Wilson Center Announces 2021-22 PNC Broadway Series

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and Cape Fear Stage are thrilled to announce that the PNC Broadway Series will return to the Wilson Center in 2021. This exciting season will be filled with wonderful new musicals with unforgettable songs, including Escape to Margaritaville, An Officer and a Gentleman, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as fan favorites such as Hairspray and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

Tickets will go on sale to Cape Fear Stage Members and the general public according to the schedule outlined below.

This year, in addition to a Full Season subscription, the Wilson Center is pleased to offer a Choose-Your-Own subscription. This subscription allows buyers to select tickets to three or more shows, while still getting a discount on the package. Choose-Your-Own subscribers may select from the shows included in the Full Season subscription, as well as fan-favorites BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, CATS, and Blue Man Group.

Those interested in group ticket sales should contact Group Services via online inquiry or via email at tickets@wilsoncentertickets.com.

To learn more about each of the upcoming shows in the 2021-22 PNC Broadway Series, please see the show information below. 

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville
Nov. 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy® award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy® award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it “a little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.

An Officer and a Gentleman
Dec. 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for U.S. Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger… until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship, and finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves. A sweeping romance that lifts you up where you belong.

This is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity and includes one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen. Featuring the GRAMMY-winning, #1 hit single “Up Where We Belong”, and a score based on the 1980’s catalog of music that gave voice to a generation, the live stage production is a new adaptation by multiple Tony Awards nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), based on the original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart.

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical
Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. & Jan. 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

March 19 at 7:30 p.m. & March 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
April 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Wilmington’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC
April 30 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed, woven into an inspiring story cherished the world over. Winner of ten Tony Awards®, the beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” amidst big, Broadway performances and a chorus of American sailors and Navy nurses ready to take you to Bali Ha’i.

Ticket On-sale Schedule

Ticket TypeOn-Sale Date
Cape Fear Stage MembersFull-Season Subscription PHONE SALES ONLYMon., Aug. 30, 2021,
at 2 p.m.
General PublicFull-Season Subscription PHONE SALES ONLYTues., Sept. 7, 2021,
at 2 p.m.
Cape Fear Stage MembersChoose-Your-Own Packages / Single TicketsMon., Sept. 13, 2021,
at 10 a.m.
General PublicChoose-Your-Own Packages / Single TicketsMon., Sept. 20, 2021, at 10 a.m.

For additional information about subscription types, please visit our Broadway Packages page. For those who wish to have access to tickets in advance of the general public, Cape Fear Stage Memberships provide numerous benefits – including priority booking access.

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