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Sep
24
Sun
2017
‘Pinkalicious’ at SC Children’s Theatre @ Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Sep 24 @ 1:30 pm

Pinkalicious LOVES pink and after over-indulging in pink cupcakes, she wakes up to her dream-come-true of being PINK! A series of “pink-tastic” adventures lead Pinkalicious to follow the doctor’s orders of eating green in order to return to normal. Lessons about self-control and moderation are learned in this wildly popular musical that touches in the inner child in everyone…including boys too!

Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann

Music by John Gregor

Lyrics by Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann & John Gregor

Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann

  • September 16, 2017
    10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • September 16, 2017
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • September 17, 2017
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • September 17, 2017
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • September 22, 2017
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • September 23, 2017
    10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • September 23, 2017
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • September 24, 2017
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
‘Clybourne Park’ at The Warehouse Theatre @ Warehouse Theatre
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
'Clybourne Park' at The Warehouse Theatre @ Warehouse Theatre | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

The Warehouse Theatre opens its 44th Main Stage Season with the Bruce Norris-penned, Clybourne Park. The Pulitzer Prize-winner, based around Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, A Raisin in the Sun, will place gentrification, race, and marital tensions firmly in its cross-hairs.

Jay Briggs, Director of Education at Mill Town Players, is directing the play following his success last year with Warehouse’s Important Hats of the Twentieth Century.

Clybourne Park’s first act is set in 1959 where Russ and Bev are selling their two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly to the first black family in the neighborhood, creating discontent among the white residents of Clybourne Park.

In 2009 (Act II), the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.

The show features Miranda Barnett, J. Richey Nash, Brock Koonce, Shea Stephens, Jennifer Webb, Malikah McHerrin-Cobb, and Jaryl Draper.

Tickets are $30 for General Admission and $35 for Reserved Seating. The September 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and October 5, 6, 7 performances will be at 8:00pm. The September 24 and October 1 and 8 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, September 24th at 3:00pm and Blue Star Theatre discounts for veterans and active military applying throughout the run.

‘Greater Tuna’ at Tryon Little Theater @ Tryon Little Theater
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
'Greater Tuna' at Tryon Little Theater @ Tryon Little Theater | Tryon | North Carolina | United States

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 24 @ 3:00 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.

‘The Mousetrap’ at the Greenville Little Theatre @ Greenville Little Theatre
Sep 24 @ 3:00 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.

Mill Town Players Present ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ @ Pelzer Auditorium
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
Photo credit: Escobar Photography L to R: Hannah E. Smith, Meghan Cole, Katie Halstensgard

The creator of Always…Patsy Cline combines over 30 classic country tunes with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The all-hit song list includes “Stand by Your Man”, “9 to 5”, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “Ode to Billy Jo”, “These Boots Are Made for Walking”, “Rocky Top”, and “I Will Always Love You.” This charming, foot-stompin’ musical has played to sold-out audiences across the country. The Honky Tonk Angels will be backed by a live band. The Angels are played by Meghan Cole, Katie Halstensgard, and Hannah Smith.

Director and Choreographer – Kimberlee Ferreira

Musical Director – Hannah Smith

Tickets to The Honky Tonk Angels are only $10, with discounts for seniors, military, and students, and can be purchased online at www.milltownplayers.org, by calling (864)947-8000, or at the door.

Sep
26
Tue
2017
Reasons to be Pretty at Furman Theatre @ Furman University - The Playhouse
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm

Reasons to be Pretty
by Neil Labute
directed by Jay Oney
September 26-30 at 8pm
Matinees September 30 & October 1 at 3pm

A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, Reasons to Be Pretty is the first installment (followed by Reasons to Be Happy and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy) in Neil LaBute’s trilogy focusing on two young couples whose lives and careers become very, very entangled. When an off-handed remark disrupts the lives of Greg and Steph, they, and their sometime friends, Carly and Kent, confront self-deceit, treachery, and their own willingness to change. Reasons to Be Pretty has the razor-sharp wit and insight we expect from LaBute, but with an extraordinary new twist – hope!

 

Sep
27
Wed
2017
LIFE’S A BEACH at CAFE AND THEN SOME
Sep 27 @ 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

Reasons to be Pretty at Furman Theatre @ Furman University - The Playhouse
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm

Reasons to be Pretty
by Neil Labute
directed by Jay Oney
September 26-30 at 8pm
Matinees September 30 & October 1 at 3pm

A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, Reasons to Be Pretty is the first installment (followed by Reasons to Be Happy and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy) in Neil LaBute’s trilogy focusing on two young couples whose lives and careers become very, very entangled. When an off-handed remark disrupts the lives of Greg and Steph, they, and their sometime friends, Carly and Kent, confront self-deceit, treachery, and their own willingness to change. Reasons to Be Pretty has the razor-sharp wit and insight we expect from LaBute, but with an extraordinary new twist – hope!

 

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Mill Town Players Present ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ @ Pelzer Auditorium
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
Photo credit: Escobar Photography L to R: Hannah E. Smith, Meghan Cole, Katie Halstensgard

The creator of Always…Patsy Cline combines over 30 classic country tunes with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The all-hit song list includes “Stand by Your Man”, “9 to 5”, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “Ode to Billy Jo”, “These Boots Are Made for Walking”, “Rocky Top”, and “I Will Always Love You.” This charming, foot-stompin’ musical has played to sold-out audiences across the country. The Honky Tonk Angels will be backed by a live band. The Angels are played by Meghan Cole, Katie Halstensgard, and Hannah Smith.

Director and Choreographer – Kimberlee Ferreira

Musical Director – Hannah Smith

Tickets to The Honky Tonk Angels are only $10, with discounts for seniors, military, and students, and can be purchased online at www.milltownplayers.org, by calling (864)947-8000, or at the door.