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2020 In Our Rear-view Mirror WELCOME 2021!!! I have never been so happy to see a new year in my life, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. As easy as it is to lament on the past, we have found the silver linings and would love to share what we have discovered along our journey. A journey we have not made alone. Thank you for riding along with us as we’ve had to make U-turns, quick stops, pit stops, hard stops, slow rolls, and exciting accelerations. If we were using a map, we would’ve thrown it out the window a long time ago, but thank you for rolling down the windows, turning up the music, and letting the wind blow in your hair as we try to follow Siri’s directions. Our souvenir from this proverbial road trip was a better sense of innovation. From the view in the tower, we heard the birds, no cars, no people walking around and talking, nothing but nature. With a deep breath, we asked ourselves what can we do to stay in touch with our community, our guests, and our artists. We found music in an unlikely place, our front door. Lunchtime on Friday became a release as people gathered, ordered pizzas and sandwiches from local restaurants, sat in chairs, and felt the warm breezes as their feet moved in time with the music. For just one hour we all felt normal. Thank you. What down time? As quickly as our doors closed we began our reopening plan. During a fast acceleration period the planning of how to reopen paid off. Kind of like always making sure you have clean underwear on like momma said! We were ready and we opened our doors to guests who simply said, Thank you for being open as they put their masks on and enjoyed live entertainment again. This sentiment came from the stage as well. Many artists haven’t even rehearsed since March and to be on the stage with an engaged audience has been a soul healing journey for many. Thank you. Being at reduced capacity has certainly made the ride a bit tight both from a seating and financial view. Funds are slim right now and our community has responded with amazing gifts, notes, and donations. The sole reason the full time staff was able to stay together and not have to let anyone off at some strange gas station was because of you and your generous donations. Thank you. I’m not sure what the map holds for 2021, but I know our journey last year was a wild one. Wild Front and back cover photos were taken at Astonaut Steam Camp 2019, Credit: Taylor Kearns



but not alone. Thank you for standing with us and for attending the wonderful shows we have to come. The driver of our journey, our beautiful Opera House has done this before; she survived the 1897 and 1918 pandemics, stock market crashes, World Wars, parades, and seasons upon seasons of welcoming guests home. Welcome Home and Thank You!

Executive Director


2020 in our rear-view mirror - letter from director . . 2 Penelope’s p0inters | Capsule Schedule . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shows and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Artist Spotlight: Reggie Deas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Q&A with The Modern Gentlemen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Artist Spotlight: Steve Tyrell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Soundtrack of our youth: mother’s finest . . . . . . . . . 7 The Voice of love with Peabo Bryson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 A helping of southern musical stew: Blue Dogs . . . . . 10 Q&A with Parmalee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Q&A with Tommy Emmanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Under the canopy: Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber . . . 15 New groove same sound: The Wailers . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Astronaut Camp | Other great shows. . . . . . . . . . . 18 2021-2022 season on sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Frequently asked questions | Meet our team . . . . . . 20 Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Seating Chart | Downtown Newberry . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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January 2021 15 // 29 // 30 //

John Denver Musical Tribute Deas Guyz Orchestra Balsam Range

CAPSULE SCHEDULE *Shows in red are not available in the Make Your Own Series 19 // 21 //

February 2021 04 // 06 // 09 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 19 // 20 // 23 // 25 // 26 // 27 // 28 //

Mutts Gone Nuts! Edwin McCain & Full Band Gaelic Storm Tribute to Whitney, Diana, Aretha & More Peabo Bryson ColaJazz: Cupid Swings Sawyer Brown Blue Dogs Newberry College Music Honors Recital Sister Hazel Rhonda Vincent and The Rage James Gregory Dick Goodwin and His Big Band

March 2021 03 // 05 // 06 // 07 // 09 //

Living with COVID-19 Procedures

What is the same

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Asleep At The Wheel Capitol Steps Tony Orlando Fairytales on Ice How To Survive Middle School The Malpass Brothers The Led Zeppelin Experience Tribute to the Guitar Legends La Bohème, Opera

