Charleston And Lowcountry

Feature Events  |  For Month of:  January  2017

Mozart Requiem

Category / Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center
Date and Time: 16 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

Experience Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ethereal and dramatic masterpiece Requiem Mass K. 626. Commissioned by a secret messenger, this work is shrouded in mystery from the very beginning and highlights the genius of Mozart’s compositional style for solo quartet, mixed choir, and full orchestra. Mozart’s inexplicable and sudden death left the Requiem Mass incomplete. This performance version was completed by Franz Süssmayr at the request of Mozart’s wife, Constanze.
The combined talents of the Cane Bay Cobra Chorale, School of the Arts Orchestra and Singers, Wando Chamber Choir and other Tri-County musicians
will present this stunning masterwork by Mozart.


Awendaw Green Barn Jams

Category / Venue: Awendaw Green
Date and Time: 17 Jan 2018 6:00 PM

AWENDAW GREEN
Just out of reach from the stress and clutter of the city, Awendaw Green is a safe haven for all original musicians.

Performances:
Ian Fitzgerald 6 p.m.
Laura Thurston
Native Harrow 7:30 p.m.
Want Whisky 8:20 p.m.
Jupiter Down 9:10 p.m.


Shopkins Live at North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Category / Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Date and Time: 18 Jan 2018 6:30 PM

Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins – the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys – Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance.


Gershwin and Bernstein Take New York and Tonight, Tonight Gala

Category / Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center
Date and Time: 18 Jan 2018 7:00 PM

George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein captured New York City’s essence and became the iconic musical voices of their time. The CSO is joining orchestras around the world to celebrate Bernstein’s Centennial this season with his Overture to Candide, West Side Story Suite No. 1, and Symphonic Dances. We will then join forces with College of Charleston piano professor, Paul Sánchez, to perform Gershwin’s popular jazz classic, Rhapsody in Blue.


Eddie B. Teachers Only Tour

Category / Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Date and Time: 19 Jan 2018 7:00 PM

The Houston native who singlehandedly is changing the comedy game, tapping into the minds of teachers around the world and selling out major arenas throughout the country in minutes is coming to the Lowcountry! The Teachers Only Comedy Tour featuring Eddie B hits the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 19.

Millions of educators on social media are calling the “Teacher’s Only Tour” their very own stress reliever and they are filling their favorite venues to capacity eager to hear Eddie B speak THEIR mind!


The Charleston Gaillard Center Presents 5 Browns

Category / Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center
Date and Time: 19 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae –all attended New York’s Juilliard School, where they were the first family of five siblings ever admitted. They have performed in venues around the world, including the Grand National Theater in China, Suntory Hall in Japan, and Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium in New York City. They have also been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, Oprah, CNN, and The Sunday London Telegraph. The 5 Browns’ upcoming projects include the release of their 7th album with Grammy® award-winning producer Adam Abeshouse, which features musical favorites from their childhood.


Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike at Footlight Players

Category / Venue: Foot Light Players
Date and Time: 19 Jan 2018 8:00 PM

Start Date: 19 January | End Date: 04 February

Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home (where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives) in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, audiences will leave the theatre laughing

Performances: 8 p.m. Jan. 19 | 8 p.m. Jan. 20 | 3 p.m. Jan. 21 | 8 p.m. Jan. 26 | 8 p.m. Jan. 27 | 3 p.m. Jan. 28 | 8 p.m. Feb. 1 | 8 p.m. Feb. 2 | 8 p.m. Feb. 3 | 3 p.m. Feb. 4


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: The Giver

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 20 Jan 2018 11:00 AM

Two Shows: 20 January 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Charleston Premiere! Winner of the 1994 Newberry Medal for Young Audiences!

One of the most beloved young adult novels from recent years, The Giver tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a perfect world—free of poverty, crime, war and strife. When he is given the prestigious role as this utopian society’s Receiver of Memory, he discovers all his society had to give up to achieve this conflict free world.

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning Book by Lois Lowry


PBR: Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour at North Charleston Coliseum

Category / Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Date and Time: 20 Jan 2018 7:00 PM

PBR: Real Time Pain Relief Velocity
at The North Carleston Coliseum.

Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Parking is $10.00, cash only.


Kenny G

Category / Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center
Date and Time: 20 Jan 2018 8:00 PM

TThe 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival welcomes Kenny G to the Gaillard Center. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, Pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the US alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his legendary career, ranging from Michael Bolton to Weezer to Whitney Houston to Katy Perry. In 2015, Kenny G released his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights on Concord Records. The ten-song set, Kenny’s tribute to the ‘masters’ of Bossa Nova, is a mixture of classics and Kenny G originals. Proceeds from ticket sales help create scholarships for the new Charleston Jazz Academy, which is part of Charleston Jazz, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Shen Yun at North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Category / Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Date and Time: 23 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

Two Shows: Tuesday January 23rd 7:30 PM | Wednesday January 24th 7:30 PM

IN ANCIENT TIMES, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a gift from heaven. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years—until this world was lost.


Awendaw Green Barn Jams

Category / Venue: Awendaw Green
Date and Time: 24 Jan 2018 6:00 PM

AWENDAW GREEN
Just out of reach from the stress and clutter of the city, Awendaw Green is a safe haven for all original musicians.

