Our Top 10 Lists for the 2015-2016 Season

10 Local Must-See Musicals This Season!

Mary PoppinsMary Poppins — The Disney classic tops the list by the sheer numbers alone and expected sell-out crowds. Four productions await the Upstate: Spartanburg Little Theatre and Abbeville Opera House/Greenwood Community Theatre both open Sept. 11 with the Greer Children’s Theatre following in November. Greenville Little Theatre closes out its 90th season with Mary Poppins for almost the entire month of June.

The Rocky Horror ShowWarehouse Theatre
Frankie is back in Greenville for a record-breaking 6-week run with many Midnight shows.

Chasing Rainbows: The Road to OzFlat Rock Playhouse
This is a world premiere musical about a young Judy Garland.

Heart & SoulCentre Stage’s unequaled musical concert show returns in January.

MemphisSpartanburg Little Theatre presents this multi-Tony-award winner with a diverse cast in May 2016.

Young Frankenstein FIRE Theatre Company
The Mel Brooks show comes to life in October at the Younts Center in Fountain Inn and at Asheville Community Theatre.

Sisters of SwingCentre Stage
This Andrews Sisters musical trumpets the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy in July.

Ring of FireMill Town Players
The music of Johnny Cash is featured in Pelzer in September and again at the Little Theater of Gastonia in June 2016.

Little Women:  The MusicalGreenville Little Theatre
This new musical is based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel that we all know and love.

Carrie: The MusicalClemson Little Theatre
That sweet girl that avenges her bullies with telekinetic powers can sing too!


10 Must-See Plays This Season!

the birdsVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike — This Tony-winning play begins in November in an Attic Salt Theatre Company production in Asheville and again in March at The Warehouse Theatre, which precedes it with the inspiration for this comedy, Checkhov’s “Uncle Vanya.”

Alfred Hitchcock’s The BirdsAbbeville Opera House
Just in time for Halloween, Hitchcock’s classic is guaranteed to thrill and chill. I hear lots of scary sound effects already.

A Visit from ScarfaceGreenville Little Theatre
This gangster comedy is from the writers of “Don’t Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell.”

Someone Else  —  NC Stage Company
A World Premiere comedy about marriage, responsibility and Ukrainian escorts.

DraculaTheatre Charlotte
This adaptation brings the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage just in time for Halloween..

FlyFlat Rock Playhouse
An inspiring story about the Tuskegee Airmen in September.

KindertransportCentre Stage
This work by Diane Samuels examines children of the Holocaust.

Julius Caesar & As You Like ItUpstate Shakespeare Festival Summer 2016
Directed by John Fagan and presented at River Falls Park.

The Dixie Swim ClubSpartanburg Little Theatre
Call it “Steel Magnolias at the Beach” by the NC writing team of Jones, Hope & Wooten, whose “The Red Velvet Cake War” will also be at the Little Theater of Gastonia in February.

The Miracle Worker/The Odd Couple— Celebrating 55 & 50 years respectively, the Helen Keller story is on the SC Children’s Theatre bill in March and in Abbeville in April. The Odd Couple just closed the Abbeville summer season and will open Centre Stage’s season in September.


chasing rainbows10 Shows for the Whole Family This Season!

Mary PoppinsGLT, SLT, Abbeville/Greenwood or Greer

Matilda: The MusicalPeace Center

Chasing RainbowsFlat Rock Playhouse

Snow White and the PrinceSC Children’s Theatre

Lion King, Jr.Greer Children’s Theatre

RapunzelSpartanburg Youth Theatre

The Adventures of Tom SawyerLaurens County Community Theatre

How I Became a PirateSC Children’s Theatre

Bye Bye BirdieAsheville Community Youth Theatre

Prince CaspianAcademy of Arts

Spartanburg Repertory Company fantasticks10 Operas to See This Season!

Barber of Seville — Asheville Lyric Opera (October)
Sweeney Todd — Alverson Center Theatre (October)
The Fantasticks — Spartanburg Repertory Company (November)
Dream: The Songs of Composer Scott Alan — GLOW Lyric Theatre (November)
Amahl and the Night Visitors — GLOW Lyric Theatre (December)
Troiades — Converse College WORLD PREMIERE! (January 2016)
Songs of Inspiration: The Blonde, The Brunette & The Redhead — GLOW Lyric Theatre (January 2016)
The Merry Widow — Spartanburg Repertory Company (January 2016)
Rossini’s La Cenerentola — Bob Jones University (March 2016)
The Telephone & Trial by Jury — Spartanburg Repertory Company (March 2016)


10 College Shows to See This Season!

HairA Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard — Clemson Players (September)
Twelfth Night by Shakespeare — Limestone College (October) & Converse College (November)
Hair: The MusicalFurman University (October)
by Joe Orton — Clemson Players (November)
The Children’s Hour by Lilian Hellman — USC-Upstate Shoestring Players (February 2016)
Dogfight: The MusicalUSC-Upstate Shoestring Players (April 2016)
9 to 5: The Musical — Limestone College (April 2016)
Urinetown: the MusicalConverse College (April 2016)
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard — Furman University (April 16)
Hamlet by Shakespeare — Bob Jones University (May 2016)




centre stage let it snow10 Holiday Shows to See This Year!

Let it SnowCentre Stage (American premiere!)
Christmas on the RocksThe Warehouse Theatre
Rock-n-Roll ChristmasMill Town Players
All is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914NC Stage Company
Living Gallery: Dawning LightBob Jones University
Barbra & Frank: The Christmas Concert that Never WasFlat Rock Playhouse
A Christmas StoryFIRE Theatre Company
A Christmas CarolGreenville Little Theatre
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)Little Theater of Gastonia
The Santaland DiariesHendersonville Little Theatre

10 National Tours to See This Season! coming!!!!!!!!

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