Laurel Posey

Evita

The dramatic life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, as it follows her early life, and meteoric rise to power. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice.

Laurel Posey

Bright Star

Charleston Stage presents the Charleston premiere of "Bright Star," September 1-26, 2021 at Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC. The Blue Ridge Mountains, bluegrass Broadway musical! From the comic mind of Steve Martin and the musical genius of Edie Brickell comes one of the brightest new musicals in many a year. Set in Asheville, this moving musical, with its Tony and Grammy nominated bluegrass score, lit up Broadway in 2016 and has been delighting audiences all across America ever since. This powerful story of love, loss and redemption and enthusiastic score is the perfect show to bring Charleston Stage’s live performances back to the Dock Street Theatre stage. Lead Title Sponsor: The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

Laurel Posey

This is Our Youth

Three privileged young adults experience 48 eventful hours at the dawn of the materialistic Reagan Era in this hard-hitting drama by Academy Award-winning author Kenneth Lonergan. After stealing $15,000 from his tycoon father, 19-year-old Warren turns for help to his slightly older, drug-dealing friend, Dennis. As they concoct a scheme to buy cocaine with the stolen funds and resell it for profit, Warren falls for fashion student Jessica, threatening both the plan and their lives. Directed by John Reynolds. March 24-27, 2022 at 8 p.m. *Contains adult themes that may not be suitable for all ages.

Laurel Posey

Scenes from “Metamorphoses”

Hailed in 2002 as “the theatre event of the year” (Time), the award-winning Metamorphoses is a breathtaking fusion of classic and contemporary storytelling, bringing Roman poet Ovid’s timeless myths to dazzlingly theatrical life. Playwright Mary Zimmerman’s daring adaptations explore the wide gamut of our universal experience, from love to loss, from joy to despair, connecting all with the idea that nothing in life comes without transformation. Directed by Tiffani Hagan. October 28-31, 2021 at 8 p.m. "Mary Zimmerman's lovely, deeply affecting work...shows that theater can provide not just escape but sometimes a glimpse of the divine." — Time

Laurel Posey

Romeo and Juliet

Set in a time and place suffering the ravages of plague and social division, William Shakespeare’s ageless tale of the “star cross’d lovers” Romeo and Juliet still has the raw power to connect in visceral ways. Fiery passions lead to fateful outcomes as the two impetuous teenagers succumb to their irrepressible attraction, despite the long and bloody feud waged by their warring families. As riveting today as when it first appeared in print 425 years ago, Romeo and Juliet is a story of love, intrigue and danger that will leave you breathless until its shockingly tragic end. April 8-10 & 12-15, 2022 at Drayton Hall Theatre. Show Times: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday and first Saturday.

Laurel Posey

These Shining Lives

Inspired by actual events, These Shining Lives reaches back almost a century to uncover a harrowing but inspiring history that still has profound resonance to our society today. Through poetic and powerful language, playwright Melanie Marnich tells the tragic story of women in the 1920s hired to decorate watch faces with glow-in-the-dark, radium-based paint, a substance their employer refers to as “medicinal.” As they begin developing serious illnesses from radiation exposure, they soon realize the company’s complicity and wage a legal battle to bring it to justice. Directed by Ibi Owolabi. February 25-27 and March 1-4, 2022 at Longstreet Theatre. Show Times: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday and first Saturday.

Laurel Posey

Tiny Beautiful Things

When she was a struggling writer, author Cheryl Strayed (Wild) spent several years writing an advice column under the pen name “Sugar,” in which she offered up soul-baring truths on everything from dating to profound loss. Originally published as a best-selling book and now adapted for the stage, Tiny Beautiful Things presents Sugar’s unflinching takes on dilemmas big and small, in the process giving audiences an experience that Variety has called “a theatrical hug in turbulent times.” Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed; adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos. November 12-14 & 16-19, 2021 at Longstreet Theatre. Show Times: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday and first Saturday.

Laurel Posey

Rumors

Sharp-edged wit meets madcap farce in this laugh-out-loud comedy from legendary playwright Neil Simon. When the first pair of guests arrive for an anniversary party at the opulent home of Charlie Brock, the Deputy Mayor of New York, they find their host unconscious, shot in the head (well… the ear lobe), and his wife missing. Wanting to protect Charlie – and themselves – from potential scandal, they fabricate a lie to tell the rapidly-arriving partygoers, setting in motion an ever-more-hilarious series of cover-ups, misunderstandings and mishaps. Directed by David Britt. October 15-17 & 19-22 at Drayton Hall Theatre. Show Times: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday and first Saturday. "Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - The New York Times

Laurel Posey

Travelers Rest Theatre Festival at Trailblazer Park

Welcome to the first ever Travelers Rest Theatre Festival! (It’s about time we had “Shakespeare in the Park.”) We are excited to present four performances of two different shows: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Phantom in the Park (starring several actors who have appeared in the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera & also featuring local talent). Tickets are free. Performances Fridays and Sundays, August 13-22, 2021. From The Phantom of the Opera to Phantom in the Park... Kimilee Bryant (Founder and Artistic Director of PART), native of Greenville and Miss South Carolina 1989, has performed the role of Christine Daae on Broadway, internationally, and on the US tour. She’s also taken a turn as diva La Carlotta and the Ballet Mistress, Madame Giry - the only former Christine to return to play all three roles. Sean MacLaughlin performed the role of Raoul on Broadway and on the US tour. Michele McConnell became the longest-running Broadway Carlotta in March 2016 with over 1700 performances in the role.

Laurel Posey

Jersey Boys

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story - a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true. Sunday, January 23, 2022.