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What has been adjusted during this time • • • • • • •

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Guests who are ill are encouraged not to attend, please check your temperature before coming to the performance (CDC defines fever as 100.4 or higher). Guests are required to wear masks throughout the performance as social distancing measures may be difficult to maintain, per the Governor’s order. All staff and volunteers will wear masks and will be temperature checked before working. Seating has been reduced, reallocated to be staggered, and sold in pairs with only 1 tier VIEW REDUCED CAPACITY SEATING CHART (see page 22) Cleaning and sanitation regiments have been increased especially for high touch surfaces (railings & seats). Building doors and seating will open 45 minutes prior to the performance. There is no entry prior to that time. Sitting and loitering in the lobby will not be available. Only one door will be open for entrance (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. The elevator will be limited to two people plus the elevator operator. We recommend using the stairs. Artist merchandise as well as meet and greets have been suspended during this time.

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The Modern Gentlemen Cola Jazz Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Etta May & The Southern Fried Chicks Tribute to “A Prairie Home Companion” Brian Culbertson Steel Betty Glenn Miller Orchestra® Dailey and Vincent: Statler Brothers Tribute Newberry Chamber Orchestra Parmalee

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The Wailers Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder A Van Morrison Celebration The Lincoln Trio

June 2021 03 // 04 // 05 //

Robert Earl Keen John Anderson Rick Alviti

July 2021 12-16 // 19-23 // 30 //

Astronaut Camp Astronaut Academy 19th Century Fashion Show Corsets & Cravats

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Mother’s Finest

Rescheduled 2021-22 Season shows on sale See page 15 September 2021 26 //

The Raleigh Ringers

October 2021 17 // 30 //

Ernie Haase + Signature Sound A Silent Film Halloween

November 2021 02 // 09 // 11 // 21 // 30 //

Steve Tyrell Keb’ Mo’ The Harlem 100 John Hiatt & The Jerry Douglas Band Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

December 2021 03 //

A Very Electric Christmas

February 2022 17 //

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd

Make your own series: APPLY AT CHECK OUT or mention at the beginning of your order:

May 2021 01 // 02 // 07 // 08 // 09 // 13 // 15 // 16 //

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Paul Thorn Da Vinci and Michelangelo Deas Guyz Tommy Emmanuel Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber Newberry College Jazz Big Band Tribute to 3 Dog Night The Way It Used to Be! A Country Music Tribute

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Keb’ mo’ Deas Guyz Orchestra

Tue. Nov 9, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $150

Fri. Jan 29, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $65

Singer/ Songwriter and five-time Grammy® Awardwinning artist, Keb’ Mo’ draws upon his bottomless Roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music that combines Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and Country. Over 25 years after he got his start, Keb’ Mo’s accolades include four Grammy® awards, 7 Grammy® nominations, 14 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Top Blues Songs chart, 15 studio albums, and much more. Similar Artists: Paul Thorn, Deas Guyz, Peabo Bryson , Delbert McClinton, A Van Morrison Celebration

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John Denver musical Tribute Fri. Jan 15, 2021 // 8:00 P.M. // Tickets: $45 Ted Vigil, John Denver tribute artist, strives to bring the best replication of a John Denver concert to the stage. Performing the most famous songs and albums of John Denver’s legendary career, this tribute band will bring you renditions of “Back Home Again,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” and “Rocky Mountain High.” Similar Artists: A Van Morrison Celebration, Tribute to Whitney, Diana, Aretha, & More


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The Modern Gentlemen’s Brian Brigham

By Heather Hawkins

Q: How did the group The Modern Gentlemen meet and form? A: We actually got started singing as a quartet back in 2003 when we were selected to join The Four Seasons with the legendary Frankie Valli. We all knew each other before hand. Of course, I’ve known my brother since he was born, but even with the other two…we had either worked together at theme parks or singing in other vocal groups. All we were told at the audition was that we were going in and singing for a 60s Rock n’ Roll band. There was a group of us who went through the audition process and finally the four of us went to Frankie’s house and sang around the piano and he found the sound he was looking for.

