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MainStage 2015-2016

mainstage 2015 2016 logoSince 1986, MainStage Morganton has consistently provided the City of Morganton, Burke County and the surrounding areas with quality entertainment and world class acts. All MainStage performances are presented in CoMMA's main theatre. Reserved seating tickets to MainStage Morganton events are available at a significantly discounted subscriber rate, saving patrons up to 43% off the Adult individual tickets rates. Single tickets vary in price depending on the type of event and seating selection.

The word is out that the best of the best of live concerts, Broadway musicals and other special stage attractions are to be found and enjoyed in Morganton at CoMMA.

Season 30 Stage Notes ... from the Director

In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains…
     In the heart of the Foothills…
          In the heart of Morganton…
         “Amazing”…!!!

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SUPREME REFLECTIONS
THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF
DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES

20150828 supreme refelctionsFriday Aug. 28, 2015
7:30 pm

SUPREME REFLECTIONS is a loving tribute to the most famous female singing group of all time, The Supremes! This sparkling trip down Motown’s memory lane is written and directed by independent Motown producer and creative consultant George Solomon and award-winning producer/director Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. SUPREME REFLECTIONS presents the original, familiar classic hits and the true story of the actual Supremes. Baby Love, Stop! In The Name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Love Child….You’ll love this stylish, fun and informative musical gem!

These songs are the soundtrack of our lives. If you’re between the ages of forty and ninety, you may remember where you were when you first heard, Where Did Our Love Go, Come See About Me, Someday We’ll Be Together, or Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. The Cast of SUPREME REFLECTIONS  are multi-talented and have performed in scores of Broadway musicals and television shows. They are young but possess the dynamic qualities of the classic entertainers from another generation. Most importantly, their interpretation of The Supremes vocals are so true to the original recordings that it must be pointed out that they are singing live and not lip-syncing.

SUPREME REFLECTIONS is a full-scale musical-comedy revue that thrills and gives new appreciation to the three classy ladies from Detroit who became and remain the most popular female vocal group in the world! 

www.supremereflections.com

Platinum $24 Gold $22 Silver $19 Youth $16 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

THE MIDTOWN MEN

20150910 the midtown men4 Stars From The Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
7:30 pm

They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time! Now, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite "Sixties Hits" from The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more!

"The seats were filled with shouting, singing, dancing in 
the aisle fans!"  - Times Square Chronicles

This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. 

These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances in the mega-hit Jersey Boys.  Now, as THE MIDTOWN MEN, they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent, and have delighted television audiences with performances on "Good Morning America," "Access Hollywood," "Katie," and "The Chew."  Additionally, the Men collaborated with rock and roll icon Stevie Van Zandt on their first radio single, "All Alone On Christmas," featuring Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. The group had the distinct honor of opening the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House.

Don't miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.

"THE MIDTOWN MEN have arrived."- Stevie Van Zandt
“Superb. Bravo!"- Paul Anka
“TERRIFIC rock & roll!" - "Cousin Brucie" Morrow SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio
"...as good as popping Meet the Beatles on my turntable for the first time!" - Time Magazine editor 
"The real deal!"- Tommy James

Not A Performance Of, Not Affiliated With the Show Jersey Boys.

www.themidtownmen.com

Platinum $45 Gold $43 Silver $41 Youth $36 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

“LIVE & LET DIE”
A Symphonic Tribute to the music of Paul McCartney

20151015 live and let dieThursday, Oct. 15, 2015
7:30 pm

"LIVE AND LET DIE" features a four piece band lead by Tony Kishman (vocals, bass, guitar & piano) and the Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Hear - complete in every detail -  hit songs from Paul McCartney’s solo works and The Beatles catalog.

