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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
My Fair Lady
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
My Fair Lady
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Thursday, January 30, 2020
My Fair Lady
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
Centre Stage

I FEEL GOOD: A TRIP TO MOTOWN
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off the new year with Centre Stage’s hit annual Rock Show I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown! Celebrating the music and success of Berry Gordy and his iconic Motown record label, this concert-style show features hits from Diana Ross, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and MANY more. Join the featured live band and talented cast of Centre Stage favorites as they journey through this electrifying time in American music!

Friday, January 31, 2020
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
Greenwood Community Theatre

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together.
TICCKETS:
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I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Centre Stage

I FEEL GOOD: A TRIP TO MOTOWN
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off the new year with Centre Stage’s hit annual Rock Show I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown! Celebrating the music and success of Berry Gordy and his iconic Motown record label, this concert-style show features hits from Diana Ross, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and MANY more. Join the featured live band and talented cast of Centre Stage favorites as they journey through this electrifying time in American music!

My Fair Lady
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am
South Carolina Children's Theatre

What begins as an innocent exploration of an old home, winds up taking siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter far beyond their wildest imaginations, as they step through a huge wardrobe, into a land where an evil witch has taken control and misery reigns. They soon realize they haven’t arrived in Narnia by chance, but have been brought here to play a very important part in restoring natural order and keeping the peace in this magical land.

By demonstrating love, keeping faith and showing courage, the children find they have the power triumph over evil and return Narnia to its rightful leader. Children and adults alike will be enthralled by this classic C.S. Lewis story.


From the story by C.S. Lewis; Dramatized by Joseph Robinette; Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois


Most enjoyed by children, ages 5 and up.
Visit scchildrenstheatre.org for further details.

My Fair Lady
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Teddy Roosevelt, Presented by Greenville Chautauqua History Comes Alive
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm
Wade Hampton High School

Winter Chautauqua kicks off the 2020 theme of “Reinventing America,” with Teddy Roosevelt.

What better way to “Reinvent America” then with the Rough Rider, Nobel Prize winning President who stepped down at the height of his popularity to four years later bolt the Republican Party and challenge his hand picked successor? In ninety days, Roosevelt’s “Bull Moose” Party humbled a sitting president and decisively beat a party that had dominated national politics for forty years. American politics was never then same again.

Get ready to flat out be amazed as you meet – Teddy Roosevelt. You’ll laugh – you’ll be challenged – you’ll have lots of questions. And as always at Chautauqua, the audience is part of the show. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history– it’s personal.

The format of a Chautauqua performance takes the audience to another time and includes an approximately thirty to forty-minute costumed performance by the performer, followed by a question and answer session with the audience and the character. The character can only answer questions within his or her lifetime. After that, the performer ‘breaks character’ and answers audience questions as an expert on that character. “The audience is as much of the show as the performer is,” says Caroline McIntyre, Greenville Chautauqua Administrator and performer. “Often our greatest insights are from the interaction of the audience with these characters.”

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
Greenwood Community Theatre

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together.
TICCKETS:
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I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Centre Stage

I FEEL GOOD: A TRIP TO MOTOWN
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off the new year with Centre Stage’s hit annual Rock Show I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown! Celebrating the music and success of Berry Gordy and his iconic Motown record label, this concert-style show features hits from Diana Ross, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and MANY more. Join the featured live band and talented cast of Centre Stage favorites as they journey through this electrifying time in American music!

My Fair Lady
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Sunday, February 2, 2020
My Fair Lady
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm
South Carolina Children's Theatre

What begins as an innocent exploration of an old home, winds up taking siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter far beyond their wildest imaginations, as they step through a huge wardrobe, into a land where an evil witch has taken control and misery reigns. They soon realize they haven’t arrived in Narnia by chance, but have been brought here to play a very important part in restoring natural order and keeping the peace in this magical land.

By demonstrating love, keeping faith and showing courage, the children find they have the power triumph over evil and return Narnia to its rightful leader. Children and adults alike will be enthralled by this classic C.S. Lewis story.


From the story by C.S. Lewis; Dramatized by Joseph Robinette; Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois


Most enjoyed by children, ages 5 and up.

Teddy Roosevelt, Presented by Greenville Chautauqua History Comes Alive!
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm
Wade Hampton High School

Winter Chautauqua kicks off the 2020 theme of “Reinventing America,” with Teddy Roosevelt!

What better way to “Reinvent America” then with the Rough Rider, Nobel Prize winning President who stepped down at the height of his popularity to four years later bolt the Republican Party and challenge his hand picked successor? In ninety days, Roosevelt’s “Bull Moose” Party humbled a sitting president and decisively beat a party that had dominated national politics for forty years. American politics was never then same again.

Get ready to flat out be amazed as you meet – Teddy Roosevelt. You’ll laugh – you’ll be challenged – you’ll have lots of questions. And as always at Chautauqua, the audience is part of the show. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history– it’s personal.

The format of a Chautauqua performance takes the audience to another time and includes an approximately thirty to forty-minute costumed performance by the performer, followed by a question and answer session with the audience and the character. The character can only answer questions within his or her lifetime. After that, the performer ‘breaks character’ and answers audience questions as an expert on that character. “The audience is as much of the show as the performer is,” says Caroline McIntyre, Greenville Chautauqua Administrator and performer. “Often our greatest insights are from the interaction of the audience with these characters.”

I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm
Centre Stage

I FEEL GOOD: A TRIP TO MOTOWN
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off the new year with Centre Stage’s hit annual Rock Show I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown! Celebrating the music and success of Berry Gordy and his iconic Motown record label, this concert-style show features hits from Diana Ross, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and MANY more. Join the featured live band and talented cast of Centre Stage favorites as they journey through this electrifying time in American music!

My Fair Lady
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm
Peace Center

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
AQUILA THEATRE in George Orwell’s 1984
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
Peace Center

In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth, and personal expression, AQUILA THEATRE brings 1984, George Orwell’s cautionary novel, to the stage.

As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, AQUILA THEATRE’s production of 1984 provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought – an evocative and timely narrative of personal freedom against political repression. Today, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems, and governments clash.

Written in 1944 near the end of World War II, 1984 depicts a society controlled by a perfectly totalitarian government bent on repressing all subversive tendencies. “Big Brother” is always watching and technology is wielded as a weapon to inundate citizens with propaganda and to monitor thoughts and actions. Imagined before the existence of computers, this dystopian future explores the power of technology as a mental manipulator and source of curated information.

The resurgence of 1984 marks a widespread desire to understand the present moment by looking back… How far are we from realizing Orwell’s nightmare? Are we already there? Can there be more than one truth, more than one set of facts?

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
Centre Stage

I FEEL GOOD: A TRIP TO MOTOWN
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off the new year with Centre Stage’s hit annual Rock Show I Feel Good: A Trip to Motown! Celebrating the music and success of Berry Gordy and his iconic Motown record label, this concert-style show features hits from Diana Ross, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and MANY more. Join the featured live band and talented cast of Centre Stage favorites as they journey through this electrifying time in American music!