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BiRDMAN - Film + Live Drum Score

Oct 30 , 2016 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

Prices begin at $15.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

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BiRDMAN - Film + Live Drum Score

Oct 30 , 2016 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

Prices begin at $15.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

The visually stunning 2015 Oscar winner for Best Picture by maverick director Alejandro Inarritu stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage. For this special performance, the film will be accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez, recreating his explosive, Golden Globe-nominated score that provides the heartbeat of the film. 

With a supporting cast that includes Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Stone, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a kinetic film experience that plays like a single, continuous sequence of events, with Sanchez’s drums supplying the energy and drive that underlines the emotional weight of the story and perfectly expresses the restless, desperate intensity of the characters. 

Antonio Sanchez is one of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers in jazz, performing regularly with a jaw-dropping  list of greats including Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez, Miguel Zenon, Donny McCaslin and Michael Brecker. Since 2000, he has been the drummer of choice for 20-time GRAMMY winning guitar God Pat Metheny, touring the world and appearing on eight acclaimed recordings with the guitarist. Sanchez has released four albums as a leader, including the new recording with his Migration band, The Meridian Suite.

“A triumph on every creative level” – Variety

“A gripping tour de force “ – Reuters

“Mr. Sanchez emerged as one of the standout jazz drummers on the contemporary scene, a polyrhythmic ace attuned to the subtlest dynamic fluctuations” – The New York Times

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Performance Schedule

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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.

Accessibility

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.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

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.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
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

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