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YOUR GUIDE TO UPCOMING SHOWS AT BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS Julianne and Derek Hough: MOVE – BEYOND – Live on Tour

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Jersey Boys

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very once in a while, a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a true landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,” “life-affirming” and “exquisite” musical Fun Home received raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. Don’t miss this refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Fun Home 2

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From left, Karen Eilbacher as Joan and Abby Corrigan as Medium Alison in Fun Home.

WELCOME HOME,

ABBY!

Charlotte native Abby Corrigan returns to Blumenthal Performing Arts with the national tour of Fun Home. She performed in the 2014 Blumey Awards and took home the Best Actress award for her role as Princess Fiona in Northwest School of the Arts’ production of Shrek the Musical. Her school also won the Wells Fargo Best Musical Award for that production. Blumenthal is excited to welcome back this rising star!

JUNE 27-JULY 2 KNIGHT THEATER

AT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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harlotte Squawks returns this June with the 13th installment titled Charlotte, We Have a Problem. As usual, nothing is off limits! The creative team and cast are hard at work to bring Charlotte the most hilarious edition of Charlotte Squawks to date. This annual spoof of pop culture, sports, politics – local and national – and more, is one of the most anticipated theatrical events each year. We could tell you what to expect at Charlotte Squawks 13, but part of the fun is anticipating who and what will be squawked!

Charlotte Squawks 13: Charlotte, We Have a Problem IN THE

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Produced by Marketing at Blumenthal Performing Arts Wendy Oglesby, vice president Mark Wallace, creative services manager Brandon Carter, marketing and publicity manager

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JUNE 1-25 BOOTH PLAYHOUSE

AT BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

On the Cover DESIGNER: Lindsey Burton WRITER/COORDINATOR: Brandon Carter

From top, Fire, photo by Brian Bowen Smith; Alan Mingo Jr. as Sebastian and Edward Watts as King Triton in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Pittsburgh CLO, photo by Jerry Dalia; Neil deGrasse Tyson, © 2013 AMNH, photo by Roderick Mickens and Sherry, from left, Cory Jeacoma, Matthew Dailey, Aaron De Jesus and Keith Hines, photo by Jeremy Daniel, 2016.

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THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS See if you can match the lyrics to these iconic songs featured in Jersey Boys!

“December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” “Sherry” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” “Walk Like a Man”

“Can you come out tonight” “Oh how you tried to cut me down to size” “Put your lovin’ hand out, baby” “Oh, I, I got a funny feelin’ when she walked in the room”

“Beggin’”

“I love you, baby and if it’s quite all right”

From left, Cory Jeacoma, Aaron De Jesus, Matthew Dailey, Keith Hines and the Company of Jersey Boys. | Photo by Jeremy Daniel

ANSWERS: 1-D; 2-A; 3-E; 4-B; 5-C Jersey Boys 4

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“JOSE LLANA IS A FORCE, AND ANOTHER REASON THIS EVENING IS SO DREAMY.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“LAURA MICHELLE KELLEY IMBUES HER CHARACTER IN

A MASTERFUL, MOVING PERFORMANCE.”

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he head wife’s temper was extremely mild. She exercised a very cautious but positive influence over the King. I learned gladly and with pride to admire and love this lady.”

ne of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works,

The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”

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JULY 11-16 BELK THEATER

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Night Out This show makes the perfect night out for you and your best girlfriends.

The world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show is coming back to Charlotte! Direct from Australia, The Naked Magicians features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions. Good magicians don’t need sleeves, and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that!

TWO SHOWS: 7 & 9:30 PM Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler of The Naked Magicians.

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MAY 10 McGLOHON THEATER AT SPIRIT SQUARE

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GET to KNOW Julianne and Derek Hough

Serving as professional dancers on the hit TV show “Dancing With the Stars,” Derek has won a record six seasons and Julianne has won twice. The recent television musical craze has tapped into the siblings’ immense talents. Derek played Corny Collins in NBC’s Hairspray Live! and Julianne played Sandy in FOX’s Grease: Live. Derek and Julianne, along with fellow choreographer Tessandra Chavez, won the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Choreography for their work on “Dancing With the Stars.” Born and raised in Orem, Utah, they are the two youngest of five children. Derek is slated to star as Don Lockwood (the role made famous by Gene Kelly) in an upcoming Broadway revival of Singin’ in the Rain. Julianne’s self-titled debut country music album hit No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. MOVE Live – Wind. | Photo by Bowen Smith

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JUNE 13 KNIGHT THEATER

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LOVERS AUG. 11 KNIGHT THEATER

AUG. 13 BELK THEATER

SEPT. 8 McGLOHON THEATER

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he producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular.

Sensational puppetry puts elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world – from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more! Discover the grand circus of the past this summer as Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus captivates audiences of all ages at Knight Theater!

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MAY 2-7 KNIGHT THEATER

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POPULAR DEMAND Charlotte loves these artists. Check out these exciting shows returning to the Queen City after packed houses the last time they were in town.

Neil deGrasse

Tyson

©2013 AMNH, Photo by Roderick Mickens

JUNE 12 BELK THEATER

Neil deGrasse Tyson

AT BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Paula Poundstone

JULY 21 KNIGHT THEATER

AT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise!

OCT. 11 BELK THEATER

AT BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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APRIL 25-29

The Secret Comedy of Women: Girls Only Booth Playhouse Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs Belk Theater

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Girls Only, Diaries.

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Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus Knight Theater

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Julianne and Derek Hough: MOVE – BEYOND– Live on Tour Ovens Auditorium

Queen City Improv Room: Female All Stars Stage Door Theater

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Béla Fleck & Chris Thile Knight Theater

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George Thorogood and The Destroyers Knight Theater

The Naked Magicians McGlohon Theater

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Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler of The Naked Magicians.

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Charlotte Squawks 13: Charlotte, We Have a Problem Booth Playhouse

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TOTO Knight Theater

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Belk Theater

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Fun Home Knight Theater

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Jersey Boys Belk Theater

The King and I Belk Theater The Little Mermaid Belk Theater

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Paula Poundstone Knight Theater

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Mac McAnally McGlohon Theater

Jessica Grove as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Pittsburgh CLO. Photo by Billy Bustamante

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Mary Chapin Carpenter Knight Theater The Australian Pink Floyd Show – The Best Side of the Moon 2017 Belk Theater

SEPTEMBER 8

Apocalyptica – Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Tour McGlohon Theater

SEPT. 26OCT. 1

Rent Belk Theater

Apocalyptica – Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Tour

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nter to win! Complete The Little Mermaid themed word search below for a chance to win free tickets. Simply snap a photo of your completed word search and, using subject line “Mermaid Word Search,” email it to marketing2@ncbpac.org with your name and contact information. Find them all and you’ll be entered to win four tickets to opening night of The Little Mermaid on Tuesday, July 18. You may also enter to win via mail. Remove this page with the word search completed, add your contact information, and mail it to us at:

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The Little Mermaid Word Search c/o Blumenthal Arts Marketing 345 N. College St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Deadline for entries to be received is June 1.

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SHIPWRECK TREASURE TRIDENT UNDER THE SEA WEDDING

JULY 18-23 BELK THEATER

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