Sweeney Todd had become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun! Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by High Wheeler. May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th at 7:30 PM May 6th and 13th at 2:00 PM Admission: Orchestra — Advance: $20, Door: $22, Students & Active Duty Military: $12. Balcony — Advance: $17, Door: $19, Students & Active Duty Military: $10. (Ticket Prices do not include Sales Tax or Online Service Fee) Image Credit: Bridgett Melton Photography
The 2018 Neuse River Artists Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour of almost 50 artists in working environments in and around New Bern, NC. Visit painters, jewelers, ceramicists, wood workers, glass blowers, sculptors and photographers! The tour is held the first weekend of May, Saturday 5th and 6th. Tour maps will be available at each participating studio and art hub center. Click Here to View the Tour Brochure! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Mendelssohn’s romantic “Scottish” Symphony is inspired by the drama of Scottish history remembered among the ruins of ancient castles. Program: Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Admission: Section A: $51, Section B: $45, Section B Senior: $34, Section C: $36, and Student: $11
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ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!). It begins at 5 p.m. and usually goes till 8 p.m.–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.
The lyricist behind most of Simon and Garfunkel’s icon music, Paul Simon was hugely successful as a solo artist after the pair split in 1970. One of the first to bring folk music back into the mainstream, Simon has also explored numerous types of world music on his albums, including reggae, Latin, and mbube. Paul Simon has won sixteen Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Oscar nomination, and was the first recipient of the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Notable songs include “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Call Me Al,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “Mrs. Robinson.” John Van Dyke has been singing professionally for more than 27 years doing everything from R&B and classic rock to Broadway, although his first love is jazz. You know John from his work with New Bern Civic Theater, or perhaps from the Thursday night jazz jams at Christoph’s at the DoubleTree. Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers **All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Bank of the Arts prior to the performance at will call.
Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she’s been named the captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships. Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, and Amanda Green. Book by Jeff Whitty. July 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 7:30 PM July 15th and 22nd at 2:00 PM Admission: Advance: $16, Door: $18, Students & Active Duty Military: $10. (Ticket Prices do not include Sales Tax or Online Service Fee)
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2017. And, MumFest 2018 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 12-14, 2018! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Twin Rivers Quilter guild presents 2018 Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show. Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Guest lecture Friday by Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist and Saturday by Pepper Cory, a Quilt author, and teacher. Come out to view over 300 quilts, a gorgeous raffle quilt, multiple vendors, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive TRQG Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth. Admission: $10
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center