Q: What is your method of breaking down “the sound” for each song? A: We all have vocal harmony experience – whether it be doo wop or barber shop - those are influences that shaped our sound. During our time with Frankie Valli we were mainly harmony driven. But, we are all solo singers, so in our show [as The Modern Gentlemen] we do a mix of everything …we split up verses and sing solos and then we put in our four part harmony, too. For example, The Beatles songs are written in only three part harmony …we make it our own and create our own sound and make it fresh, but we still have that really cool retro feel.

Q: Y’all have shared the stage with a lot of Opera House alums such as The Beach Boys and Manhattan Transfer. You have

sung at the Capitol Fourth and shared a stage with Patti La Belle, do you have a wow moment you could share? A: The thing that comes to mind is the first time we got to travel with Frankie Valli to the UK and we got to perform at Royal Albert Hall. Afterwards feeling the rush you get from the performance, Frankie was in tears, because it had been so long since he had been back to sing in London. It got to us…seeing him so emotional and him seeing us experience it as a first time performance in that historic space…it was one of those really cool moments of just loving what you do.

Q: What can we expect when you guys come to the Opera House? A: We will pay homage to our time with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, but we will also pay tribute to all the vocal groups that we love. We will definitely do some Motown, everything from The Temptations to Stevie Wonder. We each tell our stories…. I’ve had the pleasure to sing on “American Idol,” “The Voice,” in the background. It trains you to learn songs very quickly, and I get to bring that to the show.

Q: What song is the special moment in the show for you? A: I love the Bee Gees tribute that we do. Before joining the group I got to do the Broadway traveling tour of “Saturday Night Fever – The Musical” I got to play the John Travolta part…It is so much fun singing that stuff. Have more questions for the group? Prior to the show, submit requests on Facebook and Instagram @themoderngentlemen.

The Modern Gentlemen sun. Apr 11, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. // Tickets: $80 Modern Gentlemen, bring their modern take and play on popular hits of Pop, Rock, and Jazz to the stage. Since leaving Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons, this quartet has performed for U.S. presidents, shared the stage with The Beach Boys and The Manhattan Transfer. Similar Artists: Steve Tyrell, Tony Orlando

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Balsam Range

Mutts gone nuts!

Sat. Jan 30, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $75

Thur. Feb 4, 2021 // 7:00 p.m. // Tickets: $45 // Students 1/2 price

From Western NC, Balsam Range thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home county of Haywood, NC. One of the most awarded Bluegrass groups in recent memory, Balsam Range keeps audiences coming back for more. Similar Artists: Del McCoury Band, Dailey & Vincent, Steel Betty

Colajazz: Cupid swings

The fan-favorite comedy and dog acrobatics show Mutts Gone Nuts comes to the Newberry Opera House. Watch these talented mutts show off their skills in all sorts of acrobatics and tricks. “The Washington Post Weekender” calls it “a must-see” and Lee Greenwood called them the “Funniest act I’ve ever worked with.” See what audiences have been raving about with Mutts Gone Nuts! Similar Family Friendly Artists: Fairytales on Ice

Edwin McCain & Full band

Added show SUn. Feb 14, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $20

Sat. Feb 6, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $100

There is nothing more classic – and classy – than jazz on Valentine’s Day! Join us for a brilliant afternoon of sultry and soulful jazz presented by a swinging Little Big Band! With vocals by Eboni Ramm and Adams Way, you will experience the sounds reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra. Our specially crafted jazz program “Cupid Swings” will have your toes tapping and hearts thumping.Similar Artists: Brian Culbertson, Glenn Miller Orchestra

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 a year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. With hits like “I’ll Be,” “I Couldn’t Ask For More,” and “Shooting Stars,” Edwin McCain is a must-see musician! Similar Artists: Paul Thorn, John Hiatt & The Jerry Douglas Band, Sister Hazel

