TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 20, AT 10AM
"Greensboro, NC – The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro is pleased to announce six additions to the 2016-2017 Season calendar, including ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, country crooner Mandy Barnett, the Havana Cuba All-Stars, NC’s own Mipso, political satirist Mark Russell, and big band favorite The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tickets for all six shows will go on sale this Friday, May 20, at 10:00AM. (Additional Carolina Theatre shows will be announced throughout the year.)
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Tuesday, September 20, 8PM
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro is known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele. Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah. He started playing at the age of four, and his career skyrocketed with a YouTube clip of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” that went viral and received more than 13 million views.
Tickets are $59, $44, $34 or $15, depending on location. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket. A BNPresents production.
Friday, September 23, 8PM
Mandy Barnett started singing at age five in her Tennessee hometown, and she hasn’t stopped since. Her teenage portrayal of Patsy Cline in the Nashville stage show “Always . . . Patsy Cline” at the Ryman Auditorium sold out nightly and received rave reviews across the country. She soon signed with Asylum Records where she released her first album as herself, “Mandy Barnett.” The album received glowing reviews. She then went on to release the huge critical success “I’ve Got a Right to Cry.” Frequently featured on soundtracks and TV between her international tours, she has been lauded by critics for her “pipes of steel,” “big” voice, and “glorious echo,” harkening back to the all-time great leading ladies of country music.
Tickets are $45 for premium orchestra pit seating; $32.50, $27.50, $22.50, or $20, depending on location. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.
Havana Cuba All-Stars
Sunday, September 25, 7PM
Direct from Havana, Cuba! Staying true to an acoustic base, The Havana Cuba All-Stars have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, preserving the nation’s musical traditions. The band is made up of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, and is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music. This is the group’s first time touring the US and Canada.
The orchestra pit will remain open for dancing. Tickets are $42.50, $34.50, $29.50, $25, or $20, depending on location. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.
Friday, October 7, 8PM
The renegade traditionalists of Mipso are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, these four North Carolinians are touring the country to support their 2013 release, “Dark Holler Pop.”
Tickets are $35 for premium orchestra pit seating; $20 for adults, or $18 for students, seniors & military. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.
Sunday, October 30, 3PM
For more than 32 years, political satirist Mark Russell has been entertaining audiences with material ripped from today’s headlines. Russell will take the Carolina Theatre stage just as the presidential election cycle really heats up. Known for skewering Democrats and Republicans alike, Russell’s unique brand of comedy earned him the Mark Twain Award for political comedy and has made him a popular favorite on PBS. Long before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, there was Mark Russell, daring to joke and sing of the often absurd political process.
Tickets are $45 for premium orchestra pit seating; $35, $30, $25, or $20, depending on location. Students, seniors & military save $2 on all non-pit seats. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, January 14, 7PM
The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930s and ‘40s. A matchless string of hit records, the impact of radio broadcasts, and the drawing power at theatres, hotels, and dance pavilions, built and sustained the band’s popularity. Today the group is led by vocalist Nick Hilscher, with the 18-member ensemble continuing to play many of the original Miller arrangements. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.
Tickets are $27.50 for adults, or $24.50 for students, seniors & military. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.
Tickets will be available in person at the Carolina Theatre box office, by phone at 336-333-2605, or online.
Carolina Theatre of Greensboro . 310 S. Greene Street . Downtown Greensboro
Major financial support for the Caroline Theatre is provided by ArtsGreensboro."
- A Press Release