Arts at UNCW

Seahawk FAM

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, UNCW extended the suspension of all summer programming through Aug. 5. This suspension includes any UNCW Office of the Arts hosted events scheduled to occur in Kenan Auditorium and the Cultural Arts Building. This includes the 2020 Seahawk FAM series.


Come to a land where pumpkins are prisons, wolves sneeze down houses, dragons are ice cold and SCIENCE tells the rest of the story! This fun, raucous and sometimes messy show is perfect for age’s birth til death! With flying toilet paper, fog vortexes, singing rods to name just a few of the elements in this show you can understand why children (and children at heart) literally go insane for science after seeing it!

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Mr. Scooter is a storyteller, rapper and children’s librarian from Wilmington, North Carolina.  He has released two children’s albums as Melvil Dewey – International Library Hip Hop Superstar and is the creator of Book Wrangler and Rap Battle of the Books.  Mr. Scooter is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker Innovator and NACO Award winner. His work has been featured in School Library Journal and VOYA Magazine.

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No Sleeves Magic is dedicated to delivering professional and one-of-a-kind family entertainment. Our creative & comical magic team strives to make every event unique, fun, successful and rewarding. We make it a goal to exceed your expectations and engage everyone in an experience that will instill memories forever!

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Local educator and choir director Christa Faison presents an a cappella arrangement of gospel songs and Negro spirituals inspired by the tour’s and repertoire of the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the late 1800’s.  Each piece will be introduced with its historical back story and origin. This program is intended to allow the audience to look back on the musical history associated with the enslavement of African people in the American south and its impact on our culture today. Click here for details on sensory friendly performances.

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A musical, theatrical, interactive, costumed performance that creates and delivers original, unique shows packed full of wholesome positive goodness for the whole family... especially the kids... or the parents ... or kids... let's just say that typically the whole family loves us. Fun times with messages about healthy habits, eating right, manners, being environmentally conscious - that's what you can expect from the Broc. Bros! *This event is a special part of the 2020 Lumina Festival of the Arts. Ticket information will be posted at a later date. 


Ryan Dial-Stanley is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and has severed as a cultural educator for most of his life. For years Ryan has traveled across the state to various venues including, schools, libraries, and community centers, to educate others on the lives and practices of NC first peoples. Storytelling is one of the many talents he uses to educate others, most of his performances included demonstrations of Native American music, dances, and different visual art forms. For some venues Ryan sets up information tables on NC tribes, and teaches interactive arts like animal hide paintings. Click here for details on sensory friendly performances.

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In 1900, L. Frank Baum published what would become a literary classic with his children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In 2018, Bright Star adapted the show into a two person play and the result was amazing! It was the hit of 2018 so Bright Star Theatre has brought it back for another year! While the medium might be different, the characters and classic storyline remain the same. Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic.

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