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Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: The Little Mermaid

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 30 Aug 2017 7:30 PM

Start Date: 30 August | End Date: 24 September

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Triton's youngest daughter wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch, Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater | Book by Doug Wright
Based on Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film Produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker | Written and Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: To Kill a Mockingbird

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 18 Oct 2017 7:30 PM

Start Date: 18 October | End Date: 5 November

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird is a gripping, heart- wrenching story of a little girl named Scout, her brother Jem and her friend Dill growing up to confront the light and the darkness of the world they have been born into. From the guidance of Scout’s lawyer and father, they come to learn that “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk around in it”.
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
From the Novel by Harper Lee


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 29 Nov 2017 7:30 PM

Start Date: 29 November | End Date: 20 December

Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in Charleston Stage’s original and imaginative take on Dickens’s immortal classic. It’s the show that always puts you in the Christmas spirit, this year with four spectacular new musical production numbers. With Christmas card sets, hundreds of colorful costumes, a live orchestra and a professional cast, ring in this holiday season with this spectacular production filled with visual marvels and special effects—including flying spirits and a ravishing holiday musical score.
From the book by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the Stage by Julian Wiles


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: Junie B. In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 9 Dec 2017 3:00 PM

Sat 9 December 3:00 PM | Sat 16 December 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

A Delightful New and Fun-filled Story for the Holidays! First-grader Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
By Allison Gregory


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

2017-18 Season Tickets Now On Sale! Single Tickets for The Giver Go On Sale September 25!


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: Helium

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 7 Feb 2018 7:30 PM

Start Date: 7 February | End Date: 25 February

A Warm and Moving Comedy About Losing Your Mind and Finding Your Heart!

Helium is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact. No longer bound by space and time, Mrs. Kingsley's mind has begun to wander. With the help of colorful bunches of helium-filled balloons, she takes flight and visits the seashore of her youth, her old high-school classroom and even drops in on an old episode of Star Trek. Back in the present, Mrs. Kingsley's daughter Alice struggles to keep her headstrong mother's feet firmly on the ground and her aging mind solidly anchored in reality. It is a losing battle. As sparks fly between mother and daughter, Mrs. Kingsley's grandsons watch in wonder and amazement as their mischievous grandmother's wit and imagination continue to charm even as her mind slips into amazing and often humorous flights of fancy.

2017-18 Season Tickets Now On Sale! Single Tickets for Helium Go On Sale September 25!


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: Avenue Q

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 7 Mar 2018 7:30 PM

Start Date: 7 March | End Date: 25 March

Winner of the Tony Awards "Triple Crown" — Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book!

The laugh-out-loud, outrageously funny Avenue Q, a raucous musical puppet show for adults and one of Charleston Stage’s top-grossing musicals ever, returns for an encore run as part of our 40th Anniversary Season. With a catchy score written by Robert Lopez, (also composer of The Book of Mormon and Disney’s Frozen), Avenue Q tells the story of a bright young college graduate named Princeton who moves to the big city to begin life as a grown up only to discover that there are lessons to be learned—lessons told by Ave Q’s delightful and wisecracking neighborhood of puppets!

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based On an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

2017-18 Season Tickets Now On Sale! Single Tickets for Avenue Q Go On Sale September 25!


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: Shakespeare In Love

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 4 Apr 2018 7:30 PM

Start Date: 4 April | End Date: 22 April

South Carolina Premiere! A Comic Riff on Shakespeare’s Lusty Love Life!

The laugh-out-loud, outrageously funny Avenue Q, a raucous musical puppet show for adults and one of Charleston Stage’s top-grossing musicals ever, returns for an encore run as part of our 40th Anniversary Season. With a catchy score written by Robert Lopez, (also composer of The Book of Mormon and Disney’s Frozen), Avenue Q tells the story of a bright young college graduate named Princeton who moves to the big city to begin life as a grown up only to discover that there are lessons to be learned—lessons told by Ave Q’s delightful and wisecracking neighborhood of puppets!

Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall

2017-18 Season Tickets Now On Sale! Single Tickets for Shakespeare In Love Go On Sale September 25!


Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Presents: BILLY, GOAT, GRUFF The Musical

Category / Venue: Dock Street Theater
Date and Time: 21 Apr 2018 7:30 PM

Saturday 21 April 1 Show 11:00 AM | Saturday 28 April 2 Shows: 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

A New Children’s Musical and a Charleston Premiere!

A magical retelling of a beloved Norwegian folktale that tells the musical tale of three goat brothers: Billy, Goat and Gruff, who go on an adventure to search for food before the harsh winter snow descends upon their mountain. As they journey, they encounter many dangers, escape a nasty troll and discover that if they follow their hearts, anything is possible.

Book and Lyrics by Gwen Edwards
By Ben Mackel

2017-18 Season Tickets Now On Sale! Single Tickets for BILLY, GOAT, GRUFF The Musical Go On Sale September 25!