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The Color Purple

The Color Purple is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is fourteen-year-old Celie who is forced by her overbearing father to marry a cruel farmer called “Mister” and separated from all that she loves. With a soul-raising score, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

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John Pizzarelli Quartet

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, son of jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, makes no secret of the greatest musical influences on his mercurial style: Nat King Cole, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Frank Sinatra. Pizzarelli is one of today’s top jazz guitarists and vocalists. Tickets are $75.

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2017/18 Theater Series

Five Amazing Shows! South Carolina Premiere and Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple; the Carolinas' premiere of Disney's Tony-winning Newsies; the thriller Dial M for Murder; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterful Evita and the Southeastern premiere of Saturday Night Fever!

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Tee Off Fore the Arts

Mark the Date for the 14th Annual Tee Off Fore the Arts golf and tennis tournament on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Wexford’s Arnold Palmer Course and tennis courts. Register Now for a perfect day on the links or courts in support of Arts Center programming.

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Ailey Dance II

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. The New York Times declares, "There's nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater." Tickets are $56.

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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.
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The Arts Center is pleased to be a part of CRESCENDO! Celebrating Arts, Culture and History: The Heart and Soul of the Lowcountry.

    Arts Center Crescendo events include: The Color Purple (Oct. 4-22); Mortgage Network Tee Off Fore the Arts (Oct. 25); John Pizzarelli Quartet (Oct. 27); and weekly sessions of the youth acting workshops, For the Love of Acting (Tuesdays) and For the Love of Acting II (Wednesdays).

Upcoming Workshops

For the Love of Acting
Ages 6-8
Tuesdays 9/26-10/31
This fun and active 6-week session uses games, movement and story-telling to teach the art of acting. Plan on tons of fun in the spotlight!
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For the Love of Acting
Ages 9-13
Wednesdays, 9/27-11/1
While still using fun acting games and improvisation, kids ages 9-14 will start to develop skills needed for monologues and scene work. A typical class will include a physical and vocal warm-up, acting games and one-on-one work with monologues and short scenes.
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Ailey II Master Dance Class
Saturday, Nov. 11
10:00 am (90 minutes)
Each 90 minute master class emphasizes focus, discipline, and classical technique as practiced by the Ailey II company.
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Feature Spotlight

The Arts Center's 22nd Theater Season opens with The Color Purple! onstage October 4-22.

With a soul-raising score, Tony-winning The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. “Joyous!” Enjoy this performance by the Arts Center's cast of The Color Purple.

Tickets are $52 for adults and $39 for children and may be purchased at the Box Office ( 843-842-2787 ) and online at

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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.

October 25, 2017
Tee Off Fore the Arts
The 14th Annual golf tournament at Wexford Golf & Tennis Club includes the mixed doubles round robin tennis tournament added last spring. Enjoy a perfect day on the links or the court in support of Arts Center programming! More Info
November 25, 2017
Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Holly Day Art Market
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty reindeer Rudolph will help kick off the holiday season at the Town’s Official Christmas Tree Lighting, here at the Arts Center!

Start your holiday shopping early at the Holly Day Art Market and support local artists who will be on site with jewelry, art, crafts, Christmas treasures and more! Vendors - download an application for the Holiday Art Market on our Press Page:
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Feb. 3, 2018
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. More Info
Current Openings
Employment Opportunities
On-going need for part-time Over Hire and/or Running Crew positions. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and have own transportation. Email Resume and Cover Letter to Dir. of Production, Brian Riley: No calls or additional materials. More Info
Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Opportunities
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is looking for friendly, energetic and committed theater lovers to greet patrons and take tickets, usher in the theater and tend bar. Most shifts are 3 - 4 hours long. Volunteering for performances requires some physical responsibilities and you must be able to stand for extended periods of time. We also maintain a database of folks interested in distributing posters for performances, helping at community events like the Christmas Tree lighting, working our golf tournament and assisting with our educational programs. Contact: More Info

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Subscriptions for the 2017/18 Season are your pass to year-round entertainment with the best shows, the best seats and the best perks! Subscribers enjoy many benefits in addition to saving on theater series shows including discounts on an additional presenting and theater performance during the season, free theater ticket exchanges (a $4 savings), priority seating in advance of the general public, and discounts at the lobby bar. Information on the 2017/18 season line-up can be found on the Subscriptions page and the Theater Series page!
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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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