Steve Tyrell Tue. nov 2, 2021 // 8:00 P.M. // Tickets: $100

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The Soundtrack of Our Youth Interview with Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy of Mother’s Finest

By: Mark Sanders Mark Sanders, NOH’s Technical Director, has toured the world and worked in venues across the country. Name an artist, and he probably has a story about them. Ask him to tell you about touring with Reba, doing lights for U2, or having drinks with Sinatra. But, before all those adventures, he was a teenager having a great summer on Lake Murray with his buddies. “I guess the reason I was asked to interview Joyce Kennedy was because I suggested booking the band Mother’s Finest at the Opera House. During my time here, I was always reluctant to suggest acts or bands to play. Just because I like a band, that may not transfer to ticket sales for that band’s performance. That’s the reason I have only suggested a handful of bands for shows over the years. When a lifelong friend, Capers, with whom I went to high school, suggested Mother’s Finest for the Opera House, a light went off in my head. During the summers of ’77-‘78 when “Another Mother Further” was released it became a huge hit on the waters of Lake Murray, in Chapin, Irmo, and at every beach in South Carolina. If you were on a boat or at the beach and you were listening to music, then you were going to hear “Baby Love,” “A Piece of the Rock,” “Burning Love” or “Mickey’s Monkey.” My friends and I were in

our mid-teens and Mother’s Finest was the soundtrack of our youth. Interviewing Joyce was a pleasure and I found out many interesting facts about her and the band. I found out that her nickname, “Baby Jean,” came from her mother. She called her that when she was a good girl. But, it would be her father as a singer who would greatly influence her as a musician. Joyce’s favorite song is “Thank You For The Love,” partly because she had to fight to get the song released. They wrote “Baby Love” and “Thank You For The Love,” while performing in Columbia, South Carolina. She said that Funk Rock Georgia refers to Atlanta Georgia where their band originated or at least where their funk rock became huge. She was proud of their multi-racial members of the band and credits that for being a part of their appeal in Europe. It was a pleasure talking with her and it has always been a pleasure to be backstage with her and to watch her perform. In my career I have been lucky enough to be around very famous and influential performers, but there are not that many that have this kind of magnetism or aura about them that transcends their performances. Whatever you can call that electricity or special feeling that some performers have you can be sure that Baby Jean has it. I know. I have felt it at every show that I have either seen or worked with her. She has it and always will.” Listen to Mark’s full interview on the Newberry Opera House podcast called “Penelope Speaks” found on the media tab at NewberryOperaHouse.com.

Mother’s finest New date coming soon // Tickets: $89

Machine Performs Pink Floyd

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Peabo bryson: The Voice of Love… Feel that Connection Sat. Feb 13, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $180

Gaelic Storm Tue. Feb 9, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $75 Launching into international fame as the steerage band in the movie “Titanic,” 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. Expect guests to stand and dance along at the performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes.

Remember the Band from Titanic?

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

Tribute to Whitney, Diana, Aretha, and More! A Tribute to Legendary Lady Singers with Sherma Andrews Fri. Feb 12, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $65 Legendary Lady Singers is the world-class tribute to the music of some of the most legendary lady singers of all time, including Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and so many more! Gifted singer and songwriter Sherma Andrews performs perfect, detail-oriented renditions of your legendary ladies favorites like “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “Bad Girls,” “Sweet Love,” “Natural Woman,” and so many more! Similar Artists: Jimmy Mazz’s Tribute to 3 Dog Night.


