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Charlotte's Top Theatrical Companies

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It's theatre season in Charlotte! Here's a look at Charlotte's theatre companies and where you can catch some shows. If you're part of the see and do crowd, here are your best bets for a good play or musical in Charlotte this season.

Stanford Broadway Lights Series


Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Belk Theater
130 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28201
Tickets: 704-372-1000

The 2008-09 season is filled with some of Broadway's biggest touring productions including Chicago (Nov. 11-16), RENT (Jan. 21-Feb. 1), Frost/Nixon (Feb. 10-15), Burn the Floor (March 24-29), Legally Blonde (April 21-26), Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple (May 19-24), Phantom of the Opera (June 10-July 5) and Mamma Mia (July 28-Aug. 2).

Theatre Charlotte


501 Queens Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28207
Tickets: 704-376-3700

Theatre Charlotte tackles large-scale performances with local direction and acting. The 2008-09 season includes Godspell (Sept. 11-28), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Nov. 6-16), Shakespeare in Hollywood (Jan. 29-Feb. 8), Death of a Salesman (March 12-22) and The Full Monty (April 30 - May 17).

The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte


650 E. Stonewall Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tickets: 704-342-2251 Ext. 1

This local playhouse features local talent in Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning productions. The 2008-09 season includes Slut! The Musical (Aug. 7-23), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Sept. 24-Oct. 11), Rabbit Hole (Nov. 7-8) and Seven Santas (Dec. 5-20).

Carolina Actors' Studio Theatre


1118 Clement Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Tickets: 704-455-8542

The Carolina Actors' Studio Theatre 2008-09 season features Foxfire (Sept. 11-Oct. 4), Monster (Oct. 23-Nov. 15), A Tuna Christmas (Dec. 19-28), Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Jan. 8-24), Killer Joe (Feb. 12-March 7), No Exit (April 2-25).

Matthews Playhouse


Matthews Community Center
100 McDowell Street
Matthews, NC 28106
Tickets: 704-846-8343

The Matthews Playhouse showcases local talent of all ages in its family-friendly productions. The 2008-09 season features Clue - The Musical (Oct. 17-26), Annie Jr. (Nov. 7-16), Pinocchio (Feb. 27-March 8) and Fame (April 24-May 3).

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