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UpStage (formerly Wine Up) Wins 2013 BOB Award!
BEST THEATER SPACE from Charlotte Magazine!
and BEST NEW THEATER ENTREPRENEUR from Creative Loafing.
Thanks to everyone for making this possible: Charlotte Magazine, Creative Loafing, the great performers in all of our shows, and most of all, our supportive patrons!

Friday, August 29th

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA by Tennessee Williams

Presented by Citizens of the Universe
Directed by Megan Sky

In one of Tennessee Williams’ finest plays, a defrocked priest accused of having sexual relations with a teenage girl seeks shelter at a Mexican inn run by his blowsy, widowed old friend, who finds herself competing for his attention with a kindly spinster who is caring for her grandfather, an aging poet.

Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Night of the Iguana 450

08/29/2014
Open: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Adv: 10.00
Door: 15.00
Must be 21+
Friday, August 29th

The Perch Reunion Show II

Hosted by Sean Keenan

The Perch is reuniting again this year! This was without a doubt one of our best Comedy Show of 2013 and I am sure it will be great this year too!! Come out for the BEST EVER Sketch Comedy! You may never get another chance  to see The Perch  again!

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Perch

08/29/2014
Open: 10:15 PM
Show: 10:45 PM
Adv: $10.00
Door: $10.00
Must be 21+
Friday, August 29th

Friday Night Karaoke with Rachael Houdek

Come out for our Friday Night Karaoke After Party
following the- Featured Show

Hosted by Rachael Houdek
Doors will open following our featured Show, between  11:30 and 12:00 AM
****** No Cover ******

We also have a full bar with some of the best Cocktails in Charlotte.
Come out and join us for all the FUN!

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Karaoke After Party2

08/29/2014
Open: 11:30 PM
Show: 11:30 PM
Adv: No Cover
Door: No Cover
Must be 21+
Saturday, August 30th

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA by Tennessee Williams

Presented by Citizens of the Universe
Directed by Megan Sky

In one of Tennessee Williams’ finest plays, a defrocked priest accused of having sexual relations with a teenage girl seeks shelter at a Mexican inn run by his blowsy, widowed old friend, who finds herself competing for his attention with a kindly spinster who is caring for her grandfather, an aging poet.

Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Night of the Iguana 450

08/30/2014
Open: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Adv: 10.00
Door: 15.00
Must be 21+
Saturday, August 30th

The Perch Reunion Show II

Hosted by Sean Keenan

The Perch is reuniting again this year! This was without a doubt one of our best Comedy Show of 2013 and I am sure it will be great this year too!! Come out for the BEST EVER Sketch Comedy! You may never get another chance  to see The Perch  again!

Buy Tickets

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Perch

08/30/2014
Open: 10:15 PM
Show: 10:45 PM
Adv: $10.00
Door: $10.00
Must be 21+
Sunday, August 31st

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA by Tennessee Williams

Presented by Citizens of the Universe
Directed by Megan Sky

Matinee Show:  3 pm

In one of Tennessee Williams’ finest plays, a defrocked priest accused of having sexual relations with a teenage girl seeks shelter at a Mexican inn run by his blowsy, widowed old friend, who finds herself competing for his attention with a kindly spinster who is caring for her grandfather, an aging poet.

Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Night of the Iguana 450

08/31/2014
Open: 2:00 PM
Show: 3:00 PM
Adv: 10.00
Door: 15.00
Must be 21+
Sunday, August 31st

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA by Tennessee Williams

Presented by Citizens of the Universe
Directed by Megan Sky

In one of Tennessee Williams’ finest plays, a defrocked priest accused of having sexual relations with a teenage girl seeks shelter at a Mexican inn run by his blowsy, widowed old friend, who finds herself competing for his attention with a kindly spinster who is caring for her grandfather, an aging poet.

Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Night of the Iguana 450

08/31/2014
Open: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Adv: 10.00
Door: 15.00
Must be 21+
Monday, September 1st

Dusty Slay "Makin' That Fudge"

Presented by Wickedly Witty Comedy
Dusty has a smooth southern style that will make you feel so comfortable you have to laugh. It’s like cornbread telling you jokes. He’s clever, quick-witted and relatable. Slay was born in Alabama, splitting his time living in a trailer park and on a farm. One would say he was born to be a comedian… or a meth addict.

Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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dusty slay album2

09/01/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Adv: $8.00
Door: $8.00
Must be 21+
Thursday, September 4th

I AM Art: Spoken Word

Every Thursday:
Open Mic, Live Music & Feature Acts presented by:
Touch One Productions with your host,  Jaycee Cowan McField
* $10 Cover  at the Door *
– Open Mic 10:00 to 11 pm (first six people to sign up in person can perform)
– Feature Spoken Word Acts begin at 11 pm!
Feature Acts: TBA
Touch One Productions is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people through poetry

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touch1-3

09/04/2014
Open: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Adv: NA
Door: 10.00
Must be 21+
Friday, September 5th

IMPROV CHARLOTTE Comedy Show

IMPROV CHARLOTTE,  invites you to join them for, Dinner, Drinks
& Improv, at UpStage! Begin your weekend with laughter
Doors Open at 6:30 for Dinner, Show starts at 7:30
Tickets are just $5.00 and ALL the ticket proceeds go to charity!

This month’s Charity- TBA

Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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inprov3

09/05/2014
Open: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Adv: 5.00
Door: 5.00
All Ages
Friday, September 5th

Friday Night Karaoke with Rachael Houdek

Come out for our Friday Night Karaoke After Party
following the- Featured Show

Hosted by Rachael Houdek
Doors will open following our featured Show, between  9:30 and 10:00 PM
****** No Cover ******

We also have a full bar with some of the best Cocktails in Charlotte.
Come out and join us for all the FUN!

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Karaoke After Party2

09/05/2014
Open: 9:30 PM
Show: 9:30 PM
Adv: No Cover
Door: No Cover
Must be 21+
Saturday, September 6th

Burleoke! with Big Mammas House of Burlesque

Big Mammas House of Burlesque Presents:

Burleoke!

A brand new burlesque show where You Pick the Music!!
Much like Karaoke, the girls will bring their “talents”, but the audience will pick the songs! We will have a good selection of horrible music and some great music for you to choose from. This promises to be a hilarious night!

Doors at 9:30 for Dinner Reservations. Show starts at 10:00
Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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BURLEOKE BANNER2

09/06/2014
Open: 9:30 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Adv: 12.00
Door: 15.00
Must be 21+
Sunday, September 7th

The Inaugural Carolina Arts & Theatre Awards

COTU, in partnership with UpStage and Shakespeare Carolina, proudly present~
The Inaugural Carolina Arts & Theatre Awards
Hosted by Big Mamma D with Jill O’Neill on Music and David Hensley on media.

With performances by: William Jacobs (Comedy) Jenny Wright (Theatre) Hannibal the Magician (Magic The Funky Geezer (Music) and more!
Make Dinner Reservations

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Cats awards show450

09/07/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Adv: No Cover
Door: No Cover
Must be 21+
Thursday, September 11th

I AM Art: Spoken Word

Every Thursday:
Open Mic, Live Music & Feature Acts presented by:
Touch One Productions with your host,  Jaycee Cowan McField
* $10 Cover  at the Door *
– Open Mic 10:00 to 11 pm (first six people to sign up in person can perform)
– Feature Spoken Word Acts begin at 11 pm!
Feature Acts: TBA
Touch One Productions is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people through poetry

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touch1-3

09/11/2014
Open: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Adv: NA
Door: 10.00
Must be 21+
Friday, September 12th

League of Independent Theatres "One-Act Festival"

4 nights of 4 one-acts from 4 local independent theatre companies!
Sept 12th to 15th at UpStage in NoDa
Doors open at 7pm for Dinner Reservations
Shows start at 8pm
Advance online tickets $15 -or- $20 at the door.
Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Intro to LIT fb logo2

09/12/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Adv: 15.00
Door: 20.00
Must be 21+
Friday, September 12th

Friday Night Karaoke with Rachael Houdek

Come out for our Friday Night Karaoke After Party
following the- Featured Show

Hosted by Rachael Houdek
Doors will open following our featured Show, between  9:30 and 10:00 PM
****** No Cover ******

We also have a full bar with some of the best Cocktails in Charlotte.
Come out and join us for all the FUN!

