Mid-Season Magazine 21-22

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Photo Credits: Don Colborn

2021-2022 Season Sponsors

The Newberry Opera House Performing Arts Center recognizes with gratitude the dedication and generosity of the following supporters:

$50,000 +

$25,000 + Newberry County

Grant McDonald


Bill and Mary Carter

Charitable Foundation

Pope Brown


$20,000 +

$10,000 +

$5,000 + Aiken Standard BlueCross BlueShield of SC Harrell, Martin & Peace, P.A. Purcell's Insurance

Samsung Stokes Trainor Chevrolet Buick GMC TD Charitable Foundation

Tom Brigman Contractors Wilson Tractor, Inc.

$2,500 + Carter & Holmes Orchids C. H. Guenther & Son Central Carolina Community Foundation Chick-fil-A Ballentine Cumulus Radio Station Group


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First Community Bank Free Times Mays Contracting, Co LLC Midlands Media Group Newberry Observer Parr Computing

Professional Printers Service Master of Newberry Summer Media Sodexo South State Bank Whitaker Floor Coverings, Inc.

table of contents





*Shows in

are not available in the Make Your Own Series

January 2022 23 // 27 // 28 // 29 // 30 // 30 //

Tab Benoit p. 7 “The Great Gatsby” presented by Aquila Theatre p. 9 Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute p. 16 The Polish Wieniawsk Philharmonic Orchestra p. 9 Newberry Gospel Brunch p. 15 American Spiritual Ensemble p. 14

February 2022 01 // 03 // 04 // 06 // 10 // 13 // 15 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 26 // 27 // 28 //

Verdi’s Rigoletto p. 9 The Lettermen p. 17 Gaelic Storm p. 15 Glenn Miller Orchestra® p. 5 Shawn Colvin p. 15 Peach State Opera presents “Marriage of Figaro” p. 9 The McCartney Years p. 16 The Machine performs Pink Floyd p. 16 Jimmy Fortune pg. 10 Blue Dogs p. 8 James Gregory p. 10 Tribute to Peter, Paul, and Mary p. 18 Tango Argentina p. 11

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Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Songs We Love p. 6 Celtic Angels Ireland p. 13 Peabo Bryson p. 15 Lorrie Morgan p. 10 Siberian Virtuosi p. 9 The Del McCoury Band p. 8 Thompson Square p. 10 Balsam Range p. 8 Paul Thorn p. 7

April 2022 01 // 02 // 03 // 05 // 19 // 22 // 24 // 28 // 30 //

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Memphis Jookin’: The Show featuring Lil’ Buck p. 12 The Queen’s Six p. 13 Confederate Railroad p. 10 ColaJazz: Jazz Appreciation Month p. 5 Summoning Spirits with Peter Boie: Seance Meets Magic p. 13 Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo Duo p. 5

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June 2022

May 2022

Newberry College: Honors Recital p. 18 Lee Greenwood p. 10 Keb’ Mo’ p. 7 Pilobolus p. 11 Fairytales on Ice p. 11 Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Rock n’ Roll Hologram Tour p. 16 Destination Newberry p. 18

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience p. 13 Newberry College: Chamber Orchestra p. 18 Sierra Hull & Justin Moses p. 8 DSB: The Next Best Thing To Journey p. 17 Kentucky Derby, Guild Fundraiser p. 18

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Tokyo Joe Productions presents Rocketman - A Tribute to Sir Elton John p. 16 Sweet Baby James: A James Taylor Tribute p. 16

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season sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . table of contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a message from the director | Penelope’s pointers. big band, jazz & swing blues infused & Bluegrass Broadway, theatre, & Casual classics comedy & country dance family adventure & fabulous finds pop/rock tribute bands oldies & beach Astronaut Camp | Other great shows. . . . . . . . . . gift cards | Seating Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . house policies | downtown Newberry. . . . . . . . . . meet the staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . board of directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TBD //

“Rock the Tower” Summer Outdoor Concert p. 17

July 2022

STEAM Astronaut Camp p. 18 STEAM Astronaut Academy p. 18 Corsets & Cravats: Exploring the Mid- 19th Century p. 18

To see an up to date list of our season at a glance, just aim your smart phone camera at the QR code below.

Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


a message from the director..

celebrating and fighting for the emotions and spirit we desire for the Community and State. And more personally, for peace. We have found peace in knowing we support each other; we can face anything together; we can grow and learn and expand and explore together. The midseason magazine is a beautiful, tangible articulation of the relationship we have to change and our inseparable relationships all in one book.

Change. This word brings with it an emotion for most. After all, change is the only constant we have; at least, this is what I hear. Over the last months everything around us has undergone some array of change, and with this came the flurry of emotions. Change and emotions are like salt and pepper or ketchup and mustard; they go together. Inseparable. Inseparable is precisely what the Opera House, the shows, the guests, the sponsors, the donors are to each other. The staff can’t work without shows or a building, and donors and sponsors fulfill a spirit of place and mission. So throughout this time, we have been inseparable, navigating the changes together and

On behalf of the staff, board of directors, and artists, enjoy reviewing the upcoming shows and celebrating with us those who donated to our success. And to prove change has an emotional attachment, we’ve presented the shows differently. It’s just something a little different; shows are listed according to their genre but if you’d like to view them by date there is a full calendar listed in the front. So who knows, maybe you love Jazz and just never thought of another artist before? Let’s explore together. Yours in Service,

Executive Director

penelope’s pointers thank you for adjusting with us

We appreciate our patrons for being gracious with us during the season. If a show is postponed, ticket buyers can request one of four changes 48 hours prior to the new show date. They have the option to keep their tickets for the new date, exchange the value for another show, donate the value, or receive a gift card/credit (good for up to five years) for the value of the tickets. Please be aware of our update to our Terms and Conditions for gift cards and plan accordingly.

make your own discount

Buy at least 4 performances in one order and save! Most shows (except those in red) are available for this package. You must mention the “Make Your Own” package at the beginning of your phone or in-person order or apply the MakeYourOwn discount at check-out. Buy 4 shows save 10% Discount Code: MakeYourOwn4 Buy 8 shows save 15% Discount Code: MakeYourOwn8 Buy 12 shows save 20% Discount Code: MakeYourOwn12

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 when purchasing tickets.


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student discounts

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

group sales

Get a group and go! Save $5 on each ticket when you buy 10 or more tickets in one order. For more information on group sales contact Karen Short, Groups Coordinator, at Groups@ NewberryOperaHouse.com or 803-321-3877. You can also reach out to Nydia Garcia, Ticketing Operations Coordinator, at Nydia@NewberryOperaHouse.com or 803-276-6264.

protect yourself

Please be scam aware and verify that you are on the correct site. Only purchase tickets from NewberryOperaHouse.com or by calling the Box Office at 803-276-6264. You will likely pay more from another source, have invalid tickets, or not be able to get help from our Box Office staff since we will not have a record of the transaction. NOH is not liable for any charges incurred on another website.

box office hours

Monday-Friday: 9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Closed on Saturday & Sunday The Box Office is available by phone three hours prior to all events.

big band, jazz & swing

branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo duo sat. april 30, 2022 // 7:30 p.m. // $115

Interview with branford Marsalis

Glenn miller orchestra® Sun. February 6, 2022 // 3:00 P.M. // $50 Nick Hilsher leads the most popular and sought after Big Band in the world today. With its unique Jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.

