22-23 Newberry Opera House Season Brochure

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2022/23 Season

Donor On Sale: Phone & In-Person Orders Only at 10:00 AM Platinum & Gold: August 16, 2022 Silver: August 17, 2022 Bronze: August 18, 2022 Phantom: August 19, 2022 Public On Sale: August 22, 2022 // 10:00 AM 803-276-6264 | NewberryOperaHouse.Com

Table of contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 season sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 foundation board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 a letter from newberry opera house . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 seating chart/penelope’s pointers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 plan your visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 capsule schedule/season at a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 other great shows & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Shows and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 spotlight: Marty stuart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 spotlight: “sanctified” by javon johnson . . . . . . . 12 spotlight: the nutcracker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 spotlight: christmas with the celts . . . . . . . . . . 15 spotlight: ukraine symphony orchestra . . . . . . . . 16 spotlight: VOCATAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 spotlight: Meeting mOZART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 spotlight: peking acrobats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 spotlight: ATLANTA POPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 spotlight: tab benoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 spotlight: vintage vixen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

2022-2023 season sponsors $50,000 +

$30,000 +

Bill and Mary Carter Charitable Foundation

Pope Brown Foundation $20,000 +

Grant McDonald Foundation $10,000 +

$5,000 + Aiken Standard Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company BlueCross Blueshield of South Carolina Central Carolina Community Foundation

Harrell, Martin & Peace, P.A. Newberry electric Cooperative Purcells Insurance Samsung

SC Humanities Stokes-Trainor Chevrolet Buick GMC Tom Brigman Contractors

$2,500 + Bill Parr Computing Carter and Holmes Orchids First Community bank Kiswire Free Times Mays Contracting

Midlands Media Group Newberry Observer Pioneer Frozen Foods South Carolina Professional Printers Service Master of Newberry

Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC South State bank Summer Media Whitaker Floor Coverings WCTEL Fiber

Thank You For Your Support!

2022-2023 season


newberry opera house foundation board

Jack shields Chairman

Susan wessinger Vice chairman

Tom Pope secretary

Steve wilson treasurer

Mattie Dillon

Joe McDonald

Keith Avery

Robert Matheson

Alvin Pressley

Mayor Foster Senn

Liz rivera

Matt Dewitt

Peggy winder

Maurice Scherrens

candace frick


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rich mitchell

beth Hipp noh Guild representative

a letter from newberry opera house “Theatre has the power to move, inspire, transform, and educate in ways that no other art form can. Theatre reflects both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and our share human condition, in all its vulnerability and strength.” Irina Bokova On behalf of the Newberry Opera House Foundation Board of Directors and our Newberry Opera House staff, we want to thank you for your support during the 2021-2022 season. Our broad range of programming is back again this year as we celebrate our 24th season. We continue to be sustained by the enthusiasm and support of our patrons, volunteers, donors, and artists. You help make Newberry one of the most exciting destinations for entertainment in the region and we know that we would not be here without you. Thank you! As we look toward this season, we are excited to bring back some of our favorites, introduce new productions, and do what it is that we do well: providing an intimate, world class-entertainment experience in this quaint, historic theater. Stay tuned as we work on scheduling even more outdoor concerts and community events highlighting all that Newberry has to offer. We look forward to seeing you. Let the season begin!

Jack Shields Chairman, Newberry Opera House Board

Anne Pinckney Smith Interim Executive Director/Development Director

newberry opera house staff

Anne pinckney smith

megan shealy

TJ Millwood

Interim Executive Director & Development Director

Business Manager

Ticketing & Guest Experience Manager

mary cromer

matthew carr

Steven windsor

Lighting Director

Stage Engineer

karen short

Groups Coordinator

Sound Engineer

lilja Lysaght

Contracts Administrator

nydia garcia

Ticketing Operations Manager

ashlyn howe

Marketing Associate

mark sanders

Technical Director

jalyn dockery

Marketing Design Associate

bill rogers

Facilities Assistant

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penelope’s pointers

seating chart safety protocols

Some performances this season will remain at one price while others are priced at three tiers. The seating chart is subject to change.

Please review the updated safety protocols before purchasing tickets. We ask that if you are feeling ill or have been around someone who is ill, please do not attend performances.

some guests like to stand

During performances, some guests like to let the music move them. If this is distracting to you, consider the orchestra boxes or balcony seating when purchasing tickets. Please remember dancing in the aisles is not permitted due to fire code. Let the music move you!

youth discount tickets

Students are defined as children 18 and under or a college student with ID.

make your own discount

Buy at least 4 performances in one order and save! Apply the MakeYourOwn discount at check-out.

get a group and go

Save $5 on each ticket when you buy 10 or more tickets in one order (with a single point of contact for communication and payment). This qualifies for special discounts to Newberry Opera House productions. Put your tickets on a courtesy hold with a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 50%. Final numbers and payment are due approximately one month before your scheduled visit.


