TheatreNOW-Wilmington's Premier Dinner Theater Experience

The Lambda

Book & Lyrics by Steve E Cooper
Music by Brad Moranz

Originally produced by Opera House Theatre Company

Directed by Ron Hasson
Music Direction by Linda Markas

Tickets $20-$40
Valentine's Weekend Dinner Tickets $50 

Jan 8-Feb 14, 2016

Written by former Port City resident Steve Cooper with music by former Wilmingtonian Brad Moranz, the musical takes place at a gay bar in the late 1970s on the Carolina Beach boardwalk, and explores the lives and loves of its patrons and the lively entertainment of the club. Doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm. Special reserved seating for this show with limited dinner seating. Not appropriate for younger audiences.


Joey- Brad Mercier
Eric- Chad Lewis
Ken- Beau Mumford
Myron- Andrew Liguori
Nick- Gabe Wood
George- Tony Britt-Kirkegaard
Rhonda- Penelope Grover

"The Lambda" Menu
(excluding 2/13-2/14)

Garden Salad with Dressing on the side
Bread & Butter Basket

Main Course (choose one)

Butternut Squash Lasagna
House-made Pasta, layered with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cheese & a creamy Butternut Squash Sauce. Served with a side of Chef's Vegetables


Port City Chicken
Roasted French Chicken Breast drizzled with Pan Jus. Served with Portobello Mushroom & Roasted Shallot Bread Pudding & Chef's Vegetables


Salmon "In the Bag"
fresh Salmon filet, topped with Herbs, Vegetables, White Wine & a little Butter, cooked in a parchment "bag" & served with tiny roasted Potatoes

Dessert of the Day


The Lambda Valentine's Day Menu
2/13-2/14, 2016

Cured Italian Meats, Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, Red Wine Herb Dressing & Grilled Focaccia Bread
(Vegetarian Antipasto is available - please make a note when ordering tickets)

Main Course - (choose one)
Port City Chicken
Pan-roasted French Breast & Thigh over Beluga Lentils with Vegetables & a Thyme-scented Carrot Jus


Twin Seafood Ravioli
Shrimp Ravioli paired with Lobster Ravioli. Topped with Shrimp, Crab, Asparagus, Capers & Champagne Sauce


Sexy Vegetables
Crispy Risotto Cake, with Roasted Butternut Squash, Charred Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Shallots, Fried Artichokes & Balsamic Cream

Decadent Chocolate Torte with Praline Buttercream & Berry Gelee

Reserved Seating Plan:seating plan

Super Saturday Fun Time

WINNER 2013 Star News Media
Wilmington Theater Awards'
"Best Children's Theater Production"

Saturdays from 3-4:30pm.
Tickets $6. Ten episode season subscription only $48.

Kid’s Adventure & Variety Show
Saturdays, Jan 23-March 26 2016 • Doors open at 3pm. $6
Multiple show discount package available.
Most appropriate for ages 4-10, but all ages are welcome.

Join Dock the Dog and the Dock Street Kids for ten exciting episodes of Super Saturday Fun Time, TheatreNOW’s award-winning, live theatrical show featuring local history and mystery and super guest stars! Your host, riverboat captain and surf lover, Captain Coy T. Plunkett (Zach Hanner) leads the fun with live music, games, cartoons, short films, and his favorite surf “nuggets”. The Dock Street Kid’s and their always-hungry dog, Dock, solve adventures like the “Ghost of the Battleship”, “The Ghost of the Riverwalk”, or the “The Sea Devil and The Salt Works”. Parents can even drop off kids ages 5+. A new adventure awaits every week! Kid-friendly snacks and drinks available for purchase. We also do custom birthday packages with a chance to interact with all the characters and even step onstage and be a part of the action!!!

1/23- The Mystery of Pleasure Island
1/30- The Mystery of Kitty Hawk
2/6- The Mystery of the Wilmington Trolley
2/13- The Mystery of Boojum
2/20- The Mystery of Oakdale Cemetery
2/27- The Mystery of Harker’s Island
3/5- The Mystery of The Cotton Exchange
3/12- The Mystery of Bald Head Island
3/19- The Mystery of Seabreeze
3/26- The Mystery of Blackbeard

Top o'the Mornin' to Ya!
with Faith and Begorrah
written & directed by Penny Kohut
Feb 19-March 26, 2016
Friday & Saturdays at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Tickets $32 Dinner, $18 Show Only
with Discounts for Seniors & Students COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING


Faith and Begorrah are back but this time they are covering the 2016 Elections. This Irish "Hoda & Kathie Lee" are taking every last "pun"ditty they can in this hilarious take on the American electoral race. All this is served with a heaping helping of deliciousness from Chef Denise's kitchen for this St. Paddy's Day themed show.

Penny Kohut-Faith
Heather Setzler-Begorrah
Chandler Davis-Monica, the intern
Clare Kiley-Special Guest
Erik Schlichtmann-Special Guest
Steve Kohut-Special Guest
Hunter Wyatt-Begorrah (understudy)

First Course
Green Pea Soup with Carrot & Mint Pesto

Second Course (Choose one)
Irish Pork Pot Roast
with Assorted Vegetables in a Guinness & Red Wine Gravy
Corned Beef Potato Boxty Quesadilla
Melted Cheddar, Swiss Cheese & Corned Beef in a House-made Potato Tortilla. Served with Roasted Red Cabbage, Carrots & a side of Horseradish Sour Cream
Grilled Chicken Potato Boxty Quesadilla
Melted Cheddar, Swiss & Chicken Breast in a House-made Potato Tortilla. Served with Roasted Red Cabbage, Carrots & a side of Horseradish Sour Cream
(A Vegetarian Quesadilla is available.
Choose “Vegetarian Entree” when purchasing tickets)

Third Course
Dessert of the Day


Seating Plan

Movie Screening & Dinner

Celebrate Black History Month and support Lenny Simpson’s One Love Tennis Program With Dinner and the Movie “Althea”

Sunday, Feb. 21 and Thursday. Feb, 25

Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6pm, movie at 7pm

Enjoy a wonderful 3 course meal, a special screening of the critically acclaimed feature film “Althea” at this “historic” fundraising event for the One Love Tennis Program. The evening will feature the fascinating story of the trailblazing Grand Slam tennis champion Althea Gibson, who called Wilmington home. There will be a brief introduction and Q and A after the screening by Lenny Simpson. Lenny and Althea both lived and trained at the tennis court just a few blocks from TheaterNOW.

Tickets are $50 and proceeds go to support the One Love Tennis Program


First Course:

Garden Salad with choice of 3 salad dressings: Ranch, Balsamic or Red Wine Vinaigrette. Bread & Butter basket

Second Course: (choice of two entrees)

Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Steampot, with Corn, Potatoes, Herbs & White Wine sauce


Roasted French Chicken Breast, with Savory Bread Pudding & Chef's Vegetables

*Vegetarian entrees are available with advance notice*

Carrot Cake

Movie Only

Movie at 7pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.
$20 for movie only tickets.


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

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.

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