Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte Wants to Rock Us Out of this Rut
ATC’s Musical-Heavy Season Kicks Off (Safely) in July
“A theatrical Renaissance is coming. I believe this [coronavirus pandemic] was the European black plague, and now we’re going to come out into an artistic Renaissance like we haven’t seen in decades. And with that will come other opportunities for new companies to grow.” – Chip Decker, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
It was far from assured, but Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte has announced its 33rd season – and it’s big, ambitious and a little bawdy.
The line-up includes four raucous, sing-along musicals, three of which will be performed outside at “The Rock Barn” on Monroe Rd. ATC Executive Director Chip Decker talked to us about going dark in 2020 and why he’s so optimistic about the future of theater in Charlotte. Click the button below and read on to find out what ATC has planned and why he’s so hopeful.
If ATC’s past 32 seasons are any indicator, you’re going to want to be in the audience starting next month. Here are a few musicals in their 33rd season’s line-up:
Kicking off the season is Rock of Ages, an 80s time capsule of face-melting guitar solos, power ballads and righteous hairstyles. (July 28 – Aug. 21, 2021)
“I see you shiver with antici ——— pation.” ATC is performing the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show this fall. (Oct. 6 – 31, 2021)
And they’ll kick off 2022 by bringing back fan-favorite Hedwig and The Angry Inch with Ryan Stamey in the titular role. This will be ATC’s first performance back in their theater post-pandemic. (Jan. 5 – 22, 2022)
Photo Credit for the Performances Above: Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
The first three shows of the season — Rock of Ages, Head Over Heels, and The Rocky Horror Show — will be performed outdoors at “The Barn at MoRA, a Levine Property.” ATC’s shows will move to the stage at Hadley Theatre at Queens University for the second half of the season.
Photo Credit (Above): Levine Properties and MoRA
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