05/31/17 — Paramount Theatre's annual 'Performing Arts Series' enters its tenth season

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Paramount Theatre's annual 'Performing Arts Series' enters its tenth season

By Becky Barclay
Published in News on May 31, 2017 7:10 AM

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A Night of Bebop by the John Brown Quintet is scheduled for May 3.

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“Casablanca” will be shown Jan. 28.

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“Beetlejuice” will be shown Oct. 29.

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Photo submitted\nThe Malpass Brothers will be in concert Jan. 21.

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“The Wizard of Oz” will be shown April 8.

The Paramount Theatre will begin the 10th anniversary season of its Performing Arts Series this year.

One of the highlights will be a gala in February 2018 with Emmy award winning film and TV composer Ray Bunch, who is also a Goldsboro native. His credits include "Star Trek: Enterprise," "JAG," "Magnum, P.I." and "Quantum Leap."

There will also be local groups performing at the gala.

"We have a really exiting season planned," said Paramount Theatre service coordinator Stephanie Slusser. "I think it's going to be a fun season. It's an opportunity to see national performers right here in Goldsboro."

This year's shows are:

• Pinkalicious, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., a musical adapted from the popular children's book about a girl who can't stop eating pink cupcakes, which results in her turning pink from head to toe.

"We'll do a pink party the Saturday before the performance," Ms. Slusser said. "We'll have pink cupcakes and pink crafts. There will also be a special performance for elementary students."

• Ailey II, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., a dance company under the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City, one of the country's most renowned young companies. There will also be demonstrations and workshops for local students and a discussion with some of the dancers following the performance.

• An Evening of Dance with East Carolina University's School of Dance, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a wide range of dance genres.

• North Carolina Symphony's annual holiday pops concert, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with the holiday favorites.

• The Malpass Brothers, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. Wayne County's own, the Malpass Brothers are authentic as stone-ground grits, county ham and red-eye gravy and hush puppies. Part of the concert will be a premier of a documentary about the performers and Goldsboro.

• Lawn and Disorder: Comedy From the Suburbs, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

"It's two national headlining comedians," Ms. Slusser said. "Each will have their own standup act then come together and do a piece together. They'll do a not-so-newlywed game and some fun audience stuff."

• East Carolina Symphony Orchestra, April 15 at 3 p.m. The orchestra performs a wide variety of literature from the standard orchestral repertoire, was well as contemporary works.

• A Night of Bebop with the John Brown Quintet, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

"John Brown is a North Carolina jazz bass player," Ms. Slusser said.

Packages for the eight shows are on sale for various prices. Single tickets for the shows will go on sale June 1. You can order by calling 919-583-8432, at the box office or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.

Also included in the Performing Arts Series are six movies. They are:

• "Dirty Dancing" Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

• "Beetlejuice" Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

• "It's A Wonderful Life" Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

• "Casablanca" Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.

• "Remember the Titans" March 27 at 7 p.m.

• "The Wizard of Oz" April 8 at 3 p.m.

Prices are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.