Colajazz Jazz APpreciation month Sun. april 24, 2022 // 3:00 p.m. // $35 | Students 1/2 Price Join ColaJazz as they recognize and explore the historical legacy of Jazz artists. The Little Big Band will take you on a journey through the vibrant and diverse history of Jazz music in South Carolina. Join us before the performance for a Q&A with the band.

by Jalyn Dockery

Jazz music was born in the early 20th century originating from New Orleans. Jazz was the by product of the unique cultural environment. Being a fan of Jazz music, learning that Branford Marsalis was from New Orleans, I knew that could only make his experience as a Jazz musician even more powerful. With accolades from becoming a multi-winning artist with three Grammy’s, gaining a citation by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, and a being an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence it’s amazing what growing up in a powerful city can do to help start your future. “It’s hard to play instruments, the saxophone is more than enough for me. But I was playing clarinet in high school.” Starting out with the clarinet and later gravitating to the saxophone, Marsalis explained the story to me, “There were these three really pretty girls going to a dance, and I followed them to the dance. But I would never speak to them because I’m incredibly shy in that regard… I watched them and said “Man, I got to find a way to meet girls.” He then noticed there was a band and thought “I can’t play the clarinet in a band” so he then decided to learn how to play the saxophone. “I started out as a R&B musician [with the clarinet], and I joined the band but still didn’t get any of the girls.” In his time at Berkley College, Marsalis went on to meet Joey Calderazzo who will be joining him on stage at the Opera House. Calderazzo’s brother Jean was a drummer at Berkley College and Joey came to visit for a week. “I was so amazed at the way he played and his exuberance and his enthusiasm.” Once Marsalis moved to New York, (where Calderazzo lived) he noticed they were just always in the same place in the same area.

Read the full intervew on our behind the curtain Blog at NewberryOperaHouse.com found on the media tab

Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


jazz at lincoln center presents songs we love

Tues. march 15, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $80

Interview with Jazz at Lincoln center’s riley mulherkar

Interview by Bernard Dockery, Written byTajuane Dockery


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blues infused

bluegrass the Quebe sisters under the canopy Sun. may 22, 2022 // 3:00 p.m. // free outdoor concert

Texas swing with doug & Bunny Williams

Tab benoit sun. january 23, 2022 // 7:00 p.m. // $85 One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. It consists of a guitar, cord, and Category 5 Amplifier; The effects that you hear come from his fingers.

Keb’ mo’

Rescheduled date

sat. march 5, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $150 Announced prior to pandemic. Seating may be limited due to prior sales. Keb’ Mo’ creates deeply expressive

music that combining Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and Country. Keb’ Mo’s accolades include four Grammy® awards, 7 Grammy® nominations, 14 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Top Blues Songs chart, and much more.

Paul Thorn thurs. march 31, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $75 // $65 // $55 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.


Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


The Del mccoury band fri. march 25, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $80 // $75 // $70 One of the most distinguished traditional Bluegrass musicians of all time, two-time Grammy® awardwinning artist Del McCoury will play hits such as “1952 Black Lightning,” “My Love Will Not Change,” “Nashville Cats,” “Smoking Gun,” “Sweet Appalachia,” and more!

blue dogs Sat. february 19, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $50 // $45 // $35

Balsam Range

Rescheduled date

Sun. March 27, 2022 // 7:00 p.m. // $75 One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, Balsam Range has garnered ten International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums. Buddy, Darren, Dr. Marc, Tim, and Caleb make Balsam Range.

Interview with Bobby Houck & Hank Futch

by Cayci Banks

sierra hull & Justin moses Thurs. may 5, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $45 // $40 // $35 Grammy® nominee and two-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year, Sierra Hull has played throughout the country including the Grand Ole’ Opry, Carnegie Hall and The White House. Don’t miss your chance to see her live with her husband and fellow musical virtuoso, Justin Moses!


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Read the full interview on our Blog at NewberryOperaHouse.com found on the media tab

broadway & theatre the great Gatsby

Presented by Aquila Theatre Thur. January 27, 2022 7:30 p.m. // $40 // $35 // $30 Students 1/2 Price A new stage adaption from a black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) perspective with the perfect mix of love, tragedy, and passion. There is a 1-hour abbreviated educational performance on Thursday, January 27 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.


peach state opera presents marriage of Figaro sun. february 13, 2022 // 3:00 P.M. // $35 | Students 1/2 Price Peach State Opera is a touring company that shares the thrill of live opera with small communities in Georgia and its surrounding states like SC by presenting exciting and portable English-language productions. “The Marriage of Figaro” has it all – comedy, machinations, power struggles between elite and working classes – made human by some of Mozart’s most beautiful arias and operatic ensembles.

casual classics THE Polish wieniawski philharmonic ORCHESTRA Sat. January 29, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. $65 // $55 // $45 Founded in 1944, now under the direction of principal conductor, Wojciech Rodek, they have made over 30 trips abroad, giving concerts. Experience 1st prize winners of the Chopin International Piano and Wieniawski International Violin Competitions.

Siberian Virtuosi sun. march 20, 2022 // 7:30 p.m. // $55 // $50 // $45 Students 1/2 price Siberian Virtuosi is The State Ensemble of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) made up of 10 violinists and a pianist. For their cultural and artistic achievements, Siberian Virtuosi was rewarded with the highest honor of the State – the name of the State Ensemble of Violinists of the Republic of Yakutia.

Teatro lirico d’europa presents

verdi’s rigoletto

Tues. February 1, 2022 // 7:00 p.m. $40 | Students 1/2 Price Brought to you by Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.

Rigoletto spins the tale of a licentious aristocrat, a court jester, his naive daughter, and a curse. See love, violence, and revenge. Don’t worry, English subtitles will be provided with the program!



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Geneva lewis fri. june 3, 2022 // 7:00 P.M. // $45 // $35 // $25 New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart. Geneva is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Grand Prize at the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Other recent accolades include being named a Finalist at the 2018 Naumburg Competition. Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


comedy James Gregory Sat. February 26, 2022 5:00 & 8:00 p.m. $45 // $40 // $35 James Gregory creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a southern accent, and universal storytelling. His trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy.

country jimmy fortune Fri. february 18, 2022 8:00 p.m. $60 // $50 // $40

lee greenwood fri. March 4, 2022 8:00 p.m. // $125 Celebrating 50 years in the music industry, this American Country music singer-songwriter and Grammy® Award-Winning legend is best known for his signature song “God Bless the USA.” Greenwood has released more than 20 albums and charted seven #1 US Hot Country songs.

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sat. march 19, 2022 8:00 p.m. // $120 Lorrie Morgan earned her spot at center stage when she became the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums. Don’t miss hearing hits like “Something in Red,” “What Part of No,” “Til A Tear Becomes A Rose” and more. Then, experience her new music from the “Letting Go…Slow” album.

thompson square Sat. march 26, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. $80 Multi-platinum international success also brought them Grammy® nominations and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both ACM ad CMA Awards. Propelled to the top of the charts by their #1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You,” the husband and wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson keep challenging themselves as artists.

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Performing with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years, Fortune wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth.” He 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.”

