August 23, 2022

Charlotte Performing Arts Center announces its 2022-23 season of events

Many exciting shows are planned, tickets are available now through the CPAC box office

The Charlotte Performing Arts Center is up and running for another season of must-see events!  This season brings many new and exciting things, as well as some past favorites, to the CPAC stage. 

Kicking off the season on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7PM is the return of Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute!  Sounds of Summer is a tribute show based in Southern Indiana that includes over 30 familiar hits and tells the story of America’s band - the Beach Boys. These four incredibly talented guys have known each other since grade school and shared a love of 1960’s music and Beach Boys’ harmonies. The band has been playing across the nation since 2015, delivering audiences an authentic look and sound, taking them back to memories of the 1960s. Sounds of Summer has received praise for staying true to the Beach Boys sound and had the privilege of playing a live hour-long special on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” on September 2016. This show isn’t just fun…it’s fun, fun, fun! Tickets are $25 Adult and $20 Student/Senior (62+), and are ON SALE NOW! Seating is reserved.

The Edwards Twins return to CPAC on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7PM with The Ultimate Variety Show! Remember all the wonderful Variety shows we all grew up on in the 70’s & 80’s?  Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. Anthony & Eddie Edwards use state of the art make-up to look and sound like the superstars of today and yesterday. All your favorite legendary Superstars come alive in SUPER STARS ON STAGE THE ULTIMATE VARIETY SHOW. The NBC Today show says “it’s of the most extraordinary shows we have ever seen.” Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Olivia Newton John, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Frankie Valli, Tom Jones, and many more hosted by THE EDWARDS TWINS FROM LAS VEGAS. All live vocals. Tickets are $25 - $40 (based on seats selected) and are ON SALE NOW!  Seating is reserved.

The CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY BAND returns for two concerts this season, Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM.  Advance tickets are $8 Adult and $5 Student/Senior (62+).  All tickets are $10 at the door.  Seating is general admission. Tickets will go on sale September 12!

The Charlotte High School Drama Department will perform Elf: The Musical in November.  Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Performances are November 18 – 20, 2022. Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm, and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  Advance tickets are $12 Adult, $10 Senior (62+), and $6 Student/Child.  All tickets are $15 at the door on the day of the performance. Seating is reserved.  Tickets will go on sale September 12!

The Gambler Returns: The Ultimate Kenny Rogers Tribute Show comes to the performing arts center on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm.  Join us as, award winning country recording artist Alan Turner, recreates the magic of a night with Kenny in the Ultimate Kenny Rogers Tribute Show, The Gambler Returns. This full band top production show will take you on a musical journey through the career of an American Icon and Legend that sold over 120 million albums worldwide and racked up some 24 No.1 hits (including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me” and so many more). Audiences leave the performance wanting more. Tickets are $20.00 Adult, $17.00 Student/Senior (62+).  Seating is reserved.  Tickets will go on sale September 12!

Your Holiday Season will be complete with a performance by the LANSING CONCERT BAND on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 Adult and $5 Student (through age 18).  Children 5 & under are FREE (ticket required).  Seating is General Admission.  Tickets will go on sale September 12!

A new addition to the CPAC programming is the Arts for Youth Prelude Choir.  Under the direction of Zach Everly, CPS Director of Choirs, this community youth choir will perform its debut concert on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:00 PM.  Advance tickets are $8.00 Adult, and $5.00 Student/Senior (62+). All tickets are $10.00 at the door on performance day.  Seating is general admission.  Tickets will go on sale September 12! For those in Grades 4 – 8 that are interested in joining the Prelude Choir, visit our website at to sign up for an audition time!

Back by popular demand, Three Men & a Tenor return to the CPAC stage on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm.  Great pop vocal music, quick-witted humor and overall likeability make THREE MEN and a TENOR a unique show experience that cannot be matched.  3MT was voted “The Best Entertainment in Michigan” 4-times in 2017, 2016, 2011, and 2006, and was runner up in 2018.  As one of their feature tours, 3MT toured Germany to perform at 12 different US Military Bases for our troops and their families as well as singing in the rooms of soldiers at Landstuhl Hospital in Ramstein.  THREE MEN and a TENOR has regularly sold-out shows at performing arts centers, theatres, and festivals and fairs for over 26-years with a powerful blend of vocal harmonies and feel-good music for all ages. Featuring a performance with the CHS Chorale. A group discount is available for orders of 10 or more tickets.  Seating is reserved.  Tickets are $25.00 Adult, $22.00 Senior (62+), and $15.00 Student.  Tickets will go on sale September 12!

In early February, the Arts for Youth Onstage Experience presents DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.  The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. Performances are February 3, 2023 & February 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM, and February 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM.  Advance tickets are $10.00 Adult, $8.00 Student/Senior(62+).  All tickets are $12.00 at the door on the day of the performance.  Seating is reserved.

The CHS Drama department takes the stage again on March 17 & 18, 2023 with its Spring Play, Harvey.  Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all. Advance tickets are $10 Adult, and $8 Student/Senior (62+).  All seats are $12 at the door.  Seating is reserved.

Our final professional show of the season features vocalist Ryan DeHues with guest Marla Moore performing songs from the Great American Songbook on Saturday, May 6, 2023.  DeHues’ voice is one of a kind – a voice you cannot and will not ignore, and one you will want to hear again and again.  DeHues and Moore are two of today’s new breed of great singers who give the old music new style with a modern flair and dynamic delivery.  DeHues puts modal groove versions of Sublime into his act, right next to a Sinatra standard, followed by a gem resurrected from the back pages of Susanne Vega.  He is the epitome of suave yet exciting new artists that are giving new meaning to The Great American Songbook and classic songs of yesterday. Tickets are $20.00 Adult, $17.00 Student/Senior (62+).  Seating is reserved.  Tickets will go on sale September 12!