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Celebrating Big Dreams: Starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Special Guests

Nov 14 , 2017 · BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Prices begin at $25.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Celebrating Big Dreams: Starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Special Guests

Nov 14 , 2017 · BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Prices begin at $25.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

“Celebrating Big Dreams”, an original show featuring Tony Award winner and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. kicks off Blumenthal’s 25th Anniversary celebration on Nov. 14.

“This evening begins a year- long party to celebrate the dream of building a performing arts center in Charlotte, and all the remarkable dreams realized in our first 25 years,” said Blumenthal President/CEO Tom Gabbard.  “We look forward to working with Leslie Odom, Jr. who will headline a remarkable evening of entertainment.”

The performance features Mr. Odom and special guests performing an array of music from Broadway, jazz and popular music.

A video created for the night will highlight the people and campaign to build the performing arts center, as well as a look back at favorite memories from the first 25 years.

Presented to the community by 25th Anniversary Sponsors: Barings, Dale F. Halton Foundation, The Doctor Family Foundation and Wells Fargo, Celebrating Big Dreams will also feature some of Charlotte’s own stellar talent, with several former winners from Blumenthal’s acclaimed Blumey Awards  for Excellence in High School Musical Theater joining Odom to create a one-of-a-kind night of entertainment and a stellar opening to Blumenthal’s 25th Anniversary Season.

A triple-threat talent, Odom is best known for originating the Tony-winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway's Hamilton and for his role in the TV series “Smash.” His recent self-titled album hit No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. Odom also performed this summer with the Boston Pops as part of its renown July Fourth celebration and was featured in the 2016 Kennedy Center Spring Gala. Broadway World says of Odom’s recent concert at the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida, “This is a concert that will entertain the young and young at heart as well as a cross section of music lovers who savor the silky tones of jazz, the energetic vibe of rap and the pleasure of just plain good music.”

A special 25th Anniversary VIP Package is available for this kickoff event. The VIP package includes premium seating for the show, plus a 25th Anniversary Preshow VIP Party with dinner buffet and open bar, and a post-show desserts party and champagne toast. Select VIP level for this package.

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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
Entrances at:   150 N. College St.
                      290 E. 5th St.

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

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
  • Limited booster seats available at Belk Theater.

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. A wheelchair accessible "unisex" restroom on the Belk Theater's Grand Tier level accommodates persons who may need assistance from a spouse or companion of the opposite sex. Ask an usher for the location.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Belk Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of Tryon and 5th Streets or valet parking on Tryon. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performance to make these arrangements.


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. For Belk Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Belk Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

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. There will be one Sign Interpreted and Audio Described performance in each Broadway Lights engagement on a Sunday at 2pm.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance. In Belk Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located in the Grand Tier.

Communication Devices
TTY/TOO is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Belk Theater near the entrance from Founders Hall.

Group Sales

10% for groups of 10+, with one (1) comp ticket