Could this be the next Hamilton? You can see for yourself when you join this day trip to New Bern for the World Premier of Honour, The Musical.
It’s North Carolina's most notorious affair of honor - the Stanly-Spaight Duel. The story of the Spaight-Stanly duel is one of New Bern's most compelling. A young legislator goads an older statesman in a heated political contest. The older man insults the younger. All in public. In newsprint. Add the story of Sarah Rice, favored slave of the Spaights, who had a son by John Stanly. Combine it with the knowledge and wit of writer Bill Hand and the music of Simon Spalding and you have Honour, The Musical.
New Bern is a city with a rich historic, racial and cultural heritage. It is also a city rich in artistic talent with two large theater companies and an active musical performance scene. This production draws on all of these to present parallel stories of one of North Carolina’s most famous conflicts, the Stanly-Spaight duel, along with a related story of an early 19th century African American experience.
9am - Depart St. James for New Bern
9:30am - Second pick-up at the Villages of Brunswick Forest Shopping Center
11:30am - Arrive in New Bern's Historic District where you have time for a little exploration and lunch on your own prior to the 2pm matinee
2pm - Honour, The Musical
Approx. 4pm - Depart for Leland and St. James