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2022 Festival Season

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AIDA

Dynamic. Passionate. Timeless. 

July 15, 16, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:00pm • July 17 & 23 at 2:00pm

A triumphant rock musical and winner of four Tony Awards with unforgettable music by Elton John

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

Rated PG-13 for Language and Violence. 

 

Stinney: An American Execution

Powerful. Moving. Provocative. 

July 22 & 27 at 7:00pm • July 24 & 31 at 2:00pm

A relevant, thought-provoking new opera confronting South Carolina’s history of racial injustice.

An involuntary symbol of sickening injustice, George Junius Stinney Jr. was executed at the age of 14. Having been wrongly accused and convicted of the rape and murder of two white girls in Alcolu, SC in 1944, George became the youngest person legally executed in 20th-century America. Stinney tells the story of George, his family, his community, and the jury of ten white men that sent an innocent Black boy to the electric chair. A brand new opera with roots in both gospel and electronic techniques, Stinney: An American Execution investigates the racial tensions in South Carolina and the community’s response to these murders, questioning the integrity of the legal system and the mishandled evidence that condemned him to die. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Glow’s production marks the Southeastern premiere of this opera. 

Due to the intense subject matter, this opera is intended only for audiences 16 and older. It contains graphic and mature scenes that may be upsetting to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.

Classic Broadway: Songs from Musical Theatre’s Golden Age 

Charming. Elegant. Poignant.

July 28 & 31 at 7:00pm • July 30 at  2:00pm

A delightful tour through the music and stories that made Broadway great.

This uplifting and thoughtful music revue is a celebration of songs from the Golden Age of musical theatre which took place between 1945 and 1970. Not only does this performance  feature timeless tunes that have shaped our lives, but it also explores the significant themes of social justice present in productions of that time. This musical showcase digs deep, offering audiences a parade of Broadway hits while giving the performers an opportunity to explore the songs from their own styles and unique perspectives. Come celebrate the beautiful songs and lyrics that forever changed musical theatre: Carousel, The King and I, Camelot, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, My Fair Lady and many, many more. 

Rated G. Great for families! 

 

 

 

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