Feature Events

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.


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.


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.


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


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


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