20 Celebrating 20 Successful Seasons
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Dear Friends, When the cornerstone was laid in 1881 the future was very bright for Newberry; from several brickyards and many dedicated workers, arose a stately Victorian Opera House. They built it to stand for all time, for all guests, for all types of performances, for longevity. I went up into the tower not too long ago and as I felt the cool breeze on my face I noticed all these changes to our environment. I was able to see a thriving town, hear the musings of people filling the streets, and smell the wonderful aromas of local restaurants; these made me “Think Beyond the Tower”. In these past 20 years think about how the Opera House has touched every aspect of Newberry, the county, our region and even on the international performing arts industry. I often ask the staff, look beyond our tower and tell me what is important to our community, what concerns them, what are they celebrating, where do WE need to be to support our community as they have supported us these last 20 years? With the celebration comes a new limited time logo that you will see on all mailings this year. To celebrate 20 we look to our chandelier for inspiration. After all, it flies high above all the guests - what stories she could tell! Come celebrate with us! Bring new friends downtown, try a show that you wouldn’t in the past, sit in a new seat for a new perspective. After all, it’s that thinking beyond the tower that built us, saved us and propels us for many more years. Thank you from the entire staff, the Foundation Board of Directors, City of Newberry and the County of Newberry for being the reason we strive to bring you world class experiences in your world class venue! Molly Fortune, Executive Dirctor
BUY A SERIES & SAVE! COMEDY BIG BAND & SWING
T1: $153 / T2: $135 Benny Goodman Tribute Swing’n the Holidays Glenn Miller Orchestra Hot Club of San Francisco
T1: $265.50 / T2: $229.50 Mountain Heart Steep Canyon Rangers Sierra Hull Christmas Chatham County Line Three On A String Balsam Range Gangstagrass
BROADWAY & THEATRE
T1: $220.50 / T2: $189 Tuesday’s with Morrie Shakespeare’s Othello Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano Sense and Sensibility On Golden Pond Million Dollar Quartet
T1: $148.50 / T2: $126 The Second City James Gregory Jeanne Robertson Henry Cho
T1: $378 / T2: $328.50 Riders in the Sky The Nashville Songbook Sawyer Brown Travis Tritt Acoustic Jimmy Fortune John Anderson Acoustic Oak Ridge Boys
T1: $234 / T2: $216 Students: T1: $117 / T2: $108 Pinkalicious: The Musical Martial Artists & Acrobats Imagination Movers The Nutcracker Terrance Simien DINO Light Moon Mouse Fancy Nancy Artrageous
FINE ARTS & DANCE
T1: $342 / T2: $297 Students: T1: $171 / T2: $148.50 Bellydance Evolution John Wagner Tango Buenos Aires NY Philharmonic Quartet A Tribute to Pavarotti Michelle Cann, Pianist TAO: Drum Heart Lezginka Dance Company Natl. Sym. Orch. of Cuba Newberry Chamber Orchestra Ballet Hispanico
DOUG & BUNNY WILLIAMS PRESENTS
ALL TIERS: $100 A Tribute to Swing A Carolina Christmas A Tribute to Peter, Paul & Mary, etc. Finger-Pickin’ Good! Andrew Lloyd Webber Special
BEACH, RHYTHM & BLUES
T1: $225 / T2: $193.50 Charlie Thomas’ Drifters The Paul Thorn Band Darlene Love The Coasters The Embers, Christmas
T1: $310.50 / T2: $288 Classic Albums Live: (Pink Floyd) Fab Four (Beatles) Lotus Land (RUSH) Yacht Rock Revue (Soft Rock) Classic Albums Live: (Fleetwood Mac) DSB (Journey) Beach Party Boys (Beach Boys) Classic Albums Live (Led Zeppelin)
T1: $198 / T2: $175.50 The Four Freshmen The TEN Tenors The Lettermen The Queen’s Six
T1: Tier 1 Seating T2: Tier 2 Seating T3: Tier 3 Seating (Seating chart available on page 38.) Prices above do NOT include the $3 per ticket facility fee. A $5 per order handling fee is also charged. There is a $3 per order fee to mail tickets, but there is no charge for print-at-home or will call tickets. Deals cannot be combined, are not retroactive, and are subject to availability.
Capsule Schedule 2017-2018 Season AUGUST 2017 18-21 Newberry’s EclipseFest 2017 19 Luau Under the Stars Fundraiser 25 Saliva*
SEPTEMBER 2017 9 10 13 15 17 22 24 27 30
Charlie Thomas’ Drifters & Nature Blu* Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”* Bellydance Evolution* The Four Freshmen* John Wagner & Friends The Fab Four-Beatles Tribute* Mountain Heart* Tango Buenos Aires* Lotus Land, The American RUSH Tribute Band*
OCTOBER 2017 1 4 5 6 7 12 13 15 18 19 20 21 24 26
A Tribute to Swing New York Philharmonic String Quartet* Riders in the Sky* Guy Penrod* Octoberfest & Guild 50/50 Raffle Drawing The Nashville Songbook with Mandy Barnett* When Swing was King, A Tribute to Benny Goodman* Pinkalicious, The Musical* Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China* Danny Gardner, Nby College Gerding Author Sawyer Brown* The Paul Thorn Band* Tuesdays with Morrie, Starring Jamie Farr* John Tesh*
NOVEMBER 2017 3 Shakespeare’s Othello, Warehouse Theatre* 5 Miss Newberry Pageant 7 Darlene Love, R&B Icon* 9 B J Thomas* 10 Sister Hazel*
*MAKE YOUR OWN SERIES
*Available in the Make your Own, 4 or More Series 12 The Coasters* 12 Oyster Roast Guild Fundraiser 16 Steep Canyon Rangers* 18 Yacht Rock Revue* 19 Wanda Neese, Pianist 30 Ozark Jubilee’s A Country Christmas
DECEMBER 2017 1 Big Band Holidays, Wynton Marsalis 2 Carolina Christmas 3 Imagination Movers Reindeer Party* 8 Carol of the King: Irish Dance Christmas* 10 The Nutcracker Ballet* 12 The Embers Christmas Show* 13 The Jive Aces, Swing’n The Holidays* 14 The TEN Tenors* 15 Golden Sounds of The Platters Christmas Show* 16 Sierra Hull Christmas Edition* 17 Jingle All the Way, Carolina Freestyle 31 NYE in NBY: Swingin’ Medallions*
JANUARY 2018 5 Chatham County Line* 6 Three On A String* 7 Balsam Range* 11 Kingdom Heirs 13 The Lettermen* 14 An Evening with Travis Tritt, Acoustic 19-20 Brilliant Traces, Nby College Theatre 21 Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”* 22 Irvin Berlin’s I Love A Piano* 25 Dublin Irish Dance* 26 A Tribute to Peter, Paul, & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel 27 Jimmy Fortune* 28 The Second City* 29 Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience*
FEBRUARY 2018 2-3 4 5 7
Wonderland, Nby Ballet Guild The Glenn Miller Orchestra* Arlo Guthrie A Tribute to Pavarotti*
Our popular Make Your Own Series returns with even more shows available to build your own package of 4 or more shows. Look for the * next to the show in the capsule schedule to see if it is eligible for the discount. You must mention the Make Your Own package at the beginning of your phone or in person order or use DISCOUNT CODE: MAKEYOUROWN during checkout online. Deal is not retroactive and subject to availability.