Lorrie Morgan

confederate railroad fri. april 22, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. $50 // $45 // $40 From rowdy Country to raw emotion, a Confederate Railroad concert today covers it all. Chart-topping singles like: “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” “Trashy Women,” “When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back,” and “She Never Cried” earned Confederate Railroad several award nominations and wins.

dance pilobolus big five-oh! tues. march 8, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $80 // $60 // $40 | Students 1/2 price

Interview with Renee Jaworski and Matt Kent

by Kendall Griffith Tango Argentina Mon. February 28, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. $45 // $40 // $35 // Students 1/2 Price Tango Argentina is a stunning new production, exploring Tango through the combination of unique choreography and improvised elements performed by acclaimed Dancers and Musicians from Argentina. For people of all ages, there is a 1-hour abbreviated educational performance on Tues, March 1 at 11:00 A.M. Call the Box Office for discounted pricing.


Read the full interview on our Blog at NewberryOperaHouse.com found on the media tab

Fairytales on ice featuring the stories of the little mermaid & Pirate adventures Rescheduled date Thurs. march 10, 2022 // 6:30 p.m. $70 // $60 // $50 | students 1/2 price Announced prior to pandemic. Seating may be limited due to prior sales. Yes, an Ice Show on our stage! Fairytales on Ice

is a magical presentation featuring many of your favorite fairytale characters. Performers skate on synthetic ice that is laid out on the stage. This is an innovative and incredible experience for audiences of all ages. The dance, music and story help create the visual and emotional journey for our audiences everywhere fusing the theater, music, acrobatics, and the art of figure skating.

Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


memphis jookin’: the show featuring lil’ buck tues. april 5, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $50 // $45 // $35 | Students 1/2 Price

Memphis Jookin’ was born.

more information.

Q&A by Jalyn Dockery

Director Amy Campion

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family adventure

fabulous finds

Chris Perondi’s stunt dog experience Sun. May 1, 2022 // 2:00 & 6:00 P.M. // $45 | students 1/2 price

Celtic angels Ireland thur. march 17, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $65 // $50 // $45 Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day; Celtic Angels Ireland, The Celtic Knight Dancers, and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin will captivate all audiences by providing world class Irish dancing, vocals, and instrumentals.

the queens six Tues. april 19, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $75 // $70// $65 Don’t miss their only stop in South Carolina! Direct from England, comes the six-part acapella group from Windsor Castle! In 2018, their duties with the Chapel Choir included singing for the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, now The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Read the full interview on our Blog at NewberryOperaHouse.com found on the media tab

seance meets magic with peter boie



Summoning spirits

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Thur. April 28, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $50 // $40 // $35 Summoning Spirits is a séance-meets-magic show that will make you scream! Boie brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight ... and fright. The show combines freaky magic effects with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine-tingling experiences you will ever be a part of! Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


American spiritual ensemble Sunday, january 30, 2022 // 3:00 p.m. // $65 // $55 // $50

Interview with director, dr. everett McCorvey


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by Jalyn Dockery

shawn colvin 32nd anniversary tour of her debut album “Steady on” thurs. february 10, 2022 8:00 p.m. $85 // $75 // $65

Newberry Opera House Gospel Brunch Sunday, january 30, 2022 // 12:30 p.m. // $50

This three-time Grammy® winner stopped the industry in its tracks when her hit “Sunny Came Home” was released in 1997. Colvin makes her way to Newberry for her 32nd Anniversary tour of her debut Album “Steady On.” This album would lead her to win her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Hear favorites from this album like “Diamond in the Rough,” “Cry Like an Angel,” and “Steady On.”

Peabo bryson Violins of hope sat. may 14, 2022 3:00 p.m. // $25 Violins of Hope embodies the victory of the human spirit over evil and hatred. As many as six million Jews were murdered in WW2, but Violins of Hope ensures that their memory is not forgotten. Every concert is a poignant, powerful reminder of the human spirit.


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pop/rock Gaelic Storm Rescheduled date fri. February 4, 2022 8:00 p.m. // $75 // $70 // $65 Gaelic Storm attributes over two decades of success to their fanatic “Storm Chaser” fans. The Country-music folks adore the storytelling. The Bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals. Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition and the Rockers simply relish the passion with which they play their instruments.

Fri. march 18, 2022 8:00 p.m. $135 // $125 // $115 Peabo Bryson, known as the legendary “Voice of Love,” two-time Grammy® winner, will take you back in time to simpler days. You just might hear hits like “I’m So Into You,” “Tonight, I Celebrate Love,” “Feel The Fire,” “Can You Stop the Rain,” and Disney classics, “Beauty and the Beast” and “It’s a Whole New World.”

Sheena Easton Rescheduled date sun. may 15, 2022 // 3:00 p.m. $90 Get ready for an awesome afternoon with an artist that defines 80s Pop. Easton has sold over 20 million records, won two Grammys®, and was the first artist to have Top Five records on five major Billboard charts.

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tribute bands

Fri. january 28, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $60 // $55 // $45

fri. march 11, 2022 // 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. // $85 // $75 // $65

Seating is limited for this performance. Call the Box Office at

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly “defined the genre of Rock n’ Roll,” stated Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge holographic performance and remastered audio will transport you back in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage.

Hotel California has been recreating the legendary sound of The Eagles and thrilling audiences all over the world. Hear hits like “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Tequila Sunrise,” and “Hotel California.”

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Hotel California the original tribute to the eagles

Roy Orbison & buddy holly - the rock n’ roll Hologram dream tour

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tokyo joe productions presents

McCartney Years tribute to Paul McCartney

Rocketman: a tribute to sir Elton john

tues. february 15, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $60 // $50 // $40

fri. april 1, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $45

Dedicated to recreating Paul McCartney, The McCartney Years is the premier Paul McCartney tribute, having the daunting task of filling one of rock’s most beloved musician’s shoes. Sid Berstein labeled them as “the best on the scene today.”

Performed by the Columbia, SC based rock band Tokyo Joe, Rocketman is sure to leave every Elton John fan feeling as though they have experienced a tribute performance worthy of the original. Paying tribute to Sir Elton John, the band will rock all of your favorites from “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” to “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down” from “Crocodile Rock” to “Rocket Man.”

The machine Performs pink Floyd

Sweet Baby James A James Taylor Tribute

Rescheduled date thur. february 17, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $80 // $70 // $60 Announced prior to pandemic. Seating may be limited due to prior sales. With stellar musicianship and

passionate delivery and an impressive concert experience, The Machine explores collective improvisation that rivals that of Pink Floyd itself.


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Sat. april 2, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $45 Close your eyes and pretend you are listening to James Taylor himself when Bill Griese takes the stage. Enjoy all of your favorite hits from “You’ve Got A Friend” to “Carolina On My Mind,” from “Fire And Rain” to “Sweet Baby James.”

DSB the next best thing to journey fri. may 6, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // $45 Considered to be “The Gold Standard” by which all Journey tributes are measured; DSB faithfully recreates the experience of a 1980’s Journey concert. Fans across the country enjoy all the hits: “Any Way You Want It,” “Lovin’ Touchin’, Squeezin,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” and so much more.

oldies & beach the lettermen Thurs. february 3, 2022 3:00 & 8:00 P.M. // $50 // $45 // $40 The Lettermen – Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack have created an award winning three-part harmony. With over 75 albums – numerous certified gold – you won’t want to miss hits like “When I Fall In Love,” “Come Back Silly Girl,” and “Theme From A Summer Place.”

material girls a tribute to Madonna, cher, lady gaga, and adele sun. may 8, 2022 // 7:30 p.m. // $60 Hear songs like Adele’s “Hello,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Cher’s “Believe,” Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” and more. All the songs are done note for note, chord for chord, exactly like the originals. The show features amazing vocals and the incredible looks!

rock the tower summer outdoor concert

Amy lynn & the honey men Celebrate janis joplin fri. may 20, 2022 8:00 p.m. // $50 Horns. Soul. Sass. This seven-piece machine is all about the traditional Memphis-Motown, Soul and Rock style while channeling the raw energy of Janis Joplin. Close your eyes as she plays iconic hits like “Me & Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart. ”This tribute to her musical genius definitely captures her fire.

