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COMEDY

Events

 

  • October 5 – IC Comedy from 7 – 9 PM

  • November 15 (Fri) IC Comedy from 7:30 – 9:30 PM

  • March 14, 2020 – Comedy Festival. 6 PM – 11 PM. Tickets available soon.

  • October 18 & 19 at 7:30 and October 19 at 2 PM – ECU School of Theater and Dance presents present Turn of the Screw. 

  • November 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM & Nov 23 & 24 at 2 PM – ECU’s Opera Theater returns to the stage with Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor woodcutter. When a famine settles over the land, the woodcutter’s wife (stepmother to Hansel and Gretel) decided to take the children into the woods and leave them there to fend for themselves in a greedy act so she and her husband will not starve to death.

  • March 27 – 29 (times TBA) – ECU’s Opera Theater presents The Fantasticks. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic.

Upcoming Festivals

  • Blues & Jazz Festival: October 19 from 11 AM – 4 PM music on the waterfront as part of the Washington Noon Rotary’s Smoke on the Water Chili & BBQ Charity event. Featuring Squier Red & the Blues Band, Ruth Wyand & the Tribe of One & Steve Creech Jazz Band. Sponsored by Washington Noon Rotary.

  • Marquee on Main Film Festival – Featuring Amateur, Professional and Student films from NC film makers or about North Carolina. Eligible students must be attending a NC high school, college or university. Amateurs must be non-professional full-time film makers. The festival will be held at the Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, North Carolina on November 1 & 2, 2019. Opening November 1 with the winning Best Overall film shown. Tickets $5 at the door, free for AOP Members.

  • Children’s Holiday Shop – December 7th at Historic Turnage Theatre. Artists sell and demonstrate art for youth and adults. Call for artists is now open.

  • Pickin’ on the Pungo Bluegrass Festival – January 25, 2020. Belhaven, NC. Call for artists is now closed. Tickets

  • 3rd Annual Wildlife Arts Festival – February 9, 2020. Call for artists is now open.

  • Comedy Festival – March 14, 2020. Tickets on sale soon!

FILMS

Great line-up of movies, Broadway, and more

Big Screen Events

Doors open one hour before the show. Cold & Hot Beverages, Bear City Fudge Company treats from New Bern and traditional movie theater treats. Wine & beer for sale for consumption in the front house.

  • Psycho – October 11 7:30 PM. $7/$5 cash discount and free for AOP members with current membership card.

  • Hocus Pocus – October 12. 2 PM. $7/$5 cash discount and free for AOP members with current membership card.

  • Marquee on Main Film Festival – November 1 & 2. $7/$5 cash discount and free for AOP members with current membership card. Submissions deadline for NC films or films by NC film makers is September 15 via Film Freeway.

  • Polar Express December 14. 1 PM. $7/$5 cash discount. Cocoa, cookies & bells for kids who believe!

  • Elf – December 21. 2 PM. $7/$5 cash discount and free for AOP members with current membership card.

MUSIC

Performances for all tastes

2019 AOP & Affiliate Group Music Events

  • October 19 – 3rd Annual Blues & Jazz Festival –  10 AM – 4 PM. Music lineup includes Squier Red, Ruth Wyand & Tribe of One. This free event & festival is supported by Noon Rotary as part of their annual Smoke on the Water BBQ & Chili Charity Event.

  • October 24 – BCTMA presents Twisted Knot. 7 – 9 PM. This event is free, donations appreciated.

  • November 8 – Concerts in the Park. Smokehouse 6 – 8 PM. This free concert series take place Festival Park on the Washington NC Waterfront. Free with donations appreciated. Sponsored by Moss Landing Harbor Homes, Beaufort County Administration & WCTI.

  • November 9 – Emerald City Big Band – 6:30 – 8 PM on stage. Tickets

  • November 16 – Ocracoke Benefit Concert 6 – 10:30 PM on stage & in Gallery. Tickets

  • December 6 – Beaufort County Choral Society Christmas Concert  – 7 – 9 PM on stage. This event is free, donations to the Choral Society welcomed.