Building doors and seating will open approximately 45 minutes prior to the performance. There is NO ENTRY prior to that time. Only one door will be open for entry (Boyce St. next to Memorial Park under the NOH canopy). Tickets will be scanned at the entrance door. Late seating will be at the discretion of management.

Special services

The Opera House is accessible to all. Please notify the Box Office when ordering tickets to ensure services and accessible seating. Please let the Box Office staff know how they can assist you at the time of your order.

Volunteer with us! volunteer at the opera house and, In addition to feeling like a part of the exciting work of this award-winning Art Center, you will make wonderful new friendships, give back to the community, and get to see most of the shows you work for free! Contact our ticketing and guest experience manager at tj@newberryoperahouse.com to learn more!


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plan your visit Tickets

Gift Cards

purchasing tickets


A ticket is required for entry--regardless of age. A ticket is a revocable license, subject to denial of admission at management’s discretion. The resale or attempted resale of a Newberry Opera House ticket is prohibited. Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources are VOID. To better serve you, the Newberry Opera House has many ways to purchase tickets: •

By phone: 803-276-6264

In Person at 1201 McKibben Street - Newberry, SC during normal business hours.

Online at www.NewberryOperaHouse.com -- the only site for offical site for NOH tickets.

Please be scam aware and verify that you are on the correct site. NOH is not liable for any charges incurred on another website. When purchasing tickets, there are three options of receiving them. If you would like your tickets e-mailed to you, we do ask that you print the attached PDF and it bring with you to the show to ensure quicker seating. You may also have your tickets mailed directly to your home and when available, pick up your tickets the night of show at Will Call.


When purchasing tickets online or by telephone a $5 per ticket Facility Fee and a $5 per order Handling Fee will be charged. For orders placed in person at the Box Office, the $5 handling fee is waived. If you choose to have tickets delivered directly to your home, there is an additional $3 per order Shipping Fee.

Guests may purchase gift cards through the Box Office or online at NewberryOperaHouse.com. Gift cards can be mailed, e-mailed, or even sent by text as a gift to a third party. If lost, they will not be replaced. Gift cards have no cash value. They are good for 5 years from the date of issuance.. If a show is postponed or cancelled, ticket buyers can request one of four options until 48 hours prior to the new show date. You may keep your tickets for the new date, exchange them for another show, donate the value of your tickets, or receive a NOH gift card/credit for the value of your tickets.


The Newberry Opera House may discount shows throughout the season and has two discount sales, Penelope’s 12 Deals of Christmas and March Madness. Please note that discount codes cannot be combined and are not retroactive.



Our Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM & 3 hours prior to all performances. Contact us at 803-276-6264 or BoxOffice@NewberryOperaHouse.com.

Newberry Opera House reserves the right to present a substitute show, artist, content, date, or time for a performance without notice. All sales are final.

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capsule schedule September 2022 10 //

Rock the Tower Summer Outdoor Concert: Dancing Dream ABBA Tribute Atlanta Rhythm Section Kentucky Headhunters Swingin’ Medallions Meltdown in Dixie Film Screening Marty Stuart Rick Alviti: Elvis Tribute Doug & Bunny present: Carolina Jubilee Malpass Brothers

11 // 15 // 16 // 20 // 23 // 24 // 25 // 30 //

October 2022 02 // 07 // 09 // 14 // 16 // 18 // 20 //

Abilene: Neo Classic Quartet The Elvis Imperials Who Hijacked My Fairytale Night Fever: Bee Gees Tribute Peach State Opera: Operatizers! Sanctified by Javon Johnson Warehouse Theatre: Romeo & Juliet Cravin’ Melon Doug & Bunny Present: Richard Smith Hank Lives! Silent Disco: Halloween Outdoors Summoning Spirits with Peter Boie Miss Newberry Scholarship Competition

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November 2022 03 // 04 // 05 // 06 // 06 //

Appalachian Road Show The Karens Comedy Gaelic Storm Jukebox Saturday Night Newberry Opera House Guild Oyster Roast Presbyterian College Wind Ensemble 3 Redneck Tenors Thunderstruck: AC/DC Tribute Dailey & Vincent ColaJazz: Christmas Under the Canopy Black Jacket Symphony Ruben Studdard

08 // 10 // 11 // 13 // 18 // 19 // 20 //

December 2022

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February 2023 03 // 04 // 05 // 10 // 11 // 14 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 21 // 24 // 25 //

Mat & Savanna Shaw Ronstadt Revue: Genesia Newberry Opera House Gospel Brunch Gene Watson Space Oddity: A David Bowie Tribute Voctave Jimmy Fortune The Blue Dogs Doug & Bunny present: Flatout Strangers Newberry College Honors Recital Academy of St. Martins in the Fields Electric Light Orchestra Exp.