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Michelle Cann, Pianist* DSB - Tribute to Journey* Sense and Sensibility* An Irish Romance: Ciaran & Tara Nagle* DINO Light, Lightwire Theatre* On Golden Pond* James Gregory* John Anderson, Acoustic* TAO: Drum Heart*
MARCH 2018 2 3 4 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 26
Atlanta Pops “An Irish Heart” with Chloë Agnew* Sandi Patty* Lezginka Dance Co. from Russia* Moon Mouse, Lightwire Theatre* Jeanne Robertson- Comedienne* Dailey and Vincent* The Nat. Symphony Orch. of Cuba* Beach Party Boys, A Tribute to the Beach Boys* Fancy Nancy* Artrageous* Gangstagrass* The Marshall Tucker Band Delbert McClinton Million Dollar Quartet*
APRIL 208 8 10 13 14 15 20 22 27 28 30
Classic Albums Live: “Led Zeppelin’s II”* The Queen’s Six* The Oak Ridge Boys Henry Cho, Comedian* Finger-Pickin’ Good! An Evening with Edwin McCain* Newberry Chamber Orchestra The Hot Club of San Francisco* SC Federation of Music Clubs Ballet Hispanico*
MAY 2018 1 MC High School Band 4+5 Gold Wing Road Riders- Meeting 6 Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Special 12 Dance Station Spring Recital 15 City of Newberry Academic All-Stars 19 Rick Alviti, Elvis Tribute
JUNE 2018 2
T1: $3,368.50 / T2: $2,996.50 PLUS FEES Enjoy a full line up of most of the 17/18 Series shows and save! For shows available visit NewberryOperaHouse.com or call 803-276-6264.
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The Newberry EclipseFest with Janet from Janet’s Planet & Don Thomas, Astronaut FRIDAY, AUGUST 18–Monday august 21, 2017 Engage with your family, community, and humanity through this very scientific yet human event all throughout different venues in our historic downtown that last saw a total eclipse in 1900. Enlighten your brain with hands on activities, speakers, photographs, food tastings, listening to music and moving your heavenly body. All this leads up to the Experience of a lifetime, the Eclipse at 2:40 P.M. on Monday, August 21. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event that is fun for the whole family. Newberryeclipse.com
Sponsored by 93.3 The Planet
friDAY, august 25, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $35 / T2: $25 / T3: $20 Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated hard rock group Saliva take’s the Opera House stage for the first time. Known for hits such as “Click Click Boom”, “Ladies and Gentleman”, and “Always” you won’t want to miss this electrifying, unstoppable live show. The group has toured with Sevendust, Aerosmith, and KISS, just to name a few and are currently writing for their latest record set to be released late August 2017. Expect guests to stand at this performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra box. 2 | 2017-2018 season
Charlie Thomas’ Drifters & Nature Blu
Sponsored by WKDK & Summer Insurance
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Charlie Thomas, the unforgettable voice of The Drifters, ushered in a soulful new era for the group when he joined them in 1958 and immediately drove the smash, “There Goes My Baby”, up the charts. The Drifters went on to record a string of hits that defined the era, including “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “This Magic Moment”, “Under The Boardwalk”, “Up On The Roof”, “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “On Broadway”.
Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” SUNDAY, September 10, 2017, 3:00 P.M. | $35 BUY all 3 classic albums live performances for only $90. Sit back, listen and relax as Classic Albums Live brings you the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s, recreated live on stage, note for note - cut for cut. “The Dark Side of the Moon” was the eighth album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1973, by Harvest Records. Developed during live performances, an early version was premiered several months before recording began; new material was recorded in two sessions at Abbey Road in London. The group used advanced recording techniques, including multitrack recording and tape loops. The album’s iconic sleeve, designed by Storm Thorgerson, depicts a prism spectrum and represents the band’s lighting, the record’s thematic material, and keyboardist Richard Wright’s “simple and bold” design request. 2017-2018 season | 3
Bellydance Evolution Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 / STUDENTS 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: Free LIGHt RECEPTIOn 1 hour prior to performance Dancing for sold-out crowds on five continents, these amazing dancers are the best of the best in Middle Eastern dance and music. They will blend their bellydance technique with world, fusion, hip-hop, and tribal dance for an amazing night of entertainment. “A wonderful mix of authentic cultural dance and technique, and crowd-pleasing entertainment…”. – Jay Irwin, El Portal Theater
The Four Freshmen Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 The Four Freshmen perform with that same unmistakable sound of the original group – a vocal harmony like no other. They have strongly influenced many groups over the years including Take Six, Manhattan Transfer and The Beach Boys. In concert they perform seminal Freshmen classics “Day by Day” and “Blue World” as well as sharing some of their favorites with new arrangements that include the irresistible force of “Something’s Gotta Give”, the melodious “Skylark”, and “Early Autumn”.
