EVENTS



LAUREN DAIGLE WORLD TOUR

Thursday Mar 19, 2020
Category/Venue: North Charleston Performing Arts Center / Coliseum

The North Charleston Colliseum/PAC
Presents:
LAUREN DAIGLE WORLD TOUR
Show Start: 7:30 PM | Doors Open: 6:30 PM

Lauren Daigle is a two-time Grammy® Award-winner, five-time Billboard Music Award-winner, and an American Music Award-winner. With a voice that is both smoky and sweet, Daigle has forged a unique sound that is reminiscent of the soulful, heart-in-throat vulnerability of Adele mixed with the raw power of Amy Winehouse. Her ability to connect with her audience has captured critical acclaim and recognition as the fastest-selling new artist for her genre of the last decade.





MENDELSSOHN’S SCOTTISH SYMPHONY

Friday Mar 27, 2020
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Two Shows Friday and Saturday Evenings March 27 & 28 at 7:30 PM

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents
MENDELSSOHN’S SCOTTISH SYMPHONY

The inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphonywas, unsurprisingly, a trip to Scotland. Mendelssohn reportedly enjoyed his time in Edinburgh immensely, touring the highlands, meeting with famous writer Sir Walter Scott, and attending bagpipe competitions. Were Mendelssohn an ordinary tourist, he may have commemorated his travels with a souvenir or two, but thankfully for us, he instead chose to write a symphony. Mendelssohn wrote the melody that would ultimately form his third symphony while in Scotland, although it was not until 13 years and two symphonies later that he finally finished what we now know as the Scottish Symphony.

Also on the evening’s program is Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto, a technically-challenging piece written by the Hungarian composer while he was in the final stages of fighting leukemia. In the 70 years since its premiere, Bartók’s final composition has arguably become the most widely-played viola concerto in the world. CSO Principal Violist Jan-Marie Joyce will perform.





WIT

Friday Mar 27, 2020
Category/Venue: Flowertown Players

Show runs Mar 27 – Apr 4, 2020

Flowertown Players Underground Series
At the Summerville Community Theater
Presents: WIT
Death is at Your Doorstep, What Will Be Your Legacy?

“Death, be not proud…” The winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Margaret Edson’s Wit is an honest, unflinching look at the last months of a cancer patient’s life. English professor Vivian Bearing is proud, intelligent, and dying of stage IV ovarian cancer. Facing down an experimental treatment that may prolong her life, Dr. Bearing reflects on her life and condition through the intricacies of the English language and the Holy Sonnets of John Donne. At times humorous, at times devastating, Wit is one of a kind.





MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!

Sunday Mar 29, 2020
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

The Charleston Gaillard Center
Presents:
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!

Something tasty is heading to your hometown! Don’t miss this year’s newest hit tour – MasterChef Junior Live!

MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to the Charleston Gaillard Center on March 29. Due to popular demand, this high-energy, interactive stage production is extending its debut tour to 40 new U.S markets in 2020 bringing the culinary hit TV show MasterChef Junior directly to fans and foodies alike…LIVE on stage!

The family-friendly show will feature head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with past MasterChef Junior contestants, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages.





Bright Star

Wednesday Apr 1, 2020
Category/Venue: Dock Street Theater

Show runs Apr 01 – 26, 2020

CHARLESTON STAGE
In Residence at the Historic Dock Street Theater
Presents: Bright Star
Music, Book & Story by Steven Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell
Direction by Julian Wiles
Musical Direction by Sam Henderson
Choreography by Cara Dolan

The brand new Blue Ridge Mountain, blue grass Broadway musical! From the comic mind of Steve Martin and the musical genius of Edie Brickell comes one of the brightest new musicals in many a year. Set in Asheville, this moving musical, with its Tony and Grammy nominated blue grass score, lit up Broadway in 2016 and has been delighting audiences all across America ever since. Charleston Stage is excited to give this great new musical its Charleston premiere.





MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Friday Apr 3, 2020
Category/Venue: Foot Light Players

Show runs Fri Apr 3 – Sun Apr 19

Footlight Players
At the Queen Street Playhouse
Presents: MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Winner of 16 Best Musical Awards

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.





PHILHARMONIX

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

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

Philharmonix brings together three members of the Vienna Philharmonic, two Berlin Philharmonic soloists, one of the most versatile Austrian pianists and an improvising and singing violinist for a deliciously headycocktail of classical, jazz, klezmer, Latin.. and yes, good old fun. With their signature blend of the “highest philharmonic quality and unrestrained joy of music-making” (Kurier, Austria), Philharmonix are synonymous with entertainment.

Classical music is not supposed to be fun, right? And yet, every Philharmonix concert is a living, grooving, finger-snapping testament to the contrary. Surprise! Classical music at its most refined can be a jolly good time for everyone. This unique ensemble’s sophisticated sense of humor allows them to move seamlessly from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again, taking the audience along for a madcap roller-coaster ride.





FAIRVIEW

Thursday Apr 16, 2020
Category/Venue: Pure Theatre

Show runs Thur Apr 16 – Sat May 09

Pure Theater
134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC
Presents: FAIRVIEW
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed Sharon Graci
WINNER OF THE 2019 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA
& THE 2018–2019 SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE

At the Frasier household, preparations for Grandma’s birthday party are underway. Beverly is holding on to her sanity by a thread to make sure this party is perfect, but her sister can’t be bothered to help, her husband doesn’t seem to listen, her brother is MIA, her daughter is a teenager, and maybe nothing is what it seems in the first place...! Fairview is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy.