REVIEW: Oakbrook Preparatory Tells Amazing Musical Version of ‘Joseph’

REVIEW: Oakbrook Preparatory Tells Amazing Musical Version of ‘Joseph’
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC After a string of annual Disney musical smashes, Oakbrook Preparatory officially jumpstarts the spring finale season with an oldie but heavenly goodie, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Easily the most accessible musical by Andrew Lloyd...

REVIEW: Opera Converse Theatre’s ALCINA is ‘Frozen’ Baroque-Style

REVIEW: Opera Converse Theatre’s ALCINA is ‘Frozen’ Baroque-Style
Handel’s Mystical Opera Blows the Roof off Daniel Hall’s Ice Palace BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC If you have ever attended a performance at Daniel Recital Hall at Converse College, you should be well-acclimated to the glorious acoustics and the mighty...

REVIEW:  At 90, Spartanburg Philharmonic Ushers in New Maestro, New Era, New Name

REVIEW:  At 90, Spartanburg Philharmonic Ushers in New Maestro, New Era, New Name
BY SANDY STAGGS ARTS CRITIC Stefan Sanders is officially a Hub City resident. A Sparkle City denizen. Spartanburg’s newest prominent citizen. And as music director for the Spartanburg Philharmonic, Sanders is already cementing his reputation as a local treasure. Sanders...

Special Preview: Grammy-Nominated Patrick Dupré Quigley Conducts the SPO

Special Preview: Grammy-Nominated Patrick Dupré Quigley Conducts the SPO
BY SANDY STAGGS ARTS WRITER The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s Project Maestro enters phase two this weekend when the second of three finalists takes the podium to vie for the coveted title of SPO conductor. Patrick Dupré Quigley will lead the...
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