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The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series  A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he’d “NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT A BROADWAY MUSICAL,” GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way.  All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Perform CARMINA BURANA

Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Perform  CARMINA BURANA

Carmina Burana will feature 150 singers from The Charleston Symphony Chorus, 60 plus musicians from The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and three guest vocalists, alongside 28 dancers from Nashville Ballet. Based on a collection of poems written by clergy and theology students in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, Carmina Burana examines love, fortune, and the cycle of life. The ballet is set to the iconic music of German composer Carl Orff written in the 1930s. The opening piece, “O Fortuna”, has made its mark as one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the world.

Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO, Paul Vasterling.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Beginning with its first 30-person orchestra in 1819, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra continues to perform major concert series, including Masterworks, Pops and Chamber Orchestra, offering audiences rich, diverse performances.

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

The Tony® Award winning smash hit Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock n’roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Featuring rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETbrings that moment in time to life.

MY FATHER’S DRAGON

MY FATHER’S DRAGON

Appropriate for Grades: K-5th

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Enchantment Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its newest touring production, My Father’s Dragon, based on the beloved book series by Ruth Stiles Gannett. In collaboration with the author and in celebration of the book’s 70th Anniversary we are delighted to bring these enchanting books to life.

When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need – including chewing gum, two-dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the Island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? As they travel over the ocean they get lost in a storm and discover a magical island of escaped canaries. The resourceful Elmer helps the canaries overcome their “curiosity disease” and uncover a stash of hidden riches. With bags of gold and the canaries’ blessings, the dauntless duo at last returns home.

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre’s distinctive style. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon.

For more information on reserved school group performances, please visit our School Programs page. Afternoon performance is open to the public.

SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN

SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN

Appropriate for Grades: 3yrs-2nd

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Shh! We have a Plan is the enchanting new theatre production by the multi award winning Theatre Company Cahoots Northern Ireland.

A nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. Follow the delightful and surprising journey of three madcap characters, each of whom has a plan to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! Sounds simple, but the quest soon becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as the characters learn to love and look after nature while discovering that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost! Prepare to be enchanted and amazed by this unique and engaging production featuring Magic, Music, Puppetry and lots lots more!

Created and Directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney. Music by Garth McConaghie.

For more information on reserved school group performances, please visit our School Programs page. Afternoon performance is open to the public.

TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND, AFTER THE CURTAIN

TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND, AFTER THE CURTAIN

Through his Emmy Award winning work on “So You Think You Can Dance”, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show inDance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.

Public on-sale begins at 10am on July 10th. Click here to learn about becoming a Charleston Gaillard Center member to receive advance ticket purchase opportunities.

CABARET

CABARET
The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series

CABARET

Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films), CABARET comes to the Charleston Gaillard Center.

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd –and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

Series tickets on sale now! 

Riverdance

Riverdance

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series Riverdance.

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film- nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Riverdance

Riverdance

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series RIVERDANCE.

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film- nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
Tickets to Nutcracker will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 1, beginning at 11am.
Celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Join us on a holiday voyage complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, live music, and the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet joined by student dancers from the Charleston community. This treasured holiday tradition was made even more magical in 2016, when it premiered with all new sets and costumes. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, Nutcracker promises magical holiday memories for years to come!