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An American in Paris

Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris is the story of World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan, who, hoping to build a new life, chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. Songs include “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise” as well as “An American In Paris.”

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2018/19 Theater Series

4-Show Subscription Packages are now on sale! Join us for a sensational season with 4 remaining blockbuster shows including the upcoming holiday musical An American in Paris, winter comedy Blithe Spirit, "one singular sensation" A Chorus Line, and Legally Blonde: the Musical this summer!

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Jazz Vibes Showcase

The Jazz Vibes Showcase features four of the best vibraphone players in the profession today. Tony Miceli, Joe Locke, David Friedman and Warren Wolf will each play individually with a rhythm section of professional musicians including Martin Lesch on piano, Ron Brendle on bass and Chris Russell on drums. The mainstage finale is dedicated to Bob Masteller.

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Ballet Memphis

Ballet Memphis is beautifully diverse in mind, body and soul. Their highly acclaimed, original repertoire has been shared with audiences at home in Memphis and around the globe including The Joyce Theater in New York and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Called “a triumph!” by Commercial Appeal.

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Arts Center

Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, the award winning regional Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts, as well as cultural festivals and educational outreach.

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Shows & Performances

Here is brief list of our upcoming events at the Arts Center. To see a full list of shows, please click here.
An American in Paris
December 5-30
Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris is the story of World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan, who, hoping to build a new life, chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. This stunning combination of classic music, timeless story and gorgeous dance results in the spectacular musical perfect for the whole family!

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Jazz Vibes Showcase
January 6, 2019
The Jazz Vibes Showcase features four of the best vibraphone players in the profession today. Tony Miceli, Joe Locke, David Friedman and Warren Wolf will each play individually with a rhythm section of professional musicians including Martin Lesch on piano, Ron Brendle on bass and Chris Russell on drums. For the finale these four incredible vibraphonists will perform together playing off each other in a dynamic jam. The mainstage finale is dedicated to Bob Masteller. Click "See More" to learn about the Vibraphone Workshops and Hotel Accomodations! Single tickets $40 adult; $20 student.

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Ballet Memphis
January 18, 2019
For more than 30 years, Ballet Memphis has created, presented and taught ballet in a way that celebrates the human spirit. It is a company that is reflective of their audience — beautifully diverse in mind, body and soul. Their highly acclaimed, original repertoire speaks of the cultural significance of the area, shared with audiences around the globe and at home. Single tickets $60.

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Upcoming Workshops

An American in Paris: Master Dance Class
Ages 12 & Up
Saturday, Dec. 15
Meri Bobber, Assistant Choreographer and performer in the Art Center’s production of An American in Paris, will lead this 90-minute Master Class for intermediate ballet and jazz dance students. Class will include a technical warm up in the movement style of the show, as well as several sections of choreography from the production’s biggest numbers.

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Jazz Vibes Workshop
January 5, 2019
Learn from World-class Vibraphonists during a 5-session Workshop. Sessions include Tony Miceli's workshop "How to Study and Work with Chords and Harmony.” 10am-3pm, including lunch. Sponsored by Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and Junior Jazz Foundation. Closing performance is Dedicated to Bob Masteller.

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Homeschool Art: Art Appreciation
Jan. 11-Feb. 22, 2019
Ages 6-12
During this 6-week session students will learn about famous artists from the 13th-16th centuries such as Giotto, Michelangelo, and Durer while experimenting with a variety of mediums and techniques such as paint, block printing, and relief. No class on Friday, Feb. 8.

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No School Art Day
Monday, Jan. 21
Monday, Feb. 18
Are you looking for a safe, fun place for your child when school is out? Have the kids join us at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for a fun-filled day of art making! Several projects will be included as we explore a variety of mediums, while keeping your child’s creative hands busy. Register early, these camps fill up!

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Feature Spotlight

Enjoy the music of worldclass vibraphoist Joe Locke. Locke will be onstage at the Arts Center for one show only with fellow professional vibraphonists Tony Miceli, David Friedman and Warren Wolf, for the Jazz Vibes Showcase on January 6.

Single tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students and may be purchased at the Box Office (843-842-2787) and online at www.artshhi.com!

 


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Special Events

Arts Center Festival & Special Benefit Events are a wonderful way to celebrate the arts. To see a full list of special events, please click here.


Current Openings
Employment Opportunities
Two full-time positions are now available: Cutter/Draper and Staff Carpenter. Please review qualifications, benefits and compensation before applying. Additionally we have an on-going need for part-time Over Hire and/or Running Crew positions. Email Resume and Cover Letter to Dir. of Production, Brian Riley: Briley@artshhi.com. Specify position interested in the subject line. No calls.

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December 15, 2018
Audition: A Chorus Line
Auditions for “A CHORUS LINE,” the Arts Center's Spring musical production are on Saturday, December 15 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM & 3:30PM – 6:30PM. The production will be directed by Casey Colgan, well known to the Arts Center for directing “Mary Poppins” and “Mamma Mia” among others. Visit WWW.Artshhi.com/auditions for Character Breakdown.

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February 9, 2019
A Taste of Gullah
This popular Native Island heritage and culture event will celebrate Gullah culture and history with lip-smacking Lowcountry cusine, a full plate of storytelling, gospel music, basket weaving and crafts. Sponsored by SC Arts Commission & Concours d'Elegance. Date subject to change.

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Award Winning Youth Artist

Last year Alana Adams, Senior Director of Education, worked with over 100 middle and high school students with disabilities through the Arts Center's VSA arts enrichment program.

In May, Adams submitted artwork from each the students to the VSA’s "Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am…Motivated to Create" children’s art competition. One of her students, Jimmy Kovalcik from May River High School, has been selected as one of this year’s winning artists from this international competition!

Kovalcik's original artwork will be shipped to D.C. and the Kennedy Center will be displaying his work at an exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. in March, 2019. Government representatives will be invited to attend the exhibition’s opening reception to view the artwork and the Department of Education may want to retain this artwork for permanent exhibition in Washington, D.C.

It's an honor to have the Arts Center and Beaufort County represented in this exhibition! Kovalcik's award-winning chalk batik, an abstract rendition of his school, is above. Congratulations Jimmy!


THEATER SEASON

Subscriptions Packages are your pass to year-round entertainment with the best shows, the best seats and the best perks! Information on the 2018/19 season will be on the Subscriptions page and the Theater Series page as soon as it is available!
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Regular Box Office Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm
Performance Day Box Office Hours: M-F: 10am-4pm and 6pm-8pm
Performance Saturday: 1pm-8pm
Performance Sunday: Noon-Curtain

A Warm Welcome

Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, the award winning regional Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts, as well as cultural festivals and educational outreach. This is proof that life on our legendary white sand shores is so much more than a day at the beach. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a focus for all that's entertaining, moving and wonderful in the arts. Our goal is to delight you, entertain you, challenge you, and help you explore new vistas. Each year the Arts Center produces five plays or musicals, from concept to curtain call, featuring outstanding direction, superb production design and talented performers. » Read More

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