‘Fun Home’ Star to Perform at Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Eve Begelman

“Fun Home” star Eve Begelman will perform at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival as part of its of its 2019 Rising Stars series on Memorial Day, May 27 at 4 p.m. in Charleston.

Eve, 15, plays Small Alison (the author at around 10 years old) in the South Carolina community theatre premiere of “Fun Home” the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling and controversial graphic memoir subtitled “A Family Tragicom.”  

“Fun Home” runs June 7-16, 2019 at the West Main Artists Co-Operative, 578 West Main St. in Spartanburg. Shows are Friday-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 pm. with one Thursday show June 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-25. For more information, visit www.proudmarytheatre.com.

Eve, 15, is the only musical theatre performer selected from the entire Southeast for  this prestigious program sponsored by the Palmetto State Arts Organization.

She has performed as vocalist, actor, and violinist since the age of seven. As a scholar in the 92nd Street Y Recanati- Kaplan program for voice, Eve appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra of St. Lukes in a NYC premiere of Maximus Musicus and as a guest soloist with the Christian McBride Trio. During her time as a member of the Manhattan Girls Chorus, she performed at Carnegie Hall with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic.

In 2018, Eve performed the role of Viola in Twelfth Night at the American Shakespeare Center summer program and in the South Carolina Governor’s School Discovery drama program. Regional theater credits include Young Juliette in For What it’s Worth, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Katie Spoonapple in Dear Edwina. Eve has performed in the Midtown International Theatre Festival and the Dream Up Festival in New York City.

In May 2019, Eve was selected to perform at the Peace Interludes Series at the Peace Center.  Eve is a rising sophomore at the Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School.  

Now In its 11th year, the six-program series presents artistically gifted students ages 9 through 18. The goal of the Rising Stars series is to provide a high profile performance venue that focuses on the many artistically gifted students. Each performance features five to seven individuals or ensembles that are gifted in classical dance, creative writing, classical music, theatre, or visual art. The series will showcase young actors, dancers, musicians, writers and visual artists in a conversation and performance format.

All programs are presented at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston.

​Tickets may be purchased for $8.00 either online at http://www.piccolospoleto.com, by phone through Ovation-Tix at (866) 811-4111 or at the door.

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