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James Gregory Sat. Feb 27, 2021 // 5:00 & 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $60

Sawyer brown Fri. Feb 19, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $150 CMT, CMA, and ACM award-winning group Sawyer Brown brings their high energy brand of Country music back to Newberry. Known for their soulful ballads, upbeat anthems, and good times, Sawyer Brown sure knows how to create an energetic live performance. Hear hit songs like “The Walk,” “Some Girls Do,” “Thank God For You,” “The Race is On,” and so many more! Similar Artists: John Anderson, Paul Thorn, Parmalee

James Gregory creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a southern accent, and universal storytelling. The ridiculous, the common, and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this world-class comedian. It’s storytelling at its best. His trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch! Similar Artists: Southern Fried Chicks, Capitol Steps

Sister hazel Thur. Feb 25, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $90 One of the most influential Indie bands in recent memory platinum-selling Sister Hazel returns to Newberry. Firmly having established themselves in the world of Rock and Alternative music thanks to hits like “All For You,” they have also played the Grand Ole Opry sharing its Country influence. Sister Hazel continues to break genredefining boundaries with its latest release “Elements,” which includes a song penned by friend Darius Rucker. Expect guests to stand and dance along at the performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes. Similar Artists: A Van Morrison Celebration, Edwin McCain, Blue Dogs

Rhonda Vincent & The rage Fri. Feb 26, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $90 World-class multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rhonda Vincent returns to Newberry. In 2018, Rhonda took home the Grammy® Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Come hear hits such as “American Grandstand,” “Taken,” “Good Thing Going,” and “One Step Ahead.” Her award-winning band The Rage will join Rhonda on stage and will be sure to play some of their Grammy® winning album “All The Rage Vol 1.” Similar Artists: Dailey & Vincent, Gene Watson, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Asleep at the wheel wed. Mar 03, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $65 Over their history, Asleep at The Wheel has garnered nine Grammy® Awards and released more than 25 studio and live albums, and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Don’t miss their highest-charting single, “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read” because there is no sign of Asleep at the Wheel slowing down any time soon. Similar Artists: The Malpass Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson, Dailey & Vincent

Capitol Steps

Rescheduled date

Fri. mar 5, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $50 With an election, international pandemic, and murder bees this sketch comedy writes itself. Capitol Steps is one of the longest-running satirical comedy shows to date. With members of the cast using their political experience to deliver tried and true satire, audiences of all political views are sure to be thoroughly entertained! Similar Artists: Southern Fried Chicks, James Gregory

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Have a helping of southern musical stew Interview with the blue dogs’ Bobby Houck & Hank Futch

Written by Cayci Banks Concert-goers are in for a treat when South Carolina natives The Blue Dogs take to the Opera House stage on February 20, 2021. With a unique sound they self-describe as “Southern musical stew,” you can expect a little bit of everything during their performance—from early Country and Bluegrass tunes to Rock n’ Roll, Soul, and Big Band elements. Since their debut record, “Music for Dog People,” hit in 1991, the Blue Dogs have been entertaining their loyal and continually growing fanbase— performing alongside mega superstars like Willie Nelson, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Widespread Panic, to name a few. With nine albums and two DVDs under their belt, the band was inducted into the South Carolina Lowcountry Music Hall of Fame in 2018. But, their story and friendship goes back much further, as acoustic guitarist Bobby Houck and upright bassist Hank Futch have been lifelong friends, meeting as Cub Scouts and growing up together in Florence, SC near the Black Creek and a little town known as Quinby. They founded The Blue Dogs together in the late 1980s after they both developed a love of music at an early age. Hank was raised around his guitar-pickin’ father who was influenced by multiple genres of music, including Bluegrass, Classic Country, and Gospel. Meanwhile, Bobby found a love for Classic Southern Rock, listening to the likes of Lynard Skynard, Marshall Tucker Band, and Charlie Daniels as a young kid. All of these influences can be heard throughout their music as it was these genres that molded these two musicians into the “Country Rock band from the South” that their fans have come to know and love.

“Walter.” The Newberry Opera House audience will be singing and dancing along as Hank and Bobby pack the stage with other South Carolina musicians, including a 3-piece horn section, keyboards, an electric guitar, and a pedal steel player. These musicians will add a twist to the original Blue Dogs sound and increase the fun and excitement of the evening through the Big Band atmosphere they will bring. As the Blue Dogs so eloquently wrote in their hit song “What I Want:”

I want my own reputation ’ I cant believe that I don’ t I can’ t stand this ugly situation I just want what I want I just want to be”where everybody knows my name.

