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2016-17 Season

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Thursday, Sept. 21 - Friday, Sept. 30*
Edwards Theatre

An intense comic tragedy that dives into the reality of Generation Me, Really, Really is set after the events of a massive university party gone awry. The post-party gossip is enough to end once bright and privileged futures and everyone is convinced everyone else is to blame. At this school, it’s Gossip Girl versus The Lord of the Flies.

*There will be no Saturday performances of this show.

 

*New Dates* Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Friday, Nov. 4
Edwards Theatre

A hilarious chase through 19th-century Vienna bursts with verbal wit and sexual innuendo in this naughty modern adaption of the play that inspired Hello, Dolly. Oscar winning playwright Tom Stoppard delivers a brilliant adaptation of the classic story of two sly young grocer assistants and their escape from their everyday lives. On the Razzle promises an uproarious evening in the theatre!

 

 

*New Dates* Thursday, Nov. 9 - Friday, Nov. 18
79th Avenue Theatre at the Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center

A musical rollercoaster revue of the highly touted Academy Award and Tony Award winning song writing duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb, The World Goes ‘Round covers their brilliant Broadway careers and draws from such hit shows as Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Liza with a Z and Chicago. Featuring songs that live as American standards, the evening promises a dynamic musical journey with classics like “All That Jazz”, “Maybe This Time” and “New York, New York.”

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Three Sisters

Thursday, Nov. 15 - Wednesday, Nov. 16*
Edwards Theatre

After the death of their father, spinster schoolteacher Olga, unhappily married Masha and idealistic Irina suffocate in a provincial Russian town, longing for the sparkling city of their childhood. Financial woes, drunken soldiers and a domineering sister-in-law force the household to confront the rift between personal desires and harsh, everyday realities. This contemporary adaption of Chekhov’s masterful classic examines the tragic beauty of provincial life – full of love, loss and the cracks in between.

*Second Stage Series

 

Oklahoma!

Thursday, Feb. 16 - Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25, 3:00 p.m.
Wheelwright Auditorium

As the first musical collaboration of theatrical duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, “Oklahoma!” tells the story of a headstrong pair who refuse to admit their mutual love.

Set against the backdrop of the Western territory at the turn of the century, “Oklahoma!” promises a night of romance, featuring classics like, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin,’” “The Surrey with the Fringe on the Top” and “People Will Say We’re in Love.”

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There will be a Command Performance and Reception on Sat. Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, and can be purchased by calling 843-349-2421.

 

Big Love

Thursday, Mar. 30 - Saturday, Apr. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Apr. 5 - Saturday, Apr. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 8, 3:00 p.m.

79th Avenue Theatre at the Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center

An ancient tragedy reconceived, Charles Mee’s “Big Love” is not about little things. This comedic, gymnastic, sensual, shocking, redemptive story follows one of 50 sisters who takes refuge in a sumptuous Italian villa to escape marriage contracts. More sisters follow, and jilted grooms eventually arrive via helicopter armed for the marriage war. What unfolds is a surprisingly astonishing adventure, part circus and part love story, that bravely traverses the expansive terrain of fable, myth, MGM musical and, yes, Greek tragedy. New York City-based guest artist Matthew Earnest, who has been noted in the New York Times for his “spare eloquent work,” directs the production.

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 Celebrations    

Celebrations

Wednesday, Apr. 19 - Friday, Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 23, 3:00 p.m.

 

The Department of Theatre opens its doors in celebration of studio classwork for a series of events highlighting a variety of theatrical genres. On Wednesday, April 19, CCU acting students will demonstrate how actors bring a character to life through monologue and the two-character scene. The performance on Thursday, April 20, includes songs and scenes from the musical theater canon and the work of classic playwrights, and Friday, April 21, is devoted to physical theater, with a devised theater presentation sure to surprise audiences. On, April 22 and 23, CCU dance students will present a performance of original choreography.

*Edwards Theatre

Apr. 19 - Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m.

**Wheelwright Auditorium

Apr. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 23, 3:00 p.m. 

 

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