Oct 10 , 2013 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square
Prices begin at $19.50
Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts
In her own one-of-a-kind live show, “Sandyland” that sharply blends theatre, rock-n-roll and stand-up with a little burlesque & cabaret, Sandra Bernhard will appear at the McGlohon Theater as part of her current national tour, with live shows booked in various cities around the country throughout the year.
The actress/singer/comedienne kicked-off her 2013 tour in early January, right after bringing 2012 to a riotous close by performing a four night sold-out stint at New York City’s famed Joe’s Pub over New Year’s Eve. “Just below the surface, you sense the same roving critical eye that misses nothing” said The New York Times.
Sandra’s live in-your-face performing combines her hysterical insight, outspoken views and outrageous mouth, along with her band, The Flawless Zircons. Her brilliant unity of hilarious diatribes on the state of modern culture and classic rock attitude burns smart, still having all the raucous energy of youth.
The always entertaining Bernhard has been wowing, and sometimes shocking, audiences since starting her career at LA’s famed Comedy Store in the 1970’s, going on to become a favorite on the live-show comedy circuit nationally, while also forging a career in film, television and on Broadway.
Sandra Bernhard also returns to television this season, being featured in a special guest starring appearance on the hit ABC TV comedy "The Neighbors," airing in the very near future. As most people are aware, from 1991-1996 she played Nancy Bartlett—the first openly gay character on a network sitcom—on Roseanne, and has more recently appeared on the TV Land comedy "Hot in Cleveland," on Logo’s "DTLA," CBS’s "The New Adventures of Old Christine," FOX TV’s "American Dad," NBC’s "Crossing Jordan," "The L Word," etc. and has appeared more than 30 times on "Late Night with David Letterman."
In addition to her numerous television and film appearances, audiences have raved about her work on the Broadway stage, including the critically acclaimed I’m Still Here… Dammit!, which opened Off-Broadway in 1997, moved to Broadway a year later, and was filmed for an HBO special. In 2006, Bernhard’s Everything Bad and Beautiful also opened to rave reviews. Her most recent show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You? played to sold-out crowds for an extended run last summer in Los Angeles. The album version of the show was released on Rooftop Records last fall, and she has since been touring almost non-stop.
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Parking and Directions
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.
*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
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Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.
- Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Wheelchair seating
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.
Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.
SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.
Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.
SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.
Assistive Learning Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.
Pricing available for groups of 10 or more.