Star Member Spotlight: Michael McPhearson

February 21, 2024 by Sandy Lerebours

Star Member, Michael McPhearson (pictured center with our Development team), tells us about how he became a member and his favorite memories at the Carolina Theatre.

CTD: When did you become a member of the theater and why did you decide to join? 

MP: I became a member in November of 2022. I saw an advertisement for Josh Gates at the theater in October 2022 and love his shows and was determined to see the show, I had second balcony seats which weren’t bad but also not the best. After that night, I looked into the theater and saw upcoming shows and what a Star Member was and decided to join then and have gotten great seats ever since. I started as a Benefactor for the year and now moved up to the Chairman’s Circle, so even better benefits.


CTD: Have you always been interested in the arts and what inspired your passion?  

MP: I have always liked concerts and shows as long as I can remember.  Over the years, I have been to many varied shows, concerts, comic shows, and even a few musicals.


CTD: What are some of your favorite moments of being at the theater? 

MP: First and foremost, the shows, but also the more intimate atmosphere of the theater; the always friendly and helpful staff and the patrons themselves. I have never met or have run into ANYONE rude.


CTD: If you could see any artist perform at the theater, who would it be and why? 

MP: That’s a tough one, but if I had to pick one person, it would be Paul McCartney…for the simple fact that he is MUSIC royalty and still touring!


CTD: What is your favorite anecdote about the theater? 

MP: I think that the rumor is that the theater is haunted. I mean it’s 98 years old and there has to be some ghosts of shows and people’s past. And isn’t there a door that goes nowhere or something?


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