WILMINGTON — When it comes to hitting the right chord — or dummy chord, as the case may be — in massive guitar solos, a local theater company is asking competitors to take the stage.
Big Dawg Productions, which presents eight shows a year at the Thalian Hall Black Box Theatre, is organizing a fundraiser to help pay for the first show of the upcoming season. On January 15 at 7 pm, an air guitar competition will be held at local rock venue Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern.
Big Dawg Productions announces the Air Guitar Competition/Fundraiser ahead of their first 2023 show.
all friends entry is encouraged, but especially those who can bring the “airiness”: the quality of a performance that transcends imitation guitar playing into an art form.
The charity rock show is the preface to the season-opening production of Big Dawg, Chelsea Marcantel’s “Airness.” Running at Thalian from February 9-19, the play focuses on air guitar competitors tapping into their inner rock star, but also highlights building community.
The master of ceremonies will be Sean Brinkley, leader of the local country-rock group Sean & Her Dilemma. The band will headline the competition, performing on their real instruments.
Brinkley, along with the director of the play. Jace Carlyle Berry, artistic director Steve Vernon and local rockers will complete the jury.
“It’s quirky, kind of fun, different, maybe even a little wacky.” Zach Peschl BD Vice President, saying. “That’s what we do at Big Dawg, something different, even if it’s ‘Waiting for Godot’.”
Tickets and entries for the competition are $10 and can be purchased in advance here or at the door.
Tickets for “Airness” and the rest of Big Dawg’s 2023 season are on sale here.
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