Imagine being a lifelong basketball fan and getting to talk hoops with Michael Jordan or loving movies and bending Martin Scorsese’s ear. That’s what it was like for me when I interviewed Maria Bamford.
A Hall of Fame songwriter, McLean released American Pie in 1971. It became a No. 1 single in the United States and was voted one of the top five songs of the century by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America.
While Wilmington doesn’t compare in size or profile to her adopted hometown of Los Angeles or her native Boston, Erica Rhodes said she is looking forward to returning to Wilmington after performing here for the first time last summer.
The first scene will include a large community with many townspeople. The series is in need of men and women, any ethnicity, ages 15 to 70s to portray everything from the town’s politicians to local fishermen.
Steel Magnolias follows a group of women who are as "delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel." The stage play is coming to Cape Fear Academy's Erin E. McNeill Fine Arts Center beginning Friday, Aug. 3.