© 2021 254 North Front Street, Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401 | 910.343.1640
News Classical 91.3 Wilmington 92.7 Wilmington 96.7 Southport
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

First Annual Wilmington Theater Awards Debuts Thursday Night at Thalian Hall

The first annual Wilmington Theater Awards will honor its brightest stars tonight at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington.  Modeled after the Tony Awards (sans paparazzi and red carpet fashion analysis), this awards show boasts impressive musical numbers, pokes fun at members of the theater community, and stars local luminaries as presenters (hint:  Tony Award-winning Actress Linda Lavin and Mayor Bill Saffo, to name a few).  John Staton, Features Editor of the Star News, and Donn Ansell, organizer and producer of the awards show, sat down with Rachel Lewis Hilburn in the WHQR studios Thursday, January 26th to announce some of the winners, examine the nominating process, and dispel some misguided notions about the show.During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:06, Jemila Ericson and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events--all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.

Stay Connected
Rachel hosts and produces WHQR's local public affairs and variety show, CoastLine, which she helped to create. Before joining WHQR, Rachel wrote and produced local TV newscasts for the Wilmington ABC-TV affiliate. She also wrote and produced a 30-minute TV special program for the Cape Fear Museum showcasing its renovation and new exhibits, and she independently wrote and produced a documentary on the lingering effects of the 1898 coup d'etat in Wilmington.