Blumenthal Performing Arts
Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle at Blumenthal Business Leaders for the Arts
Blumenthal Business Leaders for the Arts was honored to hear from Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Artistic Director, at its quarterly luncheon February 26. Battle is the company's third Artistic Director and was in town for Ailey's two sold out performances at Belk Theater. During the discussion, he and Blumenthal President Tom Gabbard covered a wide range of topics, including Battle's journey to the Ailey company, featured here. If you would like more information about Blumenthal Business Leaders for the Arts, visit: BlumenthalArts.org/bbla
Coming Soon: Riverdance
April 7 - 12 at Belk Theater. Tickets available at BlumenthalArts.org! Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages.
Coming Soon: Blue Man Group
April 24 - 26 at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets available at BlumenthalArts.org! Hard to describe. Easy to love. The global smash hit Blue Man Group returns to Charlotte with a limited run of shows, April 24th through April 26th, 2020. At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn. By the end of this spectacular journey, you’ll be saying “I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED BUT I LOOOVED IT.” 35 million people of all ages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it’s your turn!
2020 Blumey Awards Season Announcement!
The 2020 Blumey Awards season, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is officially here and we got a little help from some familiar faces to make the big annoucement! A record-breaking 50 schools are participating this year and the first school shows start THIS WEEK! For a complete list of all the schools taking part and the shows they're performing, visit BlumenthalArts.org/BlumeyAwards! To ALL of the casts/crews/creatives... break legs and hearts!! We can't wait to see all of you at Belk Theater May 17 for the 2020 Blumey Awards Ceremony! #BlumeyAwards #TeamBlumey #MakingCLTProud #WellsFargo
The New Colossus: Meet the Cast
The New Colossus is about us. Check out this fantastic video featuring four of the fantastic cast members of The New Colossus! Don't miss your chance to see them LIVE at Knight Theater through Sunday, before they continue on their National Tour! #TheNewColossus For tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/34misYO
The New Colossus: Riaz Bhamani's Story
When The New Colossus plays Knight Theater January 28 - February 2, it will feature the stories of twelve refugees, all woven into a single narrative about escaping an oppressive homeland, drawn to the beacon above Ellis Island. In today's blog, former Blumenthal Trustee Riaz Bhamani shares his family's harrowing experience and how it has inspired him to help other new arrivals here in Charlotte, through his work with Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas! Check out the trailer here, then check out the full article on our website: http://bit.ly/30CVRXX
Coming Soon! The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Dec. 1 at Belk Theater. Tickets at BlumenthalArts.org. A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, the production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of Hip Hop’s founding fathers. Through this remixed and reimagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER take audiences on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.