Let’s pack the Newberry Opera House on February 20 with people who not only know their name but who are also ready to welcome back to the stage a few of the best musicians South Carolina has produced!

Blue dogs Sat. Feb 20, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $35

While new music is likely to be on the horizon in 2021, the band promises its fans some hit classics in February, like a few of their all-time favorites “Cosmic Cowboy,” “Hope She Falls in Love with You,” “Half of My Mistakes,” “Isabelle,” and 10

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How to survive middle school

Rescheduled date

Tue. mar 09, 2021 // 7:00 p.m. // FREE!


Rescheduled date

Sat. Mar 6, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $150 Tony Orlando simply is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars. Hear favorite hits such as “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock 3 Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose,” and so many more. Come see what keeps fans coming back after five decades to see Tony Orlando. Similar Artists: The Modern Gentlemen

Fairytales on Ice: Featuring the stories of The Little Mermaid & Pirate Adventures Sun. Mar 7, 2021 // 6:30 p.m. // Tickets: $70 // Students 1/2 price Back by popular demand: Fairytales on Ice is a magical presentation featuring many of your favorite fairytale characters. This performance will weave tales from The Little Mermaid and Pirate Adventures. Is it really an ice show? Yes! The dance, music, and story help create the visual and emotional journey for audiences everywhere fusing the theater, music, acrobatics, and the art of figure skating.

The malpass brothers Fri. Mar 19, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $65

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Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month With Cola Jazz SUn.Apr 11, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $20 Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as “JAM”) was created at the Smithsonian museum in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of Jazz for the entire month of April. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in Jazz - to study the music, attend concerts, listen to Jazz on radio and recordings, read books about Jazz, and more. Similar Artists: Deas Guyz Orchestra, Brian Culbertson

The Led Zeppelin Experience: Hammer of the Gods Rescheduled date Sat. Mar 20, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $50

Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver Fri. Apr 16, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $75 International Bluegrass Hall of Famer and acclaimed Gospel and Bluegrass band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver bring their impressive music back to Newberry. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have been thrilling audiences for over 40 years and keep them coming back time and time again. Similar Artists: Del McCoury Band, Steel Betty, Balsam Range

Etta may & The Southern fried chicks Sat. Apr 17, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. // Tickets: $90 The Southern Fried Chicks presents new stories, music, audience participation, singing, and dancing in this PG-13 show audiences are sure to enjoy. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair and bigger attitude! Similar Artists: Capitol Steps, James Gregory

La bohème

Rescheduled date Presented by TEATRO LIRICO D’ EUROPA Sat. Mar 27, 2021 // 7:00 P.M. // Tickets: $40 // students 1/2 Price

Brian Culbertson Thur. Apr 22, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $125 Rescheduled date

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Award-winning Jazz musician, songwriter, and producer Brian Culbertson is one of Jazz’s finest talents, masterfully creating over 30 #1 hits including “That’s Life”, “Always Remember”, and “Fullerton Ave.” Through a bold, genre-crossing brand of music with elements of Jazz, R&B, and Funk music, Culbertson proves he’s a true musical genius. Similar Artists: Glenn Miller Orchestra, Keb’ Mo’

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Steel Betty Rescheduled date Fri. Apr 23, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $40 // Students 1/2 price A Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity Event in conjunction with Newberry Arts For All (NAFA)

Steel Betty delivers upbeat, toe-tapping music combining flavors of Bluegrass, Tex-Mex, Old Time, and Country music. Steel Betty has a fun way of combining classics from legends like The Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe to spirituals to original music including “Midnight on the Highway,” “Alone,” “Mercy Me,” and “Highway 1.” Similar Artists: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Glenn Miller Orchestra®

Rescheduled date

Sat. Apr 24, 2021 // 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $50 Led by bandleader and singer Nick Hilsher, the orchestra will play all of your favorites such as “String of Pearls,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and so much more. Similar Artists: Cola Jazz, Deas Guyz

