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Broadway and More Series

2015-16 Broadway and More Series

All dates and artists subject to change due to availability.  Season subscription on sale Monday, August 3. 
Individual tickets on sale August 31.


Cirque Montage 

Cirque Montage

Friday, September 25, 8 p.m.

Cirque Montage is a show of daring and skill that defies the perception of what is impossible. Strength, flexibility and technique foster a deep appreciation for the human body. 

Cirque Montage features lizard-leaping pole climbers, a mind-boggling contortionist perched on canes, a Cyr wheel performer inside a ring like a human spoke, aerialists on silks, and an African foot jugler—as well as a bit of comedy.

Don’t miss this Vegas-style show of traditional and cutting-edge circus acts featuring former Cirque du Soleil performers. For the first time, GPAC audiences have a chance to see the performance that Los Angeles Times says “leaves the audience gasping.”

Tickets: $36, $31, $21* /$26 Alumni/$16 Child or Non-UNCP Student/$16 Faculty or Staff/$10 UNCP Student 




Flashdance, the musical

Saturday, November 14, 8 p.m.

With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. 

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll." 

In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth. 
FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).

Tickets: $36, $31, $21* /$26 Alumni/$16 Child or Non-UNCP Student/$16 Faculty or Staff/$10 UNCP Student


David Benoit


David Benoit: A Tribute to a Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday, December 5, 8 p.m.

A Charlie Brown Christmas comes alive with a performance from five-time-Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit. Accompanied by his trio, he performs holiday songs and arrangements from the Charlie Brown Christmas television specials. Benoit is also accompanied by a vocalist and will be joined by a local choir.

Tickets: $36, $31, $21* /$16 child or student/$5 UNCP Student/$16 Faculty or Staff/$26 Alumni


As a part of this great concert, Mr. Benoit would like to enlist the assistance of a local youth choir made up of up to forty (40) area 4th – 7th grade students.  This choir will be on stage with Mr. Benoit for a portion of his show and will be recognized not only in local advertising for the event but members will also be listed by name in the program for the evening.

Download a registration form here.  Return the the GPAC box office by email (, fax (910.521.6552) or in person. 




Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Thursday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.

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. 

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”  

Tickets:  $41, $36, $21/$26 Alumni/$16 Children or Students/$16 Faculty and Staff/$10 UNCP Students


Ailey 2


Ailey II

Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people.

Critically acclaimed for their stirring performances, Ailey IIs brilliant young dancers have captivated audiences for over four decades. With powerful performances rooted in a steadfast creative vision, Ailey II brings a fresh dimension to the Ailey spirit.

Tickets: $36, $31, $21* /$26 Alumni/$16 Child or Non-UNCP Student/$16 Faculty or Staff/$5 UNCP Student


The Hit Men


The Hit Men, In Concert

Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m.

A group of amazing performers, superb musicians, and superior vocalists, THE HIT MEN are hit makers of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s… members of mega-star acts and their bands including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John & Kiki Dee. This brotherhood of musicians have a friendship that dates back over 50 years. They have reunited to go out on tour again, to relive the magic they created on stages around the world and in recording studios years ago. With THE HIT MEN, you can experience a musical legacy that includes all of the great Four Seasons songs made popular again by Broadway’s Jersey Boys… and so many other memorable solid gold hits.

Tickets: $36, $31, $21*/$21 Alumni /$16 Child or Student/$16 Faculty or Staff/$5 UNCP Student

Sponsored by Lumbee Guaranty Bank.



Once, a new musical

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, 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. ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect all of us.

Tickets:  $41, $36, $31/$26 Alumni/$16 Child or Non UNCP Student/$16 Faculty or Staff/$10 UNCP Students



*$21 seats for each show may be limited visibility (obstructed view), depending on the set up of the stage for each individual show and this is not determined until the stage is set day of show. These seats are in sections 1, 5, 6 & 14.