Sensoria Performances Are Around the Corner!

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Mark your calendars! Sensoria arrives April 8-16, 2016. This year’s festival will feature the following events:
CPCC Theatre
CPCC Theatre is excited to wrap up its 2015-2016 season with Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” April 8 – 17, in Pease Auditorium.

Considered Stoppard’s best-known work, the play follows the duo of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, a Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy, who finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of “Waiting for Godot” resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads the two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.

The timing of the production couldn’t be more perfect; April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. As a result, the troupe’s performance of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” is part of a larger, global celebration slated to recognize the Great Bard’s passing.

WHEN: April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
April 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m.
April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Individual tickets are $18 and a $10 ticket is available for children under 15 with the purchase of an adult ticket. College and high school students who have a valid student I.D. can purchase a $5 ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at, at the CPCC Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or by calling 704.330.6534.
CPCC Opera Theatre

CPCC Opera Theatre will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act opera “The Old Maid and the Thief” and his short, two-act opera “The Medium,” during this year’s Sensoria celebration in the Halton Theater. Both operas have haunting melodies and deal with a common theme of powerful women and their influence, often negative, on the lives of others.

WHEN: April 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.
April 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Individual tickets are $20 and $18, and a $10 ticket is available for children under 15 with the purchase of an adult ticket. College and high school students who have a valid student I.D. can purchase a $5 ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at, at the CPCC Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or by calling 704.330.6534.

To view a complete list of Sensoria events, visit

CPCC Arts Announces Fall 2013 Performance Season

CPCC Arts, comprised of CPCC Theatre, CPCC Opera Theatre and CPCC Dance Theatre, is pleased to announce its fall 2013 season to the Charlotte community. Les Miserables

During the upcoming season, CPCC Theatre, Dance Theatre and Opera Theatre will collaborate to present the Broadway musical “Les Misérables” in commemoration of the college’s 50-year anniversary.

In addition to this special production, the troupes will also present a host of other performances that will delight and entertain audiences of all ages. The fall 2013 performance schedule is as follows:

CPCC Theatre

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” September 27October 6, 2013, Pease Auditorium

CPCC Theatre, CPCC Dance Theatre and CPCC Opera Theatre

“Les Misérables,” November 15-24, 2013, Halton Theater

CPCC Dance Theatre

Summer’s Harvest,” September 6-8, 2013, Pease Auditorium

“A Winter’s Dream,” December 6-8, 2013, Pease Auditorium 

For more information, please call CPCC’s SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534 or visit Student tickets are available for $5 (with a valid student ID).

Modern Twist to a Classic Opera

Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera gets a modern interpretation when CPCC Opera Theatre brings “La Traviata” to the Halton Theater, November 16 – 18.   Set in 1960s New York, rather than Paris of the 1850s, this production has been described as having a “Mad Men” feel. While the setting is more modern, this story of romance with glorious music, conducted by Maestro Alan Yamamoto, is timeless.

A special VIP reception will be held on opening night, Friday, November 16, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. in Overcash room 113.  Enjoy wine and delicious tastings created by CPCC Baking & Pastry Arts students.

Tickets are $16-$18 for the general audience and $5 for CPCC students, faculty or staff (one ticket per CPCC ID).  Tickets for the VIP reception are $15 (“La Traviata” tickets are sold separately).

Visit or call 704.330.6534 to experience some of the brightest young vocal talents in the region.

Supporting the Arts Just Got Easier

Thanks to Power2Give, supporting CPCC Arts programs just got easier.  Throughout the year, special CPCC arts programs in need of additional funding will be featured on  You can see where the funding is needed, what

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

the goal is, and watch as your donation helps achieve that goal.  Check it out by clicking on the links below to see how you can support the CPCC Music Department’s Bechtler Ensemble Series or help with costumes and sets for the CPCC Opera production of “La Traviata.”  You now have the power to give!

CPCC Opera Theatre will hold auditions for its 2012-13 Season on August 14

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

The CPCC Opera Theatre will perform Verdi’s “La Traviata” (in Italian) in November 2012, and Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites” (in English) in April 2013. Auditions will be held on the stage of the Halton Theater on August 14, 2012, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is no advanced registration. If needed, an accompanist will be provided.

For more information, email or call 704.330.6571.

Sensoria Returns April 13-21

CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts is a week of speakers, exhibits, events and performances that will awaken your senses.  Over sixty events in areas as diverse as culinary arts, history and culture, immersive arts, literature, music, visual arts and film will engage, entertain and enlighten Sensoria participants.  The majority of the events are free and all are open to the public.  Some of this year’s highlights include:

  • Coming Home – Original Works by Romare Bearden, at the Pease Gallery
  • Russell Goings, Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer
  • The New Southern-Latino Table with Sandra Gutierrez
  • DIGITAL film people – get to know the people that make major feature, documentary, commercial films by digital and halide based media
  • The Fight for Educational Equality – A First Hand Account, in conjunction with the Para Todos Los Ninos and Courage exhibits at the Levine Campus
  • Ticketed performances by CPCC Theatre (“Play It Again, Sam”) and CPCC Opera Theatre (“Made in the USA – A Tribute to Gershwin & Bernstein”)
  • The Bechtler on Campus – a unique concert pairing music and art.

Visit for a complete listing of this year’s Sensoria events including dates, times and locations!