Actor’s Theatre Of Charlotte
Blumenthal Performing Arts
The region’s leading presenter produces shows but usually imports them, mainly for its PNC Broadway Lights Series. Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.; McGlohon Theater and Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.; Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.; Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-1000; carolinatix.org; blumenthalarts.org.
Musicals usually take place in Halton Theater, straight plays in Pease Auditorium; both are near Kings Drive and Elizabeth Avenue. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.
Children’s Theatre Of Charlotte
Citizens of the Universe
This group specializes in adapting film scripts to plays; it also does straight theater and original works, mostly at UpStage, 3306 N Davidson St. citizensoftheuniverse.org.
Davidson Community Players
This community theater has a home at 307 Armour St., Davidson, and does bigger shows on the Davidson College campus. The Connie Company, an offshoot, does shows for young audiences. 704-892-7953; davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Little Theatre of Gastonia
Community theater, 238 S. Clay St. in Gastonia. 704-865-0160; littletheatreofgastonia.com.
This multigenerational troupe sometimes abridges popular works to make them easier for children to absorb. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. matthewsplayhouse.com.
On Q Performing Arts
Dedicated to classic, contemporary and original works that reflect the black experience, with performances at Spirit Square. youarenowonq.com.
The state’s oldest community theater performs at 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; theatrecharlotte.org.
Three Bone Theatre
The young company, often seen at UpStage, wants to be “a catalyst for hope, strength and humor ... (and create) a stronger, enriched society through the accessibility of theater.” threebonetheatre.com.
UNCC brings Actors from the London Stage for an annual run. 704-687-1849; www.arts.uncc.edu.