CPCC Summer Theatre 2017 sets the stage for its 44th season with a lineup of shows presented for the first time in the Halton Theater and Pease Auditorium.
There’s something for everyone with these notable favorites: “Fiddler on the Roof,” “A Chorus Line,” “A Comedy of Tenors,” “Mamma Mia!,” and, for the children, Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach.”
“Fiddler on the Roof”
In “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye the dairyman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, “Fiddler on the Roof’s” universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion. With iconic and beloved songs, such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Fiddler on the Roof” is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart. GET TICKETS
“A Chorus Line”
“A Chorus Line” is a celebration of those unsung heroes of American musical theater — those valiant, overly dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the stars and often make them look more talented than they are. It is also about competition. “A Chorus Line” departs from the usual glossy backstage musical by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theater. It is glamorous at times, but also tough, heartbreaking and sometimes even tragic. GET TICKETS
Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors”
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. GET TICKETS
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 love with the characters, the story and the music that make “Mamma Mia!” the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. GET TICKETS
Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach”
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, “ James and the Giant Peach” is a delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. GET TICKETS
General ticket information
• Individual tickets on sale now at tix.cpcc.edu or by calling 704.330.6534.
• Individual show tickets: $22 and $18. High school and college student tickets (with valid I.D.): $5. Tickets are subject to N.C. entertainment tax.
• Free parking is available in the Theater parking deck, accessible from Fourth Street.
Show titles and dates are subject to change without notice.