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Black Nativity

Dec 13 - 15 , 2013 · BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$10 - $20. 'Pay What You Can' night is Thursday, Dec 12.

Presented by: Porch Productions

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Black Nativity

Dec 13 - 15 , 2013 · BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$10 - $20. 'Pay What You Can' night is Thursday, Dec 12.

Presented by: Porch Productions

It's the most wonderful time of the year except Ryan, Morgan, Caleb and Isaiah are sick of Christmas…but who wants to say that out loud. Kayla, Michelle and Devin are looking for the next revival but they don't have a car…heck, they don’t have a license yet. The Richardsons are trying to get used to being broke and Samuel just wants have a good time…Did I mention they're all homeless? Jackson is falling for Tara but she absolutely can't stand him. Spencer is madly in love with Jackson but he doesn't even know she exists. Alicia doesn't have a clue. Erin, Brittany and Ashley are under the oppressive rule of their beautiful best friend, Aria and the entire congregation is deathly afraid of their certifiably crazy musician, Sis. Melodies. You should be too. Set in the bitter cold of bankrupt Detroit, BLACK NATIVITY: THE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE has more twists and turns than a falling snowflake but warmly lands in your heart as a new Christmas classic. The cast of nearly 60 young artists break down the fourth wall with amazing choreography, foot stomping music and inspiring acting while portraying the timeless Nativity Story as never before. Come, see the wonder… BLACK NATIVITY: THE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE! Langston Hughes was just the beginning.

Porch Productions is producing this staged play in partnership with Tomorrow’s R.O.A.D. as an annual fundraiser benefiting the not for profit organization and its efforts to support youth leadership initiatives; celebrating a legacy of youth empowerment which began in 1981 with the Afro-American Children’s Theatre (A.A.C.T.), and a chance to support the next 30 years of this empowerment effort.

Porch Productions is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based production company which creates staged theatre for youth and young adults. We specialize in producing original works for the stage and artist management for youth and adults. Our desire is that each performer gain enriching values and skills to enhance their lives on and beyond the stage. The company was founded in 2005 with an emphasis on presenting and promoting artistic opportunities for youth age 5-21.

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Enter on Trade or 5th 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.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

The Booth Playhouse is located on the upper level of Founders Hall.  Take the Bank of America Center Parking Garage elevator to the 6th level.  Go through the Bank of America Center and cross the overstreet walkway into Founders Hall.  The Booth Playhouse will be on your immediate right.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • 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 in the Booth Playhouse, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 5th and College Streets.


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 the Booth Playhouse, 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 the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance

Group Sales

Pricing for Groups of 10 or more