CPCC Summer Theatre

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Summer Theatre 2017 Presents a Season of Firsts for the Dale F. Halton stage!

“A Chorus Line”

June 16 – 24
Central Campus, Dale F. Halton Theater

CPCC Summer Theatre is happy to bring “A Chorus Line” to the Dale F. Halton stage for the first time as the musical celebrates its 40th anniversary year. “A Chorus Line” is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers – those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also about competition. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love. “A Chorus Line” departs from the usual glossy backstage musical by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre. It’s glamorous at times, but also tough, heartbreaking and sometimes even tragic.

Roald Dahl's “James and the Giant Peach”

Theater for Youth Version TYA
June 28 – July 8
Central Campus, Dale F. Halton Theater

Roald Dahl's “James and the Giant Peach” is a fantastical tale of an orphaned boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant peach. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score, Roald Dahl's “James and the Giant Peach” is a delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. Filled with conniving aunts, magic potions, human-sized insects and a tremendous peach, we go along with James as he uses his quick wit and creative thinking to create a new family for himself in the face of hunger, seagulls, sharks and the Empire State Building. Join us as CPCC Summer Theatre brings this exciting adaptation to life on the Dale F. Halton stage for the first time. Ken Ludwig’s

“A Comedy of Tenors”

June 30 – July 9
Central Campus, Pease Auditorium

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It's 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight. Ken Ludwig does the impossible in “A Comedy of Tenors;” he has created a sequel to the 90’s comic hit “Lend Me Tenor” that is just as much fun as the original. “From conception to execution, everything about “A Comedy of Tenors” hits on all comedic cylinders and, as advertised, is laugh-out-loud funny.” - The News-Herald,

“Mamma Mia!”

July 14 – 22
Central Campus, Dale F. Halton Theater

Fresh from the Broadway stage, CPCC Summer Theatre presents the local premier of ABBA's Tony Award winning musical “Mamma Mia!” on the Dale F. Halton stage. Using the hit songs of ABBA, “Mamma Mia!” tells the hilarious story of a teen's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On stage and in the movies more than 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make “Mamma Mia!” the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make “Mamma Mia!” a dancing in the aisles hit for CPCC Summer Theatre 2017.

To purchase tickets, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6534.