UNCW Presents

UNCW Presents Summer Matinees

UNCW Presents is delighted to share a series of programs for families called SEAHAWK Family Arts Matinees, or SEAHAWK FAM for short.  The series begins in Summer 2017 with $5 performances on Thursday mornings, designed as a creative and entertaining respite from the summer heat.  These special one-hour performances will run June 22 – July 27, all in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.

Bring the whole family – and your friends – to enjoy performances created especially for families of all kinds. Parking is free! Call the Kenan Auditorium box office for tickets or details at 910-962-3500.

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Gina Gambony

Young Filomena has never seen a musical instrument before. When she sleeps above a music hall, her dreams are taken over by sounds she can't explain. Some of the dreams are strange... some beautiful...and some are downright scary. She won't know the truth unless she's brave enough to face the music. 

A shadow puppet show by Gina Gambony featuring classical music. Appropriate for all ages. (It's not THAT scary!)

Madafo the Griot

Madafo performs in the tradition of the Griot, the African Storyteller, Musician, Historian, the one responsible for keeping the principles and values and the History of the people alive and vibrant.

Audience Participation is very much a constant, as Madafo leads the audience in chants, musical instrument demonstrations and song.

Casey's Laugh and Learn

Casey's Laugh and Learn

Join us for a madcap journey to a world where science and story collide! Ever wonder how the big bad wolf can "blow" a house down? ​Learn about the Monster that ate Grandma and learn what happens to the food you eat! Dragon Magic or Dragon Science? Learn all about it in the Insane Tale of the Ice Tower! These and many other questions and answers await you in The Insane Science of Fairyland! Singing Rods! Air Vortexes! Chemistry and Alchemy!

The Secret Garden: Brierwood Ensemble

Pairing narrated excerpts from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel with musical illustrations and interludes, the Brierwood Ensemble tells the story of Mary Lennox’s journey from India to England and her family’s renewal through the cultivation of nature.

The Brierwood Ensemble is a new classical chamber music project led by harpist Christina Brier with violinist Linda Estep, violist Clark Spencer, and bassoonist Helena Spencer.

Broccoli Brothers

Broccoli Brothers Circus

Broccoli Brothers Circus is a creative/educational performance group providing positive family content through original music, puppet shows, and various media.

Alban Elved
Alban Elved Dance

The light of the Water' by choreographer Karola Luettringhaus and musician Perry Smith is an  interdisciplinary performance in dance, film, sculpture, costuming and creative music.  Intriguing imagery, and original physicality  merge with multi cultural sounds played live on a variety of electronic, acoustic and home made water instruments. The piece examines the many aspects of water, its characteristics and  meaning for our lives. 

The performance format  gives audiences of all ages food for thought and opportunities for participation. Let's go on a journey together and follow water around the globe, from droplet to ocean to deep sea creatures, from splashing, and bathing, to drinking and considerations for environmental stewardship.