Your Holiday Gift Guide
By Kitty JanvrinDec 3, 2018
Tis the season for gifting! Our winter line-up of shows includes everything from comedy to concerts, Broadway to ballroom, and everything in-between! Check out our top recommendations below for every type of art-lover on your list, and don't miss your chance to secure free parking on certain shows through our Very Merry promotion.
For the Concert Connoisseur
Continuing to enchant audiences with the same sound that skyrocketed them to the top of the charts over 50 years ago, The Beach Boys return to Charlotte with a holiday show. It's the perfect early Christmas gift.
- Patti LaBelle (Feb. 13)
The R&B queen brings her iconic voice to Belk Theater for an evening of blues, soul and pop music.
- Black Violin (March 5)
The duo, composed of classically trained musicians Wil B. and Kev Marcus, intertwines hip hop and classical music for a show that is anything but traditional.
For the Science Geek
Only two events remain in our newest series, National Geographic Live! Meet real-life astronaut Terry Virts as he presents View From Above and then join photographer Steve Winter as he details his international adventures in On the Trail of Big Cats. Each ticket includes access to an exclusive pre-show event at Discovery Place Science with activities themed to the evening's presentation.
For the Musical Lover
Build a custom package of the best of Broadway, from classics like Miss Saigon and Hello Dolly to brand new shows like A Bronx Tale and 2017 Best Musical The Band's Visit.
- Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical (Apr. 25-27)
A new adaptation of the cult classic film, Cruel Intentions features a soundtrack fit for any 90s lover, complete with hits from the likes of *NSYNC, R.E.M., Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
For Younger Theater-Lovers
- American Girl Live (Mar. 7-9)
Join your favorite American Girl characters on an adventure of shared friendship and big dreams in this all-new musical.
- The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Jan. 15-20)
Based on Rick Riordan's best-selling book, this musical follows son of Poseidon Percy Jackson on an epic quest to recover Zeus' lightning bolt and prevent all-out war between the gods.
For the Dance Devotee
- Tablao Flamenco - A Night in Andalucia (Feb. 19-23)
Grab a seat at one of the cabaret tables (complete with table-side drink service) for an evening of exceptional footwork, instrumentals and vocals that will transport you to a flamenco club in Spain.
- Movement Art Is (Jan. 31)
Artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck present a multi-media show that explores dance as a tool of entertainment, education and empowerment.
For the LOL-ers
For the friend who binged Orange Is The New Black and doesn't mind envelope-pushing jokes, check out Lea Delaria.
The famed improv troupe The Second City originated in Chicago and birthed stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and Bill Murray. This hilarious show explores the ins and outs of love through stories of heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships.
For the Hard-to-Buy-For Friend
After all, who doesn't enjoy a certificate to one of your favorite places?
From the entire Blumenthal team, we wish you a very happy holiday season!