2013 Arts Preview: Theater

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AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

Jeremy Medlin portrays Sherlock Holmes in Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's   Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club. The show runs Sept. 20-21, 27-28 and Oct. 10-12.  GENE HOWARD/SPECIAL
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Jeremy Medlin portrays Sherlock Holmes in Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club. The show runs Sept. 20-21, 27-28 and Oct. 10-12.

Main Stage shows are at Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; $20-$25 adults, $17-$20 seniors, $12-$15 students, $7-$10 under 12

Sept. 13-15, 20-22: Hairspray

Oct. 18, 19, 25-27: Lend Me a Tenor

Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6-8, 13, 14: Dear Santa

Jan. 10, 11, 17-19, 24, 25: Office Hours

Feb. 21-23, 28, March 1, 2: Sherlock Holmes; Youth Wing performance

April 11, 12, 18, 19, 25-27: To Kill a Mockingbird

May 23, 24, 30, 31, June 1, 6, 7: 9 to 5

Black Box productions are performed at the Bechtel Experimental Theatre, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; $12, $10 seniors

Nov. 15-17, 22-23: A Tale of Two Cities; Youth Wing performance

June 20-22, 27, 28: Going to St. Ives

Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing is free, open to middle and high school students. New members welcome, held on second Saturdays. Parents welcome to join the Parent Volunteer Group.

AIKEN PERFORMING ARTS GROUP: (803) 643-4774, box office: (803) 648-1438, aikenperformingartsgroup.org; performances at 7:30 p.m. at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken (unless noted)

Oct. 3, 4: Steve Lippia’s Simply Swingin with Sinatra & Friends

Nov. 7, 8: From Galway to Broadway with Ciaran Sheehan & Friends

Feb. 6, 7: Vida Guitar Quartet

March 6, 7: The Water Coolers

April 4: Jeanne Robertson, Etherredge Center

May 1: Alpin Hong

AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE: (706) 722-0598, augustaminitheatre.com; Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts and Life Skills School, 2548 Deans Bridge Road

THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS: (706) 826-4707, augustaplayers.org; performances are held at Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; tickets $20-$43

Sept. 27-29: Les Miserables

Dec. 14-15: A Christmas Carol The Musical

Feb. 21-23: Monty Python’s Spamalot

May 9-11: The Wizard of Oz

BARTOW (GA.) COMMUNITY CLUB SCHOOLHOUSE PLAYERS: (478) 364-3340 leave message, bartowga.tripod.com/id8.html; shows 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Bartow Community Center Mancin Auditorium, 1100 Shop St., Bartow, Ga.; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger

Sept. 13-15: Wedding Belles

Nov. 15-17, 22-24: Scrooge

BORN TO READ LITERACY CENTER AND PATCHWORK PLAYERS: (706) 737-1625; performances are held at Maxwell, Georgia Regents University, 2500 Walton Way; shows are 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Admission $3 per person; $2 per person for groups of 15 or more

Sept. 18: Midas & the Golden Touch in the 3 Wishes Suite

Oct. 16: Wizard of Oz: Scarecrow of Oz

Dec. 11: Gingerbread Man

Jan. 15: Snow White

Feb. 26: Ant and the Grasshopper

March 26: Jack and the Beanstalk

April 30: Fairy Tales

June 11: Aesop’s Fables Family Fun Fair

EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY: Buy tickets at the Discovery Center, 405 Main St., Edgefield, or (803) 637-3833; Friday, Saturday performances 8 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m.; $18; edgefieldtheatre.wordpress.com, Edgefield County Theatre Company on Facebook

Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1-3: Sunny Day

Dec. 13-15: The Magic Christmas Elf

Jan. 17-19, 24-26: Bus Stop

March 21-23, 28-30: Sylvia

May 16-18, 23-25: The Foreigner

July 11-13, 18-20: Miss Firecracker Contest

Sept. 12-14, 19-21: A mystery to be announced

ENOPION THEATRE COMPANY: (706) 771-7777, enopion.com; performances are at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; $16, $11 ages 65 and older, 12 and younger, groups of 10 or more

The Match Girl, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 15, 16, 22; 3 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 23; 11 a.m. Nov. 21

EVANS YOUTH THEATRE: (706) 860-9729, evansyouththeatre.org; for youth actors with a passion for the arts

Oct. 5: Anne-Arky auditions, 1 p.m., Dayspring Church, 4220 Frontage Road; do not call the church regarding auditions; have list of conflicts Oct. 5-Nov. 30; show date Dec. 7 at Evans Middle School

Dec. 7: Anne-Arky, 7:30 p.m., Evans Middle School, $10 adults, $6 students

March 28, 29: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR., 7:30 p.m. March 28, 6 p.m. March 29, Evans High School; $12 adults, $8 students

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: (706) 791-4389, fortgordon.com/theatre.php; performances 8 p.m., with dinner 7 p.m., 32100 3rd Ave., Fort Gordon; enter Gate 1 on Gordon Highway; ages 16 years old and older must present valid ID, and drivers must present insurance, car registration; reservations (706) 793-8552

Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28; Oct. 10-12: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club

Nov. 15, 16, 22, 23; Dec. 5-7: Miracle on South Division Street

March 7, 8, 13-15, 20-22: Follies

LE CHAT NOIR: (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com; shows begin at 8 p.m. at Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $15-$30 individual tickets; $150 season subscription includes six shows, Black Cat Ball and Wrap Party

Sept. 13-14, 19-21, 26-28: Les Miserables

Nov. 8-9, 14-16: Clybourne Park

Dec. 13, 14, 19-21: 100 Saints You Should Know

Feb. 14, 15, 20-22: The Tempest

April 18, 19, 24-26: Quickies

May 16, 17, 22-24: The Scythe of Time

STORYLAND THEATRE: (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre.org, e-mail storylandtheatre@gmail.com; performances are at Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; school shows are at 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. weekdays and require reservations, $12 season or $5 show for students; teachers and chaperones free; family matinee 3 p.m. Saturdays, matinee $15 season or $6 show; free for active-duty military and families with military ID

Bilbo and the Magic Ring: School shows Oct. 29-31, Nov. 1; family matinee Nov. 2

The Courtship of Senorita Florabella: School shows Jan. 28-31; family matinee Feb. 1

Hansel & Gretel: School shows April 1-4; family matinee April 5

TAYLOR BMW BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA SERIES: Performances are at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; order tickets at 1-888-706-BWAY (2929)

USC AIKEN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS: (803) 641-3305, web.usca.edu/etherredge-center; performances are at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken

Sept. 23: The Jungle Book

Nov. 21-24: Ordinary Days

Feb. 20-23: Experimental Relief

April 9-13: Chapter Two

May 9: The Garcia Theatre Project, a showcase of local high school drama

YOUNG ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATER: (706) 829-1325, yart.org, info@yart.org; John Greene, director; classes for developing actors

-- Compiled by Mary Frances Hendrix and Willie Malpass, staff writers


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