BWW Preview: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC

OPENING AND CLOSING! Broadway in Columbia presents THE BOOK OF MORMON, with book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez. Choreography by Casey Nicholaw. Scenic design by Scott Pask. Costume design by Ann Roth. Lighting design by Brian MacDevitt. Sound design by Brian Ronan. Music direction by Stephen Oremus and Alan Bukowiecki. The production is directed by Parker and Nicholaw and stars Kevin Clay, Conner Peirson, Kayla Pecchioni, Andy Huntington Jones, Jacques C. Smith, Ron Bohmer, Corey Jones, Randy Aaron, Jaron Barney, Daxton Bloomquist, Christopher Brasfield, Jacob Ben-Shmuel, Robert Colvin, Jake Emmerling, Zach Erhardt, Kenny Francoeur, John Garry, Eric Geil, Keisha Gilles, André-Chance Goddard, Eric Huffman, Kristen Jeter, Kolby Kindle, Tyler Leahy, Will Lee-Williams, Monica L. Patton, John Pinto Jr., Stony B. Mootoo, J Nycole Ralph, Jamard Richardson, Tyrone L. Robinson, Leonard E. Sullivan, and Brinie Wallace. THE BOOK OF MORMON opens Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30 PM and runs Wednesday, May 16th - Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM, Saturday, May 19th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, May 20th at 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Tickets are $40 - $65 and can be purchased at the door, online, or by calling the box office at 803-251-2222. All performances are at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information, visit http://www.broadwayincolumbia.com/.

OPENING! Workshop Theatre presents STRING OF PEARLS by Michele Lowe. The production is directed by Zsuzsa Manna and stars Krista Forster, Christine Hellman, Alyssa Velazquez, Ellen Rodillo-Fowler, Sandra Hamlin-Rivers, and Cathy Carter-Scott. STRING OF PEARLS opens Friday, May 18th at 8:00 PM and runs Saturday, May 19th at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 PM, with performances continuing through May 27th. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/military, and $15 for students. All performances are at Columbia College's Cottingham Theatre, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC, 29203. For more information, visit www.workshoptheatre.com

Town Theatre presents HAIRSPRAY with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The production is directed by Cindy Flach and stars Madison Nelson, Clayton King, Gil Young, Miranda Campagna, Ashley Hayes, Ella Rescigno, Corey Robinson, Alex Cowsert, and Adam Rainwater. Music direction by Greg Boatwright. Choreography by Heather Stokes. Production design by Danny Harrington. Costume design by Janet Kile. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under. Group rates for 20 or more. HAIRSPRAY runs Thursday, May 16th, through Saturday, May 19th at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 PM with performances continuing through May 26th. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling the box office at 803-799-2510. Town Theatre is located at 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information, visit www.towntheatre.com.

CLOSING! Trustus Theatre presents THE RESTORATION'S CONSTANCE. The production is directed by Chad Henderson and stars Abigail Ludwig, Arischa Conner Frierson, Blaire Baudelaire, Brittany Hammock, Chase Hastings, Christopher Hionis, Clare Kerwin, Emily Northrop, Emily Selleck, Felicia Myers, Henry Melkomian, Jennifer O'Briant, Josh Kern, Laurel Posey, Len Marini, Lori Wheat, Mario McClean, Mark Ziegler, Michael Hazin, Patrick Dodds, Paul Kaufmann, Rob Sprankle, Robert Dooley, Stann Gwynn, and Vicky Saye Henderson. Scenic and Sound design by Chad Henderson. Lighting design by Marc Hurst. Costume design by Jessica Bornick. Projection design by Brandon McIver. THE RESTORATION'S CONSTANCE runs Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 17th at 7:30 PM, Friday, May 18th at 8:00 PM, and closes Saturday, May 19th at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $30 for adults on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and $35 for adults on Fridays and Saturdays, and $25 for students, and can be purchased at the door, online, or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732, extension 1. Group rates also available. Trustus Theatre is located at 520 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information, visit www.trustus.org.

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