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Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Charlotte!


Check out these summer theater picks for Charlotte!

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare – May 31 – June 17— Directed by Matt Cooper, uptown at The Green. Free with suggested donation. Produced by Collaborative Arts Theatre

CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS: 8 MISBEHAVIN' - June 8-30 – Booth Playhouse - Broadway meets Saturday Night Live meets Charlotte in CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS!  Returning for their eighth edition, the creative team of Mike Collins and BrIan Kahn collaborate with the area’s most talented singers, dancers, actors and egomaniacs to parody pop-culture, politics, sports and our beloved Queen City. From the Cam Newton to the Democratic National Convention, nothing is sacred!

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – June 26-July 1 – Belk Theater – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

NATIONAL POETRY SLAM – August 7-11 – Blumenthal Performing Arts - More than 1,000 people from across the country will come to Charlotte in early August for the largest team performance poetry event in the world, the National Poetry Slam (NPS). Hosted by Blumenthal Performing Arts, SlamCharlotte and Poetry Slam Inc. (PSI), NPS 2012 will bring 72 teams from North America together from August 7-11 to compete for the national championship. Over the course of these five days, Blumenthal Performing Arts will use all of its campuses to host the 46 official bouts that make up nationals (40 Preliminary Bouts, 4 Semi-Finals, 1 Group Piece Finals and 1 NPS Finals), culminating with the National Poetry Slam Finals on Saturday, August 11 at the Knight Theater.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare — August 15-26 at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. Produced by Collaborative Arts Theatre.




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Linda Ann Watt Linda Ann Watt is a member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA and owns Corlin Productions, a union franchised production house. Through Corlin Productions, Watt has written and directed film, television, documentaries, commercials and educational programs with celebrity guests including Betty White, Nell Carter, Dom DeLuise, Aaron Neville, Tippi Hedren and Sid Caesar. Watt teaches two acting & scene study classes at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center—the Master Class using "Method" techniques and the Workshop Advanced for working actors, directors and writers. Watt has been a recipient of a Grass Roots Arts Project (GAP) Grant 2008-2012, awarded through the Union County Community Arts Council (UCCAC) and the North Carolina Arts Council for an Enrichment Arts Program teaching acting and filmmaking & editing to youth, coordinated though Union County Public School (UCPS). Watt produces lectures featuring entertainment industry and celebrity guests for the Charlotte community. As a past executive board member of Women In Film in Los Angeles, Watt chaired and produced the Academy Awards© Viewing Party four consecutive years, which became an annual top Hollywood event. Watt has appeared in movies, television stage and national commercials. Watt is presently in post-production with her children’s series for Funny Productions, a division of Corlin Productions and she has been asked to direct a feature film "Thirty Day Promise" in late summer. For more information:

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