Neil Shurley

Neil Shurley

     Neil Shurley has been covering the Greenville SC arts scene since 2001. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association, his work has appeared in such publications as The Greenville News, Greenville Journal, Creative Loafing. MetroBeat, Greenville Business Magazine, GSA Business, The Examiner, Film Score Monthly, and All Music Guide.
 
He wrote the text for the Upcountry History Museum‘s award-winning exhibit “Weaving Our Survival” as well as the script for the accompanying documentary film, Threads of Victory: Upcountry South Carolina during World War II, which was later featured on the PBS series Southern Lens.
 
His fiction has appeared in Rosebud Magazine, PowFastFlashFiction, and 365 Tomorrows as well as in the anthology My First Time. His theatrical works have been produced by Centre Stage and Gambler’s Theatre. He’s also the co-author of Growing Greenville for 50 Years: A Celebration of Greenville Technical College.
 
Neil is also an actor and musician and can be found online at neilshurley.com, or tweeting about donuts, coffee, and Star Trek @ThatNeilGuy.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
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BWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace CenterBWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace Center
Posted: Apr. 10, 2018


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BWW Interview: Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre StageBWW Interview: Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre Stage
Posted: Oct. 16, 2017


BWW Review: Mill Town Players' BYE BYE BIRDIE Will Make You Put on a Happy FaceBWW Review: Mill Town Players' BYE BYE BIRDIE Will Make You Put on a Happy Face
Posted: Jul. 16, 2017


BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace CenterBWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center
Posted: Jun. 3, 2017


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY brings colorful music and fun to Greenville Little TheatreBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY brings colorful music and fun to Greenville Little Theatre
Posted: Jun. 4, 2017


BWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace CenterBWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace Center
Posted: Apr. 10, 2018


BWW Review: Revolutionary HAIR Still Wows at GLOW Lyric TheatreBWW Review: Revolutionary HAIR Still Wows at GLOW Lyric Theatre
Posted: Jul. 18, 2017


BWW Interview: Maegan Azar of INTIMATE APPAREL at Centre StageBWW Interview: Maegan Azar of INTIMATE APPAREL at Centre Stage
Posted: Jun. 6, 2017


BWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace CenterBWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace Center
April 10, 2018

'If you were working with a symphony orchestra or a studio full of synthesizers, you could make lots and lots of different sounds, but if your palette of sounds is restricted, it makes you really focus on how the music comes across. So in a way, I think it stimulates creativity because there are limitations to the sound and the range of notes that you've got.'

BWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Mill Town Players
March 20, 2018

'I hope audiences will walk away realizing more fully that fear builds walls instead of bridges and that this will make them strive to see the perspectives of others who may be different, but who in reality as people are very much the same.'

BWW Review: THE FLICK illuminates the ordinary at Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: THE FLICK illuminates the ordinary at Warehouse Theatre
March 13, 2018

'Film, one character says, is light and shadow. The Flick manages to illuminate both.'

BWW Interview: John Fagan, Director of MAMMA MIA! at Centre StageBWW Interview: John Fagan, Director of MAMMA MIA! at Centre Stage
March 12, 2018

'Stay away from the botox injections before coming. You're really going to want to smile and have fun, so make sure your face muscles are ready.'

BWW Interview: Carla Stewart of THE COLOR PURPLE at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Carla Stewart of THE COLOR PURPLE at Peace Center
March 3, 2018

'I think if you've seen the movie, if you've read the book, you won't be disappointed with the musical. You won't be like, 'Oh, I wish they would've left it alone.' No, you'll be like, 'That was amazing.'

BWW Interview: Crystal Marie Stewart director of Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Co's HamletBWW Interview: Crystal Marie Stewart director of Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Co's Hamlet
March 2, 2018

'It's going to be a body pile, we're going to get there, but there's also a lot of really great lightness and wittiness and intrigue and interest.'

BWW Interview: Zac Johnson of PRINCE CASPIAN at Logos TheatreBWW Interview: Zac Johnson of PRINCE CASPIAN at Logos Theatre
February 1, 2018

'As far as we know we're the only professional company in the world producing this story.'