Performances:
Singer in the Round 6 p.m.
James Leprettre
Cortez Garza
Kavoossi Music
Cisco Kids 8:25 p.m.
Heather Maloney 9:15 p.m.


BAKER MOTOR COMPANY Spotlight Performance Featuring PINK MARTINI

Category / Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center
Date and Time: 25 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

The Charleston Gaillard Center Presents Pink Martini - Featuring the multi-talented, Storm Large. Drawing inspiration from music all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994. Storm made her debut with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.


The Del McCoury Band

Category / Venue: Charleston Music Hall
Date and Time: 26 Jan 2018 8:00 PM

TFor fifty years, Del’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans. His fans count him among the best, even among a growing number those fans only vaguely familiar with the genre. While the box set Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury, like its distilled companion, provides an opportunity to look back on a unique legacy, it's also provides some of the best music hes ever made.

“Del epitomizes the bluegrass musician from the previous era, and also this one,” says acclaimed resonator guitarist Jerry Douglas, a member of Alison Krauss + Union Station and producer of several of McCoury’s 90s albums. “You can finally make a living playing bluegrass, and a large part of it is because of Del McCoury; he became like the new Bill Monroe. For him to have come along this far is testament to his will to stick it out-but at the same time, when he saw that he was going to be able to do it, he started really, really enjoying it, and that’s when he started making the best music of his career.”


Mike Allen & Friends Present "Why, Why, Why"

Category / Venue: Charleston Music Hall
Date and Time: 27 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

Michael Allen (Mike) is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and a Registered Professional Engineer with a 32-year-old consulting practice in Charleston, South Carolina. He has always loved music and learned guitar as a teenager playing Beatles songs.
    Mike began writing original songs in 1991 and recording his arrangements in his home studio, conceiving and playing all instrumental parts and vocals. His predominant genre has been faith/inspirational, but has also written a number of Americana story ballads, and even some country-rock numbers.
    On September 11, 2001, Mike teamed with a friend and composed a ballad titled “United Through It All”, a song of hope and resolve for America in the wake of the terrorist attack. The original recording produced by Mike charted in the top 10 on Country/Christian radio charts and was reported to be a favorite on International Armed Services Radio. The lyric was entered into the Congressional Record in the Library of Congress on November 15, 2001.
    The piece was quickly adapted by the U.S. Army Band and Soldiers Chorus, the prestigious touring band for the Army out of Washington DC, and made a centerpiece in their next four nationwide tours including performances at Constitution Hall in DC. Many other “base” bands made it a part of their repertoire. The “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band, the ceremonial band based in DC, selected the piece as the title feature at a “United Through It All” concert at Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center in NYC at on the band’s 80th anniversary.
    “United Through It All” was selected by President George W. Bush to be performed by the U.S. Navy Band at the televised re-opening ceremony of the Pentagon on September 11, 2012, the one year anniversary of the terrorist attack, as a lead-in to Bush’s keynote speech following Secty of Defense Rumsfeld’s speech.


Kings Of Pop at North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Category / Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Date and Time: 27 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

The King of Pop and Prince have left an awesome musical legacy. In celebration of Michael Jackson, we will take you back to the earliest Jackson 5, through The Jacksons and also focus on some of the best material from "Off The Wall,” "Thriller,” and "Bad.” PRINCE selections will include Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, 1999 and I Would Die For You. With his lightning speed comedic timing, skills on the dance floor and a truly exceptional, emotional voice, Gavin Hope is a natural born performer and always a fan favorite! Jeans ‘n Classics returns to our stage for another night of unforgettable music.


North Charleston POPS! 2017 - 2018 Season

Category / Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Date and Time: 27 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

Start Date: 04 November 2017 | End Date: 26 May 2018

North Charleston POPS! 2017 - 2018 Season
Five unforgettable evenings - showcasing the best professional musicians from the Southeast.
Season Lineup:
  • Greatest Hits of the 60s & 70s - November 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  • Kings of Pop - January 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  • That's Entertainment! - February 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  • Star Wars, Sci-Fi & John Williams - April 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  • Bravo Broadway - May 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM


Charleston Gaillard Education Initiative Presents GO, DOG. GO!

Category / Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center
Date and Time: 30 Jan 2018 12:30 PM

Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball—as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!


Best of Broadway 2017 - 2018 Season Presented By Planet Fitness

Category / Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Date and Time: 30 Jan 2018 7:30 PM

Start Date: 17 October 2017 | End Date: 9 May 2018

The Best of Broadway presented by Planet Fitness features the best in national touring Broadway shows. The series is in its 19th season and is presented by the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and the Nederlander Producing Company of America.

Season Lineup:
  • The Book of Mormon
  • A Christmas Story, The Musical
  • Kinky Boots - February 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  • The Illusionists Present Adam Trent
  • Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
  • Motown The Musical


Awendaw Green Barn Jams

Category / Venue: Awendaw Green
Date and Time: 31 Jan 2018 6:00 PM

AWENDAW GREEN
Just out of reach from the stress and clutter of the city, Awendaw Green is a safe haven for all original musicians.

Performances:
Singer in the Round 6 p.m.
Kristin Rebecca
Escaping Pavement 7:30 p.m.
Community Center 8:20 p.m.
Suzanne Slair 9:10 p.m.