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October 2017

Broadway and More Series: Who’s Bad: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series. Tickets: $36, $31, $21* /$26 Alumni $10 Child or Non-UNCP Student $16 Faculty or Staff $10 UNCP Students

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November 2017

Broadway and More Series: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Be amazed by this holiday spectacle with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe.  It’s a new cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas spectacular all in one! Hailed by The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload & so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.”  Sponsored by Lumbee Bank. Tickets:$41, 36, $21/$26 Alumni $10 Child or Non-UNCP Student $16 Faculty or Staff $10 UNCP Students

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On Stage for Youth Series: Chicken Dance

November 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard’s chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower’s musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play the bully. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest? Educational programs that bring the classroom to the stage! Please call the box office to make your reservations. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Please provide the name of the school, contact person and number of students and chaperones. One chaperone ticket is complimentary with the purchase of ten student tickets. Any reservation not canceled one week prior to the performance will be billed to the school. All dates and artists subject to change due to availability. Tickets are $7 for Students/ $8 for Teachers/ $10 Adults

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Museum of the Southeast American Indian presents American Indian Storytelling & Dancing for pre-K-2nd grade

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for American Indian legends with Nora Dial Stanley and traditional dance. 10:00-11:00 am UNCP Givens Performing Arts Center $1 Admission, payable in advance   To register contact GPAC at 521.6287 or 521.6361.

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December 2017

Broadway and More Series: 9th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Celebrate the holidays with a musical extravaganza that puts the talents of the many UNCP performing groups, students and faculty on full display. Virtually all of the university’s ensembles and choirs will gather to perform uplifting renditions of holiday favorites. This family-friendly event also 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. Proceeds from this concert will go to support music scholarships. Proceeds from this concert go to support music scholarships.   Tickets: $12/$12 Alumni $5 Child or Non-UNCP Student $12 Faculty or Staff $2 UNCP Student 

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January 2018

Broadway and More Series: Well Strung

Well-Strung, a New York City based string quartet, derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. Members Edmund Bagnell (1st violin), Chris Marchant (2nd violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello), and Trevor Wadleigh (viola) spend their time making new music and touring internationally. Tickets: $16 adult general admission $10 Alumni $5 Child or Non-UNCP Student $10 Faculty or Staff $5 UNCP Students

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March 2018

Broadway and More Series: Amazing Grace: The Musical

AMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. Sponsored by McDonalds - Rust Enterprises. Tickets: $41, $36, $21/$26 Alumni $16 Child or Non-UNCP Student $16 Faculty or Staff $10 UNCP Student

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Broadway and More Series: Wizard of Oz: The Musical

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage. Sponsored by Allen Orthopedics. Tickets: $41, $36, $21 /$26 Alumni $16 Child or Non-UNCP Student $16 Faculty or Staff $10 UNCP Students

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April 2018

Broadway and More Series: On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond is an American treasure. Many of us are familiar with the story through the Academy Award-winning film with Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. Others have attended one of the literally thousands of productions this extraordinary play has received over the years. Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson and performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $36, $31, $21* /$26 Alumni $16 Child or Non-UNCP Student $16 Faculty or Staff $10 UNCP Students 

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