Tickets on sale now to CPCC Summer Theatre’s 40th anniversary season

last modified May 02, 2013 09:17 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Summer Theatre announces individual tickets are now on sale for its 40th anniversary season. This year, the troupe is bringing an incredible lineup of quality shows at prices the entire family can enjoy. Tickets are available for $18 and $22, with tickets for children under the age of 14 available for $10 and just $7 for the children's show. In addition, parking is free for all shows.

Not only is CPCC Summer Theatre celebrating its 40-year history in Charlotte, it’s also paying homage to its director, Tom Hollis, who has been at the helm of CPCC’s Drama Department for 30 years.

Join us during this celebratory season by attending one – or more – of the following 2013 summer performances. The CPCC Summer Theatre performance schedule may be found below:

Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5: The Musical,” June 7 - 15, Dale F. Halton Theater
Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do - even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, "9 to 5: The Musical" is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge, and is the perfect show for the entire family.

“Damn Yankees,” by George Abbott & Douglass Wallop, June 21-29, Dale F. Halton Theater

Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway classic "Damn Yankees." Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, "Damn Yankees" is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor.

“Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott, July 5 - 13, Pease Auditorium

A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. Made into a hit film in the 1960s starring Audrey Hepburn, "Wait Until Dark" is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Monty Python’s Spamalot,” July 19 - 27, Dale F. Halton Theater

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Spamalot" won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and brings the world of Monty Python to a new generation. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people, Monty Python’s "Spamalot," “raises silliness to an art form” (The Sunday Times).

Children’s Show: “The Pinocchio Show,” July 3 – 13, Dale F. Halton Theater
The magical coming-of-age classic Pinocchio gets a fun and wacky makeover in "The Pinocchio Show."  When Carl wants to run away from home, he tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show. He quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached.  In this musical play-within-a-play, Carl becomes Pinocchio and improvises his way through the story, meeting a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat and the sassy Blues Fairy. With fun dialogue, a variety of modern music and a surprise ending, audiences of all ages will enjoy this new twist on an old favorite!

Individual tickets are now on sale to all performances. For more information, ticket prices or to reserve your seat(s), please call CPCC’s SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534 or visit tix.cpcc.edu.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.

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