The Tony Award winning play ‘The 39 Steps’ continues to play in Charlotte, while Steve Martin’s musical set in the North Carolina mountains looks set to enthrall. Music-lovers, watch out for the Best of Broadway, Hayes Carll’s country tunes and an African drum circle.
As another week comes by, the Tony Award winning play The 39 Steps continues to entertain audiences in Charlotte with its thrilling and humorous plot. Those looking for emotionally stirring content, on the other hand, should not miss the five-time Tony Award nominated musical Bright Star.
The days ahead hold real delight for music lovers. Our 54th Charlotte Art Weekly features an energetic drum circle that promises to uplift spirits, and also a jazz night in which students of music will regale audiences with their best tunes. There is a concert by country musician Hayes Carll who is known for his sarcastic lyrics. But those who would like to have a little classical music on their playlist should attend the Best of Broadway concert.
Music will also not leave the visual art community untouched this week, as families are invited for an art workshop that will be accompanied by live music. The Improv comedy show, meanwhile, is back with a parody that promises giggles. Take a walk in nature with a naturalist group in the city that’s inviting you to get to know wildflowers and your neighbourhood pollinators.
This week’s dose of creativity, our 54th Charlotte Art Weekly, is dedicated to the American reporter, publisher and diplomat Walter Hines Page who worked for various newspapers like New York World and Evening Post. Born in Cary, NC, in 1855, Page served the country as a United States of America ambassador to the United Kingdom during World War I. His biography, written by author Burton J. Hendrick, won the Pulitzer Prize. Page was a partner at the publishing house Doubleday, Page & Company, and authored the book A Publisher’s Confession in 1905.
Don’t miss these exciting creative events this week in Charlotte:
The 39 Steps
Winner of two Tony Awards, this comedy play is a spy story inspired by Hitchcock, with a crew of only four actors playing 150 roles! The play promises thrill, excitement and fun for families.
June 17 to 23
Hadley Theater at Queens University
With tickets ($23 to $44)
Join the naturalists of Paw Paw Nature trail to find out more about the local wildflowers blossoming in your neighbourhood, and know more about the pollinators of Piedmont.
June 20 to 23
Discovery Place Nature
With tickets (Only Admission Tickets)
Jazz Student Competition Night
Listen to the tunes of student musicians at Charlotte Jazz Festival’s Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition.
Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education
Open for all
African Drum Circle
Experience spontaneous creation of music by joining these people in circle to play percussion instruments, in this informal and energetic celebration of African drumbeats.
June 23 to April 21
Albemarle Road Rec. Center
Open for all
Visual Art and Music Community Experience
Participants of all ages, with their families, are invited to participate in creating art in a series of workshops. Enjoy the experience alongside live music.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Scaleybark Branch
Open for all
Improv Comedy Shows
A female group show, a Star Wars parody, and several short interactive showcases will blow your mind, amidst various other acts by the Charlotte Comedy Theater team.
Charlotte Comedy Theater
With tickets ($10 to $15)
Best of Broadway
Selected Broadway favourites are here to regale audiences – with tunes from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Grease, Wicked, and Phantom of the Opera.
Symphony Park at South Park Mall
With tickets ($0 to $11.51)
Five-time Tony Award nominated new Broadway musical Bright Star is a product of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the musical’s plot explores the scenario of America in the era of the 1940s.
June 26 to July 1
With tickets ($25)
Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is famous for his poetic and sarcastic lyrics. The country musician from the Woodlands, Texas, is coming to Charlotte to perform.
With tickets ($20 to $25)
It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 22nd June to 28th June. Be sure not to miss out!
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