Just Announced: Carolina Theatre 2012-13 Star Series

Just moments ago, Carolina Theatre president and CEO Bob Nocek announced our 2012-13 Star Series at an invitation-only special event for the theater’s Star Donors and special guests.

This exciting season features 33 outstanding performances in a variety of genres with performances currently scheduled from September through May. Highlights include performances by jazz great Dave Koz, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, singer Jane Monheit with violinist Mark O’Connor, a lecture and film with Harry Belafonte, comedy by Kathleen Madigan and Richard Lewis, and an evening of songs and stories with Carolina Theatre favorite Arlo Guthrie.

The Carolina’s tradition of great jazz continues with appearances by Bela Fleck, Jimmy Herring with Victor Wooten, and the 55th Anniversary of the Monterey Jazz tour.

Dave Koz & Friends open the holiday show season on December 1, followed by the Four Bitchin’ Babes Jingle Babes on December 8.  Natalie MacMaster returns to the Carolina with Christmas in Cape Breton and Nnenna Freelon and John Brown will bring a special Durham hometown vibe to the season.

 "It’s exciting to follow the biggest season in our history with an even bigger season launch,"  said Bob Nocek, President/CEO of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. "This lineup includes some of the greatest artists in their genres who typically play much larger venues. To offer their talents in the intimate Carolina Theatre is a joy for us."

Tickets go on sale on the following dates/times:

Friday, May 4, 10AM – All tickets are for sale to Carolina Theatre Star Donors. New donors will have immediate privileges to purchase tickets for the season.

Monday, May 7, 10AM – All ticket purchasers can buy Pick 3 (15% discount) and Pick 5 (25% discount) multi-show plans. Individual full-price tickets for VIP Legacy Boxes will also go on sale at this time. 

Friday, May 18, 10AM – All single tickets go on sale to the general public.

Carolina Star Donors can log in to MyAccount to purchase begining Friday. May 4 at 10am. Full series list.

The season includes several partnerships with area arts organizations. Duke Performances is a co-presenter of Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio as well as Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau.  The Kruger Brothers is a joint effort with the Pine Cone Council of Traditional Music. The Intergalactic Nemesis is presented in conjunction with NC COMICON, which is relocating to Durham this November. 

"As one of the Triangle’s most storied cultural institutions, we think it’s important to work with a variety of partners and find ways to attract audience and present a broad range of programs ", Nocek said. 

The season announcement is just the beginning!. More shows will be added throughout the year. 

"Some of the most exciting names are still in the works, so we encourage our fans to stay tuned for some additional major announcements," Nocek said. 


The 2012-13 Star Series

John Tesh | Sat, Sept 15 

Classic Albums Live Abbey Road | Fri, Oct 19 

Joe Klein | Thu, Oct 25 

Nosferatu with the Mallarme Chamber Players | Sun, Oct 28

Bellydance Superstars | Fri, Nov 2 

Jimmy Herring and Victor Wooten | Sun, Nov 4 

Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio co-presented with Duke Performances | Thu, Nov 8 

Jake Johannsen | Fri, Nov 9 

Loudon Wainwright III and Dar Williams | Sat, Nov 10 

The Intergalactic Nemesis, An NC COMICON event | Sat, Nov 17 

Kathleen Madigan | Fri, Nov 30 

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 2012 Tour | Sat, Dec 1 

Four Bitchin’ Babes Jingle Babes | Sat, Dec 8

Natalie MacMaster Christmas in Cape Breton | Wed, Dec 12 

Nnenna Freelon/John Brown Christmas | Fri, Dec 21 

The Kruger Brothers presented with the Pine Cone Council of Traditional Music | Fri, Jan 18 

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour | Sat, Jan 26 

Jesse Cook | Fri, Feb 1 

Jane Monheit with special guest Mark O’Connor | Sat, Feb 2 

Arlo Guthrie | Wed, Feb 6 

Cocktails with Larry Miller | Fri, Feb 8 

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes | Fri, Feb 15 

Harry Belafonte | Sat, Feb 16 

Jim Brickman | Wed, Feb 20 

Marc Broussard and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band | Thu, Feb 28 

Ron K. Brown Evidence | Sat, Mar 2 

Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile co-presented with Duke Performances | Thu, Apr 11 

Classic Albums Live Dark Side of the Moon | Fri, Apr 12.

Hugh Masekela | Sat, Apr13 

Richard Lewis | Fri, Apr 19

HAHN-BIN | Fri, May 3 

Jungle Jack Hanna | Sun, May 5 

Stanley Jordan/Kevin Eubanks | Fri, May 17 



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