03 // 04 // 07 // 09 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20 // 25 // 26 // 30 // 31 //

April 2023

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May 2023 01 // 05 // 06 // 11 // 19 // 20 // 27 // 28 //

January 2023 06 // 07 // 11 // 14 // 15 // 20 // 22 // 26 // 27-28 // 30 //


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glance To see a show-by-show, chronologoical list of the Newberry Opera House’s 2022-23 Season, just aim your cell phone camera at the QR code below. The document will open automatically, and you’ll be able to

March 2023

Darin & Brooke Aldridge James Gregory Malevo: Argentinian Dance Meeting Mozart Chloe Agnew Reimagined Dan Tyminski The Modern Gentlemen Cordis Condition Blue Yamato Drummers of Japan Doug & Bunny present: Music of the “Rat Pack” Crazy for Patsy Cline Paul Thorn

Vegas McGraw The Verve Pipe Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Tribute Peking Acrobats Italian Saxophone Quartet Atlanta Pops Orchestra with Balsam Range Tab Benoit Rondell Sheridan, Comedian John Denver Tribute Silent Disco II: Outdoors Presbyterian College Jazz Band Newberry Chamber Orchestra 10,000 Maniacs Glenn Miller Orchestra Newberry College Jazz Big Band The Tams Vintage Vixens DC Danceworks Doug & Bunny present: Carolina Jubilee

Aaron Tippin Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy The Nutcracker The Nutcracker abbrv. Christmas with the Celts It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Ernie Hasse + the Signature Sound A Christmas Carol June 2023 Tupelo Honey TBD // Rock the Tower: A Van Morrison Tribute Summer Outdoor Concert Riders in the Sky Doug & Bunny present: Dick Goodwin & his Big Band Christmas

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Deas Guyz Sandi Patty Maxwell String Quartet Karla Harris Doug & Bunny present: A Show Tokyo Joe: Tom Petty Tribute Ukraine Symphony Orchestra McCartney Project Newberry Ballet Guild Madame Butterfly

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other great shows and events Carolina jubilee Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 3:00 PM $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE

richard smith Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE oyster roast, Guild Fundraiser

Sunday, November 6, 2022 // $50

presbyterian college wind ensemble Tuesday, November 8, 2022 // $15 Dick Goodwin & His big band christmas Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE

A show Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 3:00 PM // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE newberry ballet guild - the secret garden

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2:00 & 8:00 PM // $15 // Students $10

Flatout Strangers Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE the music of the “rat pack” Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE presbyterian college jazz band Sunday, April 30, 2023 // $15 Kentucky Derby Party, Guild Fundraiser Saturday, May 6, 2023 // $50 DC Danceworks Spring Recital

Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM // $12 // Students $9 // Kids 5 & Under FREE

Carolina jubilee Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE

City of Newberry events main street shop & dine nights

First Friday of every month 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Downtown Newberry

Newberry Oktoberfest

Sat. October 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM // NewberryOktoberfest.Com

Newberry irish fling

Fri. March 17, 2023 // NewberryIrishFling.com

Newberry Pork in the Park

April 21-22, 2023 // NewberryPorkinthePark.com

Taste of Newberry


Fri. May 5, 2023 // 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM TasteofNewberry.com

Main Street Lights Community Christmas Tree Lighting

newberry juneteenth

Christmas in Newberry 2022

Fri. November 18, 2022 // Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:00 PM

North Pole Nights

December 2, 9, 16, 2022 // 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Memorial Park

Official Gingerbread Competition awards event Sat. December 3, 2022

Sat. June 17, 2023 // 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM NewberryJuneteenth.com All events are subject to change . Visit CityOfNewberry .com and follow the City of Newberry on social media for the most Up-to-date information .

dancing dream abba tribute Saturday, September 10, 2022 Gates open at 5 pm Join us for the 2nd Annual Rock The Tower Outdoor Concert featuring “Dancing Dream: The Music of ABBA!” Located at “The Lawn” on Caldwell & Tench streets and playing for people of all ages, this ABBA tribute band transports its audiences back to the groovy times of the ‘70s. Performing hits like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen,” Dancing Dream electrifies the audience when they start playing. The party starts at 5:00 PM with beer & wine, food trucks & vendors and continues with the show starting at 7:00 PM. Bring your chairs and your friends. Tickets: $25 | Kids (Age 12 & Under): $5

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september 2022

Atlanta rhythm section

Kentucky headhunters

swingin’ medallions

Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 3 PM

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 8 PM

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 8 PM

Looking for a Pop and Rock show that will have you on your feet? Atlanta Rhythm Section is the band you’re looking for! Their biggest hits include “So Into You,“ “Champagne Jam,” “Imaginary Lover,” “Homesick,” and “Spooky.” The Atlanta Rhythm Section represents the good in Classic Rock.

