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"Whose Festival Is It Anyway?" with TommorowQuest, Southern Ladies of Snatchery, Blank Slate & ImprompTue

Sep 29 , 2018 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts, The Comedy Zone, Queen City Comedy

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"Whose Festival Is It Anyway?" with TommorowQuest, Southern Ladies of Snatchery, Blank Slate & ImprompTue

Sep 29 , 2018 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts, The Comedy Zone, Queen City Comedy

Part of The Queen City Comedy Experience.

Whose Festival Is It Anyway?

The Queen City Comedy Experience brings together the funniest acts from across the Carolinas!  Come see the best groups from Columbia, SC, Greenville SC, Asheville NC, and hometown favorites ImprompTue.

Tomorrowquest Theatre has been entertaining Columbia, SC for 4 years with a free monthly comedy variety show at Art Bar. They've also been featured in the Charleston Comedy Festival and the Gatlinburg Improv Festival. Their shows feature a mix of improv, original sketches, stand up comedy, and games where lucky audience members can win prizes.

Blank Slate

Blank Slate is a curious mix of mammals who use long-form improv and narrative to transport an audience to another place; preferably a funnier one.  

Southern Ladies of Snatchery

The Southern Ladies of Snatchery are friends brought together to dish their Snatchiest bits. Don't worry y'all, we're Southern Belles with hearts of gold. This scripted show navigates the wonders and woes of being women. Come see a show filled with hilarious observations of life's quirky struggles. You'll laugh, you'll cry, y'all will be grinning like a possum eatin' a sweet tater. 


ImprompTue is a Charlotte based improv variety showcase put on by a group of highly energetic innovative thinkers who come together and blend their individual skills to entertain the crowd. This showcase incorporates debating segments, improvisational games, situational skits, and performance challenges with voluntary audience cooperation and participation. This gives our crowd a chance to be competitive, relate minds, and be completely random in a lively non judge-mental setting for adults/kids of all ages and backgrounds.

The funniest acts from around the corner and across the country are coming together for one hilarious weekend. The Queen City Comedy Experience is more than just a festival -- it's three days chock-full of audience participation, sidesplitting stand-up, wacky improv and much, much more. If you're expecting the jokes your dad cracks on every family trip, buckle up. This is going to be one wild ride.

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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.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door 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 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
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.