Jan. 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins admits that some songs on his new album, My Stupid Heart, address his perceived relationship failures. But, it's also a bit of a joke, he says, because he firmly believes in following his heart - no matter where it leads. That oh-so-fallible, yet essential part of our being is, it turns out, the guiding force behind just about every song on the album- the theme of which, he says, is summed up most succinctly by another song title: "It All Comes Down to Love." Mullins says it's not all that different from most of his discography, which includes 1998's Soul's Core, the album that shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy nominated No. 1 hit, "Lullaby," and 2006's 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor, which contained AAA/Americana No. 1, "Beautiful Wreck."
Roxboro Little Theater presents Side by Side Dinner Theater
Feb. 10 & 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Feb. 12, 2017 | 5:30 pm
Dinner Theater- $35
Rec. ages 12 and above due to some adult themes. Directed by Ray Pearce. Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics and music that capture the soaring emotions of a new generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Featuring music from the Broadway musicals "Company", "Follies", "A Little Night Music", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", "Anyone Can Whistle", and "Pacific Overtures."
Feb. 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm
In its 63-year history, the NCCU Choir has distinguished itself as an NC treasure and one of the nation's most outstanding choral ensembles. The choir is comprised of a select group of singers chosen through audition from among 8500 + students. The Choir's rich touring history is one that includes performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The University Choir is directed by Professor Roberta A. Laws and accompanied by Professor Director Derison Duarte.
Can I Get an Amen
Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Apr. 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Directed by Wallace Bradsher. In partnership with the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Person County's deep gospel roots will be on display for this first show of its kind on the Kirby stage! Friday and Saturday nights will feature a stage presentation reminiscent of the kind of Gospel Homecoming shows on TV which bring together some of gospel's finest musicians and singers to present the best of the best in traditional and contemporary Christian music. Featuring local Person County gospel artists, "Can I Get an Amen!" will warm your heart and thrill your soul. Sunday's presentation is a true Person County Gospel Showcase extravaganza, with local choirs and ensembles scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening to present their very best to the Person County gospel-lovers' community. Join us for both parts of "Can I Get an Amen!" and let your spirit soar!
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Apr. 21 & 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Apr. 23, 2017 | 3:00 pm
R.P. McMurphy is a criminal who gets himself committed to a mental hospital instead of jail because he thinks it's a lighter sentence. It doesn't take long for him to realize his mistake, however, when he runs afoul of the frighteningly sadistic Nurse Ratched, who runs the ward with an iron fist. But McMurphy takes over the yard, stages a revolt so the patients can watch the World Series, and arranges a rollicking midnight party. In the process, he teaches his fellow mental patients to stand on their own feet once again before events conspire to defeat him. This dark comedy is adapted from Ken Kesey's bestselling novel.
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.