A Night of Artistic Renewal: Representation Equals Power
On Sunday April 28, 2024, immerse yourself in the transformative power of creativity at "A Night of Artistic Renewal: Representation Equals Power." This exceptional event is produced and curated by Author Dionne D. Hunter and will be hosted by the always vivacious Laheelah Hunter. Paying homage to Black History, the evening showcases a diverse array of mesmerizing talent in spoken word, dance, song, and visual artistry.
Prepare to be profoundly inspired as Emmy award winner Boris "Bluz" Rogers, Charlotte’s Inaugural Poet Laureate Junious "Jay" Ward, Aggie Poet Laureate Essence Connor-Barringer, the former Head of Poetry at the Raleigh Film Festival D.S. Will, and the award-winning poet Linda Orji grace the stage with soul-stirring spoken word performances. Adding to the captivating experience, Author Dionne D Hunter will imprint an indelible mark on your heart and soul with a powerful excerpt from her short story “I am a Dahomey Warrior!”
The artistry doesn’t end there; prepare to witness an awe-inspiring fusion of dance styles as Moving Spirits Inc., a remarkable dance company, blends modern, ballet, and African diaspora dance forms into breathtaking performances. Then marvel at the elegant Urban Ballroom choreography by Robert Wilson of Dancing with Champagne.
Let the profound messages within the music of multi-talented artists Mason Parker and Tawanna Hughes touch your soul as they serenade you. Get swept away by the extraordinary talents of the melodious saxophonist Spunk Adams, while being simultaneously captivated by the visual artwork of Aisha Thomas. Throughout this enchanting experience DJ Ron Styles will ensure that the energy never waivers.
“A Night of Artistic Renewal" is more than just a show; it's a celebration of cultural appreciation and a testament to the profound impact of artistic expression. This transformative event will ignite your imagination, engage your emotions, and leave you profoundly inspired.
We express our sincere gratitude to the Arts and Science Council for their generous contribution, enabling us to offer tickets to this remarkable event at the accessible price of $15 for adults, while children accompanied by a ticketed adult are granted complimentary admission (please reserve their seats as you purchase yours). We encourage you to secure your tickets promptly, and we recommend arriving early to secure optimal seating, as the doors will open at 4pm. Additionally, we kindly remind you to demonstrate your support for these exceptional artists by considering the purchase of mementos commemorating their splendid performances.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $10* is available for our patrons in the Bank of America Center Parking Garage.
- Entrances: 150 N. College St. and 290 E. 5th St.
The $10 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Monday-Friday. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $10 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $10 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.372.1000.*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with the arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and the screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
Bring your pre-purchased parking pass with you to the show and exchange for an exit pass or purchase your exit pass at the box office or parking stations at the show.
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 over-street walkway into Founders Hall. The Booth Playhouse will be on your immediate right.
Additional Ticket Information
Children are free, but require a ticket.
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Arts Center is located in Founders Hall and contains 434 seats in its orchestra and gallery levels.
It hosts a variety of dance, choral and other musical ensembles, as well as meetings, seminars and workshops.