This GRAMMY® Award-Winning Southern Rock band has been entertaining the nation since 1968. With the release of their new album, …That’s A Fact, Jack!, The Kentucky HeadHunters believe performing their twist of Blues and Southern Rock is their lifeblood.

With their unique blend of Beach and R&B music and numerous recognizable hits such as “Hey, Hey Baby,” “Double Shot,” and “She Drives Me Out of My Mind,” The Swingin’ Medallions will have you singing and dancing along! Tickets: $35

Tickets: $75

Tickets: $60

rick alviti: Elvis tribute

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 8 PM

Rick Alviti’s “That’s the Way it Was” Elvis Tribute...is truly a show like no other! His Elvis Presley tribute is highenergy and full of audience interaction. Tickets: $35-45

the malpass brothers Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8 PM

This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, and others. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels, giggles and ribbing between brothers, and big, high, man-hair. Tickets: $45-55


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marty stuart Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8 PM Since starting out singing Gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. Stuart signed a solo recording contract with MCA in 1989 and released two critically and commercially successful albums – Hillbilly Rock and Tempted – in quick succession, producing four Top 10 hits. Tickets: $85-115 | VIP: $200

October 2022

abilene neoclassic quartet

the elvis imperials with terry blackwood

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 3 PM

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8 PM

Formed in 2020, Abilene is a quartet whose cinematic compositions marry classical and modern elements with an emphasis on narrative storytelling. The Miami-based ensemble’s unconventional, genre-bending artistry is driven by the belief that music should serve, inspire, and elevate the soul.

Through the accolades and worldwide attention, the members have maintained their integrity in both the ministry as well as in their music. Through the decades their many hits include “How Great Thou Art,” “He Touched Me,” “Praise The Lord,” “Stand By The Power,” and many more. Tickets: $45-55

Tickets: $35

who hijacked my fairytale?

night fever: Bee gees tribute

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 3 PM

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 8 PM

Endorsed by Jeanne Robertson herself, Kelly Swanson figured that trying to find her happy ending was too funny to experience alone. This performance isn’t your average Cinderella story, but it will have you laughing from start until finish.

You will hear all the hits like “Too Love Somebody”, “More Than a Woman”, and “You Should Be Dancing”. The Bee Gees span over 50 years of hit songs and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets: $40-50

Tickets: $50-60


PRESENTED BY Peach state opera Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3 PM

Brought to you by Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.

Peach State Opera presents Operatizers-an evening of arias, duets, and ensembles from some of Opera’s most beloved moments. Sure to be a crowdpleaser featuring the fabulous singers from this regional company. Tickets: $25 | Students: $10

romeo & juliet PRESENTED BY warehouse theatre

cravin’ melon

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 3 & 8 PM

Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8 PM

If you haven’t seen a show produced by Warehouse Theatre, you are missing out on a truly unique experience. They push the envelope, and we are excited to see their take on the ageold vendetta between two powerful families that erupt into bloodshed. This is a must-see!

Founded in 1994 at Clemson University, Cravin’ Melon brings the sound of Southern Roots Rock to any stage they step foot on. One of the southeast’s most popular live attractions, Cravin’ Melon soon issued a self-titled five-song demo EP, which sold out after only a handful of live appearances.

Tickets:$25 | Students 1/2 Price


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Hank Lives! hank willams sr . tribute thursday, October 27, 2022 at 3 & 8 PM This is a tribute to country great singersongwriter Hank Williams, Sr. Join us for old favorites that inspired more contemporary artists. Tickets: $20-30

sanctified by javon johnson Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 11 A .M . & 7 P .M . Sanctified is a collaboration with Newberry College for Dufford Diversity Week and underwritten by Dr. Bill Dufford

Sanctified is a lively, entertaining musical, kept afloat by the strength of playwright Javon Johnson’s well-crafted characters, a great cast of amazing singers, updated arrangements of traditional church songs, and some nicely arranged original tunes by composer Rollo A. Dilworth and musical director Raymond D. Reeder. Sanctified is a musical comedy that pokes fun at the comical characters and peculiar personalities all choir members must sometimes endure in trying to sing praises to the Lord. It will have you roaring with laughter. You might recognize Javon from BET’s “The Oval” where he plays Richard Hallsen. Tickets: $10

halloween silent disco outdoors Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7 PM There will be DJs providing lots of tunes, but all the sound comes through headphones (that’s the key to the party!). Don your favorite costume, and come dance the night away in the McKibben Street Courtyard. Beer & Wine vendors as well as food trucks will be on site.

