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2017
Upstate Shakespeare Festival Opens “Titus Andronicus” @ Falls Park on the Reedy
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm
Meet “Death” (Christiana Reubert) in “Titus Andronicus.” Phot by Burke Brown

Upstate Shakespeare Festival ‘s”Titus Andronicus”
July 13-30, 2017
FREE

“Titus,” a revenge play with Shakespeare’s highest body count (14 dead), documents a fictional Roman general who returns to Rome a valiant hero after a lengthy, victorious battle with the Goths, opens Thursday, July 13 at Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville.

Following up the company’s wildly successful five-week run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this play features many returning cast members:  Maurice Reed, Simon Crowe, John Hansen, Richard Beveridge, Josh Wilson, Cameron Shaw, Connor Saxon, Brianna Rodriguez, MJ Maurer, Bronson Delgado, Robert Fuson, John Carino, Brian Reeder, Kat Stoneback, James Cartee, Bethany Reed, Tony Giordano, Cameron Trieper, Austin Smith, and Christiana Reubert.

“Titus Andronicus” runs Thursdays-Sundays at 7 p.m. through July 30 and is FREE and open to the public.  Donations are accepted.  Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.  Any patrons wishing to drink alcohol must purchase a wrist band from the Upstate Shakespeare Festival tent. Performances are weather-permitting of course.

For more information, visit http://www.WarehouseTheatre.com. For questions, readers may also contact Director John Fagan at (864) 787-4016.

Mill Town Players Present ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ @ Pelzer Auditorium
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
Drake KIng is Conrad Birdie in the Mill Town Players’ “Bye Bye Birdie.” Photo by Escobar Photography

Jennifer Lopez fans may have to wait until 2018 to see the Latina legend in NBC’s Live production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” but Upstate audiences will get a bite of 1950s Americana next week when the Mill Town Players take flight with the 1960 classic musical at the historic Pelzer Auditorium.

In this Tony-winning classic with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse, the tiny locality of Sweet Apple, Ohio is rocked to its core when rock-and-roll star Conrad Birdie comes to town to kiss a teenage fan before deploying off to boot camp.

“Bye Bye Birdie” is loaded with popular songs like “Put On a Happy Face,” “A Normal, American Boy,” “Honestly Sincere” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.”

“Bye Bye Birdie” is part of the Anderson Theatre Festival and runs July 14-Aug. 6 at the Pelzer Auditorium, 214 Lebby St. in Pelzer. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8-10. Call (864) 947-8000 or visit http://www.milltownplayers.org.

Montford Park Players Presents Trojan War Drama “Troilus and Cressida” @ Hazel Robinson Amphitheater
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
Montford Park Players Presents Trojan War Drama "Troilus and Cressida" @ Hazel Robinson Amphitheater

Montford Park Players Presents Trojan War Drama Troilus and Cressida

July 7-29
Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 7:30pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre
92 Gay St. Asheville, NC 

Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is proud announce their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. All performances will be held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District, from July 7th through the 29th on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. This performance like ALL of Montford Park Players’ shows will be absolutely FREE to attend.

This historical tragedy hinges on the romance between Prince Troilus and Cressida, the daughter of a traitorous priest, against the backdrop of the Trojan War. Based on several difference medieval and renaissance sources, the play includes such legendary figures as Achilles, Hector, Ajax and Helen of Troy herself. As the war ramps up, Shakespeare takes a cynical look at war and sexual politics. The play remains one of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic treasures.

Says director Andrew Gall, “The opportunity to work on a something so rare and strangely unique is terribly exciting. Troilus and Cressida is a rarely performed work which means that there is little of the baggage and expectations that surround many of Shakespeare’s more famous works.  So in many ways, it is like working on a new play.

Indeed, Montford Park Players hasn’t mounted a production of Troilus and Cressida in seven years. “I am really interested in evoking the ruggedness of the Trojan siege from a visual standpoint,” says Gall. “I hope our audience gets a chance to see a work that is rarely performed and that whatever expectations they have about the play are exceeded and defied. I hope they find something surprising in it.”

Troilus and Cressida stars some of Montford Park Players most popular actors and actresses, including Gary Freedman as Troilus, Devyn Ray as Cressida, John Stockdale as Hector, David Mycoff as Priam, Stuart Moore as Achilles and Sophie Yates as Cassandra. A large ensemble provides some gritty and exciting takes on the battles themselves.

Additionally, on the afternoon of Saturday, July 15th (from 12-5pm), Montford Park Players will also return with their 3rd Annual Midsummer Faire, to get young and old in the spirit of the show to follow.

