Upcoming Shows

A Tuna Christmas

December 4 - December 22

CAST brings back its comedy classic “A Tuna Christmas” by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears with the same zany antics that make audiences roar holiday season after holiday season. Tom Ollis and Jack Utrata play more than 20 characters with 364 costume changes. Expect 1,003 laughs. The directors are Lena Olson and Michael R. Simmons, CAST’s Artistic Director.

It’s Christmas Eve in the third smallest town in Texas. TUNA Radio station OKKK on-air news personalities, Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest which is under sabotage by the “Christmas Phantom,” and the voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” — jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.

Celebrate the Holidays as only a bunch of good old boys and gals from Texas can. Oh, did we mention that ALIENS LAND ON CHRISTMAS EVE???!!!

Forget the North Pole and head to North Davidson Street as Texas comes to North Carolina this holiday season.

Performances are Dec. 4-Dec. 22, 2013.
*PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday and Thursday performances are at 7:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22.


Tickets: $28 adults; $22 seniors (60+); $18 students.
Click here for tickets or call 704-455-8542.
GroupSales@NCCAST.com or 704-968-9849.


“Petey” (Jack Utrata) and “Aunt Pearl” (Tom Ollis) visit WBTV Weekend News with Kristen Miranda. Click here to watch the video.

Wilson’s World on WCCB News Rising broadcast from CAST on Monday, Dec. 9. Click here to watch the video.


FUEL PIZZA FRIDAYS: Ticket-buyers can enjoy complimentary slices of Fuel Pizza (while supplies last)!

USO North Carolina, CAST

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11: Get $1 off any ticket price for the Dec. 11 show for each travel size toiletry item you donate at the door. Your donations will benefit USO of North Carolina. (Limit: 5 donations or $5 off ticket price. No advance sales.)


WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18: Donate pet food and receive special discounts at the door for the Dec. 18 show. The food will go to Humane Society of Charlotte. Get $1 off any ticket price for each can of cat or dog food (up to 5 cans); $5 off any ticket price for 10 pound bag of dog or cat food. (Limit $5 off ticket price. No advance sales.)

  • Tom Ollis, CAST, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, Charlotte
    Tom Ollis has been acting in and around the Carolinas for nearly 25 years and has performed in more than 50 plays. Read more...
  • Jack Utrata
    Jack Utrata made his professional Charlotte debut in CAST's production of "Recent Tragic Events." Read more...
  • Lena Olson, A Tuna Christmas, Charlotte NC, CAST, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
    Director; Sound Design; Dresser Choreography
    "A Tuna Christmas" marks Lena Olson’s directorial debut at CAST. Read more...
  • Tyler Mitchell, CAST, Charlotte NC
    Stage Manager; Light/Sound Design; Intern
    Tyler Mitchell recently graduated from Furman University, in Greenville, SC, with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Read more...