Events

Events is the overall category for all activities hosted by the Sunrise Theater, such as movies - classic and new releases are two examples, high definition (HD) broadcasts of the Bolsho Ballet, the National Theater and the Metropolitan Opera and "special" events such as First Friday, local live plays and other special events..

The Card Counter - Opens Friday

2021 | R | 1h 51min

Starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe

Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Watch the trailer HERE

 

SHOWTIMES:

Fri. Sep 24 at 2pm

Sat. Sep 25 at 3pm & 7pm

Sun. Sep 26 at 2pm

Tickets: $10 available online HERE or at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.


 Shows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. 
  • No outside food or drink permitted.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye - Opens Oct 2

2021 | PG-13 | 2h 6min

Starring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, and Vincent D'Onofrio

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Watch the trailer HERE

 

SHOWTIMES:

Sat. Oct 2 at 3pm & 7pm

Sun. Oct 3 at 2pm

Tickets $10 online HERE or at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.


 Shows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. 
  • No outside food or drink permitted.

No Time To Die - Opens Oct 8

2021 | PG-13 | 2h 43min

Starring Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, and Rami Malek

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Watch the trailer HERE

SHOWTIMES:

Fri. Oct 8 at 1pm & 6:30pm

Sat. Oct 9 at 5pm

Sun. Oct 10 at 2pm

Fri. Oct 15 6:30pm

Sun Oct 17 at 6pm 

Tickets $10 online HERE or at the box office 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets are only on sale for the first weekend of screenings. Weekend two will be on sale soon. 


 Shows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. 
  • No outside food or drink permitted.

MET Opera 2021-2022

LIVE ON SCREEN AT THE SUNRISE   

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION: $220 for all 10 performances.    
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $27 per performance.    

Contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for more information.     


boris 2BORIS GODUNOV    
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 AT 12:55PM     
Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version, which runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.

 

 

 

fire shut upFIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 AT 12:55PM
The Met's first performance of an opera by a Black composer - Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Met’s sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging; Brown, who is also the production’s choreographer, becomes the first Black director to create a mainstage Met production. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.

 

eurydiceEURYDICE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021 AT 12:55PM
The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the momentous Met premiere from the podium, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself.

 

cinderella 2CINDERELLA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022 AT 12:55PM
Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Met presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences. Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90 minutes, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.

 

 

rigolettoRIGOLETTO
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022 AT 12:55PM
The Met rings in the new year with the gala premiere of a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy from Bartlett Sher. The Tony Award–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined eight Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. A second run of performances in the spring features baritone Ludovic Tézier, soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, and tenor Stephen Costello, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon.

 

ariadneARIADNE AUF NAXOS
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022 AT 12:55PM
The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus, and Sir Thomas Allen as the Major-Domo. Marek Janowski conducts.

 

 

don carloDON CARLOS
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022 AT 12:00PM
For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s leading lights, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Etienne Dupuis rounds out the all-star principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by Sir David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.

 

turandotTURANDOT
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022 AT 12:55PM
Two of today’s most thrilling voices share the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess: Christine Goerke, the Met’s reigning dramatic soprano, and superstar Anna Netrebko, making her long-awaited Met role debut after providing a hair-raising preview in 2019’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Tenors Yusif Eyvazov and Yonghoon Lee trade off as the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside sopranos Nicole Car and Michelle Bradley as the devoted servant Liù and bass-baritone James Morris and basses Alexander Tsymbalyuk and Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring score.

 

lucia 1600c685LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 12:55PM
In recent seasons, soprano Nadine Sierra has brought down the house at the Met with virtuosic vocalism and captivating stage presence as Gilda in Rigoletto, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Ilia in Idomeneo. Now, she takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Show-stopping tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo.

 

hamletHAMLET
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022 AT 12:55PM
When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” Now, this riveting contemporary masterpiece arrives at the Met, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to New York. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass Sir John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

Bolshoi Ballet 2021-2022

 

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION: $100 for all 5 performances.     
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $25 per performance.     

Contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for more information.     


spartacus smSPARTACUS     
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2021 AT 12:55PM     
Music Aram Khachaturian
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Synopsis
In Imperial Rome led by Crassus, Spartacus and his wife Phrygia are reduced to slavery and are separated by slave dealers. His love for her and his desire for freedom lead him to revolt against the Roman army with the help of the other captives. But the treacherous Aegina, who seeks to conquer Crassus and gain power, will get in the way of Spartacus’s plan.

 

nutcracker smTHE NUTCRACKER
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021 AT 12:55PM
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)

Synopsis
On Christmas eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday. She receives a magical gift from her godfather Drosselmeyer and soon enough this Christmas eve will take an unexpected turn for her. Marie's new doll comes alive and carries her into a whirlwind adventure.

 

jewels smJEWELS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2022 AT 12:55PM
Music Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography George Balanchine

Synopsis
Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers, feature the styles of the three dance schools that have contributed to making George Balanchine a legend of modern ballet.

 


swan lake smSWAN LAKE
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2022 AT 12:55PM
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Synopsis
Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette.

 

pharaoh smTHE PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 AT 12:55PM
Music Cesare Pugni
Choreography Pierre Lacotte
Libretto Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa

Synopsis
While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, lies entombed. When he falls asleep, lulled by the haze of opium, Aspicia comes to life and his passion for her will take him on a fantastic journey.