Originally created 09/13/98

1998 theater and dance calendar



Here is the 1998-99 calendar for events at Augusta area theater and dance groups:

THEATER

Broadway at the Bell

NOV. 18 and NOV. 19: Cats, 8 p.m. each night; $35.50 to $43.50.

FEB. 23: The King and I

APRIL 28: Fiddler on the Roof

Touring productions of Broadway musicals at the Bell Auditorium; tickets are on sale at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office; $52.50 to $102.50.

Fort Gordon

Theatre Program

NOV. 6-21: Noel Coward's Private Lives

DEC. 4-5: What the Dickens

FEBRUARY: The Fantasticks

MAY AND SEPTEMBER: TBA

APRIL-SEPTEMBER: Outdoor Concert Series at Barton Field

All dinner theater events begin at 7 p.m. with dinner and show at 8. For waiting-list information call 793-8552.

Aiken CommunityPlayhouse

OCT. 2-3, 9-11, 16-17: Wait Until Dark (Mainstage).

NOV. 20-21, 27-29, DEC. 4-5: A Tuna Christmas (Mainstage).

FEB. 26-27, MARCH 5-7, 12-13: Lost in Yonkers (Mainstage).

MAY 28-29, JUNE 4-6, 11-12: Going to See the Elephant (Mainstage).

APRIL 9-11, 16-17: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Studio Two).

JULY 16-18, 23-24: Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Studio Two).

All evening performances are at 8. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. at the Aiken Community Playhouse, Two Notch Road and Price Avenue. Season tickets are $30-$250 ($25 for senior citizens). Lower-price tickets include Mainstage productions only. Single-performance tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students and $4 for ages 12 and under. Call (803) 648-1438.

Augusta Players

OCT. 23-24: Barefoot in the Park

DEC. 11-12: A Christmas Carol

MARCH 12-13: To Kill a Mockingbird; youth theater

MAY 21-22: Oliver

JULY 30-31: Charlie and Chocolate Factory; children's wing

All performances are at the Imperial Theatre; showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; tickets $12 to $18 for Oliver, $12 all other shows, with a $4 discount for students and seniors; 826-4707.

AugustaMini Theatre

OCT. 17: Talent Scholarship Performances: A Salute to Bathine Hollins, 7:30 p.m., Augusta State University Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

JAN. 15: Before and After the Storm: A Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bell Auditorium 10:30 a.m. (school show) and 7:30 p.m.

APRIL 30, MAY 1: Teens in Tinseltown, 8 p.m. April 30, 3 and 8 p.m. May 1; location to be announced

For tickets or more information, call 722-0598.

StorylandTheatre, Inc.

OCT. 27-30, NOV. 1: Sleeping Beauty: A Musical

JAN. 26-29, 31: Beauty and the Beast

MARCH 16-19, 21: Hansel and Gretel: A Musical

All performances at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; weekday shows 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Sunday shows at 3 p.m.; $3 per show, $3.50 for Sundays and $8 for season; for information and reservations, call 736-3455 or 731-0054.

Stage III

NOVEMBER: The Velveteen Rabbit

JANUARY: On Golden Pond

MARCH: Tom Sawyer

JUNE: Forever Plaid

Dates, times and locations to be announced. Call 868-9663 for information.

Abbeville Opera House

OCT. 10, 16-17: William Vaughn Moody's The Great Divide

NOV. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21: Thornton Wilder's Our Town

JAN. 29-30, FEB. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20: Showboat

MARCH 5-6, 12-13, 19-20: Tom Griffin's The Boys Next Door

APRIL 9-10, 16-17, 23-24: Joseph Kesseiring's Arsenic and Old Lace

The 89-year-old opera house is on the downtown square. All performances 8 p.m., except 3 p.m. matinee first Saturday of show; tickets $13 adults, seniors and children $12; box office open 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, credit card orders by phone at (864) 459-2157; mailing address P.O. Box 247, Abbeville, SC 29620; e-mail address operahousewctel.net.

DANCE

Augusta Ballet

OCT. 1-3: Dracula, 8 p.m. Oct. 1-2; 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 3

DEC. 2-6: The Nutcracker, 8 p.m. Dec. 2-4. 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 5-6. (School shows: 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 1; 10 a.m. Dec. 2-4)

FEB. 11-14: Romeo and Juliet, 8 p.m. Feb. 11-13. 5 p.m. Feb. 14. (School shows: 10 a.m. and noon Feb. 10; 10 a.m. Feb 11-12)

MAY 14: Beauty and the Beast, 8 p.m. (School shows: 10 a.m. and noon May 10-13. 10 a.m. May 14)

All performances at Imperial Theatre. Individual tickets are $8 to $32; $83 for package series seating for productions excluding Nutcracker; call 826-4721 for tickets and information.Augusta Dance Theatre

Saturday and Sept. 20: The Sleeping Beauty, 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 3 p.m. Sept. 20, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University

DEC. 19-20: The Nutcracker. 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 3 p.m. Dec. 20, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University

MAY 14-15: The Roar of Love. 8 p.m. each night, William B. Bell Auditorium

Also performing school group matinees only Friday, Dec. 18 and May 13-14; call 868-1852 for reservations and information.