Give the gift you know they’ll love! Blumenthal Performing Arts is here to make your holiday shopping easier than ever!

Nov 27, 2023 / Blog

Many people in Charlotte and beyond count on Blumenthal Performing Arts for great entertainment, arts festivals, big Broadway shows, intimate concerts and family-friendly performances.

You can add to that list: One-stop holiday shopping! We have something – the perfect something – for everyone on your list. Visit to see the full array of plays, concerts and musicals coming up in 2024.

Here are a few suggestions:

For The Broadway Lover

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, March 19-31, 2024 at Belk Theater. The winner of 10 Tony Awards – including Best Musical – Moulin Rouge! brings the romance, eye-popping excess, glitz and glamour of the famed French cabaret to glorious life. Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling film makes for an incredible sensory experience in the theater. Directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, it’s an all-out celebration of freedom, romance and the bohemian life. Tickets start at $35.  

Message in a Bottle, April 2-7, 2024 at Knight Theater. Sting’s iconic songbook is the soundtrack to a spectacular new dance/theater production from five-time Olivier Award nominee Kate Prince. When the peaceful village of Bebko is attacked, three siblings embark on perilous journeys of survival. You’ll hear songs you know and love from 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. The dance numbers are as exhilarating as the music. Tickets start at $25.


For The Live Music Lover 


Black Notes Project, Jan. 26-27, 2024 at Knight Theater. This indoor music festival is a celebration of Black music and artistry. Two evening concerts will be accompanied by daytime family-friendly programming featuring PJ Morton, Brandee Younger, Tunde, Igmar Thomas and Revive Big Band. Sol Kitchen joins the Blumenthal as producer. Tickets start at $99 for a two-day package.


For The Comedy Lover


Paula Poundstone, March 30, 2024, Knight Theater. Known for her smart, observational humor and quick wit, Poundstone has starred in Cats, Cops and Stuff and Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard – both on HBO. She’s a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! and hosts the podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. The first female comic in its then-73rd year to perform at the White House Correspondents Dinner also wrote The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, a semi-finalist for The Thurber Prize, the highest honor for humor writing in the United States.  Tickets start at $32.50.


For Your Avant-Garde Friend


MOMIX Alice, March 14-15, 2024 at Knight Theater. MOMIX’s internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionists conjure the fantastical world of the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts in an eye-popping, gravity-defying reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Artistic Director Moses Pendleton’s inventive choreography is mesmerizing. Tickets start at $25.


For Your Hip Hop Loving Friend


Syncopated Ladies: Live, March 27, 2024 at Knight Theater. This groundbreaking all-female tap production combines the inspiring, true stories of women with intricate footwork and a high-energy vibe. It’s a celebration of sisterhood and Black girl magic with the slick production values of a music video. Emmy-nominated choreographer Chloe Arnold – discovered by the legendary dancer/choreographer Debbie Allen – created the show. Her choreography has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance, Good Morning America, The Ellen Show and more. Tickets start at $29.50.

Lastly, if you're looking for a family-friendly gift you can give (or enjoy yourself) this holiday season, consider Beetlejuice, playing at the Belk Theater from Dec. 26-31. Based on Tim Burton’s beloved film, the musical tells the story of Lydia, an unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a comically menacing demon. Under its manic surface, it’s a touching story about family, love and making the most of every Day-O! Tickets start at $35.   


Can’t decide? Blumenthal gift certificates always fit. They’re available in any amount and can be applied to the purchase of any event ticket through CarolinaTix. Visit, or call 704.372.1000.


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Article by Page Leggett