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Our Town

Wednesday Feb 5, 2020
Category/Venue: Dock Street Theater

Show runs Feb 05 – 23, 2020

CHARLESTON STAGE
In Residence at the Historic Dock Street Theater
Presents: Our Town

Discover our common humanity in this simple tale of a boy and a girl who fall in love in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire—The United States of America, The Continent of North America, The Western Hemisphere; the Earth, the Solar System; the Universe—the Mind of God!

By Thornton Wilder
Direction by Marybeth Clark





WAITRESS

Friday Feb 7, 2020
Category/Venue: North Charleston Performing Arts Center / Coliseum

4 Showings: Fri Feb 7, 7:30 PM | Sat Feb 8, 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM | Sun Feb 8, 7:30 PM

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “​The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award®​ ​-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy®​ ​nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (​I Am Sam​) and original direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (​Pippin​, ​Finding Neverland​).





CONRAD TAO PLAYS BRAHMS

Friday Feb 7, 2020
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Two Shows: Friday Feb 07, 7:30 PM and Saturday Feb 08, 7:30 PM

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Presents:
CONRAD TAO PLAYS BRAHMS
Doors Open at 6:30 PM for both shows.

Conrad Tao returns to Charleston after an astounding performance with the CSO in 2018. The former child prodigy is among the greatest living piano players in the world and has begun to establish himself as a respected composer. Last year, the New York Philharmonic commissioned and opened its season with Tao’s original composition, Everything Must Go. The performance was lauded by The New York Times as “One of the best classical music performances of 2018.” And if that’s not enough, Tao has managed to accomplish all of this by the tender age of 24.

Tao returns to play Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, written when the composer was about Tao’s age. Brahms drafted this concerto during a period of great turmoil in his life, attempting it first as a symphony then as a sonata for two pianos before finally settling on a concerto. At the time, Brahms’ mentor, Robert Schumann, had recently been institutionalized after throwing himself into the Rhine River. Brahms acted as a source of support for his friend’s distraught wife, Clara Schumann. Some say a romance may have bloomed between Clara and Johannes, although we’ll never know for sure. One thing we do know for sure: we cannot wait to hear Conrad Tao play Brahms’ dynamic and introspective piano concerto next year.





THE FAB FOUR – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE

Saturday Feb 8, 2020
Category/Venue: Charleston Music Hall

NS2, CMH &EMPORIUM Presents:
THE FAB FOUR – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE
Show Starts: 8:00 PM
Doors Open: 7:00 PM

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude.”





SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

Saturday Feb 8, 2020
Category/Venue: Thirty-Four West Theater Co.

Show runs Sat Feb 08 – Sat May 02, 2020

Thirty-Four West Theater Company
Presents: SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
It's Frasier meets Sleepless in Seattle

With epic 90’s tunes from Blues Traveler to Connick Jr., comes a musical-comedy straight out of your favorite rom-com!

A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available.

*Things to know… exchanges/refunds, tour groups and children under 6 are not permitted. Tickets are held at theater under your last name.





DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS: THE MUSICAL!

Sunday Feb 9, 2020
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Kennedy Center Theater
for Young Audiences on Tour presents:

Don't Let the Pigeon
Drive The Bus: The Musical!
Show Time: 2:00 PM

Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! Because it’s not easy being The Pigeon– you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott-honor award winning Pigeon picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr’s Muppet Babies executive producer, Mr. Warburton, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play! and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!





TONY BENNETT

Tuesday Feb 11, 2020
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Tuesday February 11, 2020, 7:30PM

The Charleston Gaillard Center
Presents: TONY BENNETT

At the age of 93, Tony Bennett is not slowing down and 2020 marks the 70th Anniversary of his professional recording career when he made his first record, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” in 1950 as a newly signed artist to Columbia Records. His most recent recording, with long-time friend and musical colleague, Diana Krall, LOVE IS HERE TO STAY topped the jazz charts upon its debut and was just nominated for a Grammy Award. The album celebrates the music of the Gershwins and includes the jazz standard, “Fascinating Rhythm,” which Bennett and Krall perform as a duet. The inclusion of the song on the new album, was the impetus for a Guinness World Record title for Tony Bennett, who in 1949, under his stage name of Joe Bari at the time, made his very first recording of the Gershwin standard.

In 2017, the Library Of Congress presented Bennett with The Gershwin Prize marking the first time that an interpretive singer has been honored. The event was broadcast on PBS Nationally and featured tribute performances by Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Gloria Estefan and many others. His signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”, was inducted this year in the National Recordings Registry. Bennett’s sixth book, TONY BENNETT: ON STAGE AND IN THE STUDIO, was recently published and provides an insightful look into Tony’s illustrious recording career highlighted by an extensive array of photographs, memorabilia, and artwork.

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, TONY BENNETT is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes nineteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, TONY BENNETT is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.

Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.





KANSAS

Friday Feb 14, 2020
Category/Venue: North Charleston Performing Arts Center / Coliseum

Show runs Thu Oct 24 – Sat Nov 2

At North Charleston
Performing Arts Center
KANSAS
Presents
Multi-Platinum Album
"Point of Know Return"
Performed in its entirety for the very first time!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14
Show Starts: 8:00 PM
Doors Open 7:00 PM