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Charlotte theater schedule

“Matilda the Musical” adapts Roald Dahl’s novel about a little girl misunderstood by her family and a hateful teacher.
“Matilda the Musical” adapts Roald Dahl’s novel about a little girl misunderstood by her family and a hateful teacher.

Actor’s Theatre Of Charlotte

Off-Broadway-style company performs bold works by contemporary playwrights. 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; atcharlotte.org. Two or three previews are offered at reduced prices.

Through Sept. 26: “The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep.”

Oct. 28-Nov. 14: “Bad Jews.”

Dec. 2-27: “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical.”

Feb. 24-March 12: “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3).”

April 20-May 7: “Fly By Night.”

June 8-25: “Stage Kiss.”

Blumenthal Performing Arts

The region’s leading presenter produces shows but usually imports them, mainly for its Broadway Lights Series. Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.; McGlohon Theatre and Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.; Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon; Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-1000; carolinatix.org; blumenthalarts.org.

Sept. 17-Oct. 4: “Lunch at the Piccadilly.”

Sept. 29-Oct. 4: “Beauty and the Beast.”

Nov. 9: “Alvin and the Chipmunks Live on Stage.”

Nov. 24-29: “The Sound of Music.”

Nov. 30-Dec. 3: “Ragtime.”

Dec. 29-Jan. 3: “Kinky Boots.”

Jan. 6-31: “Wicked.”

Jan. 22-24: “Potted Sherlock.”

Feb. 9-14: “Matilda: The Musical.”

Feb. 16-21: “Murder for Two.”

Feb. 23-March 6: “The Book of Mormon.”

April 1-3: “Once.”

April 5-10: “Stomp.”

April 17: “Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk.”

April 19-24: “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.”

May 3-8: “The Bridges of Madison County.”

July 5-10: “The Wizard of Oz.”

July 19-24: “If/Then.”

Sept. 27-Nov. 20: “First Date.”

Nov. 8-13: “Cabaret.”

CPCC Theatre

Musicals usually take place in Halton Theatre, straight plays in Pease Auditorium; both are near the corner of Kings Drive and Elizabeth Avenue. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.

Sept. 25-Oct. 4: “The Trip to Bountiful.”

Nov. 13-22: “The Phantom of the Opera” (Andrew Lloyd Webber version).

Feb. 12-21: “I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin.”

April 8-17: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.”

Children’s Theatre Of Charlotte

Professional troupe for kids mounts its own productions, teams with local artists and imports tours to two stages at ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; ctcharlotte.org.

Sept. 26-Oct. 11: “Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play.”

Oct. 16-31: “Coraline.”

Nov. 14-22: “The Commedia Princess and the Pea.”

Dec. 4-20: “Ella’s Big Chance: A Jazz Age Cinderella.”

Dec. 13-23: “ ‘Twas the Night Before...”

Dec. 26-Jan. 2: “Wee” (PlayPlay!)

Jan. 9-13: Djembe Fire.

Jan. 29-Feb. 7: “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.”

Feb. 19-March 6: “Journey to Oz.”

Feb. 27-28: “Hare and Tortoise.”

March 11-20: “Danny, King of the Basement.”

March 17-26: “Psssh (PlayPlay!)

April 8-24: “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”

April 13-17: Omimeo.

April 22-May 1: “The Magic Kite.”

June 1-11: Playplay! To be announced.

Citizens of the Universe

This group specializes in adapting film scripts to plays; it also does straight theater and original works, mostly at UpStage citizensoftheuniverse.org. No season schedule has been annnounced, but upcoming plays include “Seascape,” “A Disturbance in Whitechapel,” “GONZO: Fear & Loathing,” “Nosferatu: A Silent Experience” and “The Woolgatherer.”

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.

Oct. 1-18: “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell.”

Nov. 6-15: “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.”

Dec. 3-20: “A Christmas Story.”

Matthews Playhouse

This multigenerational troupe sometimes abridges popular works to make them easier for kids to absorb. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. matthewsplayhouse.com.

Oct. 9-18: “James and the Giant Peach.”

Dec. 4-20: “Scrooge: The Musical.”

Feb. 26-March 6: “Junie B. Jones: The Musical.”

On Q Performing Arts

Dedicated to classic, contemporary and original works that reflect the black experience, with performances usually at Spirit Square. youarenowonq.com.Sept. 30-Oct. 10: “Spunk.”

Dec. 18: “A Soulful Noel.”

Jan. 27-Feb. 6: “The Children of Children Keep Coming.”

June 1-11: “The Bluest Eye.”

Queen City Theatre Company

This cutting-edge group does plays about non-mainstream aspects of life, especially though not exclusively with emphasis on the gay community, and usually performs at Duke Energy Theatre. www.queencitytheatre.com

Sept. 10-19: “The Money Shot.”

Nov. 5-14: “Birds Of A Feather.”

Feb. 18-27: “Heathers: The Musical.”

May 5-14: “Casa Valentina.”

Theatre Charlotte

The state’s oldest community theater performs at 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; theatrecharlotte.org.

Sept. 11-27: “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Oct. 30-Nov. 15: “Dracula” (the Steven Dietz version).

Dec. 4-13: “A Christmas Carol.”

Jan. 22-Feb. 7: “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

March 18-April 3: “The Miracle Worker.”

May 13-29: “The Addams Family.”

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.

Nov. 13-22: “Two Rooms.”

Feb. 12-21: “The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence.”

May 7-15: “Motherhood Out Loud.”

Aug. 12-21: “Seminar.”

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