Since 1986, MainStage Morganton has consistently provided the City of Morganton, Burke County and the surrounding areas with quality entertainment and world class acts. All MainStage performances are presented in CoMMA's main theatre. Reserved seating tickets to MainStage Morganton events are available at a significantly discounted subscriber rate, saving patrons up to 43% off the Adult individual tickets rates. Single tickets vary in price depending on the type of event and seating selection.
The word is out that the best of the best of live concerts, Broadway musicals and other special stage attractions are to be found and enjoyed in Morganton at CoMMA.
From million selling records, a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business. Now, he brings his incomparable energy and talent to CoMMA in Tony Orlando’s “Great American Christmas!” Tony, accompanied by The Burke Youth Crescendo Choir, will play holiday favorites and include Orlando’s greatest hits from 50 years in show business: Candida, Knock Three Times, Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Sweet Gypsy Rose and the list goes on.
Platinum $52 Gold $50 Silver $48 Youth $37 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax
Two of CoMMA’s all-time favorites team up on one great night of music. Both SWEET POTATO PIE and PUDDINGSTONE have entertained The BackPorch and MainStage audiences and "Homegrown Christmas" makes the holidays complete. From music of the British Isles to New Grass, this promises to be a fun and joyous evening's entertainment. Join us at intermission for some real homemade 'sweet potato pie.'
Platinum $14 Gold $12
Silver $10 Youth $8
+ 6.75% NC Sales Tax
“Sends people out of the theater on an unstoppable high . . . sensational.” —The Boston Globe
“Forget about feel-good. Buddy is feel-great, leaving its audience roaring for more.” —Vancouver Sun
Now in its 25th amazing year, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" continues to thrill audiences. Viewed by more than 20 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide, “BUDDY” opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way.
“BUDDY” . . . tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs Peggy Sue, That'll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens' La Bamba, The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace and many more!
Platinum $45 Gold $42 Silver $40 Youth $30 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys front woman with a voice from another era, and you have THE HOT SARDINES. (We haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet.)
The Sardine sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. And while their roots run deep into jazz, that most American of genres, they’re intertwined with French influences via their front woman, who was born and raised in Paris (and writes songs in both languages).
The band was born when said Parisian (“Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol) met a stride piano player (bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo) at a jam session they found on Craigslist. Above a noodle shop on Manhattan’s 49th Street, they discovered a mutual love for songs from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s that no-one really plays anymore. Or if they play them, “they handle them with kid gloves, like pieces in a museum,” says Evan, underscoring a point the pair can’t stress enough: “This music isn’t historical artifact. It’s a living, breathing, always-evolving thing.”
Platinum $26 Gold $24 Silver $22 Youth $18 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Book your tickets and be part of the magic!
"Joseph is still the wittiest of Lloyd Webber's extravaganzas."
- Orlando Sentinel
“More even than Cats, it is Joseph that is ‘now and forever."
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The best kind of feel-good show, warm-hearted and irresistible."
- Sunday Times
Platinum $58 Gold $56 Silver $54 Youth $42 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax
Very few entertainers have been able to sustain a career for over fifty years and sound as great as the legendary JOHNNY RIVERS. He literally created the “Go-Go” years and put the Whisky a-Go-Go on the map on the Sunset Strip. He followed his early successes of “Memphis” and “Maybelline” with a total of 17 Gold records, two Grammys, and, 29 charted hits. “Secret Agent Man” became the signature song of his and the TV show; and his hits include “Mountain of Love”; “Tracks of My Tears”; “Baby I Need Your Lovin”;“SummerRain”; “Poor Side of Town”; “Seventh Son”; “Slow Dancin”; “Rockin’ Pneumonia”; “Midnite Special” and much more!
Platinum $49 Gold $47 Silver $45 Youth $35 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax
“VANITIES” is a laugh-out-loud comedy about the growth of a friendship among three small town women coming of age in the 1960s and ‘70s. As the audience enters the theatre the actresses are onstage at their vanity tables getting ready for the first scene, placing the show on an “automatic pilot”. The actresses return to the vanities at the end of each scene making their physical changes of the passing of time on-stage in front of the audience, timed and choreographed with the music from each period. A bittersweet comedy that is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of three regional, small town girls. In 1963, Joanne, Kathy and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged — their friendship, which once thrived on assumption as well-coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. Old-time banter rings false. Their attempts at honest conversation only show they can no longer afford to have very much in common.
“ ‘VANITIES’ Is Unnervingly Funny.” —Newsweek
“ ‘VANITIES’ Is A Brilliant, Clever Play.” —New York Post
“Uncommonly Attractive.” —New York Magazine
Platinum $35 Gold $33 Silver $30 Youth $25 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax
Are we crazy or what!!!
We’re doing it again!
THE SHOW 4 is a performance that no one knows what it is until the curtain rises. Take a chance…We promise you will be totally ecstatic at the final curtain. But it’s a secret for now…and we invite you to join in the fun of being the ‘first to know.’ SHOWS 1…2..3 were all hits! THE SHOW 4 hits the roof!
Tell your friends and take that leap of faith…you’ll be glad you did!
Platinum $32 Gold $30 Silver $28 Youth $25 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award® for "Best Musical Theater Album", “ONCE” is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, “ONCE” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, “ONCE” draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
Platinum $58 Gold $56 Silver $54 Youth $45 + 6.75% NC Sales Tax