Our goal is to entertain, amaze, uplift and inspire. We do that with live family friendly shows, productions, concerts and classic films which produce a theatrical sense of wonder designed to bring a smile to your face and heart.
Danville Comedy Club Show
Date: Fri., Oct. 14., 2016-7:30 PM-TICKETS $15.00
Professional Comedy Club Show. The Historic North Theatre’s monthly comedy show will have an opening act, feature performer and headliner. Good clean award winning fun. You may have seen our performers on TV and at comedy clubs around the nation. Alcohol is sold in the club setting.
Dionne Alexander will be the headliner. He has headlined Comedy Clubs such as Comedy Zone, Liberty Laughs Comedy Club, Cozzy’s Comedy Club and more. He has been seen on BET Comic View, and others. Dionne brings his life, aging, fatherhood, and military background to the stage with laughs all around.
Joy Julian will be our feature performer. Joy always wanted to try stand-up comedy, but instead pursued a career in education; first as a high school English teacher and then as a librarian. However, one day, Joy had a slight interruption. In 2008, Joy was diagnosed with Stage 1 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. After undergoing a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemo and 33 treatments of radiation, Joy is now cancer free. As a result of having breast cancer, Joy decided to start crossing items off of her “bucket list”. A friend enrolled her in a stand-up comedy class, and the rest as they say is history.
Joy has appeared on Happily Never After, Monsters & Mysteries in America, and Ice Cold Killers. She has also appeared in local television commercials. She has performed with Norfolk-based improv group, The Pushers, and their production Panties in a Twist: All Female Sketch Comedy Show. Joy has performed stand-up with Brett Leake, Lynn Koplitz, Guy Torry, Keith Alberstadt and many others.
Because of Mr. Alexander being a veteran, all active military are welcomed for free and all veterans are admitted for $5.00 off. Since Ms. Julian is a cancer survivor, $1.00 of each ticket will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusion Show
DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2016-7:30 PM
TICKETS $20.00-15.00 Adults $10.00 Children/students
Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan presents this family friendly show that features cool Halloween magic tricks, fun comedy, and audience participation. Even the youngest members of the family can enjoy this show, as there is nothing too scary or inappropriate for young children in the performance.
Mr. Alan is the only American to win the prestigious Gold Medal for Grande Illusion at FISM, the World Championships of Magic. He has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Mr. Alan has acted as a consult for David Copperfield and has provided magic and illusions to Criss Angel. He has performed on the national TV programs of Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC and CBS Network News programs. His appearances include those with Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Maury Povich and he recently magically produced Will Smith on Broadway for MTV. Mr. Alan has had the honor of appearing thirteen times at the White House. Wayne Alan is the owner of the famous Historic North Theatre in Danville, VA.
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016-12:30 PM
90th Anniversary Houdini Séance Demonstration
WILL HOUDINI RETURN FROM THE DEAD?
Tickets $10.00-only 90 tickets will be sold
Harry Houdini the great magician and escape artist died Oct. 31, 1926. Houdini supposedly said that if it were possible to return from the dead he would try. Magicians and psychics have held séances ever since with no sign from Harry. A demonstration of séance stunts popular in the 1920’s will be conducted at the Historic North Theatre by Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan. Mr. Alan is an authority on Houdini and has been researching his life for over 40 years. This fascinating, fun and eerie show/presentation will last 50 minutes. At 1:26 PM, Houdini’s time of death, everyone will hold hands and we will wait for 1 minute and 26 seconds for a sign from the other side.
DATE: Fri., Nov. 11 & Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 PM
Fri., Nov. 18 & Sat. Nov. 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:30 PM
Take a mystical journey to ancient China in this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s animated film. Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney’s Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney’s Mulan JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility.
The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.
Comedy Hypnotist Gary Conrad
special Christmas Show
Date: Fri., Dec. 9., 2016-7:30 PM
This month’s Comedy Club Show starring Gary Conrad will be held on main stage in the theatre. Gary has has performed in 49 states and 9 other countries for the last 25 years. He has appeared as a special guest on ABC’s ‘The View’ and wowed the audience and stunned the hosts.
In this Christmas Show, volunteers enter the hypnotic state on stage and then transform into: a Christmas angel, sugar plum fairies, elves, Mr. Scrooge, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, or a gingerbread man. There’s lots of caroling and dancing… and participants may even get to visit Santa Claus! The volunteers have a wonderful time entertaining with style, propriety, panache, and lots of costumes, props, and Holiday music!
Magic of Christmas
Stage Illusion Spectacular
Saturdays-Dec. 3, 10, 17 at 7:30 PM and Tuesdays for special matinees for tour groups on Dec. 6, 13 and 27 at 2:00 PM. There will be a special show on Friday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 PM. Tickets $20.00 & $15.00 adults & $10.00 children 12 & under.
This live show stars Celebrity Magician and World Champion Illusionist Wayne Alan and is an exciting yet heart warming magic and illusion show themed around Christmas. The big stage production is full of family fun with not only amazing magic but also great music, including many of your favorite sacred and secular holiday songs. This holiday show is becoming the newest Christmas tradition in the region while also receiving national recognition. This wonderful show is inspired by the famous Christmas show at RadioCityMusic Hall in New York City. Christianity, the real meaning of Christmas, is woven throughout the show which closes with the dramatic “One Solitary Man” on the big screen.
On the Anniversary Week of the Beatles first coming to the U.S.
Wonderwall-Region’s top Beatles Tribute Band
Wonderwall – The region’s top Beatles tribute band. This great concert/show is a live, passion induced spectacular tribute that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of our most celebrated band. This Fab Four of top musicians will be bringing you an array of Beatles classics such as “Hard Days Night”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Sgt. Peppers”, “Hey Jude”, and more!
Red Skelton Tribute Show direct from Pigeon Forge-coming soon
Brian Hoffman’s Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton, the longest running show at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel Casino and Spa on Flamingo in Las Vegas, is NOW performing in beautiful Smoky Mountain state of Tennessee. Pigeon Forge’s EXTREMELY “Family Friendly” Comedy Show is a hilarious blast from the past and fun for ALL AGES! Re-Live the Great Memories of the “Golden Age of Television”. The only show in Pigeon Forge paying tribute to “America’s Clown Prince”-Richard Bernard Skelton better known as Red Skelton.