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ART WALKS

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Visit the downtown Washington art galleries & shops all year and take in the art walks in 2020!

  • January 24

  • March 20

  • May 22

  • July 24

  • September 18

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COMEDY

Events

  • January 11, 2020 – IC Comedy Improv Show:. 7 PM – 9 PM – Tickets available at the door: $7/$5 cash discount

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

  • February 22 at 2 PM – ECU’s Storybook Theatre on stage with Henry & Ramona. Welcome to Klickitat Street, home of Henry Higgins, his faithful dog Ribsy, Ramona the Pest, and her long-suffering sister Beezus. Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary’s irrepressible hero saves the day in this adaptation of one of the best-loved children’s book series of all time. Ten-year-old Henry wants to do something important; he wants to deliver newspapers, just like that showoff Scooter McCarthy and the other boys. But first Henry has to prove to his parents he can handle the responsibility. That won’t be easy with Ramona Quimby around! Then when the boys form a clubhouse excluding girls, Henry’s friendship with Beezus is tested and the girls wreak their hilarious revenge. All of Henry’s most memorable adventures are here including riding to the dump in a bathtub and getting his first bike. Along the way, with the “help” of Ramona, he learns some valuable lessons about friendship and maturity. Henry and Ramona captures the everyday trials and triumphs of being a kid. Don’t forget to visit the snack bar and get some fantastic treats!
  • 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.

2019/2020 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.

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

  • 3rd Annual Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival – February 7 & 8, 2020. 

  • St. Patricks Day Event – March 13, 2020.

  • Comedy Fest – March 14, 2020. Headliner: Mello Mike

  • Blues & Jazz Festival – October 17, 2020

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. Watch for details on films coming up in 2020!

MUSIC

Performances for all tastes

2019 AOP & Affiliate Group Music Events

  • January 4, 2020 – BCTMA’s Guitarfest on stage at the Turnage Theatre. All day event. Free.

  • January 11, 2020 – Swindell Sounds – JD Joyner & Friends. 7:30 – 9 PM at Coffee Arts in Bath. $5/$7 at the door. Sponsored by Gail Kenefick.

  • February , 2020 – Swindell Sounds – Jay Costello & Friends. 7:30 – 9 PM at Coffee Arts in Bath. $5/$7 at the door.

  • March 21, 2020 – Swindell Sounds – Blounts Creek Blues Band. 7:30 – 9 PM at Coffee Arts in Bath. $5/$7 at the door.

  • April 25, 2020 – BOCO Music Festival at the Turnage Theatre. All day event. Free.

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.

 

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. Dance 7:30 – 9:30 PM. $10 admission. Concessions, wine and beer for sale during event.

2019 dates: June 29, July 27, Aug 24, Sept 28, October 26, Nov 30  & Dec 14.

2020 dates:  January 25, February 22, March 21, April 18, May 23, June 27, July 18, Aug 22, Sept 26, Oct 24 & Nov 21

 

STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Performances for all tastes

Theatre on Stage

2020 Performance Schedule

  • Christmas Variety Show by AOP Players – December 13, 2019 – 7:30 pm (last show in 2019)
  • Henry & Ramona by ECU Storybook Theatre – February 22, 2020
  • The Dinner Party by AOP Players – February 29 & March 1, 2020
  • The Fantasticks by ECU Opera Theatre – March 27 – 29, 2020
  • Annie, Jr. by AOP Bubblegum Theatre – April 11
  • Mary Poppins Jr, by AOP Broadway Kids Camp I – July 11
  • Shrek Jr. by AOP Broadway Kids Camp II – Aug 1
  • Treasure Island AOP Bubblegum Kids Theatre – Oct 3
  • Tuna Christmas by AOP Players – Nov 13 & 14
  • Fall ECU Opera Theatre – Nov 20 – 22
  • A Christmas Carol by AOP Players – December 11 & 12

Auditions Coming Up

Auditions are held at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Enter backstage door to sign in.

  • The Dinner Party – AOP Players. December 17, 2019 6:30 – 8 PM
  • Godspell Jr. – AOP Bubblegum Theatre for Youth. February 15, 2020 9 – 11 AM

Theatre Workshops

 

Theatre Camps for Youth (2020 so far…)

  • BRAVO! – Theatre Group Workshops for youth ages 6 – 15 years. Tuesdays 4 – 5 PM at the Turnage Theatre.
  • Mary Poppins Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. June 22 – July 10. Performances on July 11.
  • Shrek Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. July 13 – July 31. Performances on August 1.
 
 

Previous Shows in 2019

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

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

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

Fiber Workshops

  • First Monday of the Month – Natural Fibers Group meets at the Historic Turnage Theatre. 9 – 12 Noon  Cost: based on class. See details at www.naturalfibersgroup.org & on Facebook.

Music Workshops

  • March 7 – Blues Guitar Workshop with Ruth Wyand – Coffee Arts in Bath. 10 – Noon. Details coming soon.
  • Weekly music workshops for kids. BRAVO! arts enrichment for youth ages 5 – 15 4 – 5 PM at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Email a.woodenaop@gmail.com for details.