John Wagner and Friends Sunday, September 17, 2017, 3:00 P.M. | FREE ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: RECEPTION FOLLOWING PERFORMANCE Newberry clarinetist John Wagner and Friends will be performing music for clarinet and piano by Karl Stamitz and Antoni Szalowski, followed by jazz! 4 | 2017-2018 season
The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles and Ed Sullivan Friday, September 22, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $65 / T2: $60 / T3: $55 The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny note-for-note live renditions of the Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Yesterday”, “A Day In The Life”, “Twist And Shout”, “Here Comes The Sun”, and “Hey Jude”, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. The Fab Four is truly the ultimate tribute!
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 3:00 P.M. | T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 Widely known throughout the bluegrass music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, Mountain Heart has gained legions of loyal fans as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their unforgettable live performances. The band has appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 130 times, and has shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, and Merle Haggard to George Jones, Brad Paisley and many more.
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Tango Buenos Aires
Sponsored by Pope Brown Foundation & Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:30 P.M. | $25 / students 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 HOUR PRIOR TO PERFOrMANCE Tango Buenos Aires combines the love, passion and romance of Brazil’s native dance with South American music. For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.
Lotus Land, The American RUSH Tribute Band
Sponsored by Wilson Tractor
Saturday, September 30,2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 With an unparalleled performance, the American RUSH Tribute, Lotus Land brings the force of live RUSH to life on stage. Enjoyed by die-hard RUSH fans, musicians, and casual music listeners alike, the Lotus Land experience has been heralded as the ultimate celebration of RUSH’s musical craftsmanship and spirited performances. Hear songs like “The Spirit of Radio”, “Fly by Night”, “Tom Sawyer”, and more. Lotus Land’s performances have wowed sold-out houses in premiere concert venues and their fan base continues to grow nationally and internationally. 6 | 2017-2018 season
The New York Philharmonic String Quartet Sponsored by Pope Brown Foundation
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $55 / T2: $45 / T3: $35 / StuDENTS 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 hour prior to performance The New York Philharmonic String Quartet features four principal musicians from the orchestra: Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey. All four members are multiple prize winners, have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and other orchestras around the world, and have appeared frequently in the Philharmonic’s chamber music series at David Geffen Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.
An Evening with Riders in the Sky Thursday, October 5, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Riders in the Sky remain true to the integrity of Western music, they have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own wacky humor and way-out wit. In addition to being inducted into the The Grand Ole Opry, Riders are in the Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars along with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, John Wayne and other cowboy legends. It comes as no surprise then that “Billboard Magazine’s” Jim Bessman counts them as one of “the most significant acts in the history of American music”.
Guy Penrod Friday, October 6, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Guy Penrod is one of the most in-demand touring artists in Christian music. Known for his country styling, Penrod has been applauded in Gospel as well as country music. He has performed on The Grand Ole Opry stage and on numerous country recordings. His “Hymns” recording (Gaither Music Group/ Servant Records) debuted at #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart and was the top-selling southern Gospel album of 2012. 2017-2018 season | 7
The Nashville Songbook with Mandy Barnett Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:00 & 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $25 If you love the music of Brenda Lee, Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, The Everly Brothers, or Patsy Cline, then you will love The Nashville Songbook as sung by Mandy Barnett. While she started singing at age five, she took center stage when she starred in “Always...Patsy Cline” at the Ryman Theatre. Mandy’s album, “I’ve Got a Right to Cry” was named the top country album of 1999 by “Rolling Stone Magazine”. It was the last album on which iconic record producer Owen Bradley worked.
When Swing Was King: A Tribute to Benny Goodman Friday, October 13, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $25 Known as the King of Swing, Benny Goodman’s iconic recordings of the 1930s & 40s are instantly recognizable and still popular today. In this concert, Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band bring the energy and delicate swing made famous by Benny Goodman. Jennifer McNulty brings selections by Benny’s Gals, including hits by Peggy Lee, Liltin’ Martha Tilton and more.
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Pinkalicious, The Musical Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 P.M. | $25 / students 1/2 price Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. A fun show for the whole family.
Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China Sponsored by Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:30 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $30 / T3: $20 | STUDENTS 1/2 price Straight from the People’s Republic of China, one of the country’s best acrobatic troupes shows off its superior skill with thrilling acrobatics, circus acts, illusions, and mesmerizing demonstrations of martial arts. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, more than one hundred acrobatic and martial arts performers take the stage in a vibrant spectacle of aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight. There’s plenty of excitement for the whole family! For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Wednesday, October 18 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing. 2017-2018 season | 9
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Friday, October 20, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $75 / T2: $65 / T3: $55 Having been described as “the Rolling Stones of Country Music”, Sawyer Brown bounds onto the stage night after night, delivering its own unique brand of high-energy entertainment. That excitement has been on display since the very first time Sawyer Brown stepped onstage in the early 1980s. Don’t miss the hits “Some Girls Do”, “All These Years”, and “Thank God for You” from this CMT Vocal Band of the Year.
The Paul Thorn Band
Sponsored by Pope & Hudgens Attorneys & Summer Insurance
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $50 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Back by popular demand, Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern roots music that speaks universal truths. Hailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana”, Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and the nephew of a pimp. Paul’s music mixes the hard-driving boogie of The Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt.
Tuesdays with Morrie, Starring Jamie Farr Sponsored by Grant McDonald Foundation
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $50 / T2: $45 / T3: $35 “Tuesdays with Morrie” is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and last class in the meaning of life. Jamie Farr of MASH fame will headline the tour making its stop in Newberry this season. 10 | 2017-2018 season
Sponsored by B106.7 Today’s Best Music & Yesterday’s Favorites
THURSDAY, October 26, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $65 / T2: $55 / T3: $45 VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE: $125 After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh’s recording and live concert career continues to thrive. Whether at the solo piano, with a 12-piece ‘big band’ or an 80 piece orchestra, Tesh’s ability to create a journey for fans with music and storytelling has taken him from the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Coliseum in Rome to Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. This is not a show to miss! Tesh is the former co-host of Entertainment Tonight (“ET”).
