Once Upon a Time at Blumenthal Performing Arts …
A Fairy Tale for Music Lovers
Q&A with John Bell, music director of Into the Woods
Once upon a time, Into the Woods traveled across the land from the City of Brotherly Love to the Queen City …
On April 11, the traveling production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony®-winning musical, Into the Woods, will land at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Belk Theater for a six-day run. Tickets are on sale now.
Into the Woods tells the story of fairytale characters you know – like Little Red Ridinghood, the Wolf, Jack, Cinderella and more – in situations the Brothers Grimm never imagined. Each character is on a quest to find their own “happily ever after” … only to learn “ever afters” don’t always go the way we expected.
An interesting aspect of Into the Woods, is that the orchestra appears on the stage amidst the actors, making its players characters in the story.
To learn more about the magic of this touring revival, we spoke with music director John Bell, who has worked on several revivals, including Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady, and has been with this production since its inception.
Read our interview by clicking the button below. And, get your tickets now.
Current, past and future hits headed our way
Blumenthal’s 2023-24 season offers the best of yesterday, today and tomorrow
“In Charlotte, audiences are coming back in droves, and there is high demand for top-quality entertainment. As a top 10 market, we are thrilled to present the largest Broadway season in the region, including several first national tours that won’t be seen anywhere else in the area for some time.” – Tom Gabbard, Blumenthal Performing Arts President and CEO
The Blumenthal’s eye-popping 2023-24 season honors the past, the present and the future. Some old favorites are returning to Charlotte. And some of Broadway’s current hottest tickets will be here, too. There are even two shows in the lineup – Back to the Future: The Musical and The Wiz – that have yet to open on Broadway. Tickets are on sale now.
Two series … plus extras!
With the PNC Broadway Lights Series – Blumenthal’s premier offering – subscribers can choose between a seven- or eight-show package. PNC Broadway Lights Series tickets range from $220 to $951.
- Funny Girl, Oct. 17–22, 2023
- The Wiz, Nov. 7–12, 2023
- Company, Nov. 21–26, 2023
- Moulin Rouge! The Musical, March 19–31, 2024
- Mrs. Doubtfire, April 30–May 5, 2024
- Back to the Future: The Musical, July 9–21, 2024
- To Be Announced, Oct. 22–27, 2024 (“Trust us; you’re going to love it,” say Blumenthal leaders. And we do trust.)
The eight-show package is the same as above with the addition of Message In A Bottle (April 2–7, 2024).
The Equitable Bravo Series offers a series subscription package of six shows ranging in price from $185 to $692.
- Beetlejuice, Dec. 26–31, 2023
- Peter Pan, March 5–10, 2024
- Hadestown, May 7–12, 2024
- MAMMA MIA!, June 18–23, 2024
- Disney’s The Lion King, August 8–Sept. 1, 2024
- Clue, Oct. 8–13, 2024
As if those two series weren’t enough, Blumenthal will present more shows during the year. Currently slated Broadway Extras include:
- Jesus Christ Superstar, Oct. 13–15, 2023
- Cookin’, Nov. 3–5, 2023
- Mean Girls, Feb. 13–18, 2024
Experience the abundance.
Season subscriptions are now on sale. Visit blumenthalarts.org to learn more about the 2023-24 season and to purchase a subscription.
The Story Behind the Season
Click the button below for the full story about how the Blumenthal’s largest season ever came together from Gabbard and others.
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