Garner: Community

Arts Notes

Broadway in Garner

The Broadway Voices series continues May 4 with “An Evening with the Phantom and Christine,” which will feature Ron Bohmer and Sandra Joseph. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner. Tickets are $35. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 919-772-6440.

Summer concerts

Here is this year’s line at the Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh:

Thursday, May 2 – Bob Dylan with Dawes. Tickets start at $29.50.

Tuesday, May 7 – Smashing Pumpkins with AWOLNATION. Tickets start at $25.

Wednesday, May 8 – Imagine Dragons. Tickets start at $22.50.

Friday, May 31 – Summerland Tour with Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge. Tickets start at $20.

Friday, June 7 – The Postal Service. Tickets start at $30.

Saturday June 8-9 – Widespread Panic. Tickets start at $45.50.

Monday, June 10-13 – The National. Tickets start at $20.

Sunday, June 23 – The Good Kid m.A.A.d city World Tour with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock.

Sunday, July 21 – O.A.R. Tickets start at $25.

Tuesday, July 23 – The Black Crowes and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Sunday, July 28 – Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster. Tickets start at $25.

Wednesday, July 31 – The Jonas Brothers.

For more information, visit

‘Our Town’ in Garner

The Towne Players will present “Our Town” at 8 p.m. April 19-20 and 8 p.m. April 25-27, at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner. A matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27. For more information, visit

Auditions in Smithfield

Auditions for "Welcome to Mitford," a Neuse Little Theatre production, are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16, at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield.

Drama camps at Neuse Little Theatre

The Neuse Little Theatre will hold summer drama camps June 10-21 at The Hut, 104 S. Front St., Smithfield. A camp for children ages 8-12 will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a camp for ages 13-18 will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Students will learn acting techniques, technical skills and theater terminology. A performance will be held at the end of the camp. The cost is $150 per student, and registration is required by Wednesday, May 15. For more information, or to register, call Ruth Mills at 919-989-8194 or visit

Music events

Johnston Community College has scheduled the following music events. Both will take place on the main campus, 245 College Road, Smithfield:

“Swing Time – Spring Concert” – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. The Johnston Community College concert choir and guitar ensemble will perform hits from “Les Miserables,” “Ragtime,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “The Wiz” and “Rent.”

JPerCCussion Recital – 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Frank Creech Art Gallery.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call music program coordinator Dennis de Jong at 919-209-2122 or email

Variety show in Selma

Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the musical variety show at the Rudy Theater in downtown Selma: 1:40 p.m. April 20 and 7:40 p.m. April 27. Also, T. Graham Brown will perfrom at 8 p.m. April 20. For tickets, call 919-202-9927.

Dance recitals

Several dance schools will hold spring recitals in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. To purchase tickets, call the JCC box office at 919-209-2099 or go to

Here are the dance schools and their recital dates:

Alicia’s School of Performing Arts – Saturday, April 27. Tickets went on sale March 18.

Christy’s DancExplosion: – Sunday, April 28. Tickets go went on sale March 21.

Clayton School of Dance – Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. Tickets went on sale March 25.

Prestige Dance Institute – Saturday, May 4. Tickets will be available only from Prestige Dance students.

Artistry in Motion– Sunday, May 5. Tickets on sale now.

Baker School of Dance – Saturday, May 11. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 15.

DanceArt – Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. Tickets will be available only from DanceArt students.

Smithfield Dance Academy – Friday, May 24. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 22.

Academy of Arts – Tuesday, May 21. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 29.

‘HONK The Musical’ at Clayton High

The Clayton High School Players will present “HONK The Musical” at 7 p.m. April 25-27 at the school, 600 S. Fayetteville St., Clayton. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for students and children. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit

‘The Sound of Music’ in Benson

The Benson Little Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” April 19-21 in the W.J. Auditorium, 303 E. Church St., Benson. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 and younger. For reservations, call 919-894-3825.

‘Rabbit Hole’ at Neuse Little Theatre

The Neuse Little Theatre has moved its production of the drama “Rabbit Hole.” Show times are now 8 p.m. April 19-20 and 3 p.m. April 21 at The Hut, 104 S. Front St., Smithfield. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. For reservations, call 919-934-1873. For more information, visit