Journey through haunted theaters in historic North and South Carolina! Learn history behind-the-scenes and meet the ghosts inhabiting the stages. The father of John Wilkes Booth moves objects at the Dock Street Theater in Charleston, and a ghost at ImaginOn in Charlotte calls out visitors' names. Discover the origin of superstitions surrounding the theatrical worldawhy it's good luck to wish someone to "break a leg," and what a "ghost light" is really for! From some of the oldest haunted spots in North America, read about the Lost Colony on North Carolina's Outer Banks where a disembodied voice whispers for visitors not to be afraid, and brand-new buildings like the ImaginOn in Charlotte. These stories are proof that not all the spooky characters and effects in these theaters appear on the stage.
Cheralyn Lambeth is a theater and film professional whose theater credits include The Juilliard School and the Guthrie in Minneapolis as well as many of those listed in her book. She currently lives and freelances in Charlotte, North Carolina.