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Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC), on the campus of UNCP


September 2018

Magic Variety Show

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Jessica Jane and Niels Duinker Prepare to be spellbound, charmed and entertained by this magical duo! Jessica Jane appeared on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on the CW Network and has performed in over 2,500 shows at Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge, TN. She is considered one of the best fire-eaters in the country. Niels Duinker is a comedy juggler from the Netherlands and holds 7 Guinness World Records and is a 3-time recipient of the “Variety Act of the Year” award. Together, they entertain with juggling acts, grand illusions, dangerous escapes and more - all with a flair of comedy and lots of audience participation. See them live during UNCP Family Weekend. There’s a chance YOU may end up being a part of the show.  Purchase tickets at the box office or on line at www.uncp.edu/resources/givens-performing-arts-center  

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October 2018

Fayetteville Sympony Orchestra

A NIGHT OF JOHN WILLIAMS! Come early for a pre-concert talk with the musicians. From the iconic melodies of the Star Wars saga, Harry Potter and E.T. to the patriotic strains of Saving Private Ryan, the music of John Williams is adored the world over. Experience these masterpieces and many more performed in concert with your Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. This program will also include music from Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Contact GPAC website for purchasing tickets and/or at the box office on location.

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Comte Dracular

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A New Musical Drama by Mark Andersen Join us this Halloween season for the world premiere of Comte Dracula, a new musical drama by award - winning composer of classical and Broadway music, Mark Andersen. Hear thrilling voices, accompanied by a live orchestra. Conducted by Mark Andersen, directed by Jonathan Drahos, with choreography by Carolanne Marano. Visit the GPAC website for purchasing tickets or purchase at the theatre's box office.

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November 2018

Holiday Extravaganza

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Proceeds go to support music scholarships. Celebrate the holidays with a musical extravaganza that places the talents of many of UNCP's students and faculty on full display. Come enjoy uplifting renditions of holiday favorites performed by university choirs, ensembles and more!  Visit the GPAC website to purchase tickets or purchase at the theatre's box office. This family-friendly event features a fun sing-along of well-known Christmas carols. Come early and catch the “Tuba Christmas” mini-concert at 7:30 p.m. in front of GPAC. For more information, please contact the UNCP Department of Music at 910.521.6230 or email music@uncp.edu.

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December 2018

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph, the most famous reindeer of all, will soar off the screen and onto the stage of Givens Performing Arts Center this December! Wishing Star Productions brings to life this faithful adaptation of the classic holiday story. Rudolph and his friends, Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius, team up to help Santa save Christmas in a holly-jolly musical adventure for theater-goers of all ages! For more information regarding tickets, visit the GPAC website.

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January 2019

So Good for the Soul!

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Bring your dancing shoes and bring the whole family. This is a show for everyone!"  Sing, dance and celebrate the music of your life to songs like “My Girl”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Reach Out”, “Shop Around”, “Dancin’ In The Street”, “Stop, In The Name Of Love”, “Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Uptight” – nearly 30 non-stop hits in all!

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February 2019


February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/ It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes. For tickets, visit the GPAC website and also enjoy more information about the show.

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March 2019

Sleeping Beauty – Russian National Ballet

Over 50 dancers bring a traditional staging of the classic fairytale to life set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score. The ballet follows the original Brothers Grimm story of a princess who is cursed by a witch at the celebration of her birth to fall into a 100-year sleep when she pricks her finger on a spinning needle. In the original Brothers Grimm tale the King and Queen survive the 100-year sleep to see their daughter’s wedding to the prince. Visit the GPAC website to purchase tickets or at the box office.  

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The most famous bagpipe band in the world! It’s bagpipes. It’s rock. It’s the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a 9-piece Scottish ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboardists and drummers who have been rocking the world with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless. Hear explosive covers of your favorite songs from Amazing Grace to AC/DC, Queen, Journey, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay and more! Tickets are available on the GPAC website or at the box office.

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April 2019

The Midtown Men

They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now on their 7th national tour, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite "Sixties Hits" from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. Tickets are available at the GPAC website and at the box office.

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