BWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and Pies

BWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and Pies

Love and triumph, conga and rock, romance and pies. The Peace Center's 2017-2018 Broadway season boasts an eclectic line-up of musicals, including Tony Award® winners, returning classics and shows that may well become your new favorites.

The nine-show season opens in September with The Bodyguard, based on the 1992 film that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. It's packed with Whitney Houston classics, including Saving All My Love, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and, of course, I Will Always Love You. Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox stars.

Next up is the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Fun Home. Based on a bestselling graphic memoir by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Fun Home is a coming of age story that follows Alison through three stages of her life: from growing up in a funeral home, to discovering her own sexuality, and as an adult coming to terms with her own past.

One of the longest running musicals in the world, Les Miserables, returns to Greenville in October in a new production featuring reimagined scenery inspired by Victor Hugo's original paintings.

December brings School of Rock, a new musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the Jack Black movie. It's a high energy comedy featuring kids playing their instruments live on stage.

The inspiring true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan is brought to musical life in On Your Feet! Still playing on Broadway today, On Your Feet! features such iconic hits as "Conga", "1-2-3" and "The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You."

The Phantom of the Opera returns for a two week engagement in January 2018. This tour features a new scenic design, new choreography, and new staging performed by a cast and orchestra of 52 along with a very large chandelier.

The 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival, The Color Purple, opens in March. This all new production was praised by the New York Time as "ravishingly reconceived" and "a glory to behold."

Love, courage, motherhood, and pies are celebrated in Waitress, based on Adrienne Shelly's beloved film. With original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles, Waitress tells the story of a small town girl seeking a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness.

The season ends in June with Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Set ten years after the original, this show sees the Phantom once again trying to win the love of Christine Daaé, this time amidst the wonders of Coney Island.

Nine-show season ticket packages are $345-$865. A seven-show package, not including The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, is available for $235-$655. Eight-show packages including The Phantom of the Opera or Les Misérables are also available.

Season ticket holders will want to lock in their seats now, because the 2018-2019 season will include the South Carolina premiere of Hamilton. Subscribers from the 2017-2018 season will have first access to Hamilton when they renew their subscription for the 2018-2019 season.

For additional details or to purchase season tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.


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