BWW Review: Mill Town Players Will Warm You Up with Their New Musical Revue, CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'BWW Review: Mill Town Players Will Warm You Up with Their New Musical Revue, CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
January 30, 2018

Packed with joyfully familiar songs performed by a winning ensemble, California Dreamin' is guaranteed to brighten your outlook and get you feeling warm and happy inside.

BWW Review: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN Illuminates Inner Demons at Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN Illuminates Inner Demons at Warehouse Theatre
January 28, 2018

Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, running now at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC, is all about struggle.

BWW Review: ROCKIN' THE KEYS Pulls Out All the Stops at Centre StageBWW Review: ROCKIN' THE KEYS Pulls Out All the Stops at Centre Stage
January 19, 2018

When the band kicks in and those eight young performers really let loose, you'll find it nearly impossible to stay in your seat.

BWW Review: You'll Get ON YOUR FEET at the Peace CenterBWW Review: You'll Get ON YOUR FEET at the Peace Center
December 27, 2017

Filled with fantastic music performed by an amazingly talented cast, On Your Feet delivers a timely story of emotional - and physical - triumph against overwhelming odds.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK Shreds at the Peace CenterBWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK Shreds at the Peace Center
December 6, 2017

It's a head-banging good time.

BWW Interview: Will Ragland of A TUNA CHRISTMAS at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Will Ragland of A TUNA CHRISTMAS at Mill Town Players
November 29, 2017

'It's a great way to escape the anxiety and stress of the holiday season with characters that remind you of your family - or yourself!'

BWW Review: All These Years Later, LES MISERABLES - Now Playing at the Peace Center - Continues to ImpressBWW Review: All These Years Later, LES MISERABLES - Now Playing at the Peace Center - Continues to Impress
November 1, 2017

This new touring production of the 2014 Broadway revival is a stunning, cinematic reinvention of the classic, filled with gorgeous visuals and breathtaking vocals.

BWW Interview: Jillian Butler - Cosette in LES MISERABLES at the Peace CenterBWW Interview: Jillian Butler - Cosette in LES MISERABLES at the Peace Center
October 28, 2017

'It's just nice to be able to give the audience a little bit of light.'

BWW Interview: Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre StageBWW Interview: Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre Stage
October 16, 2017

'The question is how do you represent these beloved iconic characters and this story without becoming mimics of their work. The answer is to tell the story in the best way that our actors and their gifts could tell it, making it their own and bringing the theatrical elements that we can produce on a thrust stage to support the story and allowing the audience and their imagination to fill in the rest.'

BWW Interview: Kimberlee Ferreira, director/choreographer of HONKY TONK ANGELS at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Kimberlee Ferreira, director/choreographer of HONKY TONK ANGELS at Mill Town Players
September 20, 2017

'Our hope is that you come in and can forget the crazy world for a few hours. Smile, clap, toe tap, sing, and rejoice in some good ol' country music.'

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Brings the Movie to Life at the Peace CenterBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Brings the Movie to Life at the Peace Center
September 13, 2017

More so even than the original film, the musical version of The Bodyguard centers around flashy concert-style production numbers, complete with flashing lights, rising platforms, and a dazzling array of costumes. It's practically a movie come to life.

BWW Interview: Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre's Crystal Stewart talks Romeo & JulietBWW Interview: Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre's Crystal Stewart talks Romeo & Juliet
September 6, 2017

'It has always struck me how people concentrate so hard on the romance in Romeo and Juliet, and less on the fact that it is about teenagers who kill themselves. We wanted to tell that story, while focusing in on the LGBTQ community.'

BWW Interview: Playwright Leslie Kimbell brings FOUR OLD BROADS to Centre StageBWW Interview: Playwright Leslie Kimbell brings FOUR OLD BROADS to Centre Stage
August 30, 2017

'I wanted to write something that celebrates seniors and portrays them as vivacious and funny...active and important. My characters are not little old ladies sitting around at a quilting bee talking about the weather. These ladies are funny, sassy and sexy.'



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