Presented by Warehouse Theatre Sponsored by Grant McDonald Foundation & Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 P.M. $25 / STUDENTS 1/2 price What happens when evil and manipulation are loosed upon a world where inequity and jealousy already reign? When suspicion, xenophobia, and distrust flourish, how can love survive? How can we decipher the truth when lies and deceit become commonplace, and a person’s word is no longer their bond? Set in a stark, not-so-distant future, The Warehouse Theatre’s touring production of William Shakespeare’s Othello asks these timeless questions. For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Friday, November 3 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.
Darlene Love, R&B Icon
Sponsored by Summer Insurance
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $70 / T2: $65 / T3: $60 Darlene Love not only sang, “He’s a Rebel” but she and the Blossoms can also be heard on Johnny Rivers’ “Poor Side of Town”, Ronette’s “Be My Baby”, Bobby ‘Boris’ Puckett’s “Monster Mash”, and even Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life”. Darlene finally got her name on a song when she recorded, “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home” for the album “A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector”. She has also worked with Sam Cooke, the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Cher, Bruce Springsteen - just to name a few. 2017-2018 season | 11
BJ Thomas THURSday, November 9, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $65 / T2: $55 / T3: $45 “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head”, “I Just Can’t Help Believing”, “Rockn’Roll Lullaby”, and “Hooked on a Feeling” are just a few of BJ Thomas’ best-known recordings. A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcends them. Thomas is a five time Grammy® and two time Dove Award winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years.
Sister Hazel Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $50 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians who offer a well-spring of natural talent. Sister Hazel has been called “One of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by “Performing Songwriter Magazine”. The song “All for You”, topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status.
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Sponsored by Summer Insurance
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 The Coasters have made the charts with over 20 of their hits. Songs like “Yakety Yak”, “Along Came Jones”, and “Poison Ivy” defined an era and influenced artists. The Coasters’ songs have been covered by artists such as Leon Russell, Elvis Presley, Sly & the Family Stone, Frank Zappa, and even The Grateful Dead. Famous songwriting team Leiber & Stoller wrote many of the Coasters greatest hits, so when a musical called “Smokey Joe’s Café” was written about the songwriters, the set list read like a Coasters’ hit list.
Steep Canyon Rangers
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield
THURSday, NOVEMBER 16, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $50 / T2: $45 / T3: $35 A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. From their #1 Americana hit “Mountain’s Gonna Sing”, to their collaboration album with comedian and banjo player Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers have built a reputation as great songwriters with smooth harmonies and tunes that tickle your memories.
Yacht Rock Revue™ SATURday, NOVEMBER 18, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 The Yacht Rock Revue™ is the Greatest Show on surf and the finest tribute to 70s light rock to perform anywhere. The spoton renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. They have taken their act to the high seas, performing showcase sets on music cruises with Weezer, Kid Rock, Train, Zac Brown Band, Sister Hazel, and fitness guru Jillian Michaels. Not a show to miss! Expect guests to stand and dance along at this performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes. 2017-2018 season | 13
Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell & Kenny Washington Sponsored by Parker Poe Attorneys
Friday, December 1, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $150 / T2: $140 / T3: $130 ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 HOUR PRIOR TO PERFORMANCE Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and leading advocate of American culture. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album “Blood on the Fields”. Marsalis has also won the National Medal of Arts and nine Grammys®. He cofounded the jazz program at Lincoln Center and is the Director of Juilliard Jazz. Throughout his career, he has performed with great legends such as Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Donny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and more.
Disney’s Imagination Movers Reindeer Party SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017, 3:00 P.M. $25 | STUDENTS 1/2 price The Imagination Movers series currently airs internationally on Disney Junior Channel. The live road show version has been praised by “Parenting Magazine” for their high energy and interactive performance. Don’t miss their Reindeer Party holiday tour as it comes to Newberry. As they say, “There is no party like a reindeer party”! They will delight your whole family with their motto of “reach high, think big, work hard, have fun”! 14 | 2017-2018 season
Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular
Sponsored by Monroe Financial
Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Led by Justin Boros, former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance”, Carol of the King combines two of your favorite things – Irish Dance and Christmas. With live dancers, singers, and musicians this Celtic Christmas spectacular will warm the heart of the whole family!
The Nutcracker Ballet
Presented by Dance Alive Sponsored by Self Regional Healthcare & Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
SUNday, DECEMBER 10, 2017, 4:00 P.M. $25 / STUDENTS 1/2 price *Enhanced Experience: Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy at 2:30 P.M. $15 Become entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling court, be enchanted by the swirling snowflakes and breathtaking snow, and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader, the handsome Nutcracker Prince. A sparkling production with beautiful costumes and sets, this is truly the all-time family favorite. Join us for “The Nutcracker” presented by Dance Alive, a gem of a company that features an international roster of award winning dancers. For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing. *Don’t miss your chance to have tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy before the performance. Perfect for ages 5-12. Tea tickets are limited and not included in ticket price. Provided by Silverspoon & Olwen McKenna’s Tea Rooms. 2017-2018 season | 15
The Embers Christmas Show Sponsored by Summer Insurance
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 For decades, The Embers have been making music by playing a mix of rhythm and blues and heart and soul. Bobby Tomlinson, drummer and the leader of the band, believes that Beach Music is music with a memory. Join The Embers and Carolina Beach Music Hall of Famer Craig Wollard for a few of The Embers classics plus beautiful holiday music performed with all the horns and energy of a beach band.
The Jive Aces Present Swing’n the Holidays Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 The Jive Aces are renowned for their superior musicianship and spectacular stage show. Audiences enjoy their energetic renditions of Christmas favorites and fresh arrangements of classic hits by greats such as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Celebrity talent judge Simon Cowell said the Jive Aces performance was “Absolutely brilliant - that just put me in a good mood”.
The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $65 / T2: $60 / T3: $55 Celebrated for their colorful repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The TEN Tenors respectfully tip their hats not only to the great classical composers but to contemporary music’s most popular artists. Six platinum and gold records and over 3.5 million concert tickets sold speak for themselves. The TEN Tenors have also performed alongside countless music legends including Andrea Bocelli, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Sarah Brightman, Willie Nelson, Christina Aguilera - just to name a few.
