Burlington, NC - The City of Burlington’s performing arts and multipurpose center, The Paramount Theater, is pleased to announce the date of its formal reopening following its closure due to the COIVD-19 pandemic. During the pandemic the theater was used for Alamance County courts, and this will be the first time it is back open to the public. The reopening is set for Friday, August 20 with a special concert by The Embers, one of North Carolina’s favorite beach bands. The show will begin at 8:00pm and tickets will be $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets will go on sale mid- July via E-tix and at the Paramount Box Office.

Community Theater group, The Gallery Players will their stage debut at the Paramount for their 2021 season with Cinderella the weekend of September 17-19 and 24-26.

Always... Patsy Cline, one of The Paramount's most requested shows, returns for a third engagement, with Ashley Flanagan as Patsy and Jane McLelland as Louise, along with "The Bodacious Bobcat Band" September 30 and October 1-2.

Alamance Children’s Theater presents Dorothy In Wonderland as their first show back to the theater the weekends of October 8-10 and 15-17.

The Last Night of the Oleander Pier, the first of four World Premiere plays to be presented by the Paramount Acting Company in the 2021-2022 season. Five people whose lives centered around a NC coastal fishing pier gather there on the night before its scheduled demolition to reflect upon their pasts, their relationships, and their uncertain futures. See this new play by Director David Anthony Wright October 21-24.

The Paramount Box Office will open its doors beginning July 19th with opportunities to purchase tickets in-person Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12pm-3pm. Tickets will be available for purchase through the E-tix platform beginning on July 19th also. Normal daily box office hours will resume in September.

“While we are open to the possibilities of smaller City or rental events during July and early August, The Embers show hosted by the Paramount Theater will mark the formal public reopening of the Paramount,” said David Wright, the Paramount Theater Director. “We appreciate the support and concern we’ve received from the local theater community during the past year and a half and intend to continue building program offerings in the future.

”The Paramount Theater is anticipating the return of non-profit groups and organizations that have presented programming at the theater in the past. The Gallery Players, Alamance Children’s Theater (ACT), Burlington Dance Center, Center of Performing Arts (COPA) and several school groups have provided high quality performances at The Paramount over the years. The Showplace of Alamance County will continue to be a home for these local productions and we look forward to welcoming their return to the theater.

Prior to the COVID closing, theater staff were working to provide more City-sponsored musical productions and concerts and those efforts in providing a diverse offering of programs at the Paramount will continue. The theater will continue its rigorous cleaning and sanitizing efforts to provide a safe environment for patrons and program participants to enjoy live performances again. Full calendar information with ticket prices, dates and additional production information will be available on our website, www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Paramount