Montford Park Players, has been presenting Shakespeare and other classical works to the Asheville community since 1973, and has since grown to be one of Western North Carolina’shtttp://montfordparkplayers.org most beloved and well-known cultural attractions.

For more information or to reserve seats, go to montfordparkplayers.org, or call at (828) 254-5146.

“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

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The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by incredible actors and musicians.

Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

With a cast of all local actors perfected by Director Glenda ManWaring, pristine vocals led by Matt Rexford (also playing Jerry Lee Lewis), and dynamite choreography and co-direction by Paige ManWaring, Million Dollar Quartet will transport you back to 1956 for an evening of the best music of the generation!

Tickets for Million Dollar Quartet are $35, $30, and $20. Student rush tickets are available for $15 with school ID (based on availability), one ticket per ID. Shows run Thursday through Sunday and all seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (864) 233-6733 on Tuesdays – Fridays from 2-6 p.m, in person at the Centre Stage Box Office, or online at www.centrestage.org. Handling fees will be applied to all purchases.

Million Dollar Quartet is generously sponsored by Rolling Green Village.

CAST: Johnny Culwell as Carl Perkins, Jordan Hanner as Brother Jay, Joshua Jones as Johnny Cash, Kip Brock as Fluke, TJ Jones as Elvis Presley, Andy Lehman as Sam Phillips, Matt Rexford as Jerry Lee Lewis, and Lindsay Polowczuk as Dyanne.

501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
(864) 233-6733
http://centrestage.org

Glow Lyric Theatre Presents ‘The Crucible’
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

Glow Lyric Theatre Questions Authority in Exciting, Expanded Summer Festival

All performances are at the Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Drive in Greenville.
For tickets, call (864) 558-4569 or visit www.glowlyric.com/tickets

HAIR July 14 – July 30

(18 and up, not recommended for children) Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The loose plotline centers on Berger, the charismatic leader of the “tribe,” and Claude, a sweet-natured guy from Queens who’s about to be drafted. But the real star of Hair is the rocking score, which includes such classic hits as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius” and “The Flesh Failures.”

Fri Jul 14, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2PM
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8PM
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8PM
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8PM
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2PM

The Crucible
July 13-28

The Crucible – Based on the Salem Witch Trials, and originally conceived as an allegory about Mccarthyism in the 1950’s, “The Crucible” is an English language opera written by Robert Ward based on the play of the same name by Arthur Miller. It won both the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Music and the New York Music Critics Circle Citation.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2PM
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2PM
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8PM

The Gondoliers
July 21-29

The Gondoliers – The twelfth collaboration between composer Arthur Sullivan and librettist W.S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers (or The King of Barataria) tells the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers, Giuseppe and Marco, who are informed that due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria…but which one? Wackiness ensues, and no political position is left un-skewered in this delightfully hilarious operetta.

Fri Jul 21, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2PM
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2PM
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2PM

All performances are at the Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Drive in Greenville.
For tickets, call (864) 558-4569 or visit www.glowlyric.com/tickets

LIFE’S A BEACH at CAFE AND THEN SOME
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm
LIFE'S A BEACH at CAFE AND THEN SOME

LIFE’S A BEACH at CAFE AND THEN SOME

Join Norma Jean, Bubba, Dot and her new beau as they head to Myrtle Beach to re-live old memories and attempt to create some new ones.  Relaxation is definitely off the table!

Life’s a Beach stars Susan Smith, Maureen Abdalla, Jim Wilkins, and Bill Smith.

SHOWS: WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

Admission Charge for the show: $20 plus tax per person

Dinner and Show seatings: 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15 p.m.
Show only seating: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.

CAFE AND THEN SOME
101 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Telephone: 864-232-CATS
E-mail inquiries: info@CafeATS.com
Reservation: click here

Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ Opening On The Warehouse Stage
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

Anne Kelly Tromsness and Maegan Azar Directing Popular Tragedy

William Shakespeare’s tragic Othello is coming to The Warehouse Theatre July 20th through August 6th, 2017. Othello, which will also be The Warehouse’s Educational Touring Show, will make its debut on the main stage for a limited run before touring South Carolina this fall.

Co-direction for the production falls to long time Warehouse collaborators Anne Kelly Tromsness and Maegan Azar. Tromsness is the Drama Instructor for the ARMES Program, and teaches theatre at the Fine Arts Center. Azar is the Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Furman University.

Othello explores what happens when evil and manipulation are loosed upon a world where inequity and jealousy already reign. Featuring three of Shakespeare’s most compelling characters, the show is filled with manipulation, xenophobia, and love’s struggle for survival. Set in a not-so-distant future, the show will clock in at 75 fast-moving minutes.

