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Ovens Auditorium

2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, USA
Seats (approximate)
2603

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Blumenthal Performing Arts owns and operates six theaters in three campuses in Charlotte, NC. The Performing Arts Center, which opened Nov. 1992, has three performance spaces: the 2,100-seat Belk Theater; the 434-seat Booth Playhouse; and the Stage Door Theatre, which seats 150. Blumenthal presents the Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series, featuring national touring Broadway productions and wide range of special attractions. Additionally, the Blumenthal's Education Department develops innovative partnerships with schools and community organizations to bring the performing arts to life for people throughout the region. In 2012, the Education Department successfully launched the inaugural Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards (The Blumeys), which celebrated the extraordinary talents of area students. Blumenthal added Spirit Square for Arts and Education to its mission in 1997. The pride of Spirit Square is the 720-seat McGlohon Theater, which was originally the First Baptist Church sanctuary, but was carefully restored to preserve and enhance its unique architectural details. Spirit Square's second theater is the black-box style Duke Energy Theater, which seats 180. In 2009, the 1,200-seat Knight Theater opened in the Levine Center for the Arts. This new space is the primary home for North Carolina Dance Theater and is used for touring Broadway shows and attractions.
Media
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Wicked - Munchkinland
Dec 09, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Anastasia
Apr 28, 2020 - May 03, 2020
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original
My Fair Lady
Jan 21, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Music by Marc Shaiman; Book by David Greig; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Les Misérables
Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019
Musical Revival Drama
School of Rock The Musical
Jan 09, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Julian Fellowes; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Musical Original
Les Misérables
Dec 13, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Musical Revival Drama
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
Oct 31, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Featuring Music Produced and Recorded by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine; Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Oct 21, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
Dirty Dancing
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Musical Original
Wicked - Munchkinland
Jan 06, 2016 - Jan 31, 2016
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Wicked - Munchkinland
Mar 13, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Sister Act
Jan 08, 2013 - Jan 13, 2013
Musical Original Comedy
Memphis
Jan 03, 2012 - Jan 08, 2012
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
The Addams Family
Oct 11, 2011 - Oct 16, 2011
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Musical Original
Billy Elliot The Musical
Jan 12, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011
Music by Elton John; Book by Lee Hall; Lyrics by Lee Hall
Musical Original
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2010
Dec 07, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
9 to 5
Oct 05, 2010 - Oct 10, 2010
Music by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
May 18, 2010 - Jun 13, 2010
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Grease
Dec 01, 2009 - Dec 06, 2009
Musical Revival Comedy
Legally Blonde
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Musical Original Comedy
Rent - Mark
Jan 27, 2009 - Feb 01, 2009
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Wicked - Emerald City
Apr 08, 2008 - Apr 20, 2008
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Monty Python's Spamalot
Nov 28, 2006 - Dec 10, 2006
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Annie
Jan 31, 2006 - Feb 05, 2006
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
On The Record
Apr 12, 2005 - Apr 17, 2005
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Musical Original
Movin Out
Jan 25, 2005 - Jan 30, 2005
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
The Producers - Max
Oct 19, 2004 - Oct 31, 2004
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
42nd Street
Mar 30, 2004 - Apr 04, 2004
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Apr 22, 2003 - Apr 27, 2003
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Seussical
Apr 01, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Fiddler On The Roof
Apr 09, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Ragtime - 1999
Apr 17, 2001 - Apr 22, 2001
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original Drama
Fosse
Jan 30, 2001 - Feb 04, 2001
Musical Original Revue Dance
Titanic
Apr 11, 2000 - Apr 16, 2000
Music by Maury Yeston; Story and Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Musical Original
Cabaret
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Jekyll & Hyde
Oct 12, 1999 - Oct 17, 1999
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Revival Drama
Footloose
Mar 09, 1999 - Mar 14, 1999
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Musical Original
Chicago
Feb 09, 1999 - Feb 14, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Peter Pan
Oct 13, 1998 - Oct 18, 1998
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
The King and I - 1997
Mar 10, 1998 - Mar 15, 1998
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Revival Comedy
Man of La Mancha
Jan 28, 1997 - Feb 02, 1997
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
A Chorus Line
Nov 12, 1996 - Nov 17, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
West Side Story
May 07, 1996 - May 12, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 1995
Feb 20, 1996 - Feb 25, 1996
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Dec 23, 1994 - Dec 18, 1994
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Jesus Christ Superstar
Feb 22, 1994 - Feb 27, 1994
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Camelot
Apr 20, 1993 - Apr 25, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
The Will Rogers Follies
Mar 02, 1993 - Mar 07, 1993
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original
Annie
Jan 05, 1993 - Jan 04, 1993
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Dec 15, 1992 - Dec 20, 1992
Musical Original
Guys and Dolls
Oct 20, 1992 - Oct 25, 1992
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Grand Hotel
Apr 23, 1992 - Apr 26, 1992
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Peter Pan
Apr 23, 1991 - Apr 28, 1991
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
A Chorus Line
Feb 22, 1991 - Feb 24, 1991
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Jan 02, 1990 - Jan 07, 1990
Musical Original
South Pacific
Mar 14, 1989 - Mar 19, 1989
Musical Revival Drama
Can-Can
Feb 22, 1989 - Feb 26, 1989
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Feb 02, 1988 - Feb 07, 1988
Musical Original
Eubie!
Nov 16, 1979 - Nov 18, 1979
Musical Original Revue
Your Arms too Short to Box With God
Feb 27, 1979 - Feb 28, 1979
Music by Alex Bradford; Conceived from the Book of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll; Lyrics by Alex Bradford
Musical Original
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Mar 17, 1978 - Mar 18, 1978
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
Grease
Mar 22, 1974 - Mar 22, 1974
Musical Original Comedy