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The Golden Sounds of The Platters Christmas Show Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 The Golden Sounds of The Platters takes us back to the 50s & 60s when #1 hits meant songs like “The Great Pretender”, “Only You (And You Alone)”, and “My Prayer”. For 22 years The Golden Sounds of The Platters has charmed audiences in Branson, Missouri, by providing flawless entertainment and smooth harmonies; and now they bring a special, interactive Christmas show to Newberry. Clay Brown, Opera House favorite, opens the performance.
Sierra Hull Christmas Edition
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 Sierra Hull distinguished herself by becoming the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and she counts Alison Krauss as one of her biggest fans. “She plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved. Now her vocals and songwriting have matured to the level of her virtuosity”, says Bela Fleck, producer of Sierra’s latest album. Hull is back and better than ever at the Newberry Opera House this holiday season with a show filled with Sierra’s best loved work plus holiday classics.
NYE in NBY: 20th Anniversary Party featuring The Swingin’ Medallions Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8:00 P.M. INDIVIDUAL: $100 / COUPLE: $175 Tradition is defined as “the handing down of a belief, legend, or custom from generation to generation”. The Swingin’ Medallions, a 52year Southern tradition, are a living definition of the word. Join us New Year’s Eve to listen to “The Party Band of the South” for our annual dance party. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and fireworks included with ticket. Can’t wait to see you there! 2017-2018 season | 17
Spend a Bluegrass Weekend in Newberry! Chatham County Line
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield
Friday, January 5, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $35 / T2: $30 / T3: $25 Based on looks alone, Chatham County Line conjures a sepia-toned timelessness by huddling around a single microphone on stage, playing traditional string band instrumentation while clad in suits and ties. But for nearly two decades, the Raleigh, NC-based outfit has consistently crafted top-notch, original modern acoustic music that draws upon American forefathers rootsâ€™ like bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe and folk innovator John Hartford.
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Three On a String
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield
Saturday January 6, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $35 / T2: $30 / T3: $25 Three on a String performs all kinds of music from old standards, country, classical to bluegrass and folk. Their three-part harmony is a unique and pleasing blend of heartrending country songs and unexpected a cappella renditions suitable for the entire family. Wherever they appear, whether at a convention, a music festival, or a symphony pops concert, they always pack the house.
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 3:00 P.M. | T1: $55 / T2: $50 / T3: $45 The 2014 IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” recipients as well as the 2014 IBMA “Vocal Group of the Year” winners. Balsam Range is comprised of five gifted friends who all hail from Western North Carolina and love performing Bluegrass. You will leave mesmerized.
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The Lettermen Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:00 & 8:00 P.M. T1: $55 / T2: $45 / T3: $35 The vision of the Lettermen was of three strong soloists who could perform and entertain any audience. The sound they came up with was one between the big band vocal groups such as The Modernaires, Pied Pipers, Mills Brothers, Four Freshmen, and early R&B rock groups such as The Ink Spots, Flamingos and The Platters. The Lettermen are back at the Opera House to perform for you all of your favorites.
An Evening with Travis Tritt, Solo Acoustic Sunday, JANUARY 14, 2018, 7:00 P.M. | T1: $85 / T2: $75 / T3: $65 Enjoy a special evening with CMA and GrammyÂŽ award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are in the spotlight. This is an up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. This will truly be a memorable experience.
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Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” Sunday, January 21, 2018, 3:00 P.M. | $35 BUY all 3 classic albumS lives performances for only $90. Continuing the Classic Albums Live Series, sit back, relax and listen to “Rumours,” the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. The songs “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop”, and “You Make Loving Fun” were released as singles; “Rumours” is Fleetwood Mac’s most successful release. The record has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres. Experience “Rumours” live on the Newberry Opera House stage.
Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano
Sponsored by Grant McDonald Foundation & Pope Brown Foundation
Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:00 & 8:00 P.M T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 Jerome Kern described Irving Berlin by saying “[He] has no place in American music… He is American Music”! With over 60 of Berlin’s enduring and popular favorites, this spectacular show captures the spirit of America from the Ragtime rhythms of the early 20th century through the swinging sophistication of the 1920s and 30s. Timeless classics, such as “White Christmas”, and “God Bless America”, make this show a special one. 2017-2018 season | 21
Dublin Irish Dance Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 / STUDENTS 1/2 price Through favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance’s production of “Stepping Out” tells a story of the Irish Immigration to America after the Great Famine of the mid-1800’s. Greeted by diverse cultures and rich traditions from around the globe, the new Irish immigrants congregate to dance along to ancient Irish melodies fused with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music.
Jimmy Fortune Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $60 / T2: $50 / T3: $40 Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Fortune wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth”, on their 1983 album “Today”. Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit “Forever” from 1986’s “Four for the Show” and co-wrote the top-10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall” from 1988’s “The Greatest Hits”. Join us for this unforgettable show performed by the unforgettable Jimmy Fortune!
The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking Sunday, January 28, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $30 / T3: $20 The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. They have become an industry leader in bringing improv-based methodologies to the corporate sector; and The Second City continues to create unique media in television, film, and the stage. 22 | 2017-2018 season
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Sponsored by Pope & Hudgens Attorneys & Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:30 P.M. $25 | STUDENTS 1/2 PRICE For 35 years artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering the myths about indigenous Zydeco roots. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. In the Disney movie “The Princess and the Frog”, Simien is a featured guest artist on the song “Gonna Take You There”, a zydeco flavored song penned by Randy Newman. The song was inspired by Simien’s music and it became a favorite track for children everywhere! For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Tuesday, January 30 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra® Sunday, February 4, 2018, 3:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra has been wowing audiences since 1938. You’ll recognize all its classics from the theme song “Moonlight Serenade” to “String of Pearls” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, which happens to be the first Gold Record ever awarded. Performing more than 300 shows a year, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is still the most in-demand Big Band in the world.
