Broadway World Review of Music of the Night at CPCC Theatre

One final performance Sunday 11/4 at 2:30pm in Pease Auditorium. Check online at for tickets.



CPCC Theatre Announces the Cast of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.


(In alphabetical order)

J. Michael Beech

Karen Christensen

Ryan Deal

Brittany Harrington

Traven Harrington

Kevin Harris

Sarah Henkel

Susan Knowlson

Patrick Ratchford

Lisa Smith

Lucia Stetson

Ron Turner

Emily Witte

Fans of musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will delight in attending this revue featuring several of the writer’s most beloved songs. Audiences will enjoy performances of “Memory” from “Cats,” “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from “Evita,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from “Jesus Christ Superstar” and many others.


Pease Auditorium will permanently close in January 2019 after more than 50 years of memorable productions, performances and events. Pease Auditorium and the aging building that surrounds it – the Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center (LRC) – will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library for Central Piedmont’s students. The new LRC will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery.


Join CPCC Theatre for this unforgettable musical performance, as the troupe honors one of Broadway’s most prolific composers. Tickets will likely sell quickly for the final performances in Pease, so reserve your seat today at


WHEN: October 26, 27 and November 1, 2 and 3; 7:30 p.m.

             October 28 and November 3 and 4; 2:30 p.m.

As part of the special farewell to Pease Auditorium CPCC Theatre will hold a special reception on Thursday October 25th from 6:30pm to 7:15pm in the Pease lobby for everyone who has every performed or worked backstage in a CPCC show in Pease. The first 400 who RSVP to Tom Hollis may attend the reception and the performance that follows at 7:30pm.

Meet the Christines of CPCC Theatre’s Phantom of the Opera

CPCC Theatre, Opera and Dance open Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Friday November 13th at 8:00pm in the Dale F. Halton Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the facility. As part of the show two very talented young ladies have been cast in the role of Christine Daae. Why two actresses for one role? The role of Christine Daae is one of the most demanding vocal roles ever written for the Musical Theatre stage. At no time in the history of the show has one actress appeared in ever performance in a single week. So when we set out to cast Phantom we knew we were going to need two Christines in order to present the show. And we couldn’t be more pleased with the two dynamite performers we found.

Karley Kornegay is absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of CPCC’s The Phantom of the Opera in the role of her dreams. Karley has studied classical voice for four years now with Jacquelyn Culpepper at Davidson College. Some of her previous credits include Peter Pan (Mrs. Darling), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) Rent (Mrs. Cohen), Les Miserables (Montparnasse/Ensemble), and Footloose: The Musical (Eleanor Dunbar). She would like to thank her family for always loving and supporting her. 

Anna Belle Lusk will complete her AFA at CPCC this spring where she has maintained a 4.00, and will be transferring for a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance next fall. In the past, she has performed in the Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), and recently spent a month in Mexico studying opera at a vocal intensive.  Anna Belle is thrilled and humbled to be a part of Phantom, and sends much love and thanks to her parents, teachers, and friends for believing in her dream. 

Both of these talented ladies will making their premier performances with CPCC Performing Arts in Phantom of the Opera. Karley will appear on 11/13, 15, 19, 21. Anna Belle Lusk will perform on 11/14, 18, 20, 22. We invite you to see both of these fabulous performers as they present the role of a life time. You can get your tickets to Phantom at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online 24/7 at  



CPCC Drama Alumni News

Lots of news today from our CPCC Drama alumni family. Beth Anderson, Summer Theatre alum, has been cast in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ashtyn Hutchings will play Elle Woods in Legally Blonde during her senior year at FSU. Daniel Watts opened tonight in NYC in the new drama Whorl Inside a Loop at Second City Stage. Caroline Kasey has been cast in Into the Heights at Baldwin Wallace. Matthew Schulman was cast in Godspell at Catawba College.Grace Kidd opened tonight in Throughly Modern Millie at Machayden Theatre. We are so proud of our alumni performing across Charlotte, the region, the country and the world. Get your tickets to our first two shows of the 2015-16 season – The Trip to Bountiful and Phantom of the Opera at the SunTrust Box office 704-330-6534 or online at

Phantom of the Opera Cast List

CPCC Theatre is happy to announce the cast for The Phantom of the Opera .


Phantom…Ryan Deal

Christine…Anna Belle Lusk/ Karely Kornegay

Raoul…Matt Carlson

Carlotta…Becky Cook-Carter

Piangi…Robert Nipper

Firmin….Chris Chandler

Andre…Eric Johnston

Madame Giry…Kristine Reynolds

Buquet…Jonathan Buckner

Meg Giry…Aubrey Young

Reyer…BJ Miller

Don Attilo/Passarino/Men’s Ensemble…Robert Rankin

Men’s Ensemble…Neifert C-O, Levin Huesler, Will Kervick, Brandan Hanks, Peter Liuzzo, Tyler Smith, Ryan Wood, Grayson Phillips

Male Dancer…TBA

Women’s Ensemble…Stephanie Levi, Beth Gunther, Hanna Hoyt, Megan Postle, Kristina Blake, Brittany Currie, Janelle Deal,

Corps de Ballet…Amelia Cary, Amanda Becker, Rachel Peterson, Yessena Whitfield, Ariel Waller, Elora Tickle