Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead


‘Money Monster’

Wed 5.11 Financial TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) and his producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) takes over their studio. Rated R.

WIN PASSES: To enter a drawing for a pair of passes to the promo screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday in south Charlotte, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Money Monster” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday.


‘Carmina Burana’

Thu 5.12 7:30 p.m. (also 8 p.m. May 13-14). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $25.50-$89.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Chorus joins Charlotte Children’s Choir and three soloists in Carl Orff’s dramatic, humorous and naughty setting of medieval texts.


Rachelle Ferrell

Fri 5.13 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $49-$89. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The singer-songwriter-pianist has been shaping her brand of jazz/pop/R&B for almost a quarter-century. Proceeds benefit the Urban League of Central Carolina.


‘The Addams Family’

Fri 5.13 8 p.m. (also various performances through May 29). 501 Queens Road. $12-$27. www.theatrecharlotte.org.

The characters (based on Charles Addams’ cartoons) are baffled by Wednesday’s desire to marry a sweet man from a respectable family. Can the clans happily combine in this musical?



Fri 5.13 7:30 p.m. (also May 14). McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $23-$29. www.carolinavoices.org.

Carolina Voices does hits from stage and screen, including numbers from “Kinky Boots,” “Pippin,” “Chicago” and “Motown: The Musical.” Dancers from Northwest School of the Arts and a live band will back up the singers.