Collin Beck
| @thatCBeck
Writer, actor, and theatre enthusiast who also happens to work in the alcohol industry.

Has Charlotte made progress in ending homelessness?

When you see someone sleeping on a bench in uptown, asking for money at an exit off of the highway, or slipping under an overpass at night you become aware of...

December theatre picks: ‘Great American Trailer Park Musical’ and ‘Dog Sees God’

If you aren’t in the holiday spirit, you are mostly out of luck with the theatre scene in Charlotte for December. With only a few productions occurring in...

November theatre picks: ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Two Rooms’

‘I think there is no world without theatre.’ – Edward Bond The Charlotte theatre scene is pulsing in November. Theatre Charlotte’s...

6 tips to maximize your Renaissance Festival experience

The Renaissance Festival is back after having to cancel the first weekend due to the deluge of rain. I attended last Sunday and it was packed. It was my first...

October theatre picks: Dracula and Bad Jews

“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.” – Oscar Wilde October brings cooler weather and Halloween. It’s a shame we have to wait until the...

September theatre picks: La Cage Aux Folles to Beauty and the Beast

‘Act well your part; there all the honor lies’ – Alexander Pope  I hope you got to see some fantastic theatre last month in the Queen City. There was...

I was recycling WRONG and I bet you are as well

Update at 11:24am (9/1): Denada Jackson (Public Information Officer City of Charlotte | Solid Waste Services): “Starting today the County will now accept...

Meet your local religious protester

You may have seen Buddy Fisher out and about at various festivals in the Charlotte area. He’s the guy often holding a 10-foot sign or on a bullhorn telling...

Theatre movers and shakers: Ron Law, executive director of Theatre Charlotte

Ron Law is the Executive Director of Theatre Charlotte. He is a staple in the local theatre community and has been with Theatre Charlotte for over 10 years....

5 reasons you should check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame – even if you aren’t a fan

When certain family members visit me in Charlotte, I can be assured we will visit two places: (1) Ikea (‘Yes, it is amazing that someone can live in a...

August theatre picks: The Book of Liz to Motown the Musical

“The word theatre… means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.” – Stella Adler The place...

Look inside Sierra Nevada Brewery – 113 miles from Charlotte (15 photos)

Collin works for a wholesale beverage distributor. These are his opinions only and not a reflection on his employer nor are they paid for in any way. ...