  • December 15 – Beaufort County Community Orchestra  – 3 – 4 PM on stage. This event is free, donations to the Community Orchestra welcomed.

  • December 20 – Embers Holiday Concert – 7 PM. Tickets

Music Jams

  • Beaufort County Traditional Music Association (BCTMA) Jams most Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Saturday mornings from 10 AM – Noon at the Historic Turnage Theatre.

  • Drumming Circle –  Contact Gary Duncan at gduncan@science-learning.com for dates.

 

DANCE

Upcoming dance performaces

  • Dance for Youth – Arts enrichment sessions on Wednesdays 3 – 6 PM as part of the BRAVO! after school program.
  • Open Dance  – Monthly at the Historic Turnage Theatre Turnage Gallery. Hosted by USA Dance Chapter 6046. Singles & couples & all levels of expertise aare welcome! Lessons at 7 PM. 2019 dates are June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 30. 7:30 – 9:30 PM. $10 admission. Concessions, wine and beer for sale during event.

STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Performances for all tastes

2019 Theatre on Stage Schedule

July

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” presented by Broadway Kids July 13th 2:30 and 6:30 pm

Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” presented by Broadway Kids July 27th 2:30 and 6:30 pm

Auditions for “Greater Tuna” July 30th and 31st 6:30-8:30 pm

August

Auditions for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Bubblegum Theatre (ages 6 – 15 years), August 24 10 AM – Noon

September

“Greater Tuna” performance September 21st 7:30pm & 22nd 3:00 pm

Rehearsals for Bubblegum Theatre “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” start September 23rd from 6:30-8:30 pm

October

Auditions for AOP Players “A Christmas Carol” October 8th and 9th

ECU School of Theater & Dance presents Turn of the Screw, October 17th – 20th. Details coming soon!

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” presented by Bubblegum Theatre October 26th 2:00 pm & 7 pm

November

Auditions for AOP’s Christmas Variety Show November 5th & 6th 6:30-8:30 pm

ECU School of Music Opera Theater presents Hansel & Gretel November 22nd – 24th. Details coming soon!

“A Christmas Carol” presented by the AOP Players November 26th 7 pm

December

“Christmas Variety Show” December 13th 7:30 pm presented by Arts of the Pamlico

 

  • Whimsical Christmas Ceramic Trees with Liz. November 13 from 9 – 11:30 AM $20. Pre-register by calling AOP at 252-946-2504 1 – 5 PM T-F.

  • Whimsical Christmas Ceramic Trees with Liz. November 13 from 9 – 11:30 AM $20. Pre-register by calling AOP at 252-946-2504 1 – 5 PM T-F.

  • Santa Carving with Ed Morrison. December 5 from 9 AM – 4 PM. $20 Pre-register by calling AOP at 252-946-2504 1 – 5 PM T-F.

  • Children’s Holiday Shop (Make & Paint Your Own Artful Gifts for Kids) December 7 from 9 AM – 1 PM.  

 

 

 

Readings

Poetry Reading, December 4 @ 7 pm with author, Amber Flora. AOP offers poetry and book readings to the public at no charge. Open mic readings welcome. Check the AOP event calendar for details & dates. Contact Thad Aley to learn more.

  • Pamlico Writers Group.  An AOP affiliate organization whose mission is to help other aspiring writers accomplish their goal in writing. The group offers membership, local critique group meetings, online critique groups, readings, an annual conference at the Historic Turnage Theatre and a High School Scholarship fund.  The group meets at the theatre on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 7 – 9 PM. The group will not meet in the month of July. Visit www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org for more information.

  • Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. Are you the next Poet Laureate for our region? Details at www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org.

  • Annual Writers Conference & Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. The 2020 Pamlico Writers Group Annual Conference & Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate Announcement will be on April 3 & 4, 2020 at the Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington.

  • Workshops – The Pamlico Writers Group offers workshops for writers at the Historic Turnage Theatre. August 14 – We Need a Hero at Turnage Theatre. 1 PM.

