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Blumenthal’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 10, 2014

Are you looking for a unique gift idea this holiday season? Is your list of friends and family full of entertainment lovers? Have you been meaning to treat yourself to something special? Blumenthal Performing Arts could be your one-stop shop to check several gifts off your list!

As a bonus, many of our shows are included in our Very Merry Holiday Special, which allows you to secure FREE parking for each show purchased now through Jan. 1.

With so many exciting shows on our calendar, there’s something for everyone. Plus, Blumenthal gift certificates are available if you’re unsure of which show to buy. Let’s take a closer look at Blumenthal’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

  • The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible: Featuring seven of the world’s most mind-bending illusionists, this high-octane show just opened on Broadway to packed houses and is perfect for any magic lover on your list!
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Is someone on your list an avid “American Idol” fan? This show is the perfect gift for them. Featuring “American Idol” alum and husband-and-wife duo DianaDeGarmo and Ace Young, thisfamily-friendly classic is sure to bring joy to anyone!

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat National Tour 2014

    Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Annie: The story of orphan Annie seems to be the most popular gift on our list this year. It’s perfect for any age! There’s also lots of buzz surrounding Annie due to the feature film starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx set to be released later this month.
  • Motown The Musical: If someone on your list loves the sounds of The Temptations, The Supremes or Jackson 5, we have the perfect gift! This hit musical tells the story of the rise of Motown Records and features classic Motown tunes like “My Girl,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
  • Dirty Dancing: Fellas, if you want to treat her to romance this Christmas, get her tickets to watch the ultimate chick flick come to life on stage! And remember, nobody puts Baby in a corner.
  • Jay Leno: The legendary late-night TV host and comedian performs in Belk Theater this May for one night only. Perfect for anyone who likes to laugh!
  • The Peking Acrobats: Chinese drumming, contortionists, gymnastics, juggling and high-tech special effects combine to create the perfect gift for any kid on your holiday list!
  • Audra McDonald: Audra McDonald broke records when she won for the sixth time at this year’s Tony Awards. She’s performing in Knight Theater in February, and tickets to this show would make a great gift for Broadway enthusiasts!
  • Dancing Pros: Live!: If you know someone who’s obsessed with dance and watches “Dancing with the Stars” or “So You Think You Can Dance” religiously, don’t let them miss this unique show featuring dancers from both TV reality competitions, host AlanThicke and a live audience vote.


    Dancing Pros: Live!

  • The Time Jumpers: Perfect for any country music fan, The Time Jumpers includes Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Dawn Sears and Ranger Doug Green!
  • An Evening With Garrison Keillor: The iconic host of “Prairie Home Companion” returns to Belk Theater this March. This is the perfect gift for any NPR listener on your list!
  • CHITA: A Legendary Celebration: Celebrate the career of Broadway legend and the original Anita in “West Side Story,” Chita Rivera, with her intimate performance in McGlohon Theater!
  • Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra: Looking to try something fresh and fun? Renowned for their winning combination of charming humor, the disarmingly small ukulele, and sublime musicality, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is the right ticket.
  • Dixie’s Tupperware Party: The fast-talking, in-your-face, hair-up-to-heaven Tupperware saleswoman from Alabama returns to Booth Playhouse to host a Tupperware party to trump all Tupperware parties. The Charlotte Observer called it “highly entertaining and hilarious” and “The Today Show” said “it’s not your grandmother’s Tupperware party!”
  • Blumenthal Gift Certificate: A Blumenthal gift certificate makes the perfect gift! You can customize your certificate for any amount and include a personal message. And you also have the option to print-at-home, so you can literally have your gift in hand as soon as you complete your order. Click here to purchase.

VeryMerry_300x250Don’t forget, get FREE parking with any of the shows listed above through our Very Merry Holiday Special, now through Jan. 1 only. Other participating shows include Mamma Mia; Pippin; Potted Potter; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Cassandra Wilson; Manhattan Transfer; Glen Hansard; Hannibal Buress; Martha Graham Dance Company; and more! Click here for details and tickets.


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