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Africa Umoja

Thu., Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 22, 2 & 8 p.m.

This touring show, hailing from South Africa, is a hodgepodge of dance and music. The production was conceived by Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni, who grew up in segregated Soweto, and has traveled the world since its debut in 2000. It’s a high-energy performance with colorful costumes that celebrate tradition and choreography that puts a modern spin on tribal culture. $33-$83

Knight Theater (map)
430 S. Tryon St.
phone 704-372-1000


Thu., Nov. 20, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 22, 2:30-5 & 7:30-10 p.m.
phone 704-310-5507

In this first ever collaboration and dual venue production, students of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department and community members are teaming up to produce the Tony Award winning Rock musical, RENT. $15 + tax

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Lee Street Theatre (map)
329 N. Lee St.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-310-5507

Ajax in Iraq

Thu., Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 2 p.m.

The play explores the parallels between the mythological Greek warrior Ajax, and a US soldier serving in Iraq today. $5.50-$11

Queens University (map)
1900 Selwyn Ave.
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2200

Queens Theatre Production

Nov. 20-23

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents a dynamic performance by Queens students, directed by Professor Jerry Colbert. Queens Theatre has produces a wide variety of dramas, comedies and musicals over the years, such as "The Rocky Horror Show," "Almost, Maine" and "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead." Come enjoy this fall's show! The Hadley Theater is located on Queens' main campus at the back wing of Myers Park Traditional School, 2132 Radcliffe Ave. From November 20-22, there will be an 8 p.m. showing; on November 23, the production will show at 2 p.m. $10 for general public; $5 for students. Tickets are available online and will be available at the door (cash or check only).

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Open Mic Night

Fri., Nov. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 704-348-5770

Blumenthal Performing Arts invites you to participate in this OPEN MIC night event on Friday, Nov. 21. This FREE event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. FREE
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square (map)
345 N College St.
phone (704) 348-5740
Open Mic Night

Fall One-Act Festival

Fri., Nov. 21, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 22, 2-4 & 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m.
phone 803-323-2211

Directed by Russell Luke Johnson Studio Theatre Please note there is limited seating. Performances contain adult content and adult langauge. Tickets $8 with Winthrop/ID, $15 general public

I Pagliacci and The Seven Deadly Sins

Fri., Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m.

I Pagliacci is Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s most successful opera. The Seven Deadly Sins is a sung ballet in seven scenes, one for each sin. $5-$18

CPCC's Halton Theater (map)
1201 Elizabeth Ave.
phone 704-330-6534

The Sweet Spot: Red Light Special Charlotte

Fri., Nov. 21, 8:45 p.m.
phone 704-765-2467

The Sweet Spot is high energy, heart-pounding, fist pumping, laugh-out-loud event. Up and running in 17 cities so far, this sensational theater production is a part of the POP EROTICA movement taking the country by storm! The Sweet Spot embodies the spirit of pop erotica, which is erotica through popular forms of entertainment that EVERYONE can enjoy. ADV: $20 general / $40 VIP DOS: $25 general
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Chop Shop (map)
399 E. 35th St.
phone 704-765-2467
The Sweet Spot: Red Light Special Charlotte

The House of Blue Leaves

Thu., Nov. 20, 8-10:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 22, 8-10:30 p.m.
phone 704-865-0160

The Little Theater of Gastonia presents The House of Blue Leaves, John Guare’s play based on the Pope's visit to New York City in 1965. This dramatic comedy examines the many facets of pursuing the American Dream as it follows Artie Shaugnessy’s attempt to achieve his dream of making it big as a songwriter while coping with the people and events of his everyday life. $10 - $16
Little Theater of Gastonia (map)
238 S. Clay St.
phone 704-865-0160
The House of Blue Leaves

Improv Vikings Comedy Invasion

Sat., Nov. 22, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 3, 8-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 7, 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 704-728-6522

Audiences are raving about the most fearless comedy in Charlotte! Come see why! The improv Vikings unleash completely unscripted, improv comedy awesomeness based on suggestions from their audience! A crazy, fun night to have a few drinks, great food and a lot of laughs. Reservations recommended as shows sell out quickly. Doors open at 7:30. $10
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Kickstand Burgers & Bar (map)
1101 Central Ave
Plaza Midwood
phone (704) 332-1010
Improv Vikings Comedy Invasion

Tiny Dances

Sat., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 6 p.m.
phone 704-591-1559

Charlotte-based contemporary dance company Baran Dance presents an evening of solos, duets, and trios in an intimate cabaret setting. Featuring musical guests Bless These Sounds Under The City (11/22) and Sinners and Saints (11/23). $10 online, $15 at door
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Petra's Piano Bar and Cabaret (map)
1919 Commonwealth Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-332-6608
Tiny Dances

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Through Nov. 22

Playwright Gina Gionfriddo's comedy takes an introspective look at family, career, romance, and the decisions that define ones life. $15-$20

Warehouse Performing Arts Center (map)
9216 Westmoreland Road, Suite A
phone 704-859-5930


Thu., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.

If your friend splurged on an all-white painting that you felt had little artistic value, would you stay silent? In ‘Art,’ two friends wage a heated debate over what constitutes as art. The show stars Kristian Wedolowski as Serge, the buyer of ‘art’; Joe Rux, who plays Marc, his brutally honest friend; and Glenn Griffin, playing Yvan, a mediator refusing to pick a side. Presented by Three Bone Theatre. (Anita Overcash) $16-$18

UpStage (map)
3306 N. Davidson St., Suite C
phone 704-430-4821

The Emperor's New Clothes

Sat., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 2 p.m.

This world premiere is a delightfully funny retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story. The Emperor is duped by a mother and her son, who convince him they can make a unique suit of clothes for him that is beautiful and magical. Will the Emperor "see" through their plan or get the fate he deserves? $14

Children's Theatre of Charlotte (map)
300 East 7th Street
phone 704-973-2828

The Prophet

Thu., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 22, 7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 2 p.m.
phone 704-894-2912

Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak and directed by Samer Al-Saber, The Prophet presents a thrilling snapshot of private life in Cairo during the 2011 uprising. Tickets are $5 students, $7 faculty/staff, $8 seniors/military and $10 general public, may be purchased at the Union Ticket Office in person, over the phone at 704-894-2135 or online at The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on November 19-22 and at 2 p.m. on November 23 in the Barber Theatre of the Cunningham Theatre Center. For more information call 704-894-2912. See Laurels for Details. $5 students, $7 faculty/staff, $8 seniors/military and $10 general public

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