  • Open Mic – Open mic opportunities are available to writers. Spoken word welcome! Check AOP’s event calendar for monthly dates.

  • Book Sales & Signings – AOP features the works of area writers for sale in its theatre each month. Signing events are available to AOP members. Contact Thad Aley to learn more.

 

BRAVO!

Youth Arts, Camps & Events

Pop Up Art

  • Free pop up art projects for kids at Havens Gardens most Saturdays in April & May. 12:30 – 2 PM. Sponsored by Duke Energy Foundation.

Summer Camp Registration

  • Open for July & August 2019 camps.

2019 Summer Camps

  • June 17 – 21 – Bubblegum Theatre for Youth Camp with Crystal Holman (1:00-4:00)
  • June 17 – 28 and July 8 – 12 Broadway Kids Camp #1: Beauty and the Beast Jr. with Rachel Isaac- (9:00-12:00) with performance on July 13 (2:30 and 6:30 PM)
  • June 24 – 28 – Brain Explores Camp with Gary Duncan  (1:00-4:00)
  • July 8 – 26 – Broadway Kids Camp #2: High School Musical Jr. with Dylan Ritch- (1:00-4:30) with performances on July 27 (2 PM & 6:30 PM)
  • July 15 – 19 – BCTMA Music Camp- (9:00-12:00)
  • July 22 – 26 – Pottery Camp with Liz Reed (9:00-11:30)
  • July 29 – Aug 2 – Movie Camp for Kids  (1:00-4:30)
  • August 3 – Dance Camp: Half Day for Kids  (9:00-3:00). Bring lunch.
  • August 5 – 9 – Pottery Camp with Liz Reed (9:00-11:30)
  • August 5 – 9 – Visual Arts Camp with Carleigh Flynn (1:00 – 4:00)
  • August 5 – 9 – Stage Makeup with Rachel Isaac (9 – Noon)
  • August 12 – 16 – Visual Arts Camp with Carleigh Flynn (1:00 – 4:00)
  • August 12 – 16 – Stage Combat with Rachel Isaac (9 – Noon)

Live Theatre on Stage

  • July 13 – Beauty & Beast Jr.” – presented by AOP Broadway Kids 2 & 7 PM.
  • July 27 – “High School Musical Jr.” presented by AOP Broadway Kids 2 PM & 6:30 PM
  • July 30 & 31 – Auditions for “The Marvelous Wonderettes” July 30 and 31 at 6:30-8:30 pm
  • August 24  Auditions for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Bubblegum Theatre, 10 AM – Noon
  • October 8 & 9 – Auditions for AOP Players “A Christmas Carol”, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • October 26 – “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” presented by Bubblegum Theatre at 2:00 pm & 7 pm
  • November 5 & 6 – Auditions for AOP’s Christmas Variety Show November 5 & 6t at 6:30-8:30 pm
  • November 26 – “A Christmas Carol” presented by the AOP Players November 26 at  7 pm
  • December 13 – “Christmas Variety Show” at 7:30 pm presented by Arts of the Pamlico & AOP Art Partners
 

Saturday Arts – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Saturday Art Camps for Kids Saturdays 12:30 – 2 PM. Backstage @ the Turnage. $5 a child. Pre-registration required.October 5, November 16, December 21, January 25, February 15, March 14 & May 9.

Drumming & Dancing Circle

Saturdays at the Historic Turnage Theatre or in parks around town. Check the calendar for details. Contact Gary Duncan at gduncan@science-learning.com.

Art Exhibit for Beaufort County Students

March 2020 – Beaufort County Schools Student Art Exhibit, Submissions contact t.aleyaop@gmail.com.

Movie Events

  • October 12 –  Hocus Pocus – 2 PM
  • December 14 – Polar Express – 1 PM
  • December 21 – Elf – 2 PM

Festivals 

  • September 28 – Hands On Arts Festival with Cats & Kittens Theatre by Mary Ruth Coleman at Havens Gardens (11 AM – 3 PM)
  • December 7 – Holiday Shop at the Turnage Theatre (10 AM – 2 PM)