TheatreNOW-Wilmington's Premier Dinner Theater Experience

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Christmas Cactus
by Eliot Byerrum
direct by Juan Fernandez

Nov 16-Dec 23, 2018
Fri & Sat shows at 7pm, Suns 
(starting Dec 9) at 5pm

Tickets $22-$48 with all opening weekend dinner tickets ONLY $40!

CACTUS: Cathy Sanborn Street
FRED BOOKER: Brian Helgesen
ADELAIDE BOOKER: Elizabeth Michaels
Stage Manager: Marie Marrinan

A gumshoe caper that's a Dickens of a mystery!

Christmas Eve is tough for private investigator Cactus O'Riley, a white hot redhead with the holiday blues. She is trying to lure her secretary Fred away from his protective mother, dodging the affections of Deputy D.A. Windsor, and considering closing her business. She doesn't need the added aggravation of two fugitives who burst into her office looking for justice and a dead detective named Jake Marley. Christmas turns into a dickens of a holiday for Cactus as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles and takes a second chance on love and sleuthing. Comedy, mystery, and romance converge in this charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph. (Courtesy Samuel French)

Kindly give 48 hours notice for any dietary restrictions
First Course
Cactus Chophouse Salad
Chopped Salad Greens, mixed with Sweet Pickled Cactus & Red Onion, crispy Pancetta Bacon, Rainbow Bell Peppers & a creamy roasted Garlic & Herb Vinaigrette on the side

Entrées (Choose one)
Pork Osso Bucco (Gluten-free)
Bone-in Pork Shank, braised in Red Wine, fresh Oranges & Rosemary. Served with creamy Polenta, Chef's Veggies, crispy Pearl Onions & a Prickly Pear-Balsamic Glaze
Stuffed Flounder Filet
Flounder, stuffed with Lobster & Crab Meat. Baked & topped with Lemon Butter Sauce & fried Capers. Served with Wild Rice, Vegetable Escabeche & a Hush Puppy Corn Cake
Red Beet Schnitzel & Spaghetti Squash
Crispy Red Beet Cutlets over Spaghetti Squash in a Roasted Red Pepper-Herb Cream Sauce. Topped with fresh Asparagus, Fontina & Parmesan Cheeses

Dessert of the Day

New Year's Eve SPEAKEASY

Mon. Dec. 31 at 6pm & 9:30pm
Tickets $90 each, $170 couple
Show Only Tickets $40

Complimentary Valet Parking. Seating starts 1/2 hour before show time. 

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TheatreNOW's annual variety show and tasting menu dinner takes on a Prohibition era flair with craft cocktails, decor and show & meal evocative of the 1920's. Show will include live music, comedy, vaudeville & burlesque and other surprises. Your ticket will include a multi-course dinner, show, champagne toast & party favors. ‘Great Gatsby’/1920’s era-style dress encouraged. Get your tickets early as both shows tend to sell out quickly. Your ticket will have your password code to get in!

New Year's Eve

Speakeasy-SHOW ONLY

Show only seats (no meal served)
Upstairs seating only
Ticket includes show, champagne toast, party favors but no meal.


19 S. 10th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910.399.3NOW (3669)

Tickets subject to a 7% NC Sales Tax
and Per Ticket Handling Fees

Wed & Thur 12-2pm, Fri 3-5pm
Group Discounts & Private Rentals Available
Please call 910.399.3NOW for group ticket sales and reservations.

Refunds will be made in full in case of a cancelled performance. No other refunds will be made. Tickets will gladly be exchanged for another date if there is availability. With less than 24 hours notice, tickets can only be exchanged for another date (if available) or credit issued for another show. No refunds allowed with less than 24 hours notice.

TheatreNOW welcomes your business but NOT your firearms. All guests are prohibited from bringing any weapons onto these premises with the exception of law enforcement and security personnel. Anyone bringing weapons to this property regardless of conceal carry will be asked to leave and without refund.

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