Tickets: $10 in advance, $20 at the door

summoning spirits w/peter boie Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 8 PM Peter Boie is one of the top college touring acts and has been featured on TV’s “Penn & Teller Fool Us.” Peter combines freaky magic with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine tingling experiences. Tickets: $35-45 | Students 1/2 Price


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miss newberry competition Sunday, October 30, 2022,| Time: TBD This Scholarship Competition rewards bright and talented young women ages 13-17 (Teen) & 18-25 (Miss) for exceptional talents, community service efforts, & for modeling high standards of leadership, character, and style. Tickets: $7, $2 for Students

appalachian road show Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 8 PM This acoustic ensemble brings new interpretations of traditional Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk songs. Don’t miss their innovative original music too, all tied to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States. Tickets: $40-50

november 2022

the karens comedy

gaelic storm

jukebox saturday night

Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8 PM

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8 PM

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 3 PM

National headlining commediennes, Karen Mills and Karen Morgan, come together for a night of clever and clean comedy. Unlike the other “Karens” you read about in the news, these Karens are funny, intelligent, and affable.

Gaelic Storm was the steerage band in the movie “Titanic.” Country-music folks love their storytelling, Bluegrass-heads love their instrumentals and Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition.

Enjoy a music review of the great Big Bands during the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. A fun-filled event for all ages that captures the exciting sounds of great melodies and lyrics performed by an energetic group of instrumentalists and vocalists.

Tickets: $45-60

Tickets: $15-25

Tickets: $40-50

3 redneck tenors

thunderstruck: ac/dc

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 8 PM

Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8 PM

There’s nothing quite like mixing comedy and Christmas, which these America’s Got Talent top finalists execute phenomenally. You won’t want to miss the 3 Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-Tac-Yule-Ar show that will have you singing along and laughing all night long.

Thunderstruck gives fans so much more than the sound of AC/DC; they truly capture the high voltage energy and experience. Don’t miss this complete and consistent quality live show that is true to the spirit of AC/DC. Tickets: $50-60

Tickets: $55-65

dailey & vincent

colajazz christmas

Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 3 PM

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Grand Ole Opry members, Dailey & Vincent have won 5 Grammy® awards individually, 3 Grammy® award nominations collectively, 4 Dove Awards, and 35 IBMA Awards together.

Under the canopy immediately following the Newberry Christmas Tree Lighting

Tickets: $35-55

This medium-sized ensemble has presented a wide variety of large ensemble music from Big Band repertoire to classic small group sound. Their special holiday performance is sure to have you in the Christmas spirit!

Free Event

Oldies Gospel Pop & Rock Bluegrass & Folk Blues Infused Big Band, Jazz & Swing Fabulous Finds Classical Tribute Family Adventure Comedy Broadway & Theatre

black jacket symphony Led Zeppelin IV

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8 PM

Remember listening to your album from start to finish? Relive that moment with a live concert experience unlike any other. They recreate a select classic album live in its entirety—note for note, sound for sound—plus a full set of greatest hits from the evening’s artist. Tickets: $55-65 Country

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nutcracker presented by dance alive national ballet sunday, december 4, 2022 at 4 PM A Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity Event in conjunction with Newberry Arts For All (NAFA)

Become entranced by the Sugar Plum Fairy, her dazzling court, the swirling snowflakes, and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader, The Nutcracker Prince. For people of all ages, there is a 1-hour abbreviated educational performance on Monday, December 5 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.

Tickets: $30-50 | Students 1/2 Price

Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy // 2:30 P.M. // $25 Share tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy at the Firehouse Conference Center. This tea provided by The Gallery Tea Room is perfect for ages 5-12. Tea tickets are limited and not included in performance ticket price.

ruben studdard

aaron tippin

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3 PM American Idol second season Winner and GRAMMY® Award Nominee Ruben Studdard performs a special concert event paying tribute to some of his soul-singing idols with an unforgettable evening of music. Tickets: $65-80

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 8 PM Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped Country music wide open with his single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” Five of his albums are certified Gold and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines— stands at the Platinum level. Tickets: $65-80

a christmas carol

it’s a wonderful life radio

ernie haase + the signature sound

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 3 PM

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3 PM

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 3 & 8 PM

Don’t touch your dial! America’s favorite holiday classic is live on stage at a snowbound 1940s radio station, with every memorable character, wacky sound effects, and the heartwarming conclusion of the iconic film recreated live before your ears—and eyes!