Pottery Workshops

    • Ring Dish Pottery Workshop:  cost: $17/$15 cash discount
      • Januray 11, 2020: 10 AM – 12 NOON
      • January 16, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • January 18, 2020: 10 AM – 12 NOON
    • Heart Spoon Rest Pottery Workshop:  cost $17/$15 cash discount
      • February 6, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • February 13, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • February 20, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
    • Succulent Pinch Pots Pottery Workshop:  cost: $22/$20 cash discount for 2 pots
      • March 12, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • March 19, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
    • Garden Gnomes Pottery Workshop:  cost: $12/$10 cash discount each (max of 3)
      • April 16, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • April 18, 2020: 10AM – 12 NOON
      • April 23, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
    • Berry Bowl (Pinch Pot) Pottery Workshop:  cost: $22/$20 cash discount each
      • May 7, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • May 14, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • May 16, 2020: 10 AM- 12 NOON

WHIMSY WORKS DIY Arts & Crafts – Paint & Take Workshops

  • Fun paint it yourself bisque ware with friends! – (check out our events calendar for full listing of dates – https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/events/) Saturdays for Kids & Adults (youth must be accompanied by an adult at all time):starting January 11, 2020 – 9 AM – 12NOON (https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/event/42841/2020-01-11/)

Stage Workshops

Writing Workshops

  • February 1 – Screenplay Writing Workshop taught by ECU Cinematic Arts Professor Michael Tierno: 9 AM – 3 PM – $37/$35 cash discount, includes a light lunch
  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Monthly – Writing Workshops//Critiques – with the Pamlico Writers Group, 7 PM at Historic Turnage Theatre

Readings

  • Poetry Reading & Signing – December 4 @ 7 pm with author, Amber Flora.  Contact Thad Aley to learn more.

  • Book Reading & Signing – February 18 @ 5:30 PM: Sarah The Bold by Eileen Lettick

  • Open Mic – Open mic spoken word opportunities available to writers. Check AOP’s event calendar for dates. Contact Thad Aley to learn more.

Book Sales & Signings

  • 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.

Writers Group

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.

Competitions

Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate Competition offered by Pamlico Writers Group. www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org.

Workshops

Workshops – The Pamlico Writers Group offers workshops for writers at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Check out www.artsofthepamlico.org for details on upcoming events.

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.

 

 

 

CAMP

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June 15 – 19: Mural Camp (9 AM – 12 Noon)

 

Mural Camp #1 - June 2020

June 15 – 19: Movie Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Movie Camp - June 2020

June 22, 23 & 24: Pastel/Watercolor Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Pastel/Watercolor Camp #1 - June 2020

 June 22 – 26: Pottery Camp #1 (9 AM – 12 Noon)

 

Pottery Camp #1 - June 2020

June 22 – July 11: Broadway Kids Camp #1 Mary Poppins Jr. (9 AM – Noon for 3 weeks, 2 performances on July 11)

 

Mary Poppins Jr.

June 29 – July 3: Mixed Arts Camp #1 (1 – 4 PM)

 

Mixed Arts Camp #1 - June 2020

July 6 – 10: Playwriting Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Theatre NM Camp - July

July 13 – 17: Visual Arts Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Visual Arts Camp - July

July 20 – 24: Mixed Arts Camp #2 (1 – 4 PM)

 

Mixed Arts Camp #2- July 2020

July 27 – July 31: Mural Camp (9 AM – 12 Noon)

 

Mural Camp #2- July 2020

July 13 – August 1: Broadway Kids Camp #2 Shrek Jr. (9 AM – 12 Noon, 2 performances on August 1)

 

Shrek Jr.

August 3 – 7: Pottery Camp #2 (9 AM – 12 Noon)

Pottery Camp #2 - Aug 2020

August 3 – 7: Tap Dance Camp (1 PM – 4 PM)

Tap Dance Camp - Aug 2020

BRAVO!

Youth Arts, Camps & Events

Arts for Youth

Stage Performances

AnnieJr. – AOP Bubblegum Theatre for Youth. February 15, 2020 9 – 11 AM. Directed by Erin Staebell. Auditions held at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Enter backstage door to sign in. No pre-readings or pieces required. Materials will be provided.

 

Theatre Workshops & Camps for Youth (2020 so far…)

  • BRAVO! – Theatre Group Workshops for youth ages 6 – 15 years. Tuesdays 4 – 5 PM at the Turnage Theatre.
  • Mary Poppins Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. June 22 – July 10. Performances on July 11.
  • Shrek Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. July 13 – July 31. Performances on August 1.

Youth Music Opportunities

  • BRAVO! Music Workshops Thursday 4 – 5 PM as part of BRAVO! arts enrichment for youth ages 5 – 15 years.
  • Pickin on the Pungo Bluegrass Festival – Youth Talent Showcase. January 25, 2020 at Wilkinson Center, Belhaven,
  • BCTMA’s Annual Youth Talent Showcase.at the Turnage Theatre. Watch bctma.org for details.

 

BRAVO! Arts Enrichment classes after school. 3 – 6 PM for youth ages 6 – 15 years. Youth attending schools in the Washington city limits may ride Beaufort County Schools bus to the Turnage Theatre for drop off. Schedule: Monday – Pottery, Tuesday – Theatre, Wednesday – Dance, Thursday – Music & Friday – Visual Arts. Contact Anthoney Wooden for more information at a.woodenaop@gmail.com.

 

2020 Summer Camp Registration – Opens January 7, 2020 online.

 

 

 

 

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)

2019 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)