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Stream the Magic of The Paramount

The Paramount Theater’s mission is to educate, enchant, enrich, and enlighten our Charlottesville community. During this brief intermission while our stage and screen are dark for the safety of our community, we hope our streaming content will bring The Paramount’s magic to your home!

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Available now:
Paid Streaming Content – Magnolia Pictures Presents; Exhibition on Screen Encores; 3rd Street: Best Seats in the House

Complimentary Streaming Content from The ParamountHow Charlottesville Got Its Theater Back; A Brief History of The Paramount

Additional Streaming from Paramount Partners

Blast From the Past: Blake Shelton

Just a few years after releasing his debut album, country star Blake Shelton performed at The Paramount. Mr. Shelton was only 29 at the time, and Sue Green, who was part of the Theater’s security team, recalls the singer as being “cute, fun, and every bit the excited rising star.” Mr. Shelton has since charted 40 singles, including 26 number ones, and, outside of his music, may be best known for his time as a coach on the hit singing competition The Voice.

We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photo by Rob Garland Photographers

Blast From the Past: Straight No Chaser

In the past 10 years, the members of Straight No Chaser have made the unlikely rise from an undergraduate singing group to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted fanbase. The all male a cappella group took to The Paramount’s stage in 2019 and made the audience rethink the stereotypical image of an a cappella group – not a blue blazer nor pair of khakis were to be seen. The group immediately infected the crowd with their harmonious voices, high energy, and jovial humor. Paramount Front of House Event Staff member Sue Green described Straight No Chaser as “a lovely group of people who were very appreciative of everything done for them.”

We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Rob Garland Photographers

Blast From the Past: The Flying Karamazov Brothers

The Flying Karamazov Brothers performed incredible feats of juggling, theatrics, and improv on The Paramount’s stage last fall. The Paramount was honored to host the troupe’s last original member, Paul Magid, aka Dmitri Karamazov, who co-founded the troupe in 1973 and has stuck with it ever since, along with three other Karamazov Brothers – Pavel, Nikita, and Vanka. The troupe performed a variety of tricks, including one of their most famous: The Gamble! Audience members provided objects for the Brothers to juggle, and Dmitri, decked out in his yellow hat and raincoat, was tasked with doing the juggling.

Before the Flying Karamazov Brothers wowed our audience, they were kind enough to sit down with us to answer a few questions, such as why they joined the troupe and which tricks are their favorites. You can read the full interview here.

We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Rob Garland Photographers

Blast From the Past: Scotty McCreery

Four years after winning the world’s best-known singing competition, American Idol champion Scotty McCreery performed at The Paramount in 2015. He sang hits from his debut album, “Clear As Day,” as well as songs from his sophomore album, “See You Tonight.” The concert was certainly a treat for country music and American Idol fans alike.

We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Rob Garland Photographers