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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 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.

Thursday November 21, 2019 - 7:30pm

 Michael Cleveland’s blistering prowess and technical fluency have marked him as a sought-after musician, leading to performances with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Tim O’Brien, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Andy Statman, and The Kruger Brothers in recent years. However, it wasn’t until 2006, when Michael formed his own band Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, in which he found the right vehicle for his musical vision, and he hasn’t rested since, constantly looking for new ways to push himself and his music forward. “He plays fearless and it’s intoxicating to play with him because he makes you play fearless,” says Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill. “He takes no prisoners but he plays with a restraint and a soul. He plays without abandon.” Clearly, the IBMA agrees as he’s their most awarded Fiddle Player of the Year with 12 wins, has won Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year six times, and fronts their 6-Time Instrumental Group of the Year. “It’s wicked to see how much music he pulls out of a bow,” continues Vince. “He’s untouchable.”

 IT’S OBVIOUS HE WAS DESTINED TO BECOME ONE OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC’S CONTEMPORARY STARS   ~ BOSTON GLOBE ~

 Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

$25                  $ 20                   $15

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Thursday December 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

“‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring — because Santa missed his house last year and he can’t let that happen again! Before you can say “Merry Christmas!” we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!

Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

$30                     $25               $20

Twas The Night Before Christmas website

   

 

Tuesday December 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.

Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School. In fact, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” at about the same time they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The 5 Browns have released 3 CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart.

The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The View, to CNN, Fox and Friends, Public Radio’s Performance Today, as well as The New York Times, Parade, People, the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday London Telegraph and Entertainment Weekly.

 Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

$50                  $45                  $40

the five browns website 

Tuesday December 31, 2019 - 9:00pm

Join us for our second annual Masquerade Party to ring in the New Year!!

 We’re pulling out all the stops with a Champagne toast at midnight, a DJ, Dancing, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and casino games.

 Dress Code: Cocktail or Costume / Masquerade Mask Mandatory

Age: 21+

 

General Admission

$30

Masquerade Website

   

Friday January 17, 2020 - 7:30pm

Leanne Morgan exudes southern charm. She is a naturally funny story teller who gives an honest look at suburban life and the challenges of keeping her husband happy while juggling kids, dogs and cheerleading camp at the same time she’s racing to get her hair highlighted, have a colonoscopy and join weight watchers for the 7th time!  Leanne will take you on a hilarious journey through motherhood and beyond as she finds comedy amidst the chaos.  

Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.”  She’s also worked with Paula Deen both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows.  Leanne was chosen by The View as one of their most hilarious housewife’s and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America.  

Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

$25                  $20                  $15

 Leanne Morgan Website

Thursday February 6, 2020 - 7:30pm

 Experience the nostalgic celebration of America’s rich movie and music history with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! Hailed as “the premier American ragtime ensemble” by The Washington Post, Peacherine takes you back in time to hear the syncopated stylings from a bygone era - ragtime, theater, and dance music, all played with zip and pep from the original historic orchestral scores. Sparkling vocal and instrumental favorites bring back to life, leaving audiences tapping their feet and humming along to classics by Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, and The Ragtime Masters. Closing the program is a silent film from the 1920s, underscored just as it was 100 years ago, with live music and sound effects!

StageOne Preshow Reception - 6:30pm

Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

$25                  $20                  $15

Peacherine

   

Thursday February 27, 2020 - 7:30pm

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).

With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”

www.colorpurple.com

Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

$65                  $60                               $50

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Friday March 20, 2020 - 7:30pm

 ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE !

In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor.  Winner of four Tony Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”  

“Pure Joy…An American In Paris is a TRIUMPH!”    New York Times

 Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

 $65                 $60                     $50

 

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Friday April 3, 2020 - 7:30pm

Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US. Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” aren’t just for the romantic at heart; “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestants turn to Edwin’s ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike.

Tier I                      Tier II                     Youth/Group

$30                         $25                         $20

 Edwin website

 

   

Sunday May 3, 2020 - 3pm

WELCOME HOME

THE SOLDIERS CAME HOME TO A NEW AMERICA

AND MADE MUSIC THAT INSPIRED THE NATION.

From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.

It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind.

When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, Donny sees a lifeline for himself and some fellow veterans that gives them the purpose they so desperately need. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.

BANDSTAND is “both a peppy celebration of can-do spirit and a more somber exploration of what American servicemen experienced when they marched home from World War II. It’s a great argument for why theater can sometimes tell a story more boldly and more viscerally” (The New York Times). “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).

Tier I                Tier II               Youth/Group

$65                  $60                     $50

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