the rest of the weekend are going fast! This weekend is your last weekend to see the show, so make sure you order your tickets ASAP! www.bigdawgproductions.org

This Thursday Big Dawg Productions opens their next show, "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at the Cape Fear Playhouse. Tickets ca...
09/01/2015
Welcome to Big Dawg Productions

This Thursday Big Dawg Productions opens their next show, "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at the Cape Fear Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 910-367-5237, or through the Big Dawg website.

Welcome to Cape Fears leading Non-Profit Theatre Company producing entertaining, thought-provoking, and socially responsible theater.

This weekend is your last chance to see "The Miss Firecracker Contest" with only three performances left! Make sure you ...
08/14/2015
Welcome to Big Dawg Productions

This weekend is your last chance to see "The Miss Firecracker Contest" with only three performances left! Make sure you reserve your tickets now.

Welcome to Cape Fears leading Non-Profit Theatre Company producing entertaining, thought-provoking, and socially responsible theater.

Tonight at the Cape Fear Playhouse, Big Dawg Productions opens "The Miss Firecracker Contest." This is one fun show, and...
07/30/2015
Welcome to Big Dawg Productions

Tonight at the Cape Fear Playhouse, Big Dawg Productions opens "The Miss Firecracker Contest." This is one fun show, and you won't want to miss it. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure you reserve yours ASAP.

Welcome to Cape Fears leading Non-Profit Theatre Company producing entertaining, thought-provoking, and socially responsible theater.

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And...we are...BACK!! Join Big Dawg Productions for our first live show of 2021 at The Ruth & Bucky Stein Studio Theatre in Historic Thalian Hall. Come laugh with us! We've missed your smiling faces! Ticket Info: https://www.thalianhall.org/bdp-lifespan-fact-21?dm_i=6SLG,2C60,1H4OEG,ASXZ,1
Big Dawg Productions is pleased to announce the upcoming Audio Theater production of Chase Harrison's horror thriller, “Wendigo.” On sale NOW! Winner of the 2016 Wilmington Star News Theater Award for Best Original Play, this drama tells the story of four men, lifelong friends on an annual hunting trip on a snowy mountain during the coldest winter on record, trapped in a cabin, as an ancient, evil force of nature terrorizes them, turning the hunters into the hunted. This hour-long thriller stars Chase Harrison, Robin Dale Robertson, Kevin Wilson and Steve Vernon. The play features an immersive soundscape, along with special audio effects, Engineered and Produced by Scott Davis. Check it out!! Ticket price is $15 and can be purchased starting TODAY (2/18/21) at the link below: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/47432
Big Dawg Productions is pleased to announce the upcoming Audio Theater production of Chase Harrison's horror thriller, “Wendigo.” On sale NOW! Winner of the 2016 Wilmington Star News Theater Award for Best Original Play, this drama tells the story of four men, lifelong friends on an annual hunting trip on a snowy mountain during the coldest winter on record, trapped in a cabin, as an ancient, evil force of nature terrorizes them, turning the hunters into the hunted. This hour-long thriller stars Chase Harrison, Robin Dale Robertson, Kevin Wilson and Steve Vernon. The play features an immersive soundscape, along with special audio effects, Engineered and Produced by Scott Davis. Check it out!! Ticket price is $15 and can be purchased starting TODAY (2/18/21) at the link below: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/47432
Opening tonight at Cape Fear Playhouse in #WilmingtonDowntown, this depiction of the real-life rescue mission to save Shakespeare's work for posterity is beautifully staged and laugh-out-loud funny. Showing for three weekends only so get your tickets now. #BringIt #ILMtheater #theaterforall #liveworkenjoy #WilmingtonNC
Big Dawg Productions is pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of JOHN BALL'S IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, by Matt Pelfrey and John Ball. Auditions will take place on Sat., Feb. 29th from 3 to 5pm and Sun. March 1st from 7 to 9 pm, at the Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC. The play will be directed by J Robert Raines. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Show dates are April 8-12, 15-19 and 23-26. Roles are available for two women, ages 18 to 30 in appearance, one African American male aged 30 to 50 in appearance and an additional seven men ages 20 to 60 in appearance. Description of the play: This stage adaptation of “In the Heat of the Night” is based on the award-winning book that inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series. It's 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community's single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues. For further information, please contact Steve Vernon, Artistic Director-Big Dawg Productions, at [email protected]
Showing this weekend and next at Cape Fear Playhouse in #WilmingtonDowntown's #CastleStreet Antiques and Arts District. #BringIt #ILMtheater #WilmingtonNC
So much to do and see in #WilmingtonDowntown this weekend - music, drama...and more music! North Carolina Symphony and Wilmington Symphony Orchestra at Wilson Center - Cape Fear Community College, Dream Girls at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End at Cape Fear Playhouse and The Moondogs - Beatles tribute at Brooklyn Arts Center. #BringIt #liveworkplay #ILMarts #ILMtheater #ILMmusic #lovewhereyoulive #WilmingtonNC
#WilmingtonDowntown has a thriving theater community with lots of shows for every taste between now and Thanksgiving. #BringIt #ILMtheater #ILMcomedy Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Wilson Center - Cape Fear Community College, Cape Fear Playhouse, Dead Crow Comedy, Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center #liveworkplay #WilmingtonNC
You won't know whether to laugh or cry at the stories revealed through this staged version of an adult creative drama class at Cape Fear Playhouse in #WilmingtonDowntown. This must-see play is showing Wednesday thru Sunday until August 4th. #BringItDowntownILM #ILMentertainment #ILMtheater #WilmingtonNC
#WilmingtonDowntown theaters have been busy this year showing several new-to-the-stage productions and musicals. #supportlocaltheater #artforall #BringItDowntownILM #WilmingtonNC Cape Fear Playhouse TheatreNOW #ThalianHall
#WilmingtonDowntown's stages are busy this month - lots of great shows to choose from. #BringItDowntownILM #liveworkenjoy #ArtILM #WilmingtonNC StarNews Cape Fear Playhouse Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. TheatreNOW Wilson Center - Cape Fear Community College