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Karaoke After Party2

09/12/2014
Open: 9:30 PM
Show: 9:30 PM
Adv: No Cover
Door: No Cover
Must be 21+
Saturday, September 13th

League of Independent Theatres "One-Act Festival"

4 nights of 4 one-act plays from 4 local independent theatre companies!
Sept 12th to 15th at UpStage in NoDa
Doors open at 7pm for Dinner Reservations
Shows start at 8pm
Advance online tickets $15 -or- $20 at the door.
Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Intro to LIT fb logo2

09/13/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Adv: 15.00
Door: 20.00
Must be 21+
Sunday, September 14th

League of Independent Theatres "One-Act Festival"

4 nights of 4 one-act plays from 4 local independent theatre companies!
Sept 12th to 15th at UpStage in NoDa
Doors open at 7pm for Dinner Reservations
Shows start at 8pm
Advance online tickets $15 -or- $20 at the door.
Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Intro to LIT fb logo2

09/14/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Adv: 15.00
Door: 20.00
Must be 21+
Monday, September 15th

League of Independent Theatres "One-Act Festival"

4 nights of 4 one-act plays from 4 local independent theatre companies!
Sept 12th to 15th at UpStage in NoDa
Doors open at 7pm for Dinner Reservations
Shows start at 8pm
Advance online tickets $15 -or- $20 at the door.
Buy Tickets & make Dinner Reservations

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Intro to LIT fb logo2

09/15/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Adv: 15.00
Door: 20.00
Must be 21+
Thursday, September 18th

I AM Art: Spoken Word

Every Thursday:
Open Mic, Live Music & Feature Acts presented by:
Touch One Productions with your host,  Jaycee Cowan McField
* $10 Cover  at the Door *
– Open Mic 10:00 to 11 pm (first six people to sign up in person can perform)
– Feature Spoken Word Acts begin at 11 pm!
Feature Acts: TBA
Touch One Productions is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people through poetry

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touch1-3

09/18/2014
Open: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Adv: NA
Door: 10.00
Must be 21+
Friday, September 19th

Friday Night Karaoke with Rachael Houdek

Come out for our Friday Night Karaoke After Party
following the- Featured Show

Hosted by Rachael Houdek
Doors will open following our featured Show, between  9:30 and 10:00 PM
****** No Cover ******

We also have a full bar with some of the best Cocktails in Charlotte.
Come out and join us for all the FUN!

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Karaoke After Party2

09/19/2014
Open: 9:30 PM
Show: 9:30 PM
Adv: No Cover
Door: No Cover
Must be 21+
Thursday, September 25th

Incubator #7 Hosted by Taproot

Interdisciplinary communication, process-oriented sharing and a good ole fashioned classy party – Incubator is back! Artists from various disciplines show up, share work, and get feedback from the crowd. You show up, watch, meet new people, find new artists to support and enjoy a couple drinks and treats.

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Incubator2

09/25/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Adv: Pay at Door
Door: $5 suggested donation
Must be 21+
Thursday, September 25th

I AM Art: Spoken Word

Every Thursday:
Open Mic, Live Music & Feature Acts presented by:
Touch One Productions with your host,  Jaycee Cowan McField
* $10 Cover  at the Door *
– Open Mic 10:00 to 11 pm (first six people to sign up in person can perform)
– Feature Spoken Word Acts begin at 11 pm!
Feature Acts: TBA
Touch One Productions is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people through poetry

Click photo more info
touch1-3

09/25/2014
Open: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Adv: NA
Door: 10.00
Must be 21+
Friday, September 26th

Friday Night Karaoke with Rachael Houdek

Come out for our Friday Night Karaoke After Party
following the- Featured Show

Hosted by Rachael Houdek
Doors will open following our featured Show, between  9:30 and 10:00 PM
****** No Cover ******

We also have a full bar with some of the best Cocktails in Charlotte.
Come out and join us for all the FUN!

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Karaoke After Party2

09/26/2014
Open: 9:30 PM
Show: 9:30 PM
Adv: No Cover
Door: No Cover
Must be 21+
Saturday, September 27th

Raqs Synister II: We Are Legion

Raqs Synister
is a Theatrical Dark Fusion Bellydance event like no other. On a dark night in September I’m inviting you to face the darkness with my dance sisters and brothers as we show the world the beauty that exists within. We’re facing our demons and letting them out to play.


Make Dinner Reservations & Buy Tickets

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Raqs Synister200

09/27/2014
Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Adv: 10.00
Door: 12.00
Must be 18