Throughout the year, Temple Theatre hosts an array of special events - some here at the theatre, and others off-site. Click on an event for more details.
Big band baritone, Bill Stonehouse takes to the Temple stage to honor ol' blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. Accompanying him will be The Big Band Orchestra, under the direction of Gregg Gelb.
To open the show, Sanford's own, Alexander Copas, will debut his new album, Finding Me.
The doors open at 6:30 for this 7:30pm show. Come on out and enjoy a night of timeless classics at the Temple Theatre! Reserved seating is $20. VIP seating that includes a reception at the Hawkins House is $30. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
presented by The Comedy Zone
Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show Totally Pauly hit the airwavesto major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading him to numerous television and film roles including the one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas and starring in the films Encino Man, Son In Law, Jury Duty, In the Army Now, and Bio Dome.
After his first album, The Future of America, was named Best Comedy Album by the college music journalists in 1991, the National Association of Record Merchandisers nominated his second album, Scraps from the Future, for a Best Sellers Award. Pauly then went on to star and produce in his own projects including Pauly Shore is Dead for 20th Century Fox, as well as Adopted, Vegas is My Oyster, and Pauly-Tics, all for Showtime.Most recently, Pauly released Pauly Shore Stands Alone, a true-life road documentary that follows him as he performs in obscure towns throughout Wisconsin while dealing with his personal life back home, which also appeared on Showtime. Additionally, Pauly will be debuting the video portion of his podcast Pauly Shore Podcast Show, some of his guests include: Ted Sarandos (head of Netflix), Irving Azoff (manager of The Eagles), Ziggy Marley, and many, many more. These episodes will be released throughout 2016.
Come join us as the American icon, Pauly Shore, takes to the Temple stage! Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show, Oct 26, 2016. Reserved seating is $27. For tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
WARNING: ADULT CONTENT!
Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and originally directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover will be brought to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences.
Not interested in handing out candy? Enjoy Halloween evening at the Temple Theatre, re-living one of the most famous nights in entertainment history.
Reserved seating for this one night only, Oct 31, show is $10. Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm show. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
presented by The Comedy Zone
Stand up comedian, Ryan Davis, has become an internet sensation. The next logical step for Ryan is to release a DVD. What better venue to host his comedy special than the Temple Theatre?
Ryan is out of Concord, NC. His versatile style has allowed him to open for mainstream acts like Jay Pharoah, eccentric acts like Tom Green, and urban acts like Michael Blackson. As his online reputation has grown, his hilarious social commentary has earned him a truly global fan base. While his videos are extremely popular, Ryan will always be funnier in person.
Come join us as the cameras roll. Doors open at 6:00pm for this 7:00pm show, Nov 11, 2016. Ticket prices are based on seating and range from $12 to $20. To get yours, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
WARNING: ADULT CONTENT!
Mutlu is a soulful, singer-songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases.
He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall's acclaimed, award-winning TV/Internet show "Live From Daryl's House". He's also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee, with whom he's toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist. He was the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour and has shared stages with the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more.
Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia's deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old-school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin' It, produced by the late, great T-Bone Wolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the Hypnotize EP which he co-produced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.
Joining Mutlu is Temple favorite Gary Mitchell. With so much great music out there to draw from, there is no reason why a live performer should be limited to just one style, genre, or artist. Gary performs quality, recognizable hits from classic and alternative rock, Soul, Funk, Country, R & B, Jazz, Inspirational and Top 40 modern radio. His goal is that every audience member, regardless of age, race, background or taste, will hear something that they know and enjoy during a show.
Doors open at 7pm for this 8:00pm show, Nov 12, 2016. Reserved seating is $15. Ticket holders are invited to attend an after party immediately following the show at The Steele Pig. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
presented in association with Central Carolina Community College
Mike Wiley’s works span the stories of fugitive slaves, sports figures and freedom fighters, the triumph of the common man and more. His works are primarily one-man shows, where Wiley sometimes portrays dozens of characters — old and young, men and women, African American and white — over the course of a single play. Audiences leave his performances reflective, enlightened and inspired to apply history’s lessons to events and situations of the present.
Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 - the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.
Nov 18, 2016, there are two shows - 12:30pm and 7pm. Reserved seating is $15. For tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
Beach music icons, The Embers, return to the Temple stage with their Christmas show.
Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show, Nov 22, 2016. Tickets will go on sale at 8am on July 1st. Reserved seating is $20. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience have been ringing in the New Year at the Temple Theatre for so many years that we've lost count. Join us for this Sanford tradition.
Doors open at 7pm for this 8pm show, Dec 31, 2016. Tickets for this show will go on sale at 8am on July 1st.
Sweet Potato Pie is a premiere all female band that has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with their classy blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music mixed together in a style they call “sweetgrass”. Radio and TV are well acquainted with their “angelic” vocals from appearances on PBS, the Food Network and worldwide radio broadcasts. Hailed as the “Lennon Sisters of Bluegrass”, their show revolves around their beautiful 3-part harmonies, hard driving instrumentals and down home humor and story telling. With classic songs from Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and other legends mixed with their chart topping original songs, audiences are in for a sensational night of family entertainment. The Pie has 6 CD’s to their credit which includes the #1 Album on Bluegrass APD charts and #3 Album on the Holiday APD charts. Their newest classic country CD released November 2015. It charted #1 on the APD Country Chart for November.
The group is sponsored in part by the NC Sweet Potato Growers . Their relationship with the agricultural industry provides them with unique opportunities to promote agriculture as they sing their way around the country. Their music was selected in 2015 for use in elementary classrooms to teach students about North Carolina’s agricultural crops. Sweet Potato Pie’s performance style and music is featured in various high school music curriculums in the state.
After seeing the band perform, Bill Wilson, Director, COMMA Auditorium, Morganton, NC wrote: “Sweet Potato Pie should be on the plate of about any performing arts series that wants to serve up the tastiest concert on its menu. This homegrown, all female band dishes out a fresh and bountiful variety of music that is sure to please the palates of all who are willing to take a bite. Their music is rich both in blue and new-grass, coupled with a spirited southern heart and good clean fun for the entire family.”
Doors open at 7pm for this 8pm show, Mar 10, 2017. Tickets for this show will go on sale at 8am on Sep 1, 2016.
Rob Matthews' energy, work ethic, and ridiculous talent have made him a mainstay in the Sandhills music scene.
The Temple is fired up for his return with this landmark show, Rob Matthews' Rockabilly Riot. This new band is packed with Nashville-based musicians.
Reserved seating for each show is $15. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online. Show time is 8pm.
Travis focuses on the authenticity of Elvis Presley on stage, creating an illusion for his audiences through his stunning performances.
Raised in Shelby, NC, Travis Powell grew up listening to Elvis's Aloha from Hawaii, which he says, "was wis inspiration to sing and entertain professionally." The complexity of Travis's Southern background defines him both as a person and as an entertainer, and manifests itself in his ability to fuse R&B, country, and gospel effortlessly into a sound so reminiscent of the the King.
Friday, Jun 2nd, Travis Powell celebrates Elvis's epic Las Vegas run with a show titled The Way It Is, featuring The TCB Experience, The Carolina Quartet, Diane Bailey, and Alissa Davis.
Saturday, Jun 3rd, Travis and the whole crew are back with Aloha from Hawaii.
This marks Travis's third trip to the Temple. Anyone who's seen him will tell you this is as good as it gets.
Doors open at 7pm for both 8pm shows, Jun 2 & 3, 2017. Reserved seating for each show is $25. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.