Ernie Haase is one of Southern Gospel’s most accomplished artists of all time. Haase + Signature Sound brings a GMA Dove Award winning brand of Gospel music that offers energy, excitement, and encouragement to audiences worldwide.

Throughout this classic tale are beautiful arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs. Featuring a cast of 24 performers, live musicians, Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.

Tickets: $45


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Tickets: $35-45

Tickets: $40-50 | Students 1/2 Price

january 2022

christmas with the celts

tupelo honey van morrison celebration

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8 PM

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8 PM

The perfect combination of ancient Irish carols and dancing, Contemporary Christmas standards, and humor make for a night of amazing performance by Christmas With The Celts. This memorable show brings together young and old to celebrate the holiday season.

Tupelo Honey is a celebration of the music of Van Morrison. He was one of earliest inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and wrote some of the most iconic songs in popular music. Tickets: $45-60

Tickets: $45-65

riders in the sky Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 PM The best in Western music since 1977. Award-winning harmonies, wacky western wit and high-yodeling adventures. Their career has become a legend, one which, 40 years on the road, shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down. Tickets: $45-55

deas guyz

Friday, January 6, 2023 at 8 PM For over 20 Years, Deas Guyz has played an entertaining mix of Old Motown, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Rock, and Dance beats. Their range of musical selections includes sounds of the Temptations, The Drifters, and Smokey Robinson.

Tickets: $35

sandi patty

maxwell string quartet

Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 8 PM

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 8 PM

With five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Tickets: $40-50

Brought to you by Pope Brown Foundation

The group officially began in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where its founding members met as postgraduate students. The Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets. Tickets: $50 | Students 1/2 Price

Oldies Gospel Pop & Rock Bluegrass & Folk Blues Infused Big Band, Jazz & Swing Fabulous Finds Classical Tribute Family Adventure Comedy Broadway & Theatre


2022-2023 season


september 2022

ukraine national symphony orchestra Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 7 PM Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) is considered one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. The orchestra has given the premiere performances of works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Lyatoshinsky, Valentin Silvestrov and Myroslav Skoryk. Tickets: $75 | Black Tie Reception & Ticket: $100

Black Tie Enhanced Experience at 5:30 PM: Please join us for a reception before the performance to learn more about the Symphony and the Ukraine Crisis. A portion of the proceeds from this enhanced experience will go to a local Ukrainian relief effort.

karla harris

tokyo joe: tom petty tribute

Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 3 PM

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 8 PM

Harris has made a career in music for more than three decades, captivating audiences from Portland to Provence. Her performance credits include events such as the Sarasota Jazz Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, and more!

Tom Petty Tribute is ultimately about the songs that are like a soundtrack to the lives of so many people. Performed by the Columbia, S.C.-based rock band Tokyo Joe, Tom Petty Tribute is sure to leave fans feeling as though they have experienced a tribute performance worthy of the original.

Tickets: $35

Tickets: $45

the mccartney project

madame butterfly presented by teatro lirico d’europa

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8 PM

Monday, January 30, 2023 at 8 PM

The McCartney Project covers more than three decades of the most popular Beatles hits. Each song replicates the authentic, iconic sound of Paul McCartney’s music. This is a fun, highenergy show from the opening song through the closing encore.

Brought to you by Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.

Tickets: $45-65


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Puccini’s immortal tragedy, Madame Butterfly is the story of an American naval captain who sets his sights on the best and fairest of this land: the stunning Japanese beauty Cio-Cio-San. Pinkerton marries her on sight, and Cio-Cio-San, enthralled by his American ways and promise of modern life in America, falls wholeheartedly in love with the stranger. Don’t worry! English Subtitles will be provided with the program.

Tickets: $35 | Students 1/2 Price

October 2022

mat & savanna shaw

ronstadt revue featuring gesenia

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 8 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 8 PM

Mat and Savanna Shaw are a daddy-daughter duo from Utah that rose to prominence during the COVID-19 quarantine. Kelly Clarkson called them “incredibly gifted,” and Good Morning America said, “This father-daughter duo’s music is bringing hope.”

Linda Ronstadt’s incredible musical legacy now lives on through the stunning talents of Gesenia and her Ronstadt Revue. Every show is performed in both English and Spanish and covers every musical genre of Ms. Ronstadt’s 40+ year career.

