The Clay Center has announced its upcoming Broadway in Charleston series, which brings back some familiar shows as well as some newer touring productions.
On Friday night, the Charleston Light Opera Guild welcomes Kathy Mattea to its theatre on Tennessee Avenue as part of the theater troupe’s 70-year celebration.
“The Laramie Project” is not the kind of play meant to entertain. It’s not a distraction or a diversion, but is meant to spark thought — and maybe change.
This weekend, the Charleston Light Opera Guild strayed from their normal fare of glitz and glam to delve into a more complex and gut-wrenching portion of American history with “Ragtime.” Still culturally poignant today, in an America of closed borders and maligned kneeling athletes, “Ragtime…
For many actors, cherished roles only come once in a lifetime. But for Kevin Hardy, who plays jazz musician Coalhouse Walker in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “Ragtime,” a lifetime role has come around twice.
The Contemporary Youth Arts Company will begin performances of “Sad Mad Glad: The Musical” next week, based on children’s books by Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn. “Sad Mad Glad” helps teach children life lessons by linking their body parts to positive thoughts and behaviors. The musical adaptati…
By the end of “The Last Five Years,” which finished up Saturday at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, the audience has witnessed the destruction and birth of a young couple’s marriage, which somehow seems new, even though the breakup happened in the very first scene of the musical.
Charleston radio host-turned-author Aleeshia Watson said she used to tell kids in the schools where she spoke, “It’s not where you come from. It’s where you’re going.”
“Rocket Boys: The Musical” returns to Theatre West Virginia’s Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview, near Beckley, this weekend. Based on Homer Hickam’s best-selling book, “October Sky,” the musical will feature a racially diverse cast, including Rhayne Thomas, an African-American, as Elsie Hi…
When Children’s Theatre of Charleston decided they wanted to make a big production out of their 85th season, they didn’t think small.
Dancer, choreographer and teacher Jamal Story doesn’t know for sure what he’ll be teaching the students at his master class Sunday.
The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “The Full Monty,” premiering at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre. While spying on their wives at a “Girls Night Out,” two unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo come up with a bold plan to make some quick cash. J…
Neither Danny Boyd nor Larry Groce ever expected to find themselves going back to “Paradise Park,” part of a trio of films Boyd wrote and directed in the early 1990s.
At 78, Leon Alexander acknowledged that he might be stretching the credulity of the word “youth” in Contemporary Youth Arts Company (CYAC).
“Cinderella,” presented by the Moscow Festival Ballet, comes to the Clay Center on Saturday. Leading dancers from across Russia will tell the enchanting, timeless rags-to-riches story of Cinderella. Set to Prokofiev’s exquisite score, this classic tale brings to life a fairy godmother, an ev…
An English accent might be difficult for any Charleston actor or actress to pull off, but the cast of the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “My Fair Lady” handles the challenge quite well.
Moving somewhere new can be very exciting, but it can take some time to learn about the neighborhood, get to know everyone and find a way to fit in.