Noel and Maria: Home for the Holidays
Yuletide Favorites Sung by the Fire
DateDec 4, 2019
Ticket PricesPrices begin at $25.00
On SaleOn Sale Now
Special OffersAdvance Student Rush Offer for Noel and Maria: Home for the Holidays
GroupsGroups of 10+ receive 10% off, plus one complimentary ticket.
Celebrate the sounds of the season with world-traveling band leader Noel Freidline and acclaimed actress/vocalist Maria Howell at the historic McGlohon Theater. From traditional Christmas carols to cozy winter favorites sung by the fire, this festive yuletide concert is sure to delight the entire family.
Noel & Maria
Noel Freidline and Maria Howell define chemistry. Musically they breath as one, communicating almost telepathically as they explore and re-interpret some of the best music of the last 80 years. Always approaching the music from “the left,” Noel and Maria have made a name for themselves as they offer listeners something they have heard, but that they have never heard before. Combine this fresh musical approach with a rapport and witty banter that harkens back to the days of the Rat Pack, and you have Noel and Maria in their element: on stage, thrilling an audience at every turn.
A pianist, vocalist, educator and raconteur, Freidline has recorded 9 CDs, performed at jazz festivals as diverse as the Jacksonville (FL) Jazz Festival to the Bethlehem (PA) Musikfest to the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, has performed from Birdland in New York, to Hilton Head’s The Jazz Corner, held down a three-year house band position at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and performed for actress Julia Roberts’ surprise 35th birthday party. A lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Noel is the creator and Artistic Director for a number of concert series including Baker & Baker presents (Columbia, SC), Noel Freidline and Friends Concert Series (Jacksonville, FL), NorthStone Music Series (Charlotte, NC), and the 73 & Main Third Thursday Series (Mt. Pleasant, NC). Noel has composed music for ESPN, ABC and the Walt Disney Company.
Mere words can only capture the refrain of actress and vocalist Maria Howell’s awesome talent and stage presence. As an actress Howell has appeared in the feature films The Color Purple, The Hunger Games, The Blind Side, and Hidden Figures as well TV’s “Revolution,” “Devious Maids,” and “Saints and Sinners.” As a vocalist Maria has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Najee, George Howard, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson, Nancy Wilson, lyricist Tim Rice and Marvin Hamlisch, among others.
Directions & Parking
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
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
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 arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square seats 730 and has become a showplace for live performances.
Uptown’s only historic theater, McGlohon Theater was originally the First Baptist Church sanctuary. The venue was carefully restored and opened in 1980. With its stained glass windows and Byzantine dome, this historically designated space makes each event a memorable experience. McGlohon Theater features the orchestra (stage) level and the balcony level.
The theater is named in honor of the late, legendary jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon of Charlotte.