Givens Performing Arts Center
Givens Performing Arts Center

Special Events and Activities



Friday, September 12
8 pm
Tickets: $16 
UNCP Student: $5
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Threefifty's music has been described as “classically influenced post-rock,” as guitarists Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick seamlessly weave their contemporary rock sensibilities into the rich fabric of classical guitar. The duo’s stylistic tendencies have expanded, with genre blurred by an intensely personal sound that is rhythmic, infectious, engaging, and at once both new and accessible.


Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black - UNCP Homecoming Act

Friday, October 24
9 pm
Tickets: $21 / $16 child or student
$16 Faculty or Staff/ $16 Alumni / $5 UNCP Student (Limit 1) 
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From his beginnings on MTV’s classic and much loved sketch show “The State” Comedy Central’s ‘Stella’ and ‘Viva Variety’, NBC’s Ed, cult classic film ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ and recently as a recurring voice on NPR’s The American Life, Michael Ian Black is one of the smartest and most acclaimed names in alternative comedy today. Don’t miss his hilarious standup comedy — live in GPAC during UNCP Homecoming Weekend!


Mamma Mia!


Thursday, November 13
7:30 pm
Tickets: $46/$41/$21* / $26 child or student
$10 UNCP Student (Limit 1) / $26 Faculty or Staff/ $31 Alumni
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MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love,  laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!