Arlo Guthrie Re:Generation Tour MONday, FebRUary 5,2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $85 / T2: $75 / T3: $65 Arlo’s father Woody Guthrie had long dreamed of one day having enough kids to form a family band traveling the country and singing their songs together – Generations. The Re:Generation Tour is the spirit of an American family still following that dream and legacy by continuing to make music together. Arlo’s children Abe and Sarah Lee will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie Generations. 2017-2018 season | 23
A Tribute to Pavarotti
Presented by Theatro Lirico d’Europa Sponsored by Audrey Love Charitable Foundation in Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Owen Holmes
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7:00 P.M.| T1: $55 / T2: $45 / T3: $35 | STUDENTS 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 HOUR PRIOR TO PERFOrMANCE “A Tribute to Pavarotti” is an elegant concert program with 3 international soloists (2 tenors and 1 soprano) performing some of the operatic arias, duets and Italian canzones that were a major hallmark of the famous tenor’s career. A live master of ceremonies on stage introduces each piece, giving background and brief translations. The program includes orchestral overtures in addition to singing.
Michelle Cann, Pianist
Sponsored by Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 P.M $25 / STUDENTS 1/2 PRICE ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 HOUR PRIOR TO PERFOrMANCE Don’t miss concert pianist Michelle Cann’s beautiful rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Florence Price’s “Concerto in One Movement”, and more. This truly will be a special experience. For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Friday, February 9 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing. 24 | 2017-2018 season
DSB - America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 DSB has been highly revered by fans as the “next best thing” to Journey. They have captured the signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. The band remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you believin’. Hear all your favorites including, “Open Arms”, “Faithfully”, “Any Way You Want It”, and - of course - “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Expect guests to stand and dance along at this performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes.
Sense and Sensibility
Presented by Aquila Theatre Sponsored by Grant McDonald Foundation
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4:00 P.M. | T1: $40 / T2: $30 / T3: $20 Enhanced Experience: PRESHOW TALK 3:00 P.M. (INCLUDED WITH TICKET) “Sense & Sensibility”, one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels, comes to the stage thanks to Aquila Theatre. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy. The Wall St. Journal said, “To watch the Aquila Theatre...is to be reminded of what a miraculous thing it is to be human”.
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An Irish Romance: Ciarán & Tara Nagle Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 Ciarán Nagle returns to the Newberry Opera House with his wife, Tara. Ciarán has worked extensively with Opera Ireland, appearing in numerous productions as the lead male singer of Riverdance, and the founding member of the Three Irish Tenors. Ciarán and Tara will be joined by some of their favorite performers for a night of Celtic music at the Opera House.
Presented by Lightwire Theatre
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 P.M. | $25 / Students 1/2 price BUY BOTH LIGHTWIRE performances & RECEIVE 25% OFF WITH DISCOUNT CODE: LIGHT As seen on “America’s Got Talent” and back by popular demand, Lightwire Theater presents “DINO Light” where electroluminescent creatures lightup the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. Truly unique and visually dazzling, “DINO” has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.
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On Golden Pond Presented by The Montana Repertory Theatre Sponsored by Grant McDonald Foundation
Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:00 & 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $30 / T3: $20 To warm your heart, “On Golden Pond” is the story of curmudgeon Norman Thayer, tart-tongued, observant and still eager for life and his wife, who delights in the little things that have enriched their long life together. Norman with failing memory and heart palpitations, crosses the generation barrier to develop an unexpected relationship with his teenage grandson, Billy, who is left in Norman’s care by his divorced daughter, who’s off to Europe. A triple Academy Award winning story. This is a triple Academy Award winning story.
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James Gregory Saturday, February 24, 2018, 5:00 & 8:00 P.M. T1: $40 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 James Gregory, known as the “Funniest Man in America” creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a Southern accent and a passion for storytelling. The ridiculous, the common and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian.
John Anderson, Acoustic Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $60 / T2: $50 / T3: $40 To put it simply, John Anderson is a great country singer who possesses one of the most instantly recognizable voices in the history of the genre. Anderson will wow with hits such as “I’ve Got a Feeling”, “Swingin’”, and “Straight Tequila Night”. Grammy® nominated and CMA Award winning John Anderson is not an artist to miss this season.
TAO: Drum Heart Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:30 P.M. T1: $35 / T2: $30 / T3: $25 / STUDENTS 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: free light reception 1 hour pior to performance TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production. 28 | 2017-2018 season
The Atlanta Pops Presents: “An Irish Heart” featuring Chloe Agnew & Dermot Kiernan Sponsored by Pope Brown Foundation
FrIday, March 2, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $60 / T2: $55 / T3: $50 Back by popular demand, The Atlanta Pops is one of the South’s premier orchestras. Their renditions of popular favorites are performed by superb musicians under the baton of charismatic Maestro Jason Altieri. The Pops will be joined by Chloё Agnew, who came to fame as one of the original “Celtic Woman” stars.
Sandi Patty Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $50 / T2: $45 / T3: $40 Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and was an Indiana Living Legend in 2007. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.
Lezginka Dance Company From Daghestan, Russia
Sponsored by Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3:00 P.M. | $25 / STUDENTS 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 houR PRIOR to performance The Lezginka Company offers an extensive program of fiery, temperamental dances of the numerous peoples inhabiting this mountain country. Its entire choreography and music convey the mighty noble endeavors of the Daghestan people. For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Monday, March 5 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.
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MOON MOUSE: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Presented by Lightwire Theatre
Friday, March 9, 2018, 6:30 P.M. $25 / STUDENTS 1/2 price BUY BOTH LIGHTWIRE performances & RECEIVE 25% OFF WITH DISCOUNT CODE: LIGHT Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime; a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures and learns of infinite peril. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and earn the glory and acceptance he craves?
Jeanne Robertson, Comedienne Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $50 / T2: $45 / T3: $40 Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker and Christian comedienne who specializes in humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is more than a laughing matter.
Dailey & Vincent Gospel Hour Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $30 The first of these back to back shows will feature gospel greats. Dubbed by CMT as the â€œRockstars of Bluegrassâ€?, the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America.
An Evening With Dailey & Vincent Sunday, March 11, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $30 Hear all of your Dailey & Vincent bluegrass favorites in the second of these double header shows. While seats last you can buy both Dailey & Vincent performances and save 10%. Discount Code: D&V Discounts cannot be combined, are not retroactive, and are subject to availability. 30 | 2017-2018 season
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Sponsored by Pope Brown Foundation
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $60 / T2: $50 / T3: $45 STUDENTS 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 HOUR PRIOR TO PERFORMANCE Since its inception in 1960, the Havana Symphony has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina.
