When one of the major characters is not out of high school and some of the others are retired, you know you are attending a performance by a local theater company. This weekend, the Roxboro Little Theater Company presented Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by Ray Pearce, the show was… Continue reading “Little Shop of Horrors” Brought Its Black Comedy to the Kirby Theater in Roxboro Nov. 1-3
On Thursday evening, Oct. 17th, the Kirby Theater in the small town of Roxboro, North Carolina, in Person County, hosted six members of the Paul Taylor dance troupe for a special performance and educational experience that reached young girls and boys dreaming of a dance career. The Taylor 2 Dance Company, a troupe designed in… Continue reading The Taylor 2 Dance Company Brought Dance and Education to the Kirby Theater in Roxboro Oct. 17th
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/cellist Shana Tucker didn’t have to travel very far on Saturday, Sept. 28th, to play at the vintage theater in the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in Roxboro, NC. “Wow, it’s nice to drive up 501 from Durham through these pretty farms and past horses and cows,” she told the audience between songs. “Especially since… Continue reading Shana Tucker’s Chamber Soul Sounds Slay the Kirby
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic on April 15, 1912, the Kirby Theater Performing Arts Series will present “Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic,” a one-woman show written and performed by Deborah Jean Templin, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27th, at the 850-seat Kirby Theater in the downtown Roxboro, NC.
The well-timed meshing of storytelling, dance, and music in “Tomáseen Foley’s Irish Times” enthralled the Kirby Theater audience; and they soon began beating the floor with their own enthusiastic footsteps as the troop drew them into the world of Irish mists, foggy lowlands, and mythical creatures described by Foley in his homespun stories.