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“Time for a facelift!”

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Ranked #9 of 179 things to do in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Presenting the best of broadway close to home. Upcoming events include The Full Monty, 42nd Street and more!
Charlotte, NC
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133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Time for a facelift!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

First of all, know that the Blumenthal Theatre brings the best of Broadway to uptown Charlotte. The shows are top-notch and the theatre takes great care to survey ticket buyers about what shows they would like to see there in the future. The people are always very friendly and the ticketing is easy, even if you need to make changes. Two problems with the building: the dated wallpaper, paint, and carpet, and the lack of convenient bathrooms. Know that the restrooms are on the Orchestra level only, so if you're in the Grand Tier Circle or higher you will either not want to drink much before you go, or you will need to rush out of your seat and down the stairs to beat the crowd at intermission! The theatre works pretty efficiently with what they have - attendants in the restrooms direct traffic quickly - but more than once I've had to go back into the theatre without making it through the line in time. Parking is a block or two away and can be prepaid at the show which makes for a fairly quick exit from the parking decks. Likewise, intermission concessions can be pre-ordered so long lines are not a problem at the concession stands. Fixing these two problems would take my score to excellent!

Visited January 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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“Nutcracker”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Am a season subscriber to the Broadway series, however, we also went to see the NCDT version of the Nutcraker. What I like is they have booster seats for kids, which is very much appreciated. I am not a big fan of sitting in the balcony, but I had orchestra seats, so no worries.

Visited December 2012
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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628 reviews
252 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous gem for Charlotte”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

How lucky Charlotte is to have such a facility.
The arts are flourishing here and the acts are varied and the best of the best.

Visited January 2013
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Cornelius, NC
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The Theater Center of Charlotte”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nothing much more to say: this is THE Charlotte theater, and it's nicely designed. Naturally, the test of satisfaction here is in the shows they put on ... and they're generally excellent.

Visited September 2012
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“Something for everybody”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Blumenthal PAC provides all sorts of venues for professional, semi-professional and serious amateur performing arts productions. Opera Carolina is a Charlotte treasure; Spirit Square provides venues for a variety of cultural events.

Visited December 2012
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