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other shows and events the music of peter, paul, & mary

dc danceworks spring recital sat. may 21, 2022 // 11:00 & 4:00 P.M. $12 | students: $9 // 5 & under free

sun. february 27, 2022 //3:00 P.M. $30 | 12 & under free

corsets & Cravats: exploring the mid- 19th century

the music of “The rat Pack”

conference: August 5 - 7, 2022 Fashion show: fri. august 5, 2022 7:00 P.M. // $10

sun. april 3, 2022 // 3:00 P.M. $30 | 12 & under free

Destination Newberry: A wedding expo

Kentucky derby party

save the date // sat. march 12, 2022

Get your big hats ready! Join the Opera House Guild for this fundraiser viewing party with food, drinks, fun, and fellowship.

save the date // sat. may 7, 2022

Destination Newberry is not your ordinary wedding expo. You’ll get to experience Newberry in its entirety! Vendors can choose to participate from their store fronts so you can stroll downtown Newberry and experience it just as your guests will experience it on your special day!

honors recital thurs. march 3, 2022 // 8:00 P.M. free

chamber orchestra

steam astronaut camp & steam astronaut academy

mon. may 2, 2022 // 8:00 P.M. free

july 11-15, 2022 & july 18-22, 2022

big jazz band

Save the date for STEAM Astronaut Camp & Astronaut Academy. Admission will go on sale on February 1, 2022. Janet’s Planet returns to the Opera House. Janet Ivey, creator of PBS’s Janet’s Planet, has over 27 years in the children’s education and space science outreach sector, she has captivated Nashville and beyond with her work and has hosted two TED talks! Janet is the President of Explore Mars, Inc., an active NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, and serves on the Board of Governors for the National Space Society.

thurs. may 12, 2022 // 8:00 P.M. free

Purchase tickets at newberryoperahouse.com or call 803-276-6264 | FEES APPLY AT CHECKOUT all sales are final


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gift cards

seating chart

Gift cards are the perfect gift for any theatre lover! Physical gift cards or digital gift cards can be loaded in any denomination and can be purchased online at NewberryOperaHouse.com or by calling 803-276-6264. Gift cards can be mailed, e-mailed, or even sent by text as a gift to a third party. Gift cards have no cash value. They are good for 5 years from the date of issuance. Gift cards are great for: • Holiday Gifts • Thank You Cards • Birthdays • Employee Rewards • Anniversaries, and more!

buying gift cards online You can purchase gift certificates easily online. Simply purchase online, select whether you want the gift certificate sent to yourself or your recipient and if you want us to prepare a traditional certificate in an envelope.

redeeming gift cards online When you receive a gift certificate from someone it will include an ID number. Just purchase your event tickets as you normally would. During the payment process, locate the Use Gift Card section on the checkout page and enter your Gift Certificate ID number into the box, then click the “Check Balance” button. After your total reflects that the gift card has been applied, just click the “Submit” button at the bottom right of the page to complete your order.

Some performances this season will be sold at one price while others are at three-tiered pricing. The seating chart is subject to change.

updated gift card terms and conditions We would like to bring to your attention the recent changes made by The Newberry Opera House regarding our Gift Card program. On January 10, 2022, updated Terms and Conditions will become active for all Newberry Opera House Gift Cards. A dormancy fee will be levied when there is no activity in the previous 12-month period. The 12-month period is based on the yearly anniversary of issuance or purchase. The expiration of the gift card remains 5 years from the date of issuance. Please scan the QR code to the left with your smartphone camera to view updates to the gift card policy. The Newberry Opera House values full transparency on all policies and policy changes which helps improves overall satisfaction for our guests. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 803-276-6264 or email us at BoxOffice@NewberryOperaHouse.com. Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


house policies

downtown newberry

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. All sales are final.

CITY OF NEWBERRY EVENTS Newberry Irish fling

tickets A ticket is required for entry - regardless of age. A

Fri. March 11, 2022 // NewberryIrishFling.com

ticket is a revocable license, subject to termination with denial of admission at managements discretion. The resale or attempted resale of a Newberry Opera House ticket is prohibited. Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources are VOID.

Newberry Pork in the Park

April 22-23, 2022 // NewberryPorkinthePark. com

ways to purchase tickets 1) Call during regular Box Office hours for guest assistance. 2) In person at the Box Office 1201 McKibben St. Newberry, SC 29108. 3) Online at NewberryOperaHouse.com; the only site for official 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.

ticket delivery options 1) Have your tickets e-mailed to you. Please print the attached PDF and bring with you to the show. Images on phones do not always scan, so please print out your tickets to ensure quicker seating. 2) Have your tickets mailed directly to your home. 3) While it’s available; we are limiting picking up tickets night of show to avoid a line at Will Call. fees A $5 per ticket Facility Fee and a $10 per order

Handling Fee will be charged. The $10 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.

Taste of Newberry

Sat. May 21, 2022 // 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. TasteofNewberry.com

newberry juneteenth

Sat. June 18, 2022 // 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. 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 info.

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The City of Newberry was founded in 1789 and is the county seat for Newberry County. Home to 40+ locally owned and operated shops and more than 10 Bars and Restaurants located in picturesque downtown and within walking distance to the Opera House

Visit NewberryOperaHouse.com for more info about planning your visit including parking, tours, shopping, dining, accommodations, and other frequently asked questions.

accessibility 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 know how they can assist you at the time of your order. admission 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). Each person is to hold their own ticket as it will be scanned at the entrance door. Late seating will be at the discretion of management.

health & wellness At this time masks are recommended. Please review the updated health and wellness procedures before purchasing tickets and if you are feeling ill or have been around someone who is ill, do not attend performances.

Small town charm...Big city facilities Conferences |Seminars |Traning Social Events | Retreats | Meetings

Historic Downtown Newberry, SC adjacent to the Nationally acclaimed Newberry Opera House

803-276-1800 NewberryFireHouse.com


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meet the staff molly fortune //

nydia garcia //

Executive Director

Ticketing Operations Manager

jalyn dockery//

melissa gibson //

Marketing Manager


mark sanders //

mary cromer //

Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director & Lighting Director

tj millwood //

steve winsor//

Ticketing and Guest Experience Manager

Sound Engineer

megan shealy //

matthew carr//

Business Manager-

anne pinckney smith // Development Director

Monitor Engineer

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! Coming out of the Pandemic, we’d love to hear your feedback on how we did! What did you love? Did you have any concerns?

Tickets: 803-276-6264 | newberryoperahouse.com


board of directors Mr. Jack shields //Chairman

Mr. Robert Matheson

Mr. Luke McCormick //Vice chairman

Dr. Joe McDonald

Mrs. Susan wessinger //TREASURER

Alvin Pressley

Co-owner, Newberry Yoga

Superintendent, Newberry County School District

Mr. Tom Pope // secretary

Liz rivera

Mrs. beth Hipp //president, noh Guild

Dr. Maurice Scherrens

Mr. Keith Avery

Mayor Foster Senn

Mr. Matt Dewitt

Steve wilson

Mrs. Mattie Dillon

Dr. Peggy Winder


Executive Director, South Carolina United Health Care Medicare & Retirement

Assistant V.P./Branch Manager, South State Bank

Attorney, Pope, Parker & Jenkins Attorneys P.A.

