New Blumenthal Series Features Tony 'Best Musical' Winners


AHEAD OF ITS 25TH SEASON, Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced a new “Encore Series” that focuses on productions that have won the highest Tony Awards honor: “Best Musical.” The line-up includes Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, and Disney’s The Lion King. The series utilizes both Belk Theater and Ovens Auditorium to host the shows, and it appears to be linked to Blumenthal’s previously announced Broadway Extras series, with the full line-up announced in that slew along with Sound of Music (Nov. 24-26 at Belk Theater).

You can currently purchase season tickets at prices based on tier. Blumenthal adds this to the announcement: “Encore Series ticket holders will also enjoy the right to swap up to two of their shows for anything else coming this season or next. Swapping for 2017-18 PNC Broadway Lights shows, excluding Hamilton, will be available at a later date based on availability.”

Check out the dates/venues below:
LES MISÉRABLES (Dec. 13-17, 2017, Ovens Auditorium)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jan. 17-28, 2018, Belk Theater)
BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (April 17-22, 2018, Ovens Auditorium)
THE BOOK OF MORMON (July 24-29, 2018, Belk Theater)
DISNEY’S THE LION KING (Aug. 22-Sept. 9, 2018, Belk Theater)

And if you missed the flagship Blumenthal Broadway Lights Series announcement:
ON YOUR FEET! (Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2017, Ovens Auditorium)
SCHOOL OF ROCK (Jan. 9-14, 2018, Ovens Auditorium)  
WAITRESS (March 13-18, 2018, Belk Theater)  
SOMETHING ROTTEN (May 8-13, 2018, Belk Theater)  
BRIGHT STAR (June 26-July 1, 2018, Belk Theater)  
THE COLOR PURPLE (July 10-15, 2018, Belk Theater)  
LOVE NEVER DIES: THE PHANTOM RETURNS (Sept. 11-16, 2018, Belk Theater)  HAMILTON (Oct. 10-Nov. 4, 2018, Belk Theater)
THE HUMANS (May 1-6, 2018, Knight Theater)

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