Central Piedmont Summer Theatre presents "Show Boat" June 7 - 15

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre is pleased to kick off its 46th season with "Show Boat" on the renowned Halton Theater stage, located on the college’s Central Campus.

Taking place over 50 years, “Show Boat” tells the story of a family of performers living on a showboat, and their struggles with gambling, race, and poverty. Captain Andy runs extremely successful performances aboard his ship, “The Cotton Blossom.” Unfortunately, after it is discovered that his leading lady, Julie, has African-American heritage, she and her leading-man boyfriend are forced to quit the show.

As a replacement, Captain Andy employs his daughter, Magnolia, and a young gambler, Gaylord Ravenal as the new stars. Magnolia and Gaylord soon fall in love, but they must struggle against poverty and Gaylord's habitual gambling. When Magnolia gets pregnant, Gaylord deserts her in Chicago. It is only years later that Gaylord meets his now-grown daughter, and finally reconciles with Magnolia.

Spanning three generations of hope and heartbreak, “Show Boat” has established itself as an essential contribution to the American musical theatre canon.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support local theatre; reserve your seat today!

WHEN: June 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15; 7:30 p.m.

             June 9; 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dale F. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

For more information, ticket prices or to reserve your seat(s), please call Central Piedmont’s SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534 or visit tix.cpcc.edu. There is 7.25% sales tax. This will be collected on top of the ticket price.