Classic hit songs featured in the concert include: Hey Jude, Penny Lane, Live and Let Die, Yesterday, My Love, Uncle Albert, Let It Be, Maybe I’m Amazed, Hello Good-Bye, Long and Winding Road, Silly Love Songs, Jet, When I’m Sixty-Four and many more

www.liveandletdieshow.com

Platinum $34 Gold $32 Silver $30 Youth $25 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

“ALL HANDS ON DECK”

20151106 ahodFriday, Nov. 6, 2015
7:30 pm

ALL HANDS ON DECK!  is America's most patriotic musical show! ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING and based on Bob Hope's 1942 USO tour to the troops, ALL HANDS ON DECK! features four sparkling Hollywood stars, accompanied by the rich sounds of the Hollywood Victory Caravan orchestra, who deliver an electrifying evening of classic songs, dances, and laughs Americans of all ages love. From Roadshow to Radio Broadcast, our tight harmonies, on air antics, classic commercials, and rousing comedy gracefully climax to a finish of a lifetime; a full-circle, patriotic salute to our active duty and veteran members of the Armed Services!

Our timeless hits include: Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe, I'm In The Mood For Love, Pennsylvania Polka, I'll Never Smile Again, Don't Fence Me In, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Thanks For The Memory and America the Beautiful. ALL HANDS ON DECK! brings you over 40 classic American hits and a story that inspires. Youthful and Mature audiences grin from ear-to-ear with delight - As we unite - it's time for ALL HANDS ON DECK!

www.allhandsondeckthemusical.com

Platinum $28 Gold $26 Silver $23 Youth $15 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

"COUNTRY ROYALTY"
JASON PETTY and CAROLYN MARTIN
pay tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

20151119 country royaltyThursday, Nov. 19, 2015
7:30 pm

Hank Williams and Patsy Cline were the two biggest names Country music has ever known. Their lives were both fascinating and tragic and the legacy they left is still felt to this very day. Along with a live 5-piece band, Jason Petty and Carolyn Martin take us back to a time when these country giants ruled the airwaves. All their hits are covered: Crazy, Hey Good Lookin’, Sweet Dreams, Your Cheatin’ Heart, Walking After Midnight, I Saw The Light, I Fall To Pieces, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry…and that’s just for starters. 

www.jasonpetty.com

Platinum $24 Gold $21 Silver $18 Youth $15 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

TONY ORLANDO
“The Great American Christmas”

20151211 Tony OrlandoFriday Dec. 11, 2015
7:30 pm

From million selling records, a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business. Now, he brings his incomparable energy and talent to CoMMA in Tony Orlando’s “Great American Christmas!” Tony, accompanied by the Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Burke County School’s Honor Chorus, will play holiday favorites and include Orlando’s greatest hits from 50 years in show business: Candida, Knock Three Times, Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Sweet Gypsy Rose and the list goes on. 

www.tonyorlando.com

Platinum $52 Gold $50 Silver $48 Youth $37 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

SWEET POTATO PIE
PUDDINGSTONE
“Homegrown Christmas”

20151222 sweet potato pie puddingstoneTuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
7:00 pm

Two of CoMMA’s all-time favorites team up on one great night of music. Both SWEET POTATO PIE and PUDDINGSTONE have entertained The BackPorch and MainStage audiences and "Homegrown Christmas" makes the holidays complete. From music of the British Isles to New Grass, this promises to be a fun and joyous evening's entertainment. Join us at intermission for some real homemade 'sweet potato pie.'

www.sweet-potato-pie.com | www.puddingstone.jigsy.com 

Platinum $14 Gold $12

Silver $10 Youth $8

+ 6.75% NC Sales Tax

“BUDDY”
The Buddy Holly Story
National Broadway Tour

20160110 buddySunday, Jan. 10, 2016
3:00 pm

“Sends people out of the theater on an unstoppable high . . . sensational.” —The Boston Globe

“Forget about feel-good. Buddy is feel-great, leaving its audience roaring for more.” —Vancouver Sun

Now in its 25th amazing year, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" continues to thrill audiences. Viewed by more than 20 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide, “BUDDY” opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way.

“BUDDY” . . . tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs Peggy Sue, That'll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens' La Bamba, The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace and many more!

www.buddythemusical.com

Platinum $45 Gold $42 Silver $40 Youth $30 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

THE HOT SARDINES

20160128 Hot SardinesThursday, Jan. 28, 2015
7:30 pm

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys front woman with a voice from another era, and you have THE HOT SARDINES. (We haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet.)

