Carolina Theatre of Durham to Host Dancing With The Carolina Stars Fundraiser on May 24

March 14, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

Event to Feature Local Durham Celebrities Paired with Professional Dancers to Support the Theater 

DURHAM, NC — MARCH 14, 2023 — The Carolina Theatre of Durham will host Dancing With The Carolina Stars on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to support the Carolina Theatre, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. 

Dancing With The Carolina Stars will feature local celebrities paired with professional dancers in a competition to raise funds for the theater. Guests will vote for their favorite dance duo to win. In addition to the dance competition, the fundraiser will also host live and silent auctions. Dancing With The Carolina Stars is presented by The Adam Dickinson Realty Group. 

Dancing With The Carolina Stars will feature Orlando Aguilar, co-owner of H2O Hair Salon and Spa, Vernetta Alston, former Durham councilmember and current state representative, Keely Arthur, investigative reporter for WRAL News, Shannon Healy, co-owner of Alley Twenty Six, and Andrea Moore, prizewinning opera singer and co-owner of Alley Twenty Six.  

This year’s event will feature a new option for guests to upgrade their ticket to join the VIP after-event experience. VIP ticketholders will enjoy a special after-hours event where the theater will be transformed into a multi-level live music experience featuring a live band on the stage of Fletcher Hall, a jazz ensemble in Connie Moses Ballroom, and a live DJ in the Donor Lounge. VIP ticketholders have the opportunity to mingle with the stars of Dancing With The Carolina Stars, while enjoying a complimentary specialty drink and gourmet concessions catered by Chef Paris from Teer Farm. 

This is the second year that the Carolina Theatre will host Dancing With The Carolina Stars. Last year the inaugural fundraiser raised more than $98,000. Funds raised from Dancing With The Carolina Stars will support the theater’s live events, film, and educational programs. The Carolina Theatre’s programs focus on bringing vibrant, thought-provoking artists to downtown Durham that contribute to the region’s cultural and economic vitality.  

Tickets to see Dancing With The Carolina Stars in Durham are on sale now at the Carolina Theatre box office and the venue’s website — Sponsorships, which include VIP tickets, are available at 

Don’t miss your chance to attend Dancing With The Carolina Stars on Wednesday, May 24 at The Carolina Theatre of Durham. 



About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at 


Contact: Jordan Hewitt Beard 

Senior Director of Marketing, Carolina Theatre of Durham 

(919) 560-3040 |