Variety Show raising money for StepUp Wilmington

This Wednesday TheatreNOW has the most stacked, talented lineup you’ve ever seen on one show. The Primetime Variety Show is welcoming comics, poets and a hula hooper (Yeah! It’s sick) to raise money for StepUp Wilmington. StepUp Wilmington helps land people in decent, well-paying jobs. You can come to see these amazing performers and help out a great cause at the same time.

This month we’re being treated to spoken word poetry Israel, The 5th Horseman and Livity, the Poet. Lew Morgante’s bringing the funny Tess Supplee is bringing the hoops (Again, Sick!) and we’ll have many more talented artists through our open mic sign-up. All acts are welcome!

Don’t miss this night! Let’s do something special for this great cause. It’s $5 at the door and you can also reserve tickets online here.



Have a Good Time for a Good Cause

The Primetime Variety Show is raising money for WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry)! WARM helps low-income homeowners with house repairs and accessibility updates. They gather resources and an army of volunteers to do good work in the community.

Primetime is a monthly variety show at TheatreNOW. Our featured artists this month are comedians Cordero Wilson and Lew Morgante, spoken word artist Israel and rapper Ken X! There’s also an open mic sign-up and all artists are welcome to perform.

The show is Wednesday, October 24th at TheatreNOW. Visit to learn more about their mission and how to help them. Tickets for the show are available HERE!


Primetime Variety Show to raise money for refugees

The Primetime Variety Show & Open Mic returns to TheatreNOW on July 18th, this Wednesday night.

This monthly showcase features live music, stand-up comedy, poetry and more. The program is a blend between booked featured artists and open mic sign-ups.  All artists are welcome to sign-up and perform. This month’s featured artists include.

Sarah Rodriguez

Sarah Rodriguez, Hula Hooper Extraordinaire. It’s pretty friggin’ awesome.




Mat Millner

Mat Millner, Stand-up comic and bandit with a heart of gold.









Drew Harrison


Drew Harrison, Stand-up comic and inspiration behind the Academy Award-winning drama “Rookie of the Year”






The show is hosted by Wills Maxwell. Maxwell is best known for the comedy news segment “What Did We Miss?” and least known for feeding birds at the park while dressed as Uncle Drew. Open mic sign-up is at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. This month we are splitting the proceeds from the door with Interfaith Refugee Ministry. Interfaith helps refugees settle and rebuild their lives in the Cape Fear region. It’s a $5 minimum donation to watch the show.