Beach Party Boys A Tribute to The Beach Boys FRIDAy, MARCH 16, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Love The Beach Boys? Then don’t miss this fun and interactive tribute show. You will be singing along with all the hits: “Barbara Ann”, “Surfin’ USA”, “I Get Around”, “Good Vibrations”, Surfer Girl”, and - of course - “(I Wish They All Could Be) California Girls”. Expect guests to stand and dance along with this performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes. 2017-2018 season | 31
Presented by Synchronicity Theatre
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 6:30 P.M. $25 / STUDENTS 1/2 Price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: ARRIVE 1 hour early in your pj’s for milk & cookies Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, can’t wait to star as mermaids in their school’s ballet production of Deep Sea Dances. But, when another ballerina is cast as the glamorous mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a boring tree! Can Nancy bring sophisticated flair to her small role by staying true to her philosophy that anyone can be fancy?
Sponsored by Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 7:00 P.M. T1: $45 / T2: $35 / T3: $30 / STUDENTS 1/2 price Back by popular demand, with a palate that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction – Artrageous culminates in a gallery of finished paintings. Experience this one of a kind crossover performance that is fun for the whole family and as seen on “America’s Got Talent”. For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated educational performance on Monday, March 19 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $35 / T2: $30 / T3: $25 If you liked Black Violin, give this show a try! Bluegrass and Hip-Hop may sound like an odd combination, but don’t tell that to Producer Rench, who conceived the sound of Gangstagrass in 2006. Though it began as an isolated experiment, Gangstagrass has since grown into a critically acclaimed success celebrated by everyone.
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The Marshall Tucker Band
Sponsored by Carolina Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $80 / T2: $75 / T3: $70 The Marshall Tucker Band has wowed critics and influenced major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Don’t miss their hit singles “Heard It In a Love Song”, “Fire On The Mountain”, and “Can’t You See”.
Sponsored by Parr Computing
SATURday, March 24, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $80 / T2: $75 / T3: $70 The multi-Grammy® Award winning artist Delbert McClinton releases his 19th studio album. The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades. Don’t miss: “Givin’ it up for Your Love”, “Middle of Nowhere”, and “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember”. 2017-2018 season | 33
Million Dollar Quartet
Sponsored by Grant McDonald Foundation
Monday, March 26, 2018, 3:00 & 8:00 P.M. T1: $50 / T2: $45 / T3: $35 See the Tony® Award winning smash hit Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Featuring rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Fever”, “That’s All Right”, “Walk the Line”, “Who Do You Love?”, “Hound Dog”, and more, “Million Dollar Quartet” brings these moments in time to life.
Classic Albums Live: “Led Zeppelin’s II” Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 P.M. | $35 BUY all 3 classic albumS live performances for only $90. Continuing the Classic Albums Live Series, rock out to “Led Zeppelin’s II”. The Album was released on October 22, 1969 by Atlantic Records. The band’s lead guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page was primarily credited for its creation. It also served as Zeppelin’s first album to utilize the recording techniques of the engineer Eddie Kramer. Incorporating several elements of blues and folk music, “Led Zeppelin’s II” exhibited the band’s evolving musical style of blues-derived material and their guitar riff-based sound. With songs including “Whole Lotta Love”, “The Lemon Song”, and “Ramble On”. It has been described as the band’s heaviest album.
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The Queen’s Six
Sponsored by Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity
Tuesday, APRIL 10, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $60 / T2: $55 / T3: $45 Hear this amazing group that lives in Windsor Castle and performs for the Queen of England as they only tour one week out of the year. Sixpart harmony can only be achieved by the best vocal artists in the world. Their repertoire spans sacred and secular music from the Middle Ages to present day. Don’t miss their only stop in South Carolina on their first U.S. Tour. For people of all ages, there is a 1 - hour abbreviated education performance on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.
The Oak Ridge Boys FRiDAy, APRIL 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 P.M. T1: $55 / T2: $50 / T3: $45 The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a #1 Pop smash, “Elvira”. The Oaks bring four decades of charted singles to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.
Henry Cho, Comedian Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $35 / T2: $30 / T3: $25 Henry Cho’s TV credits include appearances on NBC’s “The Tonight Show”, CBS’ “The Late, Late, Show”, and NBC’s “Young Comedians Special”. Henry was co-creator, co-producer and co-writer of “The Henry Cho Show” on GAC. Henry’s one-hour clean Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running on Netflix. 2017-2018 season | 35
An Evening With Edwin McCain
Sponsored by Self Regional Healthcare
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Called the “great American romantic” by “The New York Times”, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back. Those enduring love songs (and wedding musthaves) “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” aren’t just for the romantic at heart.
The Hot Club of San Francisco Presents Cinema Vivant FRiday, APRIL 27, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | T1: $45 / T2: $40 / T3: $35 Reviving this lost entertainment, The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. The current edition of the HCSF has been together for five years, anchored by Paul “Pazzo” Mehling and the improvisational brilliance of violinist Evan Price.
