Delighted Tobehere Hosts Epic Multi-Theatre Concert

Delighted Tobehere Hosts Epic Multi-Theatre Concert
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC The Upstate Theatre scene has always been a close-knit community, often sharing artists, props, costumes, scenic elements, and since 2019, auditions. Companies have even collaborated on shows in the past (i.e. Mary Poppins in Greenwood/Abbeville) But...

REVIEW: Spartanburg Little Theatre Takes Us to Heaven in ‘Sister Act’

REVIEW: Spartanburg Little Theatre Takes Us to Heaven in ‘Sister Act’
BY SANDY STAGGSDRAMA CRITIC Spartanburg Little Theatre follows up its stunning The Great Gatsby with the long-awaited Whoopi Goldberg classic Sister Act in the penultimate production of the company’s historic 75th season. Simone Mack-Orr reprises the role she first performed...

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...

Behind the Curtain: Spartanburg Little Theatre’s ‘Gatsby’ Adds Live Music to Jazz Age Classic

Behind the Curtain: Spartanburg Little Theatre’s ‘Gatsby’ Adds Live Music to Jazz Age Classic
AND ALL THAT JAZZ (COUNTRY, HIP-HOP, POP…) Creating a timeless soundtrack for The Great Gatsby When audiences enter the theater for Spartanburg Little Theatre’s highly-anticipated production of The Great Gatsby, they’ll notice something they don’t usually see in a non-musical...

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...
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