Tickets: $35-50

Tickets: $40-50

brunch featuring the francis marion university gospel choir

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 1:30 PM Join us for our 2nd Annual Gospel Brunch feat. Newberry College Graduate Jeffrey Lampkin’s fantastic choir. Enjoy a full brunch, beverages, and be fed – physically and spiritually. Wear your Sunday best and to be moved by the spirit.

space oddity

gene watson Friday, February 10, 2023 at 8 PM Known for a unique style of traditional country, Watson was a mainstay in the country charts throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits like “14 Carat Mind,” “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” and “Farewell Party.” Tickets: $40-60

a tribute to david bowie

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 8 PM

David Brighton and his amazing band deliver a stunning note-for-note theatrical concert event celebrating the life of Rock and Roll’s most celebrated innovator, David Bowie. Tickets: $60-75

Tickets: $40 | Couples: $70

jimmy fortune

blue dogs

Jimmy Fortune’s music career began in 1982 when he joined, performed, and toured with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years, even writing their No. 1 hit “Elizabeth.” Building from his Statler Brother success, Fortune continues to write and perform at venues across the United States and Canada as a solo act.

Hailing from Charleston, S.C., the Blue Dogs are one of the most beloved Bluegrass and Alternative Country bands in the southeast. They embrace a unique mix of Roots-Rock Rumble, Bluegrass chicanery, and an eccentric twist on classic Nashville Country sound.

Friday, February 17, 2023 at 8 PM

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 8 PM

Tickets: $35

Tickets: $50-60

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2022-2023 season


newberry music honors recital

academy of st . martin in the fields

tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 8 PM

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 8 PM

Join Newberry College as honor students take the Opera House stage for a specially auditioned recital. Tickets are not required for this event. Seating will begin approximately 45 minutes prior to the show.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music. Tickets: $150 | Students 1/2 Price

General Admisson | FREE

darin & brooke aldridge Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8 PM

With two new band members, a new record label, and five original songs on their latest album, the Bluegrass and Americana duo are back with This Life We’re Livin’. Tickets: $40-50

voctave tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 8 PM


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electric light orchestra experience featuring evil woman Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8 PM Relive the sounds and sights of Electric Light Orchestra, one of the most famous Rock bands of all time, with this ELO tribute. Don’t miss this first class 50th Anniversary tribute to ELO. Tickets: $60-80

james gregory

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 3 & 5 PM

The ridiculous, the common, and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this world-class comedian. Tickets: $45

Malevo: Argentinian Dance Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 8 PM A thrilling all-male group specializes in Malamba and seeks to take it beyond its limits with a modern approach, merging with other dance styles like flamenco and urban percussion. Tickets: $65 | Students 1/2 Price

chloe agnew reimagined Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8 PM This singer, songwriter, and actress from Dublin, Ireland gained fame for her integral part as one of the original (and youngest) members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman. Tickets: $65-75

Meeting Mozart Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11 AM & 7 PM A Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity Event in conjunction with Newberry Arts For All (NAFA)

Experience a range of Mozart’s music, from variations of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to his large-scale orchestral pieces. The production explores the instruments, scores, themes behind the music, and life of the musician who wrote them, aiming to instill a love and appreciation of classical music through an atmosphere that is fun, participatory, and inclusive. For people of all ages, there is a 1-hour abbreviated educational performance on Thursday, March 9 at 11:00 AM. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing. Tickets: $15 | Students 1/2 Price

dan tyminski Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 8 PM Tyminski has been awarded 14 Grammy Awards and was named Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association four times. Tickets: $55

the modern gentlemen

cordis: condition blue

yamato: drummers of Japan

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3 PM

monday, March 20, 2023 at 8 PM

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 8 PM

The Modern Gentlemen are one of the premier vocal groups of their generation having been a part of one of the biggest and most influential American Rock and Roll bands of all time.

A multi-phase recording and touring project exploring the creative sonic and visual possibilities water, fire, and earth. The project was conceived by Richard Grimes “to deliver audiences an array of sights and sounds they’ve never experienced before.”

Tickets: $55

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Yamato was founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993. The troupe has given over 4,000 performances in 54 countries and regions. Every year, Yamato tours the world for 6 to 10 months, creating and presenting original Yamato compositions and stages. Tickets: $60 | Students 1/2 Price Country

2022-2023 season


paul thorn Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8 PM Thorn brings his gritty, Gospel-infused Southern Rock straight from Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and the nephew of a pimp. Tickets: $70

crazy for patsy cline featuring katie deal Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 3 PM

