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‘Radium Girls’ at Logos Theatre @ Academy of Arts - The Logos Theatre
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest
rage until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium
Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is
her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same
element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his
employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium
Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.

The Logos Theatre
80 School St, Taylors, SC 29687
www.theacademyofarts.org

Dorman High School Presents ‘The Snow Queen’ @ Dorman High School College Fine Arts Center
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm

THE SNOW QUEEN

Skilfully adapted from the famous original story by Hans Christian Andersen, this is the story of Gerda, a little girl who searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda’s innocence charms all good people and animals she meets on the way. They help her to the royal court, and on to Lapland, where good conquers evil and the children are reunited.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the day of the show or by calling (864) 582-4347 ext. 3505

Dorman High School

1050 Cavalier Way

Roebuck, SC 29376

‘Four Old Broads’ at Centre Stage @ Center Stage
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

Four Old Broads
Directed by Ruth Wood
Written by Leslie Kimbell

September 12-23 Tues. – Sat. 8pm Sat. Matinee 2pm Sun. Matinee 3pm

“Winner of the 2016 New Play Festival!”

Retired Burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend Eaddy Mae Clayton to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. Newest resident Imogene Fletcher is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart evil nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side”, what exactly IS that mysterious pill and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.
This world premier Southern comedy was the winner of the 2016 New Play Festival at Centre Stage and is directed by Ruth Wood. Four Old Broads will also kick off our 2017 New Play Festival with a free performance on Sunday, September 24th at 7pm.
Tickets for Four Old Broads are $30, $25, and $15. Student rush tickets are available for $15 with school ID (based on availability), one ticket per ID. Shows run Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, and also include a Saturday matinee at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. 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.

Four Old Broads is sponsored by Faust Boyer Group of Raymond James, ADG Preferred Payroll, and Greenfield’s Bagels & Deli.

CAST: Cindy Mixon as Beatrice Shelton Peter Godfrey as Sam Smith Jan Anderson as Eaddy Mae Clayton Cindy Thompson as Pat Jones Linda Forrest as Imogene Fletcher Jenni Baldwin as Ruby Sue Bennett JeanE Bartlett as Maude Jenkins

‘Greater Tuna’ at Tryon Little Theater @ Tryon Little Theater
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
'Greater Tuna' at Tryon Little Theater @ Tryon Little Theater

Greater Tuna
Sep 14, 2017 – Sep 24, 2017
The hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

 

Tryon Little Theater
516 S. Trade St.
Tryon NC  28782
Box Office (828) 859-2466
http://tltinfo.org/

‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ at  The Spartanburg Little Theatre  @ Chapman Cultural Center
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

 

Anna Lee Altman is Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Photo by Thomas Koenig.

The Spartanburg Little Theatre kicks off its 2017-2018 production season with Legally Blonde: The Musical, an upbeat musical take on the hit comedy film. Nominated for seven Tony Awards, Legally Blonde explodes on stage with memorable songs and energetic dance numbers. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Performances are September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 pm, and September 10, 16, 17, and 24 at 3 pm at the Chapman Cultural Center.

“Legally Blonde is one of the smartest musical adaptations of a popular movie comedy,” says John Fagan, the musical’s director. “The dialogue is witty. The music is catchy. There are plenty of characters to root for, especially the effervescent Elle Woods.”

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to win him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world, smashing stereotypes along the way.

“I hope everyone will come out to cheer on this talented company,” says Fagan. “To say ‘you’ll be tickled pink,’ would be an understatement!” Tickets for Legally Blonde: The Musical can be purchased by calling the Chapman Cultural Center box office at (864) 542-2787 or by ordering online at  http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org . Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors and $20 for students. 20% discount for groups of 10 or more.

‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Guerrilla Shakespeare Company
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
Photo by Burke Brown

Love’s labor is not lost in the brand new Guerrilla Shakespeare Company’s premiere production of the Bard’s most beloved romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.”

Founded by Upstate actors Crystal Marie Stewart and Micah Miller, this unique theatre group is intent on breaking barriers and defying gender tropes by presenting classical works with a modern twist, and maybe even a gay sensibility.

In this mostly-female production last night at the Quest Brewing Company (one of four venues this renegade troupe will be commandeering over the next two weekends), Stewart, a well-known Upstate actor who this summer starred in both “Othello” at The Warehouse Theatre and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with the Upstate Shakespeare Festival, plays Romeo, a butch lesbian youth, opposite Giulia Marie Dalbec’s 14-year-old Juliet.

 

All shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Visit the Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Company on Facebook for the latest updates.

Thursday, September 14:
Quest Brewing Company
55 Airview Dr., Greenville, SC 29607

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083527

Fridays September 8 & 15 and Saturday September 16:
The Ninjaplex
188 Kerns Ave., Greenville, SC, 29609

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083560

Saturday September 9:
Sans Souci Community Garden (Outdoor)
12 Ethelridge Dr., Greenville, SC, 29609

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083726

Sundays September 10 & 17:
Studio Unknown
914 Easley Bridge Rd, Greenville, SC, 29609

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083565

‘The Bodyguard’ at the Peace Center @ Peace Center
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron and Judson Mills as Frank Farmer in “The Bodyguard.” Photo by Joan Marcus.

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox!

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Peace Center
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3000
http://www.peacecenter.org

‘The Mousetrap’ at the Greenville Little Theatre @ Greenville Little Theatre
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

Running continously for over 60 years at the St. Martin’s Theatre in London, The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running play with well over 25,000 performances to date. One of Dame Christie’s finest “whodunit” mysteries, the scene is set when a group of seven strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm: one of them is a murder and one is their victim. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, a spinster with a curious background, a quirky architect, a retired Army Major, a pecicular motorist, and a miserable judge. Can Detective Trotter solve the mystery before the killer makes their next move?

Directed by Sam McCalla, this cast includes Carter Allen, Luke Brooks, Catherine Christophillis, Emily Grove, Evan Harris, Latreshia Lilly, Robert Simms, and Craig Smith.

‘Til Beth Do Us Part’ at Clemson Little Theatre-Pendleton Playhouse @ Clemson-Pendleton Playhouse
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
'Til Beth Do Us Part' at Clemson Little Theatre-Pendleton Playhouse @ Clemson-Pendleton Playhouse

‘Til Beth Do Us Part

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Directed by Rebecca Evatt
It’s  marriage  mayhem  as  career  driven  Suzannah  Hayden  hires  a  personal  assistant to  get  more  help  on  the  home  front  than  she  is  getting  from  her  husband,  Gibby. Enter  energetic  Beth  Bailey.  Suzannah  gives  Beth  carte  blanche  to  do  anything  in  the household  to  make  it  run  more  efficiently.  Gibby  becomes  increasingly  wary  of  the new  woman  as  she  interjects  herself  into  more  and  more  aspects  of  their  lives, including  Suzannah’s  career.  Who  stays  and  who  goes?  And  how  much  calamity  is involved? Performances: September 8-10, 15-17, 2017

‘Til Beth Do Us Part is performed for just 3 more shows-Friday and Saturday night curtain is 8pm and Sunday matinee begins at 3pm!

Director Rebecca Evatt and the cast of Julia Lusk, Calvin Mann, Carole Ann Goss, Tanner O’Cain, Denise Addis, and Dawn Walker invite you to this light-hearted comic farce about love and marital strife.

214 S Mechanic St
Pendleton, South Carolina, SC 29670-1621
(864) 646-8100
www.clemsonlittletheatre.com

LIFE’S A BEACH at CAFE AND THEN SOME
Sep 15 @ 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