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PROUD Tina: The Ultimate Tribute to Tina Turner

Time: August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $19 – $73

Academy Member Presale begins Monday, May 6, 2024. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Friday, May 10, 2024. All sales begin at 10 AM EST.

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this glorious, energetic stage production, brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. The powerful raspy vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out!

Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina one of the 20th century’s biggest names in music – Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, What You Get is What You See, Private Dancer and many more

Caroline Borole Biography

For Caroline Borole, music has been a major influence in her life. The South African-born songstress credits her family, who saturated her childhood with a multitude of musical genres and artists, with shaping her personal musical style.  

At the tender age of 10, Caroline’s father introduced her to 60s album ‘The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner’, a record that sparked her interest in Jazz and Blues. It was played repetitively in her home, giving Caroline a chance to study and admire Tina’s bold, raw vocals and her confidence as a performer.

Throughout Caroline’s schooling she took every opportunity to perform, and steadily developed her own confidence, and a lust for the spotlight. After taking home first prize in her first talent show she set her sights firmly on a musical career and set about studying Musical Theatre to a tertiary level.

After university, Caroline had little problem getting work in Johannesburg – the hub of entertainment and production in South Africa. She landed notable roles in national television shows and musical productions, including appearances in Generations, On The Couch, Under African Skies & a starring role as Effie White in the national stage production of Dreamgirls.  

Eventually, Caroline was scouted by production company Showtime Australia and joined their roster as a backing vocalist, starting her tenure in two of the company’s largest productions – The Greatest Love of All and The Michael Jackson HIStory Show.

When the company began casting Tina Turner tribute PROUD Tina in 2017, Caroline was hard to overlook for the leading role, with a natural rasp and extraordinary power to her voice, and an athleticism on stage that Director Johnny Van Grinsven simply couldn’t find elsewhere. Even with Caroline’s vast experience, the role has been a challenge – involving a mix of musical genres, extremely emotional content, intricate vocal and physical imitations and intense, high-energy choreography – but one that she has enjoyed, and which has resulted in a highly acclaimed and sought-after show.

Caroline’s steadily rising star didn’t escape the eyes of the local entertainment industry and by 2019 she was fielding multiple exciting job offers. In addition to a DJ spot on RadioToday, she accepted coveted roles as a Vocal & Performance Coach on TV talent program South African Idols and also with the prestigious South African Film, Acting and Theatre Academy (SAFATA), where she continues to busily tutor up-and-coming performers in between her international tours with PROUD Tina.

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On Sale Days/Times:

Academy Member Presale begins Monday, May 6, 2024. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Friday, May 10, 2024. All sales begin at 10 AM EST.

Academy Members Level 5+ Pre-Sale: Monday, May 6, 2024
Academy Members Level 4+ Pre-Sale: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Academy Members Level 3+ Pre-Sale: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Academy Members Level 1+ Pre-Sale: Thursday, May 9, 2024
General Public On-Sale: Friday, May 10, 2024


Standard Seat: $34*
Premium Seat: $43*
Value Seat: $24*
Obstructed Seat: $19*
Box Seat: $73*
Pit Seat: $63*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Sponsored By:

National Endowment for the Arts

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

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Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.