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Sponsored by Pope Brown Foundation
monDAy, APRIL 30, 2018, 8:00 P.M. T1: $60 / T2: $50 / T3: $45 / STUDENTS 1/2 price ENHANCED EXPERIENCE: FREE LIGHT RECEPTION 1 HOUR PRIOR TO PERFORMANCE From its grassroots origins as a NYC dance school and communitybased performing arts troupe in 1970, Ballet Hispánico has grown into a world-class institution. Set to music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to rock en español, Michelle Manzanales’ “Con Brazos Abiertos” is a fun and frank look at a life caught between two cultures. From choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano comes a piece entitled “Flabbergast”, which the “The Chicago Tribune” called a “fun -filled spectacle”. One of the leading voices of Mexican contemporary dance, Tania Pérez-Salas drew inspiration from the number Pi to reflect on the circularity of our movement through life in her piece “Catorces Dieciséis”. 2017-2018 season | 37
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Other Great Shows Other events using the Newberry Opera House Stage. For more information, please visit NewberryOperaHouse.com or call 803-276-6264. Luau Under the Stars, NOH Guild Fundraiser
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7:00 P.M. | $50 LOCATION: 13074 Hwy 34
A Tribute to Swing! presented by Doug & Bunny Williams
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:00 P.M. | $25
Guild 50/50 Raffle at Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 6:00 P.M. | $5/raffle ticket SC Sec of State Raffle #R12190942 Danny Gardner, Newberry College Gerding Author
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 P.M. | Free Miss Newberry Pageant
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:00 P.M. Adult $7 / Student $2
Oyster Roast, NOH Guild Fundraiser
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:00 P.M. | $40 LOCATION: 2396 spearman rd
Wanda Neese, Pianist
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:00 P.M. | $15
Ozark Jubilee presents A Country Christmas from Branson with a Special Tribute to Our Veterans
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:00 & 7:00 P.M. $26 / Groups $22.50 A Carolina Christmas presented by Doug & Bunny Williams
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3:00 P.M. | $25
Jingle All the Way presented by Carolina Freestyle
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 4:00 P.M. | $20
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 PM first 10 rows: $42 / ALL OTHER SEATS: $28 Brilliant Traces presented by Newberry College Theatre
Friday, January 19, 2018, 8:00 P.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 3:00 P.M. $12 / Students $7 T1: Tier 1 Seating T2: Tier 2 Seating T3: Tier 3 Seating (Seating chart available on page 38.)
A Tribute to the Music of Peter, Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel presented by Doug & Bunny Williams
Friday, JANUARY 26, 2018, 8:00 P.M.| $25
Wonderland presented by Newberry Ballet Guild
Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:00 P.M. Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 & 8:00 P.M. $15 / Students $10
Finger-Pickin’ Good! - Tribute to Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Jerry Reed presented by Doug & Bunny Williams
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 P.M. | $25
Newberry Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 P.M. | Free
SC Federation of Music Clubs
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Mid-Carolina High School Band Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 PM | $5 Newberry College - Jazz Big Band
thursday, may 3, 2018, 8:00 p.m. | FREE
Gold Wing Road Riders - Meeting
May 4-5, 2018
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Special presented by Doug & Bunny Williams
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3:00 PM | $25
Dance Station Spring Performance
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 4:00 P.M. | $17
City of Newberry Academic All Stars
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Rick Alviti: That’s the Way It Was Elvis Tribute
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8:00 P.M. | $37.50
DC Danceworks Spring Recital
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM $15 / Student $12 / kids 5 & under free A $3 per ticket facility fee and a $5 per order handling fee will be charged. There is a $3 per order fee to mail tickets, but there is no charge for printat-home or will call tickets. 2017-2018 season | 39
Newberry Opera House Regular Box Office Hours: M-F (9:00AM-6:00 PM), Sat (10:00AM-4:00PM), Sun (1:00PM4:00PM) with extended hours on show nights. Tickets: A ticket is required for entry – regardless of age. A ticket is a revocable license, subject to termination with denial of admission at management discretion. The resale or attempted resale of a Newberry Opera House ticket is prohibited. Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources are VOID. Ways to Purchase Tickets: 1) Call (803) 276-6264 during regular box office hours for guest
assistance. 2) Pick your own seats at NewberryOperaHouse.com. the only site for official NOH tickets. Please be scam aware and verify that you are on the correct site. The NOH is not liable for any charges incurred on another website. 3) In person at the Box Office 1201 McKibben St. Newberry, SC 29108.
Ticket Delivery Options: 1) Have your tickets e-mailed to you. Make sure to print the
attached pdf and bring with you to the show. Phone images do not always scan so please print out your tickets on one sided full sheets of paper to ensure quicker seating. 2) Have your tickets held in “Will Call” for pick up beginning 1 hour prior to show. 3) Have your tickets mailed directly to your home. There is a $3 shipping fee for this option.
Fees: A $3 per ticket facility fee and a $5 per order handling fee will be charged. The $5 handling fee is waived for orders placed in person at the Box Office. If you choose to have tickets delivered directly to your home, there is an additional $3 per order shipping fee. There is no charge to have a pdf of your tickets e-mailed to you nor to pick tickets up at “will call” night of show. Newberry Opera House Gift Cards: 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. Gift cards are only redeemable on the phone or in person. If lost, they will not be replaced. Gift Cards have no cash value and are good for 5 years from the date of issuance.
All Sales are Final: Newberry Opera House reserves the right to present a substitute show, artist, content, date or time for a performance without notice.
Special Services: The Opera House is accessible to all. Please notify the Box Office when ordering tickets to ensure services and seating.
Discounts: Groups of 10 or more with a single point of contact for communication and
payment, active military, students, and employees of companies signed up for our Newberry Opera House Employee Benefit Program may be eligible for discounts. Discounts may also be available through partnerships with local restaurants or hotels. Discounts are not available online, are not retroactive, and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Discounts will not be available for non-NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE presented events. Ask the Box Office for details (803) 276-6264.
Admission/Latecomers: The Performance Hall usually opens 30 minutes prior to curtain. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. Visit NewberryOperaHouse.com for more info about planning your visit including parking, shopping, dining, accommodations, and other frequently asked questions.
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About Newberry, SC and The Opera House â€˘ Over 9 restaurants and over 40 locally-owned shops all within walking distance. â€˘ The City of Newberry was founded in 1789 and is the county seat for Newberry County.
october 7, 2017, 10:00 A.m. - 6:00 p.m. newberryoktoberfest.com #AVeryBerryChristmas: Main Street Lights
november 17, 2017, 6:00 - 8 :00 p.m. mainstreetlights.net #AVeryBerryChristmas: Official Gingerbread House Competition
December 2 - 20, 2017
Healthy Chili Cook-Off
february 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. South Carolina Clay Conference & Pottery Sale
CITY OF NEWBERRY EVENTS
february 23 - 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. southcarolinaclayconference.com Spring Fling Weekend Kick Off Event: Newberry Irish Fling
Pork in the Park
APRIL 20 - 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. newberryporkinthepark.com County Library
A Taste of Newberry
may 18, 2018, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
march 16 - 18, 2018 irish fling: march 16, all day - midnight newberryirishfling.com
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