Welcome to Keene, New Hampshire

Thursday Jan 9, 2020
Category/Venue: Pure Theatre

Show runs Thu Jan 09 – Sat Feb 1

Pure Theater
134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC
Presents: Welcome To Keene, New Hampshire
by Brian James Polak
Directed by Sharon Graci
co–world premiere with Chicago’s Strawdog Theatre

Boasting a dramatic structure mirroring that of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, Welcome to Keene, New Hampshire advances Wilder’s original question, which asked us to consider what it means to be human, to ask a much more pertinent one: what does it mean to be human in the world today?


Friday Jan 10, 2020
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Two Shows: Fri Jan 10, 7:30 PM and Sat Jan 11, 7:30 PM

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Presents:

It is difficult to imagine that anyone would ever consider the music of Johann Sebastian Bach overwrought and exaggerated, but this is indeed how many nineteenth century music critics interpreted his work. They labeled this period’s music “baroque,” stemming from the Portuguese word barroco, or “oddly shaped pearl.” Over time, music critics and audiences alike have come to regard Bach’s work as nothing short of genius, and the word baroque has shed its pejorative connotation to simply become the title for a period in music history.

After hearing Bach perform on the harpsichord in Berlin, the Margrave of Brandenburg commissioned Bach to send him original compositions to play at court. Bach in turn wrote six technically-complex, genre-bending concertos that today bear the name of their recipient, the BrandenburgConcertos. Enjoy an evening of groundbreaking and brilliant—but certainly not overwrought—baroque classics, featuring two of Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos.


Saturday Jan 11, 2020
Category/Venue: Charleston Music Hall

Two Showings: Sat Jan 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM and Sun Jan 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Patton Daye Slater Productions and South Of
Broadway Theatre Company Present:

Doors Open: One hour before each show.

Music, mystery and good old fashioned family drama collide at the Charleston Music Hall. Love & Southern D!scomfort blends the lush backdrop of rural Louisiana with unbridled jealousy, joy, and pain as it weaves a riveting tale about an old-money family torn apart by addiction, mental illness and a secret better left untold.

SYNOPSIS: Beautiful and accomplished Milla Dejoie receives a phone call in the middle of the night from her estranged mother, Wilhelmina. Her grandmother, Mrs. Dejoie, dowager of polite Southern society, is dead, and along with her, Milla’s inheritance unless she comes home to bury her grandmother and claim the estate. Milla leaves her complicated life abroad and returns to her ancestral home, a sprawling postbellum Southern mansion, and to her mother, a faded alcoholic debutante laid low by the burden of bearing the family’s legacy. With the help of Louisa, the family’s cherished maid, the women begin to repair their relationship but their reconciliation grinds to a halt when a long-held secret erupts during the funeral that sends the family spinning out of control.


Tuesday Jan 14, 2020
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

The Charleston Gaillard Center Presents
Show Starts: 7:30 PM | Doors Open: 6:30 PM

For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a springboard for seven principal residencies as well as more than forty-five concerts per year in long-term partnership venues across the country, often in areas where access to live orchestral music is very limited. In London, the Orchestra’s regular performances at Cadogan Hall are complemented by a distinguished series at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and a hugely popular series at the Royal Albert Hall. With a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, the RPO has truly become Britain’s national orchestra.


Friday Jan 17, 2020
Category/Venue: Flowertown Players

Show runs Fri Jan 17 – Sun Feb 2, 2020

Flowertown Players
At the Summerville Community Theater
Written by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Sue Vinick

Meet Nick, an Italian-American Jersey guy who looks like he has it made. His career is flourishing, his grandparents meet him for dinner every Sunday, and he’s just secured his dream job. There’s just one problem: it’s in Seattle. When his grandparents find out he’s planning to move across the country, they scheme to find a way to keep Nick in New Jersey by any means necessary. Over the River and Through the Woods is a heartwarming family comedy that will appeal to theatergoers of all ages.

January 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, & February 1 @ 8pm
January 19, 26, & February 2 @ 3pm
ASL Night for the deaf/hearing impaired January 23, 2020 @ 8pm


Monday Jan 20, 2020
Category/Venue: Charleston Music Hall

The Black Jacket Symphony Presents:
Led Zeppelin's 'House Of The Holy'
Show Time: 8:00 PM | Doors Open: 7:00 PM

Remember putting on an album and listening from start to finish? Relive that moment with a live concert experience unlike any other as The Black Jacket Symphony recreates a select classic album live in its entirety—note for note, sound for sound—plus a full set of greatest hits from the evening’s artist. Over the past ten years, the Black Jacket Symphony has performed over 40 classic rock albums, bringing an incredible night of entertainment to over a million music lovers across the US. The group of hand-picked musicians changes based upon the album being performed—and no sonic detail is overlooked, with the musicians doing whatever it takes to reproduce the album. It’s a full night of rock and roll magic—plus a visual experience unlike any other. Fans across the country flock to their shows—and once you see one, you won’t miss another!


Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
Category/Venue: Charleston Music Hall

NS2 & CMH Presents:
Show Starts: 8:00 PM | Doors Open: 7:00 PM

Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrating nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT.

THREE DOG NIGHT hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity.

This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. Always working to expand its audience, THREE DOG NIGHT has embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology. New and existing fans buy THREE DOG NIGHT’s music on iTunes as well as at record stores. In fact, releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million copies.


Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
Category/Venue: North Charleston Performing Arts Center / Coliseum

North Charleston Coliseum/PAC
Shows Start: 7:30 PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM

Join Dr. Tyson for an evening of “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies”. From Star Wars to Frozen to The Martian. An entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that our favorite movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right. Incorporates the latest films, as well as some classics that you may not have known, had any science in them at all.