Thursday, August 14, 2014


If you are on the island any Wednesday throughout the season be sure to come out to Deepwater Theater for an evening's entertainment at the Ocracoke Opry!

The two-hour show (that includes an intermission) features local musicians, singers, and storytellers. The program varies from week to week, but you will always delight to the music of Molasses Creek.

Photo by Sue Brocklebank

In addition, the show usually includes performances by "Ray Gun Ruby" (April, Kenny & Lou), Marcy, and Sundae. John Golden is often present with traditional and original songs of the sea. And this summer Kim France has been in the show entertaining audiences with her upright bass and melodious voice. A bit of jazz...and a couple of songs from the local musical, A Tale of Blackbeard, round at the evening.

I am always happy to share a story about Ocracoke...and I love joining in the finale with my dancing man (custom made for me by John Golden).

Photo by Sue Brocklebank

The dancing man is always a big hit, especially when he "takes the stage." As a friend often remarks, I get more attention for less talent than anyone he knows!

So, come on out to the theater on School Road Wednesday evenings. Shows start at 8 pm. For more information click here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article about the Ocracoke Crab Festival which was held each May from 1984 to 1989. You can read it here:


  1. Bill Walker8:50 AM

    I don't know how to measure "level of talent" but you are an interesting fellow and people enjoy what you are doing or what you are talking about. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Philip,
    We are sorry we missed sharing some wine with you last week. Next time!
    Heather & Addison

  3. Kevin1:45 AM

    In WV your dancing man would be known as a "stomper doll."

    Hello, again, Philip.