Historic Dock Street Theatre
Charleston sightseeing isn’t complete without a visit to the Historic Dock Street Theater, the country’s first building built in 1736 exclusively for theatrical performance. Steps away from the Charleston City Market and less than a mile away from Zero George Street Hotel, the Theater is a highlight of the French Quarter district. The Theater is owned and managed by the City of Charleston and thousands of people a year visit attend special performances, including Spoleto Festival USA.
December 13th and 20th, 2014
When the Herdmans—the worst kids in town, somehow wrangle the leading roles in the holiday Christmas Pageant—nothing is safe, not even the communion wine. From the hilarious and moving children’s book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has become the contemporary children’s classic of every holiday season.
December 5 – 21, 2014
This all new production of Dickens’s classic features dazzling special effects including ghosts that fly through the air, spectacular new scenery, new period costumes and new musical arrangements. Julian Wiles’s acclaimed adaptation has been expanded to include an alive and kicking Jacob Marley who opens the show trying to “out Scrooge” Ol’ Scrooge himself. Featuring a professional cast of more than 30 singers, dancers, actors and musicians, Charleston Stage’s brand new production of A Christmas Carol is this year’s holiday event not to be missed.
February 13 – March 1, 2015
Anne Frank was a handful—mischievous, incorrigible, never at a loss for words (her family nicknamed her “chatterbox”). In many ways, she was just a normal boisterous teenager. Fortunately, Anne Frank channeled that energy into her diary, capturing not only the life of hiding which she and her family were forced to live, but also giving us remarkable insights into her own hopes, dreams and her faith in humanity.
March 6 – 22, 2015
Just as the King of Prussia passes by, Louise, a Dusseldorf housewife, reaches up to wave and discovers to her horror that her underpants have fallen to her ankles. Soon Louise’s madcap mishap is the talk of the town and a full fledged farce ensues. From the wild and crazy comic imagination of Comedian Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin!) this ribald romp is chock-full of innuendos, verbal jousting and physical comedy. Yah, das ist funny! Adult language and situations.
April 3 – 26, 2015
This high-flying, splashy Broadway musical, inspired by the film starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, and with a score from the creators of Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can: The Musical tells the true story of Charleston’s own Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., who as a teenager conned his way into cockpits, operating rooms and courtrooms across the country. Abagnale impersonated pilots, doctors, lawyers and more, changing his identity and forging documents as a youthful charlatan. Soon the FBI was hot on his trail and in this musical production, Frank, Jr. is on the run trailed by dancing stewardesses, adoring nurses and FBI agents.
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