Four popular Broadway musicals hit the stage at historic Ovens Auditorium this season

September 20, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Ovens Auditorium, located in the East Charlotte neighborhood just outside of Uptown Charlotte, will host four hit Broadway musicals this season presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts.

“In partnership with Blumenthal Performing Arts, it is an honor to continue our 60-year tradition of hosting hit Broadway musicals at Ovens Auditorium,” says Bojangles’ Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium General Manager Cathy Buchhofer. “We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to these popular Broadway shows at our historic venue this season.”

Blumenthal’s 2017-18 PNC Broadway Lights Series kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. with On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical at Ovens Auditorium. Below is the full lineup of Broadway shows at Ovens Auditorium during the 2017-18 season.





On Your Feet!

Tuesday, Oct. 31-Sunday, Nov. 5

PNC Broadway Lights

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Les Misérables 

Wednesday, Dec. 13-Sunday, Dec. 17

Encore Series

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School of Rock

Tuesday, Jan. 9-Sunday, Jan. 14

PNC Broadway Lights 

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Tuesday, April 17-Sunday, April 22

Encore Series

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While season tickets for the 2017-18 PNC Broadway Lights Series at Belk Theater are sold out, individual tickets for On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical and School of Rock are still available due to the larger seating capacity at Ovens Auditorium. Patrons may also purchase Encore Series season tickets, which includes five Tony Award-winning musicals including Les Misérables and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as well as other season ticket holder benefits. 

View the full schedule for the Blumenthal Performing Arts 2017-18 PNC Broadway Lights Series at and the 2017-18 Encore Series at

Open since 1955, Ovens Auditorium is a historic performing arts venue in Charlotte. The venue has hosted hundreds of Broadway musicals since 1957—the first was Pajama Game in January of that year. Other Broadway shows that have graced the stage throughout the years include The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Chicago, Cats, The Wizard of Oz and Wicked —the latter of which was sold out in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2016. 

Additional upcoming events at Ovens Auditorium include Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30; Shopkins Live! on Friday, Oct. 6; Old Crow Medicine Show on Wednesday, Oct. 18; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert Oct. 20-22; and Evanescence on Saturday, Oct. 28, among others. View the full schedule of events at

High-resolution photos of the 2017-18 Broadway shows at Ovens Auditorium are available for media use here.

About Ovens Auditorium
Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit
About Blumenthal Performing Arts
Blumenthal Performing Arts serves the Carolinas as a leading cultural, entertainment and education provider. For more information, call 704-372-1000 or visit Blumenthal Performing Arts receives operating support from the Arts & Science Council and North Carolina Arts Council. Blumenthal Performing Arts is also supported by PNC Bank, sponsor of the PNC Broadway Lights series.

Individual tickets on sale now for select shows from the 2017-18 PNC Broadway Lights Series and Encore Series, including Tony Award-winner Les Misérables