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UPCOMING EVENTS AT BPAC

This event page lists performances that are produced by BPAC,

our designated Partner arts organizations, and select other events.

It is not a complete, exhaustive list of every event in BPAC's venues.

BPAC does not operate an in-person box office on campus with regular hours.

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BPAC 2023-2024 Season NOW ON SALE!

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5 Mainstage Events

6 Family Fun Events

3 Comedy Events

 

Music, Magic, Theatre, Dance, Comedy--it's all here in BPAC's 2023-2024 Season! From Grammy Award-winning icons like The Gatlin Brothers to the legendary Paul Taylor Dance Company to the Saturday songs we all grew up with on Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Ruth Pauley Lecture Series
Fall 2023

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Dr. Reide Corbett - Oct. 19

Bill Lucas - Nov. 9

 

The acclaimed Ruth Pauley Lecture Series continues with a trio of exciting speakers in Fall 2023.

 

DR. REIDE CORBETT will speak about "Climate Change and the NC Coast" on October 19; and Bill Lucas will talk about "The Mandela-DeKlerk 'Miracle'" November 9.

BPAC Mainstage Series
Larry, Steve & Rudy:
The Gatlin Brothers

Gatlin Brothers

Saturday, September 30 

7:00 pm

Owens Auditorium

Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers are Grammy award-winners who have dazzled audiences for more than sixty-seven years. They have accrued a Grammy for Best Country Song (“Broken Lady”), three ACM awards for Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), and Album of the Year (Straight Ahead). The Brothers have accumulated 7 # 1 Singles, 32 Top 40 Records, 24 Studio Albums and 5 BMI “Million-Air” Awards.

They have entertained audiences in venues and stages all over the world from the Grand Ol’ Opry to Carnegie Hall. They have performed for the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards, and the People’s Choice Awards.

Now they'll be live and in person at BPAC for one night only to open our Mainstage Series!

Meng Su

Classical Guitar

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Thursday, October 5

7:00 pm

McPherson Theater

Your ears and your heart will thrill to the classical guitar sounds of multifaceted guitarist Meng Su, who has captivate audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. 

 

New York Concert Review called her performance “seemingly effortless and stunningly polished…. Add to that a beautiful – and fashionable! – stage presence, and she is poised to be in high demand,” while Classical Guitar Magazine wrote that “she has already reached the status of a seasoned artist.”

Imagine Youth Theater
Sweeney Todd - School Edition

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Saturday, October 21  7:00 pm

Sunday, October 22   2:00 pm

Owens Auditorium

Attend the dark, witty, and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century London.

"Sweeney Todd" has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical) for its Broadway premiere and eight more Tony Awards for its 2023 Revival (including Best Musical Revival). Adapted here for high school performers in Sweeney Todd School Edition, Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences.

BPAC Family Fun Series
The Velveteen Rabbit
Virginia Repertory Theatre on Tour

Velveteen Rabbit

Sunday, November 5 

3:00 pm

Owens Auditorium

By Thomas Hammond

Music and Lyrics by Ron Barnett

 

The power of play and childhood fantasy, the pure light of unconditional love –these timeless forces illuminate this faithful rendering of Margery Williams’ tale of friendship and the passing of time.  A lovely score and detailed period costumes will transport you back to the beginning of the last century to experience a particular innocence and wisdom that have much to say to our present culture of instant gratification and disposable friends. 

 

(K - 5)  Art, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading, English History

BPAC Comedy Series
Moody McCarthy

Moody McCarthy

Friday, October 13

7:00 pm

Owens Auditorium

Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and the Letterman Show.  He can also be heard on SiriusXM.  He’s also been featured on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing, but gets asked more about his "House Hunters" episode.

Moody’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite.  Couple that with a disarming stage presence & in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers.


Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!

BPAC Family Fun Series
A Christmas Carol
Virginia Repertory Theatre on Tour

A Christmas Carol Scrooge and Spirit

Sunday, December 3

3:00 pm

Owens Auditorium

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Steve Perigard

Music and Lyrics by Paul Deiss

 

Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, this adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas.  All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.

 

(K-8)  Family Ties, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading, English, History

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