Portrait of Aretha: Cece Teneal celebrates The Queen of Soul

Thursday, March 23, 2023


Portrait of Aretha: Cece Teneal Celebrates The Queen of Soul is a dynamic musical production that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. An award-winning songstress, Teneal will energize you with life lessons from Aretha Franklin's 50+ year legacy, and take you on a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Aretha Franklin’s musical catalog including “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,” "Think", “Bridge Over Troubled Water" and -of course-"Respect".

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Downtown Jazz: The Sirens of Song

Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn & Nina Simone, featuring Shana Tucker

Thursday, April 13, 2023


Cellist and singer-songwriter Shana Tucker joins Christian Tamburr and his band for an evening dedicated to the women of jazz. Tucker takes us on a journey through the music of Fitzgerald, Vaughan and Simone, inviting you in with her voice and capturing your heart with her unique ChamberSoul style. She’s opened for heavy-hitters like the Indigo Girls and Blind Boys of Alabama and played several years in Las Vegas with Cirque du Soleil.

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Who Hijacked my Fairytale, featuring Kelly Swanson

Saturday, April 15, 2023 


Step into the incredibly funny, magical, heartwarming journey of a wayward southern belle who went from being a shy child who tried to be invisible, to a tacky woman who just won't shut up.

This story starts and ends on the other side of the fairy tale - the place the books and movies never showed you. To the land of muffin tops and turkey necks, ungrateful children, and fairy dust that turned out to be just dust.

Award-winning storyteller, comedian, and author, Kelly Swanson, will have you laughing your way through her twisted journey to a happier ever after. And just when you least expect it, your heart gets tugged on.

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Dancing with the Big Band

featuring The Gerald Parker Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, April 20, 2023

6:15pm--dance lesson

7:00pm--live music

Gerald Parker's Orchestra will set your toes to tapping as they bring the best of the big bands to the Fidelity Stage at the Arts Center. Join us at 6:15pm to get some pointers on swing, or just come by at 7pm to listen--whatever mood you're in, Dancing with the Big Band will not disappoint!!

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Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Big Brass

Saturday, April 29, 2023


The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is America’s premier large brass ensemble. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The ensemble is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. 

In recent years the group has been invited to perform in performing arts centers around the world including China's National Center for the Performing Arts, Guangzhou Opera House, Tanglewood's Seiji Ozawa Hall, and prominent performing arts centers throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe.

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Singin' Into Spring with the Fuquay Varina Chorale

May 5, 2023, 7:30pm

May 6, 2023, 3:00pm

The Fuquay Varina Chorale has been bringing the joy of song to our community for just over 4 years--and they never disappoint! Their annual Spring concert promises to provide a wide repertoire of music and, as always, to be a showcase for extraordinary local talent.

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Sense and Sensibility

by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

May 18, 19, 20

all shows 7:30pm

$14/Adults; $12 Srs & Students

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

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