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2017 2018 MainStage Brochure web 1Since 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.

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backstage logoFriday, Feb. 2, 2018
at 7:30 pm

Adult $10 Senior $8 Youth $8

+ $1.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 


Lenoir Saxophone

For over 20 years, Lenoir Sax has been breaking the rules and making its presence known in the field of chamber music. They stand between the worlds of the old and the new, presenting well-known melodies in a new format for audiences throughout the area. With performances throughout the Southeastern United States and in Europe, Lenoir Sax offers the sound of the American saxophone quartet. Concerts include music from sources as varied as medieval chant to modern pop with a little bit of everything in between.


20180202 Lenoir Sax


City Rhythm Jazz

City Rhythm Jazz Band is a full jazz ensemble located right here in Morganton. City Rhythm performs wide range of classical jazz and swing pieces, as well as more modern arrangements. The group is made of local residents, from engineers to music teachers! We are excited to bring “our own” energetic jazz band to the BackStage series here at CoMMA.

20180202 city rhythm jazz

main stage 2017 2018 logoFriday, Feb. 16, 2017
at 7:30 pm

The Bob Eubanks Not So Newlywed Game Show is an evening of laughter, fun, and prizes. Eubanks, one of show businesses most successful entrepreneur’s tells backstage stories about some of America’s most popular celebrities. He also shows hilarious video clips of some of your favorite game shows. But that’s only part of the fun; it’s called The Not So Newlywed Game, because it doesn’t matter how long you have been married. Eight lucky married couples are chosen at random from the audience to play the Not So Newlywed Game. The questions are funny, the couples are funny, and they play for great grand prizes. It’s an evening of games, prizes, and laughter that you will never forget.

Platinum $34 Gold $32 Silver $30 Youth $26

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 

20180216 Bob Eubanks

main stage 2017 2018 logoTuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
at 7:30 pm

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Morganton! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage. (Family Show)

Platinum $57 Gold $55 Silver $53 Youth $46

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 

20180227 Wizard Of Oz

main stage 2017 2018 logoSaturday, March 10, 2018
at 7:30 pm

Artistic Director, Lily Cai draws from her Chinese heritage to create dances of power and grace, exploring the beauty and inner strength of the Chinese woman from the distant past to the present. Expertly performed by the Lily Cai dancers, each concert program offers contrasting views of Chinese culture, evoking the movement and sensibility of ancient dynasties, regional minorities, and complex modern times.


Platinum $26 Gold $24 Silver $22 Youth $20

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 

20180310 Lily Cai duo

Friday, March 23 at 7:30 pm

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique - an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion insturments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding, electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, "If you haven't seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!"


Platinum $32 Gold $30 Silver $28 Youth $26 

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax


20180323 STOMP

Monday, March 19, 2018
at 7:00 pm

When he was commissioned to decorate the ceiling in the Gallery of the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, contemporary fresco master Benjamin F. Long, IV selected the nine Muses of Greek mythology as fitting subjects for the project because of their legendary role in inspiring all human endeavors in the arts and sciences. The muses were of divine parentage, probably the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. They were courtiers of the divinities who inhabited Mount Olympus, and they served as companions of Apollo in his aspect as the god of music. Join us in the CoMMA Gallery as we welcome Benjamin F. Long, IV, fresco artist of “Sacred Dance & The Muses” back to CoMMA for an informative evening about the art of Fresco creation. 

General Admission $15

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 


20180319 Ben Long

main stage 2017 2018 logoSaturday, April 7, 2018
at 7:30 pm

“On Golden Pond” is an American treasure. Many of us are familiar with the story through the Academy Award-winning film with Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. Others have attended one of the literally thousands of productions this extraordinary play has received over the years. Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson.

Platinum $26 Gold $24 Silver $22 Youth $20

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 

20180407 On Golden Pond

main stage 2017 2018 logoThursday, April 12, 2018
at 7:30 pm

With sincerity, honesty, and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, the Malpass Brothers’ smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to country legends who have paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.

Their music is steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. If you like cornbread and hush puppies, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers.


Platinum $24 Gold $21 Silver $18 Youth $16

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 

20180412 Malpass Brothers

main stage 2017 2018 logoTuesday, April 24, 2018
at 7:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway...and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love.


Platinum $57 Gold $55 Silver $53 Youth $46

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax 

20180424 RENT