The show features Stephen Brown, Cory Phelps, Amanda Sox, Crystal Stewart, Angelina Mussro, and Kashaad Kraus.

Tickets are only $15 for this thrilling ride through deceit, manipulation, and power. The July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and August 3, 4, 5 performances will be at 8:00pm. The July 23, 30, and August 6 performances will be at 3:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.WarehouseTheatre.com or by calling 864-235-6948.
The Warehouse’s usual discount ticketing programs apply for this show with I Pay What I Can on Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00pm and Blue Star Theatre discounts for veterans and active military applying throughout the run.

Jul
29
Sat
2017
Glow Lyric Theatre Presents ‘The Gondoliers’
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm

Glow Lyric Theatre Questions Authority in Exciting, Expanded Summer Festival

All performances are at the Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Drive in Greenville.
For tickets, call (864) 558-4569 or visit www.glowlyric.com/tickets

HAIR July 14 – July 30

(18 and up, not recommended for children) Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The loose plotline centers on Berger, the charismatic leader of the “tribe,” and Claude, a sweet-natured guy from Queens who’s about to be drafted. But the real star of Hair is the rocking score, which includes such classic hits as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius” and “The Flesh Failures.”

Fri Jul 14, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2PM
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8PM
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8PM
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8PM
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2PM

The Crucible
July 13-28

The Crucible – Based on the Salem Witch Trials, and originally conceived as an allegory about Mccarthyism in the 1950’s, “The Crucible” is an English language opera written by Robert Ward based on the play of the same name by Arthur Miller. It won both the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Music and the New York Music Critics Circle Citation.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2PM
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2PM
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8PM

The Gondoliers
July 21-29

The Gondoliers – The twelfth collaboration between composer Arthur Sullivan and librettist W.S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers (or The King of Barataria) tells the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers, Giuseppe and Marco, who are informed that due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria…but which one? Wackiness ensues, and no political position is left un-skewered in this delightfully hilarious operetta.

Fri Jul 21, 2017 8PM
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2PM
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2PM
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8PM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2PM

All performances are at the Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Drive in Greenville.
For tickets, call (864) 558-4569 or visit www.glowlyric.com/tickets

Upstate Shakespeare Festival Opens “Titus Andronicus” @ Falls Park on the Reedy
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm
Meet “Death” (Christiana Reubert) in “Titus Andronicus.” Phot by Burke Brown

Upstate Shakespeare Festival ‘s”Titus Andronicus”
July 13-30, 2017
FREE

“Titus,” a revenge play with Shakespeare’s highest body count (14 dead), documents a fictional Roman general who returns to Rome a valiant hero after a lengthy, victorious battle with the Goths, opens Thursday, July 13 at Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville.

Following up the company’s wildly successful five-week run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this play features many returning cast members:  Maurice Reed, Simon Crowe, John Hansen, Richard Beveridge, Josh Wilson, Cameron Shaw, Connor Saxon, Brianna Rodriguez, MJ Maurer, Bronson Delgado, Robert Fuson, John Carino, Brian Reeder, Kat Stoneback, James Cartee, Bethany Reed, Tony Giordano, Cameron Trieper, Austin Smith, and Christiana Reubert.

“Titus Andronicus” runs Thursdays-Sundays at 7 p.m. through July 30 and is FREE and open to the public.  Donations are accepted.  Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.  Any patrons wishing to drink alcohol must purchase a wrist band from the Upstate Shakespeare Festival tent. Performances are weather-permitting of course.

For more information, visit http://www.WarehouseTheatre.com. For questions, readers may also contact Director John Fagan at (864) 787-4016.

Mill Town Players Present ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ @ Pelzer Auditorium
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
Drake KIng is Conrad Birdie in the Mill Town Players’ “Bye Bye Birdie.” Photo by Escobar Photography

Jennifer Lopez fans may have to wait until 2018 to see the Latina legend in NBC’s Live production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” but Upstate audiences will get a bite of 1950s Americana next week when the Mill Town Players take flight with the 1960 classic musical at the historic Pelzer Auditorium.

In this Tony-winning classic with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse, the tiny locality of Sweet Apple, Ohio is rocked to its core when rock-and-roll star Conrad Birdie comes to town to kiss a teenage fan before deploying off to boot camp.

“Bye Bye Birdie” is loaded with popular songs like “Put On a Happy Face,” “A Normal, American Boy,” “Honestly Sincere” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.”

“Bye Bye Birdie” is part of the Anderson Theatre Festival and runs July 14-Aug. 6 at the Pelzer Auditorium, 214 Lebby St. in Pelzer. Shows are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8-10. Call (864) 947-8000 or visit http://www.milltownplayers.org.