Students! Did you know you can attend CPCC Theatre and CPCC Opera Theatre events here at Central Piedmont for FREE on certain dates? If you visit the Overcash lobby box office on Fridays and select Thursdays from 6-7 p.m., you can get one free ticket with your vaild CPCC student ID! Limited availability, so get there early before they run out! Of course, you can always purchase your discounted student ticket, too, for any night of the run! Watch our CPCC Arts Facebook page and follow @cpccarts on Instagram for more specific information and reminders about the Student Rush Ticket program!
Sensoria – April 12-20, 2013
Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, theatre, opera, history, culture and culinary experiences together for more than a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment.
New this year is a Sensoria Nights, a special highlighted event each evening. Sensoria Nights events include:
- Friday, April 12 CPCC Opera Theatre presents “Dialogues of the Carmelites”
- Saturday, April 13 CPCC Theatre presents “Fences”
- Sunday, April 14 The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival presents “Broadway Musical: A Jewish Legacy”
- Monday, April 15 Bechtler on Campus, in collaboration with the CPCC Music and Art Departments
- Tuesday, April 16 Digital Film People, an interactive discussion about the film industry in N.C. and beyond
- Wednesday, April 17 Ron Rash, acclaimed author and winner of the 2013 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer award
- Thursday, April 18 Poetry reading by Li-Young Lee, one of six poets featured in the documentary film, “Poetry of Resilience”
- Friday, April 19 The Jazz Diva Presents Joe Sample
- Saturday, April 20 Tosco Music Party
More Sensoria Events + Mobile
Sensoria Nights are just a part of what Sensoria has to offer. A complete list of each day’s events is available on the Sensoria website. You can also download a convenient Sensoria mobile app for iPhone and Android devices!
Also new this year, an assortment of food trucks will visit the Central Campus several days during Sensoria. Be sure to stop outside Overcash and sample some delicious food:
- Saturday, April 13 Roaming Fork (During Jazz on the Green)
- Monday, April 15 Roots Farm Food Truck
- Tuesday, April 16 Sal’s Roadside Eatery and The Homegrown Crepe
- Wednesday, April 17 Cupcake Delirium and Roaming Fork
- Thursday, April 18 Tin Kitchen
For more event information, visit the official event website at http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.
All CPCC Arts tickets (theatre, opera and dance) are just $5 for students. Stop by the box office in the Overcash Building on Central Campus and use your CPCC ID to purchase a $5 ticket today. One ticket per ID, please. Tickets are
now on sale for 2012-13 CPCC Theatre performances, including “Godspell,” September 28 – October 7 at Pease Auditorium. Come see this groundbreaking musical with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Tickets are also available for:
A romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.
Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, Pease Auditorium
A celebration of pure Americana with an award-winning score from country music king Roger Miller.
Feb. 15-24., Dale F. Halton Theater
A Pulitzer Prize winning drama about race, family and dreams.
April 12 – 21, Pease Auditorium
Part of Sensoria
Season tickets go on sale August 15. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1.
Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked,” “Pippen” and “Children of Eden,” “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
August Wilson’s Fences
April 12 – 21, 2013
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 Becky.Cook-Carter@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6571.
When star sorority girl Elle Woods gets dumped by a boyfriend who is looking for a more serious girl, the UCLA Fashion Merchandising major puts down her credit cards and hits the books to go where no Delta Nu has ever gone before: Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. A hit on Broadway, “Legally Blonde” is a feel-good musical that will have you on your feet cheering for Elle and her friends. From the opening notes of “Omigod You Guys” to the finale, “Find My Way,” you’ll understand why this perky charmer with a penchant for pink has delighted theatre audiences since the show opened on Broadway in 2007.
On stage July 13 – 21, at the beautiful Halton Theater on the CPCC Central Campus, “Legally Blonde” is the perfect summer show. Great tickets are just $18 and $22. Best of all, a special BOGO (buy-one ticket, get-one free) offer for the Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. performance makes this the perfect and MOST AFFORDABLE summer show! This is the first time CPCC Summer Theatre has offered a BOGO ticket to the public, so don’t miss out. Call the box office at 704.330.6534 and ask for the Wednesday BOGO offer for “Legally Blonde.” Tickets to other performances of “Legally Blonde” are also available online at tix.cpcc.edu. To take advantage of this BOGO offer, you must call the box office. Grab a friend, family member, sorority sister, manicurist, UPS man, or anyone else and come enjoy a great show for as little as $9 a ticket. Did we mention that parking is free?