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Jul
30
Sun
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm

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“It was one legendary night.”
By Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott
Show dates: July 20 – Aug 12, 2017
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley for one unforgettable night.

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

Glow Lyric Theatre Shows ‘HAIR!’
Jul 30 @ 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

Aug
3
Thu
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Aug 3 @ 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

Aug
4
Fri
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Aug 4 @ 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

Aug
5
Sat
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Aug 5 @ 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

Aug
6
Sun
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm

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“It was one legendary night.”
By Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott
Show dates: July 20 – Aug 12, 2017
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley for one unforgettable night.

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

Aug
10
Thu
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm

Million Dollar by gm copyMillion Dollar Quartet

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

Aug
11
Fri
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm

Million Dollar by gm copyMillion Dollar Quartet

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

Aug
12
Sat
2017
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Centre Stage @ Center Stage Theatre
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm

Million Dollar by gm copyMillion Dollar Quartet

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

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Launches Project Maestro Saturday @ Converse College Twichell Auditorium
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm
Stefan Sanders

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2017-2018 season with the launch of Project Maestro: the search for the SPO’s new conductor. The season opener will be held on Saturday, September 16 at Twichell Auditorium from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and conducted by the first of three finalists, Stefan Sanders. Tickets start at $26 each and can be purchased online at SpartanburgPhilharmonic.org, by telephone (864.278.9671) or in person at Twichell’s box office. Youth and Teacher pricing is also available.

“Classical Conversations,” a pre-concert chat, will begin at 6:15pm and will be co-hosted by Jamarcus Gaston from WSPA and Dr. Chris Vaneman, Director of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College.

Sanders’ program will open with Mozart’s Symphony no. 39, followed by Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with guest soloist and South Carolina native, Claire Bryant. The evening will conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, arguably one of the most famous symphonies ever written.

“I am immensely honored to be a finalist for music director of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The SPO attracted me because the organization is 100% committed to strengthening Spartanburg’s identity through experiences that bring people together in meaningful ways” he says.

Stefan was introduced to concerts by his father. He began his musical career by learning the violin and later became an internationally renowned trombonist. Mesmerized by the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra, his love for music eventually led him to the baton.

In looking forward to the concert, Bryant says, “I couldn’t be more excited to return to my home state of South Carolina to perform with the outstanding musicians of the SPO under the baton of Stefan Sanders – a fellow alumni of The Juilliard School! Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations is one of the beloved pieces of the cello concerto repertoire, succinctly featuring many of the virtues and characters of the cello – elegance, lyricism, and virtuosity.  I look forward to returning home to share a wonderful musical experience with the Spartanburg community!”

For the past 22 months, the SPO has conducted a worldwide search for its next Musical Director and conductor. Executive Director, Kathryn Boucher says, “I am thrilled for what each of our finalists will bring to our season. I think Stefanbrings a unique perspective to our orchestra, coming from such an experienced background in leading orchestras around the country.