Costume Quick-Change Magic
With Costume Shop Manager Melanie Green
Watch as Melanie shows how those actors make lightning-quick changes in the wings and are back onstage in mere seconds!
Oh Happy Day: Voices of El Shaddai Honored
July 13, 2020
Monday, July 13 was a very happy day for the Voices of El Shaddai when they received the well-deserved Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award at the 2020 South Carolina Arts Awards. The ceremony was held virtually this year.
Special shout out to Choir Leader/Group Founder Gail Ragland whom we are proud to have as part of the Arts Center family! Her talent, passion, and spirit shine though in everything she does.
Watch a clip of the group performing at our annual Taste of Gullah Festival in 2015
Summer Camps & Sizzling Savings
$10 Off Each Final Two Camps
July 27 – 31 | Ages 9 – 15
During this week-long camp, students will create a small portfolio of work inspired by the flora and fauna of the Lowcountry. Focus will be places on how to combine a variety of media to create layered imagery with design and depth. Techniques such as printmaking, collage, and painting will be explored.
August 3 – 7 | Ages 9 – 14
Students will learn new acting techniques during our new Summer Actor Intensive! Toronto-based Actor/Director Cecily Smith will lead participants in 5 days of training via Zoom while rehearsing for a final scripted one-act recorded production, available for viewing by family and friends.
Save $10 with SAVE10 at checkout!
The Greenery, Inc.
Business Partner Spotlight
The Greenery Lands in Top 30 Nationwide Landscape Companies
Congratulations to one of our Business Partners, The Greenery, Inc, for being named one of the Top 30 Nationwide Landscape companies of the 2020 Lawn & Landscape Magazine’s Top 100. A very well-deserved accolade!!
The Greenery provides all of the beautiful seasonal flora and fauna at the Arts Center, plus our weekly maintenance. A few years ago, they gifted us with a major $50k overhaul to our entire grounds, and we greatly appreciate all they do.
Each week we will be featuring a Business Partner in this newsletter.
Virtual Play Club
The latest selection for our Virtual Play Club is the award-winning Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. The zoom calls will be divided into acts, and led by Resident Assistant Director Whitaker Gannon. Discussion will follow each Act. Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings at 5:00pm.
Learn more at artshhi.com.vpc.
25th Anniversary Season Sneak Peek
And a new start time!
In case you haven’t seen earlier announcements, we’d like to offer a sneak peek of a few show titles we are working on for our 25th Anniversary Season (2020-2021). We still plan to ‘raise you up’ with the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots! Other shows in the works include the hilarious farce Noises Off, the 80s rock-hits extravaganza Rock of Ages, and one of your all-time favorites Mamma Mia!
You Spoke We Listened!
Our showtimes, Tuesday through Saturday nights, will now be 7:30pm! An overwhelming response to our annual survey requested an earlier start time, so we moved curtain from 8pm to 7:30pm! Sunday matinees will remain a 2pm curtain.
And stay tuned for some truly exciting new offerings as well!
Campaign for Continued Excellence
Your support has always been important, and even more so now.
We can move through this unprecedented time together! A heartfelt “thank you” for all you do for the Arts Center!
The arts brighten our spirits and nourish our souls. Consider a donation to our Campaign for Continued Excellence, an emergency fund that will directly impact our ability to return to cultural arts programming as quickly as possible.
Thank you to those who have so generously donated to the campaign!