Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
5/22-5/22/2013
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
NATION FORD HIGH SCHOOL
3/14-5/23/2013
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities, or even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
WORKSHOP THEATRE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
5/10-5/25/2013
Jason Robert Brown says, "it's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back." These are the stories and characters of today, the SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD.Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today's popular music, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
SPARTANBURG HIGH SCHOOL
5/23-5/26/2013
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities, or even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.
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SPAMALOT
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
5/3-5/26/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 THE MUSIC MAN
MAY RIVER THEATRE CO
5/10-5/26/2013
An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Perfect for professional theatres, community groups, summer stock and schools alike, this award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. The cast features a soaring soprano ingenue, parts for young performers and children, and one of the musical theatre's treasures, a tour de force leading role for a charismatic actor who doesn't need to be a trained singer. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.
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SPAMALOT
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
5/1-5/26/2013
Elizabeth Wallace Theatre: - Eric Idle; lyrics: Eric Idle; music: John Du Prez, Eric Idle; dir: Casey Colgan.
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MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
5/3-5/26/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 FAME
DOVE PRODUCTIONS
5/24-5/27/2013
From the hit motion pictures, television series, and international stage success, FAME is nothing short of a global phenomenon.  Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME - THE MUSICAL is bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. With its topical subject manner, multi-ethnic cast of actors, singers, dancers and instrumentalists and high-energy, contemporary pop score which includes the hit title song, FAME - THE MUSICAL is an ideal musical for high schools, colleges or any theatre with young performers or audiences.
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR
PALMETTO ACADEMY OF LEARNING & SUCCESS
5/1-6/1/2013
Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
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PURE Theatre
5/3-6/1/2013
PURE Theatre: - dir: May Adrales.
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
ART FORMS AND THEATRE CONCEPTS INC
5/24-6/1/2013
The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930's Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin' new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.Assembled under the expert eye of director/lyricist  Richard Maltby, Jr., AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of devastating beauty, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is simply unforgettable.
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 CHILDREN OF EDEN
MIDTOWN THEATRE
5/27-6/6/2013
From Stephen Schwartz and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Freely based on the story of Genesis, CHILDREN OF EDEN is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."A large cast is needed to take on the story of the Old Testament in this moving, foot-stomping musical. CHILDREN OF EDEN is a wonderful show to perform for children and students. 
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
WAREHOUSE THEATRE
5/17-6/8/2013
Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. With four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre. Set in 1900 Sweden, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée, Fredrik, Fredrick's wife, Anne, Desirée's current lover, the Count, and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men -- as well as their jealous wives -- agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire. This dramatic musical celebration of love is perfect to showcase your highly-trained singers with it's harmonically-advanced score and masterful orchestrations. 
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FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
Centre Stage, Greenville's Professional Theater
5/16-6/8/2013
Centre Stage SC: - Ken Ludwig; dir: Reed Halvorson.
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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
The Warehouse Theatre
5/17-6/8/2013
The Jean Pelham Stage: - Stephen Sondheim; dir: Chip Egan.
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 5/19/2013 AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
ART FORMS AND THEATRE CONCEPTS INC
5/24-6/8/2013
The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930's Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin' new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.Assembled under the expert eye of director/lyricist  Richard Maltby, Jr., AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of devastating beauty, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is simply unforgettable.
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TELL ME ON A SUNDAY (BRITISH VERSION)
Midtown Productions
5/25-6/8/2013
TELL ME ON A SUNDAY is Act I of Andrew Lloyd Webber?S SONG & DANCE. It is a one-woman-musical about love. Emma, a young British woman, moves to New York City in search of adventure and romance. Her story is told through introspective musical monologues and her letters home to England. A tour de force for the performer, both the BBC and original London productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber?S SONG & DANCE starred Marti Webb. The subsequent Broadway production opened in 1985 winning Bernadette Peters a Tony Award for her portrayal of Emma, while Melissa Manchester starred in the national tour that followed.Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Don Black
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