Award-winning actress/singer/songwriter Katie Deal soulfully embodies Country icon Patsy Cline. Deal positively mesmerizes during classic hits including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Crazy.” Crazy for Patsy Cline delivers unparalleled entertainment and a walk down memory lane. Tickets: $40-55

peking acrobats Sunday, april 16, 2023 at 5 PM

vegas mcgraw Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8 PM Presenting a powerful show that thrills and captivates audiences everywhere. This Tim McGraw tribute performed by Adam D. Tucker accurately recreates the music and mystique of Country music icon Tim McGraw. Tickets: $35-45

the verve pipe Friday, April 14, 2023 at 8 PM The genesis of multi-platinum artists can be traced back to the early ‘90s when the principal members of two rival Michigan bands joined forces and garnered a regional following for their textured Rock songs distinguished by innovative arrangements and more. Tickets: $45-55


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Since 1986, The Peking Acrobats® have been China’s most gifted acrobats! Company members were also featured in Steven Soderbergh’s hit film Ocean’s Eleven and the film’s two sequels. The Peking Acrobats have performed with many of the most prestigious Symphony Orchestras in North America today and will be gracing our stage here at the Newberry Opera House. Tickets: $55 | Students 1/2 Price

atlanta pops with balsam range Friday, April 21, 2023 at 8 PM Balsam Range has become one of the genre’s most awardwinning acts. The band collaborated with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble to record two albums, the second of which, Mountain Overture, debuted on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart at #5 and the Classical Crossover Chart at #6. Tickets: $70-85

rumours: Fleetwood mac tribute

italian saxophone quartet

Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. Recreating the band’s legendary persona from 19751987. From accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show. Relive the Rock and Roll magic!

Brought to you by Pope Brown Foundation.

Satruday, April 15, 2023 at 8 PM

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 8 PM

The Italian Saxophone Quartet, with its 40 year history, is one of the longest-lived groups currently active on the world stage. Shortly after their founding, the ISQ won a number of important chamber music competitions, including the unanimous First Prize at the prestigious Premio Ancona.

Rondell sheridan

Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3 PM If you only know him as Chef Victor, you’re in for a surprise. Sheridan became a regular at the New York Improv and eventually that lead to appearances on the Tonight Show and more. Currently touring with his new show “If you’re over 40 and you know it, clap your hands!” Tickets: $35-45

Tickets: $50 | Students 1/2 Price

Tickets: $55-65

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2022-2023 season


tab benoit Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8 pm One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich bayous of southern Louisiana in recent yers, Tab Benoit’s guidar tone can be recongized before his Otis-Reddingstyle voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn’t rely on any effects and his setup is simple: guitar, cord, and Category 5 amplifier. The effects you hear come from his fingers. Tickets: $90

take me home:

silent disco II: outdoors

Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 8 PM

Ever been to a silent disco? Now is your chance to see what everyone is talking about! There will be DJs providing lots of tunes, but all the sound comes through headphones. Come dance the night away in the McKibben Street Courtyard. Beer & Wine vendors as well as food trucks will be on site.

the music of john denver The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends, and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer-songwriters ever to grace the stage. Tickets: $25-45


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Friday, April 28, 2023, at 7 PM

Tickets: $10 in advance | $20 at the door

newberry chamber orchestra Monday, May 1, 2023 at 8 PM The Newberry Chamber Orchestra (NCO) is a college-community or town and gown orchestra and is open to students. Don’t miss this amazing performance on the Opera House stage! Seating will begin approximately 45 minutes prior to the show. General Admisson | FREE

10,000 maniacs Friday, may 5, 2023 at 8 PM Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, 10,000 Maniacs has a lot in common with Jamestown, New York, the city that spawned them back in 1981. Both are honest and hardworking, a step outside the mainstream, and both possess a bit of magic. The band has covered plenty of ground in its 40 years, from cult stardom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remain consistent. The live shows embrace their entire catalog, and the lineup is still anchored by four of the six original members.

the Vintage vixens Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 3 PM Inspired by ‘60s fashion, on stage these ladies look like the music— groovy, funky, hippie! The Vintage Vixen playlist includes covers of the biggest hits from The Mamas & the Papas, Turtles, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Drifters, Nancy Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, The Byrds, Young Rascals, The Kinks, CCR, and more including some 70s favorites, too. It’s a happy ‘60s hit fest of good time, sing along music! Tickets: $15-25

Tickets: $65-85

glenn miller orchestra

newberry college jazz big band

the tams

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 3 PM

Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 8 PM

Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8 PM

Nick Hilsher leads the most popular and sought-after Big Band in the world today for both concert and Swing dance engagements. With its unique Jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.

Join the Newberry College Jazz Big Band when they take the Opera House stage. Tickets are not required for this event. Seating will begin approximately 45 minutes prior to the show.

Best known for the Platinum hit, “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” the group’s mix of nostalgic hits and high-energy entertainment will have everyone feeling young: when we were a little more carefree and foolish and happy.

General Admisson | FREE

Tickets: $40-50

Tickets: $45

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2022-2023 season


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