Carolina Curtain Call’s Complete Guide to 2016 Holiday Theatre, Music & Dance in the Upstate

Carolina Curtain Call’s Complete Guide to 2016 Holiday Theatre, Music & Dance in the Upstate
The snow is falling, the lights are all strung and the stockings are hung. Yes, the holiday arts season boards Santa’s sleigh officially on Thursday, December 1 as dozens of yuletide-themed plays, musicals, chorales, ballets and symphonies don their ugliest...

REVIEW: Spartanburg Repertory Opera Opens Season with Joyful Musical Survey of Great Choruses

REVIEW: Spartanburg Repertory Opera Opens Season with Joyful Musical Survey of Great Choruses
BY SANDY STAGGS DRAMA CRITIC Spartanburg Repertory Opera launched its 29th season last night at the Chapman Cultural Center with a sweeping and rousing array of great chorus numbers spanning some 265 years. Formerly the Spartanburg Repertory Company, SRO reunited...

REVIEW: Get Ready to Rumble with GLOW’s Dynamic “West Side Story”

REVIEW: Get Ready to Rumble with GLOW’s Dynamic “West Side Story”
BY SANDY STAGGS DRAMA CRITIC GLOW Lyric Theatre, South Carolina’s only professional opera company, launched its Summer Season this week with two vastly different adaptations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”: the definitive operatic version, Gounod’s 1867 “Roméo et Juliette,” and...