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2020-21 Virtual Season - Public Performances 

Welcome to a season unlike any other.

For the first time in our 72-year history, every audience member will have a front row seat to four spectacular shows, professionally pre-recorded in high-definition and available for streaming on demand.
Photo by John Merrick: a scene from GRIMMZ Fairy Tales, one of our four virtual performances this season.

  The stage is set for an amazing experience.
Broadway On Demand Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is proud to partner with Broadway On Demand as the curtain rises virtually on a season of stories centered in community and kindness.
  How do I get started?
  1. Purchase On Demand Access for any show using the buttons below. All streams are $21.95.
  2. Stream on your Smart TV, computer, streaming device or mobile device on demand. For information on streaming on specific devices (Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.) see bottom of page.
  3. Start, Stop, and Rewatch as many times as you want for 72 hours.
  4.   Closed-captioning is available for all streams.
You’ll need to create an account on Broadway On Demand. Don’t panic! It only takes a minute to set up, and it’s free. For tips on how to have the best viewing experience, click here. See bottom of this page for more support information.
  Share the magic with your family and friends!
You can purchase any of our streaming productions as a gift using the "Buy as Gift" buttons below. Once your purchase is complete you'll be given an access code to share with your recipient. They can activate the code anytime within the show's streaming schedule, and once activated can view the show for 72 hours.

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

December 2020

For all ages

Adapted by Michelle Hoppe-Long | From the story by Margery Williams
A child's love of his favorite toy literally brings this story to life.
A little boy awakens Christmas morning to discover a Velveteen Rabbit among his gifts. Adored at first, then cast to the toy box, the Rabbit is snubbed by the other toys for being old-fashioned. Over time, a friendship blossoms. The Velveteen Rabbit learns what it means to be truly loved by the Boy - and the smiles and tears that come from being "real". Adapted from the classic book, this poignant story has charmed generations of families and continues to be cherished by audiences today.
Themes: Becoming one's self, unconditional love, friendship
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GRIMMZ Fairy Tales

GRIMMZ Fairy Tales

January 2021

For ages 7+

By Christopher Parks, Rahsheem Shabazz, and Ron Lee McGill
Brothers put a spin on classic fairy tales in this hip-hop revelation for the younger generation.
Jay and Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White and the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Streets, and their brand new release Cinderella Remix.
Themes: Understanding and appreciation, helping others, the power of music
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My Wonderful Birthday Suit

My Wonderful Birthday Suit

February 2021

For ages 4+

By Gloria Bond Clunie
A surprise birthday party gives three children something truly amazing to celebrate - their differences.
Rainbows, moonbeams and a bit of birthday magic make for a super-fun party! But friendships are questioned when judgements and comments about skin color slip out. By sharing experiences, the children learn important lessons about understanding and acceptance that pave the way to forgiveness. This spectacular story told with music, an awesome puppet named Bobo the bird and the wonder of a magical Thinking Tree will give everyone something to ponder. Each of us is a gift “wrapped” in our own unique way but it’s what’s on the inside that truly makes us special. This powerful conversation-starter proves that you’re never too young (or too old) to be kind.
Themes: Tolerating differences, acceptance, understanding and celebrating diversity
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Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

March 2021

For ages 8+

By Margarita Engle | Adapted for the stage by LM Feldman
Kindness casts a welcomed light against the dark shadow of the Holocaust.
11-year-old Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany and finds himself alone on the shores of Havana, Cuba. He meets spirited 12-year-old Paloma who has some painful secrets of her own. Through their unlikely bond, she introduces Daniel to the language, music and history of Cuban culture. However, once Cuba enters the war these two young friends are faced with some dangerous choices that will ultimately test their friendship. This production is part of The Kindness Project.
Themes: The Holocaust, Cuban history and culture, immigration, kindness
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  Broadway On Demand Support
  • If you have Roku, you can add the BOD channel to your system. Click this link to navigate to the instructions. When ready, you will enter this channel code: C6D5MCH to add the BOD channel.
  • You can download the BOD app from the App Store on your Apple TV. Click this link to navigate directly to the App Store.
  • If your Smart TV has the Chromecast feature, you can cast content from the mobile app to your TV.
  • BOD does not have a Samsung TV app for BOD, but if your TV has SmartCast you can cast your content from a mobile app to your TV.
Here are a few more viewing tips from the Broadway on Demand website:

How do I reach BOD customer service?
You can contact us by emailing info@broadwayondemand.com. You can also call (332) 255-4180 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US holidays excepted).

I have streaming issues. What can I do?
BOD is best suited to be viewed using a Google Chrome browser.

If you continue to have trouble, we suggest clearing your browser cache and cookies and restarting the website. Troubleshooting for Roku and AppleTV, please try to refresh your app.

Also, please make sure you have a strong WiFi/Internet connection: A download speed of at least 25.0Mbp per stream is recommended to receive Ultra HD (1080p or higher) and HDR content.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is working with Broadway On Demand to accept our customers' Gift Certificate value through their payment portal. Thank you for your patience.