Charlotte is blooming with arts offerings
Updated: August 10, 2018 at 7:01 pm
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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
July 26-August 18
A rock musical interpretation of the case of Lizzie Borden.
‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’
August 30 – September 2
A down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator tries his hand at drag.
‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
A teenage prodigy sets out to discover the killer of his neighbor’s dog after he himself is accused.
‘Nina Simone: Four Women’
January 24 – February 16
The legendary singer and her work are forever altered by the murder of four children in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement.
‘The Great Beyond’
March 14 – April 6
An original work depicting the aftermath of a family tragedy; a companion piece to Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s ‘The Ghost of Splinter Cove.’
Graphic artist Alison Bechdel recounts her unusual childhood, her relationship with her father, and coming to terms with her sexuality.
Broadway – Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts
‘The Lion King’
August 22 – September 9
Groundbreaking adaptation of the Disney animated classic.
‘Love Never Dies’
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’
October 10 – November 4
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical biography of founding father Alexander Hamilton.
‘Rock of Ages’
December 27 – 31
Tenth anniversary tour of the jukebox celebration of ’80s rock, including songs by Styx, Twisted Sister, Poison, and other staples of the era.
Matthew Bourne moves the beloved fairytale to World War II London.
The Vietnam War brings together and then separates a young woman and her American lover.
‘Dear Evan Hansen’
Following the death of a fellow student, a misfit high schooler tells a lie that leads to a complex relationship with the classmate’s family.
‘A Bronx Tale’
A young man in 1960s New York finds his love for his father at odds with his glamorized mafia ambitions.
‘Bat out of Hell’
May 28 – June 9
A Meatloaf album meets Peter Pan in the tale of two young lovers in a post-apocalyptic city.
Matchmaker Dolly attempts to find love for a spendthrift New Yorker in this musical comedy.
Andrew Lloyd Webber scored one of his biggest hits with this adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.’
The 1992 Disney animated classic comes to Broadway.
A triple feature composed of ‘Fancy Free,’ choreographed by Jerome Robbins with a score by Leonard Bernstein; a new piece by Charlotte Ballet Resident Choreographer Sasha Janes, also set to Bernstein’s music; and Petite Cérémonie, choreographed by Medhi Walerski.
Clara meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and witnesses the war between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King in this iconic holiday piece.
J.M. Barrie’s classic in a grand adaptation with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.
Another triple bill includes David Dawson’s ‘Opus 11;’ a new commissioned work by Helen Pickett; and a revival of Johan Inger’s groundbreaking ‘Walking Mad.
The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa travels to Charlotte from the Ukraine to present the beloved work to Tchaikovsky’s score.
Charlotte Symphony Classical Series
‘Gala Opening Night: Joshua Bell Plays Brahms’
Festive Overture, Dmitri Shostakovich
Violin Concerto in D Major, Johannes Brahms
New Commission, Nkeiru Okoye
The Ruins of Athens Overture
Piano Concerto No. 4
Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven
Zadok the Priest
George Frideric Handel
I Was Glad, Sir Hubert Parry
Music for the Royal Fireworks, Handel
Crown Imperial March, William Walton
Roman Carnival Overture, Hector Berlioz
Return of Madrid, Luciano Berio
Violin Concerto No. 1, Niccolò Paganini
Symphony No. 4, Felix Mendelssohn
November 30 – December 2
Deep Field, Eric Whitacre
The Planets, Gustav Holst
The Chairman Dances, John Adams
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sergei Prokofiev
Symphonic Dances, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Concerto No. 1, Rodion Shchedrin
Don Juan, Richard Strauss
Scheherazade, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Billy the Kid Suite, Aaron Copland
Trail of Tears, Michael Daugherty
Sleeping Beauty Suite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 1 “The Titan”, Gustav Mahler
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Hebrides Overture “Fingal’s Cave,” Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in A Minor, Antonin Dvořák
Symphony No. 3, Johannes Brahms
Symphony in D “Il Giorno Onomastico,” Antonio Salieri
Requiem, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’
Funeral Song, Igor Stravinsky
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Pictures at an Exhibition, Modest Mussorgsky
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Edvard Grieg
Tzigane, Maurice Ravel
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Camille Saint-Saëns
New Piece for Orchestra, Edgar Meyer
Bolero, Maurice Ravel
Charlotte Symphony Pops Series
‘The Music of Elton John’
‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’
‘Home Alone: Movie in Concert’
‘The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein’
‘The Daughter of the Regiment’
November 10, 15, 18
An orphaned young woman, brought up among a regiment of the French army and in love with a peasant, learns she was born to the aristocracy.
January 19, 20, 24
In one of the most famous operas of all time, a heroine who can’t be tamed rejects a wealthy and powerful suitor in favor of a bombastic bullfighter.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
May 9, 11, 20
The adaptation of Pushkin’s poem sees Onegin reject a woman’s love only to find years later that the tables have turned.
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
An innovative reworking of Peter Pan, exploring the origins of the eternal child.
‘The Philadelphia Story’
October 26 – November 11
Wealthy, headstrong Tracy Lord (famously portrayed by Katharine Hepburn alongside Cary Grant and James Stewart in the film of the same name) attempts to marry while dodging tireless tabloid journalists – and her ex-husband.
‘A Christmas Carol’
TC’s annual presentation of the Charles Dickens adaptation.
The Tony-winning jazz revue celebrating the music of the Harlem Renaissance.
‘Terms of Endearment’
March 22 – April 7
A mother and daughter have a complex relationship rich in humor and heart.
May 24 – June 9
In Mel Brooks’ classic comic musical, a shifty Broadway producer and his underling realize the fraudulent fortune to be made with a flop, but inadvertently stage a runaway hit.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon Street
Jazz at the Bechtler (monthly, 1st Friday)
Modernism + Film (monthly, 2nd Thursday)
Bechtler By Night (monthly, 2nd Friday)
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
Screening: ‘The American South as We Know It’ (August 28)
Living History: Charlotte to Charlottesville Day Trip (September 22)
Classic Black Cinema Series (monthly, 2nd Sunday)
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N. Tryon St.
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Rd.
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
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