President & CEO, Newberry Electric Cooperative

City Manager, City of Newberry

Owner, Dillon & Associates Human Resource Services LLC

Mr. Les Hipp

Retired Nuclear Power Management


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Retired Professor, Newberry College

Community Advocate

President, Newberry College

Mayor, City of Newberry Owner, Palmetto Apparel

Owner, Wilson Tractor, Inc.

Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Sport Professions, Newberry College


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MONTHLY GIVING Schedule Your Recurring Gift Online By committing to a recurring monthly donation, you can effortlessly make your gift on the same day each month and a significant impact on the arts.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES Donating non-cash gifts is one of the simplest and quickest ways to support the Newberry Opera House.

MATCHING GIFTS Check to see if your current or former employer will match your donation. Once we receive the form, we will take care of the rest.

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Gifts of real estate are a great way to impact the Newberry arts community and lower your tax liability at the same time.

PLANNED GIVING – HERITAGE SOCIETY OF 1881 With thoughtful estate planning, you can provide lasting support today for tomorrow’s audiences as a member of our 1881 Society. Easy way to make a lasting impact with a planned gift include a will or trust, retirement plan, insurance policy or annuity, or through many other giving vehicles.

NEWBERRY ARTS FOR ALL - NAFA Thanks to the generous support of our donors, grants from foundations, and our corporate sponsors, we are able to share the arts with our community through our Arts for All initiatives. These Arts for All programs are our way of ensuring that everyone has access to the arts, no matter their background or income.

Board of Directors Beth Hipp // President Vickie Wiseman // Vice President Julie Rhoad // Secretary Kathy Davenport // Treasurer Jackie Holmes // President Ex Officio Lana Brown Rose Marie Favors Shevonna Jenkins Courtney Suber

The Newberry Opera House Guild’s mission is to help build a thriving performing arts center through fundraising and education. Created in 2004, The Newberry Opera House Guild wanted to offer financial support to the Opera House and help promote its endeavors throughout the Midlands. The Guild meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 P.M on the Opera House stage. The Guild is open to anyone with an interest in helping to raise funds to support the performing arts, and in helping to educate and enliven the surrounding communities through the arts. Guild members help organize 2-3 major fundraising events each year. In recent years, these events have included an annual Oyster Roast, Boston Butt Sale, a 50/50 raffle and more. For more information about the Newberry Opera House Guild, please contact Steffanie Shinn at NewberryOperaHouseGuild@gmail.com or call 803-276-6264. 20|21 Donor Digest


Joseph Sullivan Edcon Inc. Lori Ann Summers Jerry Sutphin Judith W. Swygert Joseph Symsick Mr. Ralph Talbert Patrice Tappe’ Larry and Judy Tarleton Philip and Peg Taylor Steve Taylor Lois Taylor Carolyn Taylor Jennifer Templin Christian Theodossiou Dickey Thompson Edward Thompson Charles Thompson Gregory Thompson Marjorie Thompson Catherine Thornton Don Thorstad Matt and Erin Titus Pat and Brenda Tolton Mark Tompkins Susan Tondreau-Dwyer John and Rene Toney Joanne Totani Paul Townes Myron Tucker Beth Turner Mary Pat Tyndall Tut Underwood Karen Van Ray and Jane Vaughters

Bob Vernon and Ginger Ashton Mike Vezeau William Villella Al Waddell Roland Walker Susan and Dick Walker Billy Walker James Wall Rebecca Wallace Doug Wallace Carol H. Walsh Lauren Ward Thomas and Marcia Warren Ted Watson Joe and Tonya Watson Gene Watson Dani Webster Tim and Cynthia Wellborn Marsha Wells B. Lee Wessinger Nigel and Lauren West John and Ann Whalen David Whaley George and Marie Whatley John and Donna Whatley George and Marie Whatley Megan Whetsell Thomas and Susan White Gary Whiteside Patsy Whitney Donald Whittle Frank and Frances Williams Margery Williamson Ann Wills

Michael and Cheryl Wilson John and Kelly Wiseman Brian and Kim Wisnewski James Womack Jimmy and Rosemary Wood Craig and Melanie Woodard Crystal Woods Wayne D. Worley Carol Wright Katherine Wright Jane Zemba

Don’t See Your Name?

If your name appears to have been omitted or you find your donation information inaccurate in the donor listing, please check your records to verify that your gift was made during the 2020-21 fiscal year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. If your gift was received after this date, your name will appear in the next Donor Digest. We work hard to ensure the accuracy of our reporting and do our best to ensure that all gifts are acknowledged. If we have made a mistake please contact Anne Pinckney Smith, Development Director, with any corrections at Anne@NewberryOperaHouse.com or 803-321-3875.

honor & memorials Honor B.L. and Dale Brown Margaret Brackett Ms. Marliee Birchfield Tommie Ann Danielson Molly Fortune and Chris Kemper Peach Fralick Mollie Graham Les and Beth Hipp Marilyn Malnati Lou and Holly Pierce Susan C. Richardson Mrs. Jean Simmons Anne Pinckney Smith

Memorials Jeb Attaway George Avery Susan Brown

Will Blackmon Vernon Carleton Cody Carlton Pete and Rebecca Driggers Carol Floyd Patsy Wise Garvin MSG US Army (Ret) Edwin T. Graham, Jr. Gordon Henry Mary A. Kelly Richard M. Kenan Anne Kirkland Ralph S. Lewis Jeanne Lillard Robert E. Livingston III J. Roscoe Lominick Allen W. Morrison, Sr. Eliza Parr Edward B. Purcell, Jr.

Ret. CW4 Thomas (Steve) Richardson Adelina Sanguinetti Ida Satterwhite Anne Shealy Jean and Clyde Stair Robert Summer, Jr. Pastor Jerry Trantham David C. Waldrop

Don’t See an Honor or Memorial?

Please check your records to verify that your gift was made during the 2020-21 fiscal year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. If your gift was received afer this date, your name will appear in the next Donor Digest. We work hard to ensure the accuracy of our reporting and do our best to ensure that all gifts are acknowledged. If we have made a mistake please contact Anne Pinckney Smith, Development Director, with any corrections at Anne@NewberryOperaHouse.com or 803-321-3875.