The Sardine sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. And while their roots run deep into jazz, that most American of genres, they’re intertwined with French influences via their front woman, who was born and raised in Paris (and writes songs in both languages).

The band was born when said Parisian (“Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol) met a stride piano player (bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo) at a jam session they found on Craigslist. Above a noodle shop on Manhattan’s 49th Street, they discovered a mutual love for songs from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s that no-one really plays anymore. Or if they play them, “they handle them with kid gloves, like pieces in a museum,” says Evan, underscoring a point the pair can’t stress enough: “This music isn’t historical artifact. It’s a living, breathing, always-evolving thing.”

www.hotsardines.com

Platinum $26 Gold $24 Silver $22 Youth $18 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

“JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”
National Broadway Tour

20160218 JosephThursday Feb. 18, 2016
7:30 pm

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.  The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.  Book your tickets and be part of the magic!

"Joseph is still the wittiest of Lloyd Webber's extravaganzas."
- Orlando Sentinel

“More even than Cats, it is Joseph that is ‘now and forever."
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"The best kind of feel-good show, warm-hearted and irresistible."
-  Sunday Times

www.josephthemusical.com

Platinum $58 Gold $56 Silver $54 Youth $42 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

JOHNNY RIVERS

20160303 johnny riversThursday, March 3, 2016
7:30 pm

Very few entertainers have been able to sustain a career for over fifty years and sound as great as the legendary JOHNNY RIVERS.  He literally created the “Go-Go” years and put the Whisky a-Go-Go on the map on the Sunset Strip.  He followed his early successes of “Memphis” and “Maybelline” with a total of 17 Gold records, two Grammys, and, 29 charted hits.  “Secret Agent Man” became the signature song of his and the TV show; and his hits include “Mountain of Love”; “Tracks of My Tears”; “Baby I Need Your Lovin”;“SummerRain”; “Poor Side of Town”; “Seventh Son”; “Slow Dancin”; “Rockin’ Pneumonia”; “Midnite Special” and much more!

www.johnnyrivers.com

Platinum $49 Gold $47 Silver $45 Youth $35 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

"VANITES"
National Tour

20160318 vanities

Friday, March 18, 2016
7:30 pm

“VANITIES” is a laugh-out-loud comedy about the growth of a friendship among three small town women coming of age in the 1960s and ‘70s. As the audience enters the theatre the actresses are onstage at their vanity tables getting ready for the first scene, placing the show on an “automatic pilot”. The actresses return to the vanities at the end of each scene making their physical changes of the passing of time on-stage in front of the audience, timed and choreographed with the music from each period. A bittersweet comedy that is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of three regional, small town girls. In 1963, Joanne, Kathy and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged — their friendship, which once thrived on assumption as well-coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. Old-time banter rings false. Their attempts at honest conversation only show they can no longer afford to have very much in common.

“ ‘VANITIES’ Is Unnervingly Funny.” —Newsweek
“ ‘VANITIES’ Is A Brilliant, Clever Play.” —New York Post
“Uncommonly Attractive.” —New York Magazine

Platinum $35 Gold $33 Silver $30 Youth $25 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

The Show 4

20160405 the show 4Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:30 pm

Are we crazy or what!!!
We’re doing it again!

THE SHOW 4  is a performance that no one knows what it is until the curtain rises. Take a chance…We promise you will be totally ecstatic at the final curtain. But it’s a secret for now…and we invite you to join in the fun of being the ‘first to know.’ SHOWS 1…2..3  were all hits!  THE SHOW 4 hits the roof!

Tell your friends and take that leap of faith…you’ll be glad you did! 

Platinum $32 Gold $30 Silver $28 Youth $25 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

"ONCE"
National Broadway Tour

20160504 onceWednesday, May 4, 2016
7:30 pm

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award® for "Best Musical Theater Album", “ONCE” is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, “ONCE” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, “ONCE” draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.

www.oncemusical.com

Platinum $58 Gold $56 Silver $54 Youth $45 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax

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