Jan
10
Fri
The Norwegians by C Deby Swanson @ Warehouse Performing Arts Center
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Norwegians by C Deby Swanson @ Warehouse Performing Arts Center |  |  |

Running January 10th to February 1st 2020, the Warehouse will present what critics are hailing as a” guilty pleasure “ ( New York Times ). A spite-filled comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters— Norwegian hit men—they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you’re a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex (oofda!). Betty has referred Olive to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn’t know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn’t know is that Gus is Betty’s own ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swiss firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she?

Jan
16
Thu
Little Black Dress The Musical @ Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Cent
Jan 16 – Jan 17 all-day
Little Black Dress The Musical @ Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Cent |  |  |

LITTLE BLACK DRESS tells the story of best friends Mandy and Dee. Together we witness the girls’ major life events in their little black dresses – first job interview, first date, first awkward sexual experience – which happens more than once – first funeral, and more! Using hilarious improv, catchy songs, and a heartfelt story, LITTLE BLACK DRESS has made audiences across the globe laugh, cry, and party!  ​

Recommended for ages 18+

Jan
18
Sat
La Bohème @ The Belk Theater
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
La Bohème @ The Belk Theater |  |  |

Before the Broadway blockbuster Rent, Puccini brought the starving artist trope to exquisite life in La Bohème. Jonathan Larson’s musical about artists, squatting in squalor, was inspired by his love for Puccini’s opera. The characters in Rent are dying from AIDS. In La Bohème, It’s tuberculosis, the scourge of the 19th century. 

Sponsor: Opera Carolina

Jan
19
Sun
La Bohème @ The Belk Theater
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
La Bohème @ The Belk Theater | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

Before the Broadway blockbuster Rent, Puccini brought the starving artist trope to exquisite life in La Bohème. Jonathan Larson’s musical about artists, squatting in squalor, was inspired by his love for Puccini’s opera. The characters in Rent are dying from AIDS. In La Bohème, It’s tuberculosis, the scourge of the 19th century.

Sponsor: Opera Carolina

Jan
23
Thu
Adult Level 1 Improv Classes: 6 Week Sessions at CCT @ Charlotte Comedy Theater
Jan 23 all-day
Adult Level 1 Improv Classes: 6 Week Sessions at CCT @ Charlotte Comedy Theater |  |  |

Bring more joy and laughter into your life while learning the skills of comedy pros. Charlotte Comedy Theater is the founding improv theater of Charlotte, created by 25 year Chicago improv veteran, Keli Semelsberger (trained by Amy Poehler and Del Close). Every Thurs for 6 weeks in three levels, with performance opportunities after completing our program.$250 per 6 wks. Reserve your place in class as space is limited and demand is high. Come get INSPIRED! Start your new year off with plenty of joy and laughs!

La Bohème @ The Belk Theater
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
La Bohème @ The Belk Theater | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

Before the Broadway blockbuster Rent, Puccini brought the starving artist trope to exquisite life in La Bohème. Jonathan Larson’s musical about artists, squatting in squalor, was inspired by his love for Puccini’s opera. The characters in Rent are dying from AIDS. In La Bohème, It’s tuberculosis, the scourge of the 19th century.

Sponsor: Opera Carolina

Ugly Lies The Bone @ Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Ugly Lies The Bone @ Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square |  |  |

Winner of the 2016 Kesserling Prize for Playwriting

Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life, and, slowly, herself.

Ugly Lies the Bone is the winner of the 2014 Woodward/Newman Drama Award, the 2015 Laurents/Hatcher Special Citation of Excellence, the 2016 Kesserling Prize for Playwriting and was named to the 2015 Kilroys List.

The regional premiere of Ugly Lies The Bone, written by Lindsey Ferrentino, is presented by Three Bone Theatre under the direction of Dee Abdullah. Ugly Lies The Bone contains adult language and themes and is recommended for ages 16+.

There are six performances of Ugly Lies The Bone- January 23-25 and January 30-February 1 at 8:00pm at the Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square. Tickets are $22 in advance and $28 at the door. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $18 through the Blumenthal Box Office. Discounted pricing is available for students, teachers and ASC Connect with Culture cardholders, see the Three Bone Theatre website for more details.

CRITIC’S PICK- “A bracing drama that confronts an achingly topical issue with hardheaded honesty and admirable compassion. Lindsey Ferrentino is a brave playwright and a writer of dauntless conviction.” -The New York Times

“Ugly Lies The Bone is clearly the work of a young talent with plenty ahead of her. It’s timely, compelling and as current as you could want; brava to a playwright who focuses on the combat experiences of a woman.” -Deadline Hollywood

“Raw and inescapably moving […] A play of small moments that hide big emotions.” -The New York Observer

Feb
5
Wed
A.I.M @ Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A.I.M @ Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts |  |  |

The mission of A.I.M, under the artistic direction of choreographer Kyle Abraham, is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.

Sponsor: The Schaefer Center Presents…

Feb
14
Fri
Chess @ Dale F. Halton Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chess @ Dale F. Halton Theater | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

Central Piedmont Theatre presents Chess

Halton Theater

Chess is a rock musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice.

Individual Tickets now on Sale!

Season Tickets Still Avaialbe

ALL SALES FINAL; NO REFUNDS.

Student tickets can be purchased at the Box Office. Charlotte-area students are $5 with a student ID and all CPCC students are free with a current ID. All seating is subject to availability.

This Event is part of Central Piedmont Theatre

Sponsor: Central Piedmont Community College

Rouge @ Booth playhouse
Feb 14 @ 9:00 pm
Rouge @ Booth playhouse | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

Expect the unexpected. From comedy to thrills, the circus artists and dancers will entertain you cabaret-style. Led by our Madame of Ceremonies Rachael Houdek, we have an exciting evening for you filled with gravity-defying aerial acts and tantalizing dance. This show is for mature audiences (PG).