By Lauren Levine
Blumenthal Performing Arts venues present a wide genre of shows. From Opera Carolina and the Charlotte Ballet to stand-up comedians and Broadway troupe performances of “The Wizard of Oz,” among other nationally touring top shows, you’ll find something to love on the events calendars.
Shows on the rise
For 88 years, Theatre Charlotte has produced compelling dramatic performances at the helm of professional directors, designers and staff. The volunteer-based company, which set up shop at its famed, still-current Queens Road locale in 194l, is a staple in the Charlotte community.
Constructed in 1955, Ovens Auditorium has hosted millions of fans for live performances by legends, like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. Over the years, die-hard devotees have seen their favorite singers, comedians and celebrities on Ovens’ stage. Today, it still draws a diverse range of artists who dazzle crowds in the iconic Charlotte venue, which celebrated its 60th birthday last October.
Three to see:
This article ran in the February 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.
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