BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE ROUNDUP in Columbia, SC
CLOSING! Chapin Theatre Company presents DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Sater, and book by Doug Wright. The production is directed by Tiffany Dinsmore and Meesh Hays, with music direction by Mary Jo Johnson and choreography by Meredith Boheme. Production design by Gabe Marchant. The production features an ensemble cast. DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID runs Thursday, August 2nd at 7:30 PM, Friday, August 3rd at 7:30 PM, Saturday, August 4th at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM and closes Sunday, August 5th at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling 800-838-3006. All performances are at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech, 7300 College Street, Irmo, SC, 29063. For more information, visit www.chapintheatre.org.
OPENING! Columbia Children's Theatre presents THE MUSIC MAN JR., with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. The production is directed by Paul Lindley II with choreography by Lisa Sendler and features an ensemble cast. THE MUSIC MAN JR. opens Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM and runs Saturday, August 4th at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Sunday, August 5th at 3:00 PM, with performances continuing through August 12th. Tickets are $10 for adults and children over 3 and $8 for seniors and active military and can be purchased online or at the door. All performances will be held at Freddie E. Grace Jr. Theatre at W.G. Sanders Middle School, 3455 Pine Belt Road, Columbia, SC 29204. For more information, visit columbiachildrenstheatre.com.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Trustus Theatre presents FEST24, a festival of new work featuring five 10-minute plays written and produced in 24 hours. Produced by Kayla Machado and Abigail McNeely. Written by Tangie Beaty, Trinessa Dubas, Charlie Finesilver, Paul Kaufmann, and Robbie Robertson. Directed by Robin Gottlieb, Ginny Ives, Martha Hearn Kelly, Jonathan Monk, and Jocelyn Sanders. Starring Trell Brennan, Kevin Bush, Christopher Cockrell, Mahogany Collins, Krista Forster, Brittany Hammock, Christine Hellman, Sam Hetler, Jennifer Hill, Amy Brower Lown, Jon Whit McClinton, Mary Miles, Freddie Powers, Jared Rogers-Martin, and Russell Sanders. FEST24 runs at 8 PM Saturday, August 4th. Admission is free to the public. Trustus Theatre is located at 520 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information, visit www.trustus.org.