EVENTS



The Black Fedora

Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
Category/Venue: The Black Fedora

All Shows Run Through April 30, 2020

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Sherlock's Other Brother by a Southern Mother

This is A Who’s Who Murder Mystery

Recommended for: Sherlockians and those who like a good laugh
Rated: PG for mild innuendo

It was the Holmes family secret. A secret so dark, so disturbing that Sherlock and brother Mycroft vowed upon their father’s death it would forever be buried with the Holmes patriarch. It was the secret of ... the other Holmes brother! But when murder comes to Charleston with the annual convention of hero sidekicks, it will be up to you to determine what's what ... and who's who!

Murder Aboard the Starship Fed Ora

Finally, there is peace throughout the universe — no battles, no dark forces, no need for a military fleet. And so the Federation of Planets reassigned their fleet of starships. One ship — the Fed Ora — has been designated for just such an assignment ... cruise ship. A space cruise ship. Captain Quirk and his nine starship officers long for space adventures of old, but an anonymous gift brings more excitement than they may want.

An original sci-fi comic, audience-interactive mystery — Murder Aboard the Starship Fed Ora — now playing at the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre..

Garden, Gun, and Gin Club
Show runs through Dec 29, 2019

This is A Murder Mystery ... with Manners
Recommended for: Fans of farce — Southern style
Rated: PG with men in dresses and mild innuendo

The Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness have held their monthly Garden, Gun & Gin Club since long before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts replaced good Southern decency. But now the "ladies" (and audience recruits) must band together to overcome the greatest invaders to the Southern way of life since General Sherman and the palmetto bug. For today marks the first time the Club has ever opened up the floor to men ... and ... shudder ... Yankees!

Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery

This is A Classic Comic Whodunit
Recommended for: Comedy lovers and couples/friends out on the town (and away from the kids)
Rated: PG-13 (Contains humor perhaps inappropriate for pre-teens)

Since 2012, the longest continually running show in Charleston — a madcap whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Mr. Body has been murdered, and while bumbling Inspector NoClue matches wits with a redneck butler, a gold-digging French maid, and a hopelessly hapless hippie, it will be up to the audience to deduce the murderer, motive and weapon! Featuring roles for volunteer audience actors.

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SUPER FREAK

Friday Jan 24, 2020
Category/Venue: Thirty-Four West Theater Co.

Show runs Fri Jan 24 – Sat Feb 22, 2020

Thirty-Four West Theater Company
Presents: SUPER FREAK
 

Our sellout musical from 2018! A lovesick icon is on the run in this musical-comedy, with superfly tunes from Tom Jones to the Commodores. A tour de force featuring co-founders Jeff Querin and Stephen Wayne.

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





The Night of the Iguana

Friday Jan 31, 2020
Category/Venue: Threshold Repertory Theatre

Show runs Fri Jan 31 – Sun Feb 16

Threshold Repertory Theatre
84 Society Street, Charleston, SC
Presents: The Night of the Iguana
by Tennessee Williams

The time is 1940 and the setting is the Costa Verde Hotel on the west coast of Mexico, a ramshackle idyll high in a rainforest overlooking the ocean. It's here that Shannon (Owen), in his current, ill-fitting role of tour guide, comes running for help. Tormented by his party of Texan schoolteachers, who accuse him of sleeping with an underage teenage girl, Shannon drags the group away from their designated hotel to this isolated establishment, run by old friends.





I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Friday Jan 31, 2020
Category/Venue: Foot Light Players

Show runs Fri Jan 31 – Sun Feb 16

Footlight Players
At the Queen Street Playhouse
Presents: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The 2018 Reboot of 2nd Longest Running Off-Broadway Smash Hit

The second longest running off-Broadway revue in history has been revised for the 21st century! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship’ from the journey of dating and waiting to love and marriage and then reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?' The 2018 version features two new songs, revised lyrics and dialogue throughout the show to reflect dating in modern times.





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.”