Dailey & Vincent: a tribute to the Statler brothers Sun. Apr 25, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. // Tickets: $125 One of the most awarded Bluegrass groups of all time, duo Dailey & Vincent returns to Newberry. Five-time Grammy award winners Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent lead the way backed by one of the best bands in music today. These amazing artists play tribute to The Statler Brothers in this performance so get ready to hear hits such as “Do You Remember These,” “Bed of Roses,” and - of course - “Flowers on the Wall.” Similar Artists: Malpass Brothers, John Anderson


With Parmalee’s Matt Thomas

By Ellis Kemper

Q: Did y’all write the song “Just the Way” and what’s the meaning behind the song? A: Yes, I was one of the writers on it. It’s about loving somebody just the way they are. I think it’s just letting somebody know that you like their imperfections, and you love them for who they are and that nobody’s perfect. Q: Why did y’all choose the Country music genre? A: Country music chose us I think. It took us a while to figure out our sound. Timing is a beautiful thing. Where we were, we couldn’t get a record deal because people couldn’t put us in a category. We were always told we needed to be in Nashville but …once people like Jason Aldean and Eric Church and Big and Rich kinda came into Country it… opened up some doors for us that weren’t there before. Q: From where did you get the name Parmalee? A: The town of Parmele, NC where we started, it is spelled, Parmele. So if that was on a billboard you could imagine that nobody would ever be able to pronounce that, so we changed the spelling, to Parmalee. Parmele is about three miles from where Scott, Berry, and I grew up right near East Carolina University. That’s where we had the barn that we could practice in that we rented from my dad’s friend.

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Parmalee Thur. Apr 29, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $85 Parmalee got their big break when their 2013 album “Feels Like Carolina” gave them a national audience with their top 10 hit songs “Carolina,” “Close My Eyes,” and “Already Callin’ You Mine.” Expect guests to stand and dance along at the performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes. Similar Artists: Sawyer Brown

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Q: At what point did you feel that you were destined to make music your career? A: I never had any other thought in my mind since I was five years old. It became my career and calling. When I was little, the audience lit up and I knew that was what I wanted to do, because it made people smile and get into it. I’m always hoping to write new songs because I am a composer as well, but I am mainly an entertainer because I like to give my audience a good time and that’s what it’s really about. To come in and play a theater like the Opera House is just a joy to me because it’s a perfect setting. Q: What advice would you give to a young musician first starting out? A: You need to be inspired to work. There’s a lot of work behind it and there’s a lot of dedication. Learn some good songs that really keep you interested, that challenge you. The more songs you learn the more you learn about the instrument itself. Q: What is your favorite song to perform and why? A: There’s no thrill like playing one of your original compositions for an audience. Of course, people sing out for Beatle’s songs and iconic songs that they know. You always have to remember that you are playing for the people, so have a bit of everything in your repertoire. Q: Who was your biggest influence? A: There are so many influences. When I was a kid, we all listened to Hank Williams, Jimmy Rogers, Hank Snow, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and then Jerry Reed came along and just blew the roof off everybody. I listen to Grady Martin, who played on “El Paso,” the

great song by Marty Robbins. If you listen to “El Paso,” it is one of the greatest lessons in guitar playing. Every bar in that song is perfect and he is showing us the depth of his knowledge. When I discovered classical music, I loved listening to Segovia and John Williams, Julian Bream and, of course, the Beatles were probably one of my biggest influences, and still are. But as a guitar player, I listen to everybody, from George Benson, Django Rhinehart, Wes Montgomery and James Burton who was with Elvis. Q: In years past you have taught Master Classes at Newberry. Where does teaching fit into your career? A: Being a performer is everything to me, but being a teacher is important. What I try to do is not only answer people’s questions, but also let them know that there is no shortcut in this business. You must get out there and get to work, put the time in, be willing to start out small and build yourself up. Q: You sign guitars Tommy Emmanuel, CGP. Please tell us about being one of the few people in the world