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A Soulful Noel

Dec 15 - 16 , 2017 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square


Presented by: On Q Productions

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A Soulful Noel

Dec 15 - 16 , 2017 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square


Presented by: On Q Productions

Our Annual Holiday Tradition just got a lot more Soulful! OnQ is proud to announce, Grammy Nominated Artist, The Hamiltones will join the Cast of Soulful Noel, Dec. 15th & 16th at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. Known for their contagious series of viral video performances and most notably as background singers for Soul Star, Anthony Hamilton, these exceptionally talented young men from Charlotte, North Carolina, will be home for Christmas to celebrate the Season with OnQ! The Hamiltones (whose members are 2E, J. Vito, and Tony Lelo) will feature music from their new Holiday Album, A Hamiltones Christmas. 

In its 5th year, OnQ presents Soulful Noel, directed by Quentin Talley with musical direction by Tim Scott Jr., is an original musical revue telling the age old story of the reason for the season. The cast of OnQ creatives re-frame tradition in a contemporary way with classics such as, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, and What Do the Lonely Do. Fill your cup of eggnog with some R&B, Funk, Gospel, Soul, a dash of Noel, and a lot of OnQ!

P.S. Don’t forget to put OnQ on your wishlist to Santa! The gift of music makes great stocking stuffers or as present to yourself, any time of the year! Our Studio Album Recording, OnQ presents A Soulful Noel is available for download on all major digital outlets, including iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.


Holiday Album Reviews

OnQ Presents A Soulful Noel is a masterful Christmas collection, pulled together by OnQ Performing Arts, Artistic Director, Quentin Talley. This 45 minute album, features award winning Charlotte, NC artists like 3-time Emmy Winner, Boris “Bluz” Rogers, Recording Artist Blanche J., Vocalist, Kenya Templeton, plus many more talented musicians.  If you are a fan of Christmas music you will thoroughly enjoy this album, BUT also, if you're a fan of jazz, soul, poetry... and just plain old good music then this is certainly for you too!  It's like someone took some of your favorite Christmas songs and standards, and dropped them in The 5 Spot with Miles, Monk and Coltrane, then let them sit in for a set with Curtis Mayfield at The Bitter End but didn't let them go home until they won a slam at the Nuyorican.  You will certainly find something on here you like and will more than likely walk away enjoying it all. Let your ears fall in love with the Holidays all over again! -\Jon Goode, author/poet

Studio Album! OnQ presents A Soulful Noel is available for download on all major digital outlets, including iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
“Even if you didn't experience the three-act narrative of the show, A Soulful Noel functions as a singular holiday record. Songs like "Little Funky Drummer Boy," performed vocally by OnQ mastermind Quentin Talley, have the energy and vibe of a D'Angelo track, with a bit of funk in the mix. "Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel" begins as a sparse and classical hymnal, as performed by TRS, before kicking into a reggae-style beat and funky organ instrumentation.” -Andy Smith, Charlotte Magazine
“The 9 song album is a soulful, funky and jazzy interpretation of several classic holiday songs that also incorporates some splendid spoken word poetry. If you are not yet in the holiday spirit, this album, which also serves as a fundraiser for the 501c(3) non-profit arts organization, OnQ Performing Arts, will surely put you in the mood.” - Cameron Lee, CLTure

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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

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. 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

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. 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

Wheelchair access
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.


Audio Description
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.

Service Animals
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.


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.

Group Sales

Group tickets are available for groups of 10+