Charleston and Lowcountry Events



RUSSIAN ROMANTICS

Start Date: 19 Apr 2019
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Two Performances: April 19 @ 7:30 pm and April 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra
presents: RUSSIAN ROMANTICS
Repertoire:
Sergie Prokofiev (1891-1053)
Piano Concerto No. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Symphony No. 2

After becoming an instant hit with the CSO in 2017, beloved pianist Joyce Yang returns to Charleston to close out the season with a night of Russian romantic music. Yang will play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which Prokofiev pieced together from scraps of music he had written here and there over the previous years. The piece steadily grew in popularity, and is now considered one of the most cherished piano concertos ever written.

 


 

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley | Apr 20 and 27

Start Date: 20 Apr 2019
Category/Venue: Dock Street Theater

Show runs Saturdays April 20 and 27 at 11:00

Charleston Stage
In Residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

The Boy Who Traveled Around the World in an Envelope! — A Charleston Premiere!


The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, based on Jeff Brown’s bestselling children’s book, tells the story of Stanley Lambchop, a normal boy who is just like everyone else. That’s the problem. For Stanley, life is TOO normal. Determined to do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before, he makes a wish on a falling star. The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat…really, really flat! Thus begins his new life and an unexpected quest to see the world, which becomes surprisingly easy when you can travel through the mail as a letter!

 


 

TYLER PERRY - MADEA

Start Date: 23 Apr 2019
Category/Venue: North Charleston Performing Arts Center / Coliseum

At North Charleston Coliseum: TYLER PERRY
MADEA'S FAREWELL PLAY TOUR


Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Doors Open: 6:30 PM

$10 Parking Cash Only


 


 

3rd Annual Legends of Soul Presents Patti LaBelle

Start Date: 26 Apr 2019
Category/Venue: North Charleston Performing Arts Center / Coliseum

3RD ANNUAL LEGENDS OF SOUL PRESENTS:
A Night On the town with Patti Labelle

Show starts at 7:30 PM

Doors open 1 hour Before Showtime

$10 Parking Cash Only

 


 

HOLLYWOOD

Start Date: 26 Apr 2019
Category/Venue: Wolfe Street Playhouse

Show runs through May 18, 2019

The Village Rep is thrilled to announce the EAST COAST PREMIERE production of HOLLYWOOD by the Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro.

In 1922, famed director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his home. The celebrity suspects mount as the headlines explode with lurid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception. Enter Will Hays, Hollywood’s newly appointed moral watchdog, determined to silence the scandal and purify this increasingly corrupt city. Based on the true story of Taylor’s unsolved murder, Hollywood is a noir thriller set in the Golden Age of movies. Even more intriguing, the victim is a relative of Village Rep producing director Keely Enright.

 


 

BELL-DENK-ISSERLIS TRIO

Start Date: 27 Apr 2019
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Hailed as “a dream team of performers,” longtime musical collaborators and friends, violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlisand pianist Jeremy Denk, will unite this spring 2019 for their first-ever trio tour to ten American cities. Beginning April 27, the three artists will perform hallmarks of the trio repertoire in acclaimed venues across the East and West coasts. Though Bell, Isserlis and Denk have previously released the landmark 2016 recording "For the Love of Brahms" together on Sony Classical, these performances mark the first occasions in which they will tour live as an ensemble. The Brahmsalbum has been praised as “Absolutely essential listening for the classical fan…well-crafted, flawless…killer stuff.”

 


 

Behind the Lines - a Musical Tribute to America’s Heroes

Start Date: 18 May 2019
Category/Venue: Charleston Music Hall, Brad & Jennifer Moranz Presents

Two Performances – Saturday 18 May @ 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

At a time when the U.S. military forces have been engaged in the longest war of U.S. history, this tribute which is only 8 days before Memorial day is not only appropriate but also timely and welcomed. Join with Brad and Jennifer Moranz as they put on a show that will prompt a patriotic spirit as well as celebration and support for U.S. troops deployed abroad yesteryear and today.

Since 1995, the Moranz duo has been treating Charleston audiences of all ages to their brand of entertainment – primarily musical revues that take existing songs and put together into a theme. They produce, write, direct, cast and choreograph three musical revues a year: This year they are "Behind the Lines - a Musical Tribute to America’s Heroes" May 18, "The Charleston Variety Show" July 19-21 and “The Charleston Christmas Special” December 13-23.

 


 

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Start Date: 29 Jun 2019
Category/Venue: The Gaillard Center

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

But please don’t say that Frankie is back. The truth is, he never went away. Sure, the majority of the 71 chart hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s) came during the 1960s, but the music didn’t just disappear. He has toured almost continuously since 1962, and his songs have been omnipresent in such movies as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing, Mrs. Doubtfire, Conspiracy Theory and The Wanderers.