Michael Larrivee Jonathan Lawson Carol Leake Marshall Ledbetter Robert Lee John and Lisa Lee Cindy Lees James and Debra Lentz Joel Leonard Les and Gina Lesslie Toombs D. Lewis Ralph and Andrea Lewis Gayle Lindley Raquel Lipsi Hugh and Pam Lister David Little Shirley Livingston E. G. Long Kathy Vernon Long Joseph Lovin Frank Luke Brenda Lupton Paul and Kara Madsen Vicki Major Rhonda Mankin Thomas Manning Hunter Martin Allen Bashore Carolyn Martin Helen Mason Bill and Jane Mason Joel Masters Donna Matthews Phil Matthews Tammy McAlister Luke McCormack Sara McCutcheon James McDaniel Jim and Kay McEntire Cal and Francis McMeekin Kathryn Meeks James Meetze Laura Milem Rich Miller Barbara Miller Randy and Yvonna Mills Steve and Rebecca Mills TJ Millwood Thad and Sylvia Mitchum Carl Mixon Chris Monson Deborah Moody Larry and Rande Moolenaar Bob and Kathy Moore Tom Moore Tommy and Jane Moose Kenneth Morris Carolyn Morris Bob Morris David Morris Debra Morse Laura Muraco David and Kathryn Murphy Mary Musick Tom and Sharon Neel John Newton

Donna Nickle John Nihiser James Norris Arnold and Bonnie Nurick Rick O’Conner William Ogrady John and Mary Ellen O’Leary Sheila and John Oliver David Oliver Tommy Opliger Tor and Debbie Osmundsen Anne Palyok Teri Parker Ellen Parker David Parr Steve and Janis Patton Beth and Ralph Pearson Betty Peebles Bruce Perdue Sandy Perry Kenneth and Ellen Peters Steve Phillips Stephen and Gail Phillips Fred Piehl Howard Pierce Mary Pinckney Donny Pittman Charles and Becky Plyler Lessie Polk Stephanie Porter Renee Pound Joel Powers David Pratt Steve Price Betty Putnam Will Ragland Stephen Ranzer Ronda Rattray Grant and Patty Reagin Jim and Jan Redden Sandy Redfern Michael Regenovich Pam Salony Bruce Rensing John Richards Jeffrey and Patricia Richardson Susan Richardson John and Kathy Riddle Nancy Riggin Kathy Riggin Mark Rigsby Edwin Riley Thomas Roberson Ginger Robinson Catherine Roche Ken and Shirley Roehrs Donald and Mary Rogers Jerry Rogers Thomas Rohrer Angela Romano Kelly Rose James W. Ross Stephen Rourke Jim and Wanda Rowland Ken Ruff Ray Rushton July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Rhonda Russell Kenneth and Cathy Sabol Janice Samson Georgette Sandifer Gwynne Sanford Claudio Sanguinetti Derryll Satterwhite Wade Scheuritzel Joy W. Scurry Karl Sease David and Frances Senn Stephanie and Scott Senn Rowley Sewell David and Marilyn Seymour Merle and Cheryl Sharick Sutton Shaw Carl and Donna Shealy Megan D. Shealy Gordon Sherard Cynthia Shilkret David Shirley Karen Short Gary Siegfried Dee Dee Simmons Emory Simmons Richard and Eileen Simpkins Micah Simpson Ted and Kathryn Sims Sutton Sinclair Beth Singletary James and Jackie Sizemore Tami Smith Catherine Smith David G. Smith William Smith Joseph Smith Casey Smith Pat and Rosalie Smith Frank and Ree Smith Paul and Kim Smock Charles Snedeker Randy and Helen Snyder Doris Sober William and Ann Souders Curtis Spearman Edward Stank Sherwood and Susan Stark Beth Starling Frank J. Steddenbenz Lynda Steele Joe Steinberg Glenda Stephens Richard and Katie Stevens Leslie Stillwell Andrew Stockwell Danny Stokes Dean and Terri Stokes Bill and Barbara Stone James and Mary Straka David and Frances Strawn Alan Strickland Jimmy and Beverly Stroup Becky Stuart Kerry Stubbs Renee Cousins Stubbs Vickie Suffridge 20|21 Donor Digest


Norvin Clontz Keith Cloud Ione Cockrell Freeman W. Coggins Jay Coleman Joe Collier Valerie Collins Sandra Collins Larry Collins George Cone Dwayne Constantine Steve Cooper Craig Cox Jack and Kay Creamer George Crouch Danny C. Crowe Mike Crowther Sid and Chris Crumpton Kenneth Culbreth Ira Culpepper Chris Cunningham Glenn Dalton Katherine Dangerfield Cas and Karen Danielowski David Davenport Kathy Davenport Crystal Davenport Joe and Bettianne Davenport Carter Davis Keith Davis Glen Davis Mark Davis Michael and Maria Davis Lue Vester Davis George and Corrie Dawn Frank and Micah Decker Maureen DeLoach Joe and Kathy Dennis Marshall and Angela Dent Kimberly Desrosiers Janet and Tom Devlin Matt & Jessica DeWitt Bob and Angie Deysach Robert and Catherine DiBenedetto James Dickson Michael Dixon Russell Dixon Jim and Patricia Doolittle Gerry and Avary Doubleday Sarah Dougherty Mark Dowell James P. Drafts III Tim Driggers Isabel Drucker-Sisk Johnny Dukes Brad Dunbar Valerie Dunlap David and Sarah Eargle Lonnie Eddins Hammond Edwards John L. Edwards Gary Eichelberger David and Catherine Eldridge Martin and Gail Elia Rory and Levi Elkins Kimberley Elkins


Becky Epperson Jim and Irene Epting Facebook Match Jerilynn Faini Freddy Faircloth Marianne Falls Ellen and Andy Faris Darleen Feichtel Susan Feldmann Elaine Lang and Michael Ferguson Barbara Fischer Herman and Kelly Floyd George Floyd Henry Floyd Ashley Foreman Peggy and Stephen Fox Kathleen Franey Lewis Frederick Vernetta and James Frederick Suzanne Freed Judy Gallagher Charles S. Gallman Terry Galloway Donna Gamble James and Janelle Gantt Howard Garner Richard Geddes Marcus Gentry W. M. Gentry Greg Gerrald Susan Green Giammattei Betsy Glaser John and Mary Glover Francis and Sara June Goldstein Ron Goodwin Amanda Gatshow Manfred Graf Barbara Graham Kathleen Greene Bucky and Dina Grice Paul and Charlotte Griffin Charlie and Lindsey Griffin Carl and Cindy Grimm Jan Hallman Lyle Brown Will and Anna Haltiwanger Walter Willard and Claire Hamanaka Joe and Judy Hammond Laura Hancock Steve and Debby Harden Marjorie Oyster Mitchell Hardigree Laurie Hargett Benji Harmon Barbara Harnish Rip and Kathleen Harrington Vic Harris Bob Harris Sam and Pam Hart Gloria Hartley-Ferguson James Harvey Dennis Hatchett George Hause Mike and Andy Hawkins Marilyn Hazel Cassandra Herriges

William Hester Sally Hewitt Barry and Marie Hickman Louanne and William Hickson Lisa Hill Cary Hinze Amanda Hodges Diane Hogan Michael Hollis Don Holtzclaw Sharon Honeycutt Connor Hopkins Bettie Rose Horne Marty Hortman George Hough Jack Howard Eric Hoyle Denise Hudson Eddie and Susan Huff James Hughes Walter Hughes and Patricia Sadler Jay Hupfer Kip Huston Robert Inabinet Jamie Jackson Thomas Jamrose Melody Harrison Jepson Kenneth and Jane Jermac Charles Jeter Eric Joerg Henry Johnson Russell Johnson Ken Johnson Miriam Johnson Doug Johnson Johnson & Johnson John Johnston C. R. Jones Robert Jones Matthew Jones Scott Joyner Julia Kanes Doug and Sally Kauffmann Bernard and Mary Clare Kearse William Keesley Jack Keith Rick and Randy Kellemeyer Kay Porter Pat Kelly Lois and Gene Kelly Karl Kemmerlin David Kemp Molly Fortune and Chris Kemper William Kennedy Robert and Jane Key Kimberly Kinlaw Michael and Mary Catherine Kirk Brian Knotts Richard Knox Robert Krone Edmond and Kathrin Kucharski Kim Lambert Andrew and Susan Lambert Pam Lancaster Anthony Lane Patricia Langford

July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Hugh Brannon Curtis Brasell William and Mary Kay Brice Mary Britsch John and Jane Brooks Gordon and Susan Brown Mary Bryan Stephen and Susan Buck Dale Bundrick & Cathy Cain Deborah Carr Melvin and Sarah Catoe Huger and Anne Caughman Cecile Cely Thomas and Martha Ann Chandler Karen Chasteen Tracy Cheifer The Color People/Darby Samargo Fred and Charlotte Comstock Wayne and Lynn Coppock Roxanne Corbett Martin and Mary Cross Lyndall Dantzler Mary Ann Davis Caroline Pinckney Fitzgerald F. Ross Fleet Donna Fortner Lang and Donna Foster Gus and Betty Franklin Boyd and Dianne Fulmer Buffy S. Glover Jimmy and Patti Grantham Dave and Mary Beth Greenslade David Donahue and Bonnie Hadden Leslie Hardeman Jim and Brenda Harris Fran Hatch Heather Hawkins Charles Herndon James and Marjorie Hightower Ellen Hinz Sandi Holmes Ann Holzhauer Glenda Horton James and Lillie Hunter Faye Jones Ernest Levinson Jesse and Kelly Lewis Johnny and Kathy Lindsay Hugh and Pam Lister Ed and Sister Lominack James Long Wyman Looney Thomas and Anne Lucht Jerry and Lilja Lysaght David and Janice Mann Kenneth Massone Charles and Jo Mayer William and Patsy Mays Robert and Kathryn McCartha Dan and Donna McGehee Walt and Julie McLeod Tony McNeil Steve and Rebecca Mills William and Betty Monroe Lill Mood Roger Norton

Catherine O’Shea Bill and Miss Mary Parr Kathryn Parra State Farm/George Piersol Alfred and Julianna Pinckney Sean and Christy Pomeroy William Pommering and Patty Fortin Gayle Poppell Sam and Ann Price David Reed Jack and Marcia Reichert Thomas and Carolyn Rew Joel and Ginger Richman Charles and Jane Ringer Mark Rosenberg Agnes Routon Charles Rutledge Diana Sangster Lisa Scott Mark and Lisa Senn William and Winnie Senn Richard and Sharon Shealy Bonnie Sherer R.S. Shirley Bob and Fran Somogyi Kevin Spain Phil and Kathy Spotts Bonnie Stanard Patricia Stevenson Paul and Kay Stringer Gary and Jeanne Stroebel Henry B. Summer & Co Rob Summer Michael Tiller and Jason Edwards Jerry Tranthan John and Bobbie Wagner John and Annette Wanick Amelia Taylor Webb Tony and Arlene Westermeyer Maurice and Harriett Wilson David and Vickie Wiseman

Friend ($1-$124) James and LuAnn Abelee Billy and Rhonda Ackerman Paula Allamong Edwin Allen Tommy and Ann Amick Scott Appleton Tim and Patricia Arpasi Mike and Melba Arthur Elise Ashby Brenda Ashe Bill Ashley David Avery Keith Avery Chris Baggett Joe Canfield Gary and Mary Baker Susan Baker Cayci and Charlie Banks Thaddeus Barber Sandy Barrett Brad Barringer Allison Bastos July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Vincent and Patricia Batten Steve Bayuk Robert Beattie Mary Beckmann Everett and Joyce Bedenbaugh David L. Bell Elizabeth Bennett Thomas and Shannon Berry Mark Bettuo Harold and Lynne Betty Rhett Bickley George Birchfield Robert and Debra Bishop Charles and Susan Black Allison Coventry Black Sheila Blancard Lawrence Block Sandra Bober Jason and Jana Boice Ulrike Bonn Brad and Kay Boozer Ronald and Catherine Boozer Edward Bowles Bill and Dee Bradshaw Anne Braswell David and Kristine Amin Frank Brazell Delmar A. Brewington Emory Brinson Robert Brooks Andrea J. Brown B.L. and Dale Brown Bob and Lucy Brown Margaret Broyhill Edward Brunson Christopher Bunge Tara Burdette Charlie Burry John and Patricia Caldwell Thomas Callan Richard Camerino Allison Cantrell James Cantrell William Cardinal Dave Carey James and Jan Carino Daria Carney Wayne and Connie Carstens Elizabeth Carter Patricia Carter John R. Cathey Sheila Caughman Dennis and Marcine Causey Druie and Elaine Cavender John Ceneviva Eileen Chapman Quality Woodtruss, Inc William Chilcott Blaine Childress Jan Childs Edwin and Cindy Chin Neil H. Christian Elizabeth Christmus Kevin Clamp Doug Clary Mary Sue Clary Abby Cleland 20|21 Donor Digest


On the following pages, we recognize donors for their annual gifts to the Newberry Opera House made between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Order of the Gar Platinum ($10,000 and above)

Order of the Gar Gold ($5,000 - $9,999)

Order of the Gar Silver ($2,500 - $4,999)

Order of the Gar Bronze ($1,000 - $2,499)

Order of the Gar Platinum ($10,000 and above)

The Graham Foundation Marilyn L. Malnati Joe and Mary McDonald Tom and Adele Pope Erica Razek The Robert S. Handler Charitable Trust SC Cares Emergency Relief Grant Jack and Julie Shields Bob Shirey Taylor Foundation of Newberry/Otis and Ann Taylor Billye and Peggie West Order of the Gar Gold ($5,000 - $9,999) David and Amy Harpool Susan Hazel Wessinger Trent and Vonnie Purcell UnitedHealthcare Order of the Gar Silver ($2,500 - $4,999) Anonymous Henry L. Black Central Carolina Community Foundation Polly L. Davis John and Rose Marie Favors Les and Beth Hipp Tommy and Martha Johnson Sam Maw


annual giving Mike and Denise Reid Myrtle T. Robinson Order of the Gar Bronze ($1,000 - $2, 499) Anonymous Larry Blackwell and Angalee Henderson Bonnie Dantzler David and Margaret Eldridge Philip and Janet Fortune Charitable Trust Rhett and Brenda Frazier Dave and Mary Beth Greenslade Charles and Melba Jackson Richard and Christine Jesse Bob and Ann Leichtle Stan and Linda Renwick Rufus and Kathy Rogers Larry and Edith Rohr David and Frances Senn Charles and Jean Simmons Small Change Foundation Phil and Kathy Spotts Jim and Tammy Suber John and Linda Sukovich Jim and Sally Wiseman

Phantom of the Opera House ($500 - $999)

Orchid Circle ($125 - $499)


($1 - $124)

Phantom of the Opera House ($500 - $999) Bill and Catherine Ardrey Shirley Aughtry Donna Barton Betty Bernardo Michael and Darly Bernardo Robin Berrier Jake and Catherine Bickley Bob and Lucy Brown Dan and Nita Chandler Michael and Winifred Coleman Starla Cook

Mattie and Howard Dillon William E. Dufford Charlie and Laura Dukes ERA Wilder Reality/Angela Reid Carl and Caroll Fellers Arch and Jennifer Fowler Franklin - Summer Insurance Marcy and Ron Gadagno Jon Goldfarb Mollie Graham Gerry and Linda Harmon Scott Harrison Peggy Hobbs South Carolina Humanities Richard and Christine Jesse June Laing John and Maureen Lee Terri Martin Robert and Amy Matheson Brad and Elizabeth Mathis Stewart D. Maurice Bill and Carol McGahee McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Randy and Yvonna Mills Network for Good Newberry Made Rusty and Susan Newton Marilyn Parris Daniel and Mary Paysinger Mr. Robert Piwetz Johnny and Harriett Rucker Earl and Sandy Schafer Morrie and Sandy Scherrens Foster and Sharon Senn Bonnie Shealy and Stephen Layne Hugh and Anne Smith Ginger Smith Rhonda Stefanini Timothy and Deborah Van Newhouse Christie and Doggett Whitaker Erin Whitaker David Williams Peggy Winder

Orchid Circle ($125 - $499) Wayne and Sue Ellen Adams Elizabeth Adams Louie and Betsy Alexander Jim & Ginny Aull Norman Baxley Carolyn Bedenbaugh Marilee Birchfield Migdalia Bishop Robert and Alicia Blair John and Rita Boozer Ronald and Catherine Boozer Phillip Boyne

July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Boyce Society

($100,000 - $249,999) Audrey Love Charitable Foundation Earle J. Bedenbaugh Mildred Fulmer Estate International Paper The Joanna Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Michael and Denise Reid Robert Shirey W. Franklin Smith Estate Billye and Peggie West

Penelope Society ($75,000 - $99,999)

Central Carolina Community Foundation The Janirve Foundation Kraft Foods/Altria Group/Louis Rich Pope, Parker & Jenkins Wachovia Bank of South Carolina Radio WKDK

Orchestra Level ($50,000 - $74,999)

Bank of America BB&T BellSouth, Inc. BlueCross BlueShield of SC Carolina Comfort/Rich Mitchell Verna Cavanaugh Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority Franklin - Summer Insurance Komatsu America Corporation Lucy Hampton Bostick Charitable Trust Marilyn L. Malnati Edward Jones/Brad Albert D. McAlister Norfolk Southern Foundation J. Eugene Norris Small Change Foundation Ann Regnery Smith C.H. Guenther & Son Jim and Sally Wiseman

Director’s Circle ($25,000 - $49,999)

Anonymous Robert and Cile Barber Tom Brigman Contractors Carolina First Foundation First Community Bank Rhett and Brenda Frazier Georgia Pacific Corp. David and Mary Beth Greenslade Les and Beth Hipp Ray and Mildred Holliday Nicholas and Mary Martino Newberry Jaycees NHS 1960’s Reunion Bill and Mary S. Parr Charles and Mary Sue Poole

Trent and Vonnie Purcell Jerry and Julia Purcell Thompson SC Cares Emergency Relief Grant Jack and Julie Shields The State Newspaper Karen and George Summer Ms. Jan B Swygert LOCALiQ/USA Today Network Dave and Debbie Waldrop Billy Walker Wilson Tractor Inc./Steve Wilson

Foundation Club ($10,000 - $24,999)

AT&T Susan Bakaitis Henry L. Black South State Bank Peggy and Chip Buckheister SCANA Capital Bank Vernon and Helen Carlton Champion International Corp Karen Chasteen Polly L. Davis Martha B. Derrick Mary L. Dickert Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Robert S. Handler Charitable Trust Martha Vance Ellesor McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Camilla S. Fair John and Rose Marie Favors Figaro Hospitality Group Tom and Pat Fortson Philip and Janet Fortune Charitable Fund John R. Frazier, Sr. Harrell, Martin & Peace, P.A. Philip and Kathy Spotts Alexander and Carol Heidel Jim and Cheryl Henry Bob and Fae Herbert Owen and Raye Holmes Joe and Judy S. Hudgens Olin Jenkins J. Thomas and Martha Johnson Once for All Inc. B.C. Moore and Sons Foundation Donnie L. Kitchen The Graham Foundation The Estate of Josephine Harris Layton John and Kathy Lindsay Bobby and Georgette Livingston Dr. Elmer Long Mrs. Kathy Vernon Long Metal Masters/Wayne D. McCullough Walt and Julie McLeod The Estate of Nelle L. Morehead Peggy Murphy National Endowments for the Arts Newberry County Water & Sewer Authority Newberry Electric Cooperative Newberry Properties Dennis and Susan Frazier Newton

The Nord Family Foundation Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Palmetto State Bank Parker Poe Attorneys Sean and Christina Pomeroy Erica Razek Connie Rinehart Myrtle Robinson Benjamin Rook George and Agnes Routon Samsung Ronnie and Bonnie Saville Mark and Karen Scott Girl Scouts of the Old 96 Council, Inc. The Dewalt House Charles and Jean Simmons Deborah B. Smith Bob and Fran Somogyi South Carolina Humanities Stokes-Trainor Chevrolet-Buick GMC Cadillac Robert Summer, Jr. Summer Media TD Charitable Foundation Victor and Margaret Terrana Anne G. Utley Wells Fargo Susan Hazel Wessinger West Electric Whitaker Floor Coverings, Inc./John Paul Whitaker

Don’t See Your Name?

If your name appears to have been omitted or you find your donation information inaccurate in the donor listing, please check your records to verify that your gift was made during the 2020-21 fiscal year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. If your gift was received after this date, your name will appear in the next Donor Digest. We work hard to ensure the accuracy of our reporting and do our best to ensure that all gifts are acknowledged. If we have made a mistake please contact Anne Pinckney Smith, Development Director, with any corrections at Anne@NewberryOperaHouse.com or 803-321-3875.

20|21 Donor Digest


2020-2021 Donor Digest Gifts made to the newberry opera house july 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 The Newberry Opera House is one of the most efficient performing arts centers in the region, covering more than 70% of its budget through earned revenue like ticket sales. However, we still call on our corporate and private citizens to help us fund key free or low-cost programs that benefit thousands of students and families in Newberry County and the Midlands. Last year, charitable gifts from both individuals and corporations added over $605,000 that helped us deliver on our mission to enhance the economic and cultural development of Newberry County and the Midlands through the window of the Arts in concert with educational opportunities for all.

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Ways to give


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annual giving*


lifetime giving


Reflects sponsorships and donations given from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Call 803-321-3875 with any corrections.

lifetime giving Established in 1994, the Newberry Opera House Foundation has been enriched by the gifts of generous patrons, community leaders, corporations and foundations who believe in the value of the Newberry Opera House experience. Our Giving Societies celebrate the Foundation’s most dedicated and generous donors. Membership in a Lifetime Giving Society is the Newberry Opera House’s most prestigious recognition for the generosity of donors who have a vital role in sharing the our future. Membership is based on cumulative giving over time. These societies recognize levels of individual lifetime cumulative giving, beginning with a total of $10,000.

Tower Platinum $550,000+ Tower $400,000 - $549,999 McKibben Society $250,000 - $399,999 Boyce Society $100,000 - $249,999

Penelope Society $75,000 - $99,999 Orchestra Level $50,000 - $74,999 Director’s Circle $25,000 - $49,999 Foundation Club $10,000 - $24,999

Tower Society Platinum ($550,000+) City of Newberry Newberry County Pope Brown Foundation SC Arts Commission Tower Society ($400,000 - $549,999) Newberry Opera House Guild Joe & Mary McDonald/Grant-McDonald Foundation McKibben Society ($250,000 - $399,999) Bill and Mary Carter Charitable Trust Community Development Block Grant Program Bill Dufford Duke Energy Foundation/Steve and Libba Griffith Legacy Trust Fund Newberry Federal Savings Bank Tom and Adele Pope SCPRT Taylor Foundation of Newberry/Otis and Ann Taylor





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