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BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Brings Hilarity and Music to the Peace Center BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Brings Hilarity and Music to the Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - April 13, 2017

In the best possible way, Something Rotten is a circular argument celebrating its own existence. It's a glorious, hilarious, tuneful tribute to that pinnacle of theatrical entertainment, the modern, mainstream American musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: Greenville Little Theatre embraces the silliness of LYING IN STATE BWW Review: Greenville Little Theatre embraces the silliness of LYING IN STATE
by Neil Shurley - April 09, 2017

Lying in State, a comedy by David C. Hyer, takes place entirely in a funeral parlor, where Ed takes center stage. In a casket. It seems that Ed died in a gunfight with home invaders. Unfortunately, it may have only been squirrels that were trying to invade his home - giant purple squirrels.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEACH COVE RESORT in Myrtle Beach, SC - Spectacular Views, Extraordinary Amenities, Superior Service BWW Review: BEACH COVE RESORT in Myrtle Beach, SC - Spectacular Views, Extraordinary Amenities, Superior Service
by Christina Mancuso - March 29, 2017

With millions of visitors flocking to escape the wrath of endless winter months, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the perfect destination for a quick getaway, couples retreat, or extended family vacation.  Sprawling over miles of gorgeous shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach hosts over 15... (more...)
BWW Review: Riveting ALL MY SONS at Warehouse Theatre BWW Review: Riveting ALL MY SONS at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - March 27, 2017

It opens with a storm that knocks down a tree at its roots. By evening's end, the same thing has happened to a family. Filled with powerful performances, some disarming humor, and a gut-punching finale, All My Sons is a must-see.... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL Brings Music and Laughs to Centre Stage BWW Review: SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL Brings Music and Laughs to Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - March 20, 2017

It opens in a seedy disco and closes at a papal mass. In between, there's music, mayhem, and, just maybe, a little divine intervention.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: TAPE at Threshold Repertory Theatre BWW Reviews: TAPE at Threshold Repertory Theatre
by haydn haring - March 26, 2015

Stephen Belber's TAPE is not for the faint of heart. It's gritty and unyielding and raw, but what makes the story exciting is the way that each characters secrets are revealed over the course of the whole play. The language employed is not delicate- it is very human, which allows the reality of the ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE UNDERPANTS at Charleston Stage Company BWW Reviews: THE UNDERPANTS at Charleston Stage Company
by haydn haring - March 19, 2015

There are hidden agendas, passionate poets and scandalous undergarments galore in Charleston Stage Company's production of THE UNDERPANTS, running now through March 22! Originally titled 'Die Hose' and written by Carl Sternheim in the early 20th Century, this version has been adapted by funny-man St... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BLOOD AND GIFTS at Woolfe Street Playhouse BWW Reviews: BLOOD AND GIFTS at Woolfe Street Playhouse
by haydn haring - March 17, 2015

I don't usually enjoy sitting through bleak plays. I prefer to be uplifted by the end. Woolfe Street Playhouse's production of BLOOD AND GIFTS by JT Rogers is not uplifting, but somehow kept me glued in my seat and somberly invested for its duration. A violently charged drama, the story takes place ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE HISTORY BOYS at WOOLFE STREET PLAYHOUSE BWW Reviews: THE HISTORY BOYS at WOOLFE STREET PLAYHOUSE
by haydn haring - March 02, 2015

It won't stop raining. Whenever I'm at Woolfe Street, we stand outside, rain or shine and talk. Before a show, on breaks, during intermission and after. We usually discuss the play in question, whether it is a performance or rehearsal. Most of us have worked together. If we haven't worked together, ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY at What If? Productions BWW Reviews: THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY at What If? Productions
by haydn haring - February 25, 2015

What If? Productions presents chilling musical THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY in Threshold Repertory's intimate black box theater in downtown Charleston.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Plays a Modern and Moving Tune BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Plays a Modern and Moving Tune
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - November 26, 2014

In a holiday season crowded with just about every version of Dickens' classic imaginable, you can count on Trustus Theatre to stage a production that is totally fresh, modern, and compelling. Running at Trustus' main stage through December 20, this adaptation is penned by Patrick Barlow, who famous... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  THE OTHER PLACE is a Riveting Destination BWW Reviews: THE OTHER PLACE is a Riveting Destination
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - October 21, 2014

A startling and compelling play about journeys, literal and metaphorical, THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White, is currently running at Trustus' Stage Door Theatre through November 1. This intelligent production, insightfully directed by Jim O'Connor, yields a mixture of mystery, pathos, and dark humor in... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Offers Swashbuckling Delight BWW Reviews: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Offers Swashbuckling Delight
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - September 23, 2014

Almost all children (and not a few adults) have a fascination with all things piratical, and the musical HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, currently in production at Columbia Children's Theatre through September 28, yields plenty of material to indulge that fascination. This fun offering, written by Janet Yate... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Check Off a Hit BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Check Off a Hit
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - September 17, 2014

Acclaimed American playwright Christopher Durang is well known for his absurd and often outrageous humor, and his VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, winner of a Tony Award in 2013 for Best Play, is no exception. An engaging farce with a somewhat surprising degree of sentiment at its core, this dar... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Farcical BOEING BOEING Soars at Hendersonville's Playhouse Downtown BWW Reviews: Farcical BOEING BOEING Soars at Hendersonville's Playhouse Downtown
by Paul Hyde - July 25, 2014

For a witty summertime romp, it's hard to beat the Playhouse Downtown's production of "Boeing Boeing" in Hendersonville, North Carolina.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PERESTROIKA Concludes ANGELS in Powerful Fashion BWW Reviews: PERESTROIKA Concludes ANGELS in Powerful Fashion
by Paul Hyde - July 24, 2014

The Warehouse Theatre has unleashed "Perestroika," and it's a powerful conclusion to Tony Kushner's two-part epic "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes."... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES a Jaw-Dropping, Thrilling Production BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES a Jaw-Dropping, Thrilling Production
by Paul Hyde - July 11, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre's production of 'Les Miserables' is jaw-droppingly terrific, a thrilling production of polished professionalism from beginning to end.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: First part of ANGELS Soars With Wit and Humanity BWW Reviews: First part of ANGELS Soars With Wit and Humanity
by Paul Hyde - July 10, 2014

Daring, poignant and often raucously funny, the first part of 'Angels in America' has arrived at Greenville's Warehouse Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A FEW GOOD MEN a Compelling Courtroom Drama BWW Reviews: A FEW GOOD MEN a Compelling Courtroom Drama
by Paul Hyde - June 26, 2014

Centre Stage's 'A Few Good Men' is taut, muscular and sharply acted by a cast of Upstate South Carolina actors.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Betsy Horne Shines as KAT'A KABANOVA at Spoleto Festival BWW Reviews: Betsy Horne Shines as KAT'A KABANOVA at Spoleto Festival
by Debra Charlton - May 28, 2014

In her operatic debut, director Garry Hynes premiered her staging of the classic 20th Century KAT'A KABANOVA at the Spoleto Festival on May 24. Artistic Director of the Irish theatre company Druid, Hynes holds the distinction of being the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Director of a Pla... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  Dublin's Gate Theatre Presents MY COUSIN RACHEL at the Spoleto Festival BWW Reviews: Dublin's Gate Theatre Presents MY COUSIN RACHEL at the Spoleto Festival
by Debra Charlton - May 28, 2014

At the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, Dublin's award-winning Gate Theatre presents a sleek and stylish rendering of Daphne DuMaurier's MY COUSIN RACHEL. Currently playing at the historic Dock Street Theatre, the suspenseful melodrama centers on a young man, Philip Ashley, who suspects his guardian... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A SIMPLE SPACE Thrills Spoleto Audiences BWW Reviews: A SIMPLE SPACE Thrills Spoleto Audiences
by Debra Charlton - May 27, 2014

GRAVITY AND OTHER MYTHS is an Australian physical theatre troupe that redefines the boundaries of traditional circus entertainment. Featuring seven acrobats and a percussionist, the ensemble's astonishing feats of physical strength, rhythm, flexibility and precision teamwork delighted audiences at ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA unmasks fresh ideas BWW Reviews: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA unmasks fresh ideas
by Paul Hyde - May 22, 2014

The national tour of 'Phantom of the Opera' is dynamic and captivating, not better than the original, just different.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE Brings Back the Excess of the 1980s BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE Brings Back the Excess of the 1980s
by Paul Hyde - April 25, 2014

Remember 1980s pop culture? Loud, garish and a bit tawdry? "Flashdance - The Musical" brings back all the tacky excess of that decade.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SMUDGE - A Dark, Wonderfully Acted, and Bizarre Comedy BWW Reviews: SMUDGE - A Dark, Wonderfully Acted, and Bizarre Comedy
by Paul Hyde - April 17, 2014

'Smudge,' which opened recently at Greenville's Centre Stage, has got to be one of the most bizarre plays I've ever seen: a dark comedy-drama-horror story by Rachel Axler about a couple who've just had a baby.... (more...)