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Cult movie filmed in Wilmington gets original twist

Performers rehearse for the 'Blue Velvet Musical Concert' at TheatreNOW. (Source: WECT) Performers rehearse for the 'Blue Velvet Musical Concert' at TheatreNOW. (Source: WECT)
The 'Blue Velvet Musical Concert' will run two nights at TheatreNOW. (Source: WECT) The 'Blue Velvet Musical Concert' will run two nights at TheatreNOW. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - TheatreNOW is celebrating part of Wilmington's film legacy. The company is holding a Blue Velvet Musical Concert.

Performers will sing original music written by Bryan Putnam for a musical based on the classic movie. It was filmed in Wilmington in the 80s, starring Dennis Hopper and Isabella Rossellini.

The musical performance will include clips from a documentary about the making of the movie and video testimony about the process to write the musical.

"We'll have projections and video clips of Bryan talking about what inspired him to write certain pieces,” theatre owner Alisa Harris said. “We'll have projections of movie locations. We'll also have a few clips of a documentary of the making of Blue Velvet that we're going to throw in too."

It's a chance for the audience to experience this project from the start.

"To be a part of it from the very beginning and to just relive some of Wilmington's great film cultural past," Harris said.

Blue Velvet Concert Musical
  • Nov. 7 & 8
  • 7: 30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • TheatreNOW
  • 19 S. 10th St.

Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres. To purchase them, call (910) 399-3669 or click here: http://bit.ly/1xqiokZ 

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