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LUMBERTON – The Carolina Civic Center recently released lineup for its Mainstage 2021-22 series and audiences can expect to see soul, a holiday classic, bluegrass, and an orchestra.

The Masters of Soul performance in January 2020 was the last show with a live audience during the Mainstage 2019-2020 series, before the theater closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It seems fitting that the Masters return to the theater stage for the season opener on September 17 at 7 p.m. ET.

A regular sold-out show, Masters of Soul is a celebration of the artists discovered in the Motor City in the 1960s. The show features costumed and fully choreographed tributes to male and female groups of the era, supported by a group of musicians. veterans who have been performing together for decades.

Audience members can relive or experience for the first time the harmonies and fluid movements of acts such as The Temptations, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, and many more. The show full of energy is aimed at audiences of all ages.

The Kruger Brothers will take to the stage on October 28 at 7 p.m. at the Theater, as part of the annual Bluegrass on the Blackwater event.

In a “body of work” “in constant expansion”, Jens Kruger, on banjo and vocals; Uwe Kruger, on guitar and vocals; and Joel Landsberg, on bass and vocals, personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that is at the heart of American musical tradition. Born and raised in Europe, the trio moved to the United States in 2002 and are based in Wilkesboro.

The discipline, creativity and ability of the Kruger brothers to infuse classical music into folk music has given rise to a unique sound that has made it a staple in the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work.

The Carolina Civic Center’s annual “A Robeson County Christmas Show” will return to the audience in person, wrapping up 2021. The 2020 show took place virtually for the first time in production history. The annual holiday music revue is for the whole family and features some of the best regional artists singing and dancing during the holidays.

This year’s show features former Miss North Carolina from Lumberton, Rebekah Revels Lowry, X-Factor Top 40 selection, Brent Tyler, and other star singers. Viewers will discover the staged dance of “Les Civettes” and the adorable performances of the young actors of the show. The theater will be decorated for Christmas and, of course, there will be appearances from Frosty the Snowman, The Grinch and Santa Claus.

This year marks the 10th annual Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in what has become the area’s most popular Christmas spectacle. Performances are December 9-11, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Morning performances will be on December 12 at 3 p.m. and December 18 at 1 p.m.

On January 29 at 7 p.m., the theater will once again host the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a favorite touring big band to perfectly complement the setting of the historic theater that opened in 1928 – just 10 years before the original version of this famous big band was formed.

The world-famous orchestra, with its unique jazz sound, is considered one of the “greatest groups of all time”. The current version of the orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring ever since, performing an average of 300 concerts a year around the world. Nick Hilscher is the current musical director of the orchestra.

Returning to the theater on February 26 at 7 p.m. after the previous sold-out performances, Balsam Range, whose rise to the top of the bluegrass world has left a marked trace of success since the group’s creation in 2007. One One of the most award-winning artists in recent years, they have won 10 International Bluegrass Music Association awards in the wake of six critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound as it has headlined major festivals coast to coast, sold out across the country and performed multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry.

Next in the lineup is the annual “My Time to Shine” talent competition, which will take place on March 19 at 7 pm.

The popular and competitive talent competition includes all categories of talent – from singing and dancing to instrumental, and more. Auditions will be held to determine who can showcase their skills on stage, with cash and gift prizes being awarded to the top contenders, as well as a grand prize of $ 1,000.

Cornell Gunter’s Coasters are an American rhythm & blues / rock ‘n’ roll vocal group that hit a string of hits in the late 1950s. Starting with “Searchin” and “Young Blood” their most popular songs. Memories were written by composition and production team Leiber and Stoller.

Although the Coasters originated outside of traditional doo-wop, their records were imitated so often that they became an important part of the doo-wop legacy in the 1960s. The Coasters’ Hits also included much of the score for the 1994 song, the musical review Smokey Joe’s Café, a retrospective of Leiber and Stoller’s songs that received a Grammy Award, and seven Tony Award nominations after his Broadway debut in 1995. From “Yakkety Yak” to “Charlie Brown” to “Poison Ivy,” these monumental songs helped induct The Coasters into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

The Coasters will perform at 7 p.m. on April 22 at the Carolina Civic Center.

The Mainstage series will close the season with an original production of the classic story “The Wizard of Oz”, directed by the theater’s resident artist, Kendrix Singletary.

When a tornado ravages Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are taken to their home to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road towards Emerald City to meet the wizard, and along the way they meet a scarecrow who needs a brain, a heartless iron man, and a cowardly lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the Wicked Witch of the West’s Broom to gain his aid.

“The Wizard of Oz” is scheduled to take place June 9-11 at 7:00 p.m., June 11 at 1:00 p.m. and June 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets for the Mainstage series can be purchased online at the theater’s website at www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person or with a credit card or in cash from noon to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the administrative offices on the second floor of the theater (entrance from the fourth street side), or by calling the center on 910 -738 -4339. When available, tickets can also be purchased at the door. The theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour before a performance.

A 20% season subscription discount on the individual price is available for the purchase of five or more events at the same time through our ticket office. Senior, military, PrivilegePlus, student and group discounts are also available for most events. For details on joining UNC Health Southeastern’s PrivilegesPlus program, visit their web page at www.srmc.org/pplus.

The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in downtown Lumberton.

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