GPAC announces 2024-25 Professional Artist Series

he Dance Alive National Ballet will present "Swan Lake"
The Dance Alive National Ballet's "Swan Lake" is part of GPAC's 2024-25 Professional Artist Series lineup

The Givens Performing Arts Center on The University of North Carolina campus at Pembroke is announcing its 2024-2025 Professional Artist Series, featuring a diverse lineup of concerts, musicals and magic shows perfect for the whole family.

The season opens on September 9 with "Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA." Endorsed by ABBA, the show is renowned as "the best ABBA show in the world" by fans. The production includes stunning costumes, dynamic stage performances and all of ABBA's greatest hits, including "Mama Mia," "Dancing Queen" and "Take A Chance."

On October 4, Mike Super, a finalist on America's Got Talent and winner of NBC's "Phenomenon," will bring his world-class magic show to GPAC. The award-winning magician has dazzled audiences all over the world and he's appeared on popular TV shows like "Ellen" and "Penn & Teller's "Fool Us."

Standup comedian Tim Shropshire will keep audiences laughing on October 25 during UNCP Homecoming celebrations.

In time for the holidays, the Broadway production of the beloved TV Classic "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" returns to GPAC on November 18. 

The UNCP Music Department's 16th annual Holiday Extravaganza returns on December 5. Proceeds will support music scholarships at UNC Pembroke. 

The Czech National Philharmonic Orchestra will grace the GPAC stage on January 28 for their U.S. tour. Following this, the Dance Alive National Ballet will present "Swan Lake" on February 28.

Broadway fans can look forward to the spring season at GPAC. On March 21, GPAC presents the critically acclaimed new musical "Disenchanted!" 

The Broadway musical The Simon & Garfunkel Story will take the stage on March 28. It will share the journey of the legendary music duo and the songs that made them icons. 

The season concludes April 27 with "Menopause The Musical 2." This hilarious parody, set to classic tunes from the '60s through the '80s, will have everyone cheering and dancing in the aisles. 

To see the entire season lineup and learn about other GPAC events, visit or call 910.521.6361. You can also follow GPAC on social media on Facebook and Instagram. Season subscriptions are available now through the GPAC Box Office. Individual ticket sales will be announced online and through the GPAC Email Club.