REVIEW: Mauldin’s NEWSIES is a Triumph!

REVIEW: Mauldin’s NEWSIES is a Triumph!
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC Mauldin Cultural Center, led by Artistic Director Tim St. Clair, II, is quickly establishing itself as THE brightest jewel in The Golden Strip of Greenville County (Mauldin, Simpsonville and Fountain...

REVIEW: Spartanburg Youth Theatre’s ‘Freaky Friday’ is Fantastic Fish Out of Water Fable

REVIEW: Spartanburg Youth Theatre’s ‘Freaky Friday’ is Fantastic Fish Out of Water Fable
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC The names, occupations, settings and supernatural explanations may have changed among the four Walt Disney film adaptations, and now musical at Spartanburg Youth Theatre, of Mary Rodgers’ popular children’s book, Freaky Friday. But the general concept...

REVIEW: Converse Opera Theatre Presents Scrumptious ‘Hansel and Gretel’

REVIEW: Converse Opera Theatre Presents Scrumptious ‘Hansel and Gretel’
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC Converse Opera Theatre emerges back from Covid shutdown with a glossy, opulent Hansel and Gretel, the Petrie School of Music’s first full-scale production since the campus was re-branded as co-ed Converse University. And this opera is...

Spartanburg Youth Theatre is Back with ‘The Cat in the Hat’ October 8-9

Spartanburg Youth Theatre is Back with ‘The Cat in the Hat’ October 8-9
The Spartanburg Youth Theatre is excited to present Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat October 8-9 at the Chapman Cultural Center. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Seuss, in this classic story Sally and her brother go on a wacky adventure with...

Scrappy Shakespeare Summer 2021 Show is … ‘Julius Caesar’

Scrappy Shakespeare Summer 2021 Show is … ‘Julius Caesar’
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC Scrappy Shakespeare, Spartan burg’s only professional theatre company, announced their 2021 summer production of “Julius Caesar” last night January 4 at their second annual Winter Workshop held at the Artists Collective Spartanburg (formerly the West Main...

Market Theatre Company Sweeps State Competition with ‘The 39 Steps’

Market Theatre Company Sweeps State Competition with ‘The 39 Steps’
Upstate theatre was well represented this past weekend at the 53rd Annual South Carolina Theatre Association Annual Convention culminating with a near-total sweep by Market Theatre Company at the Community Theatre Festival. After ending their original run on the Market...
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