‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
8 p.m. (also 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$99.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical stars former “American Idol” finalists Diana DeGarmo (as The Narrator) and Ace Young (as Joseph) in this retelling of the biblical story of the beloved yet exiled son of Jacob.
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
8 p.m. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $40-$65. www.charlotteconcerts.org.
This 18-piece ensemble comes to town in the Charlotte Concerts series to give a one-night concert that encompasses the whole history of jazz.
The Manhattan Transfer
8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $20-$74.50. 704-372-1000.
The versatile vocal group celebrates its 40th anniversary, although sadly without founder Tim Hauser – he died of cardiac arrest in October. Trist Curless (of the a cappella group m-pact), who covered for Hauser in 2013 and 2014, helps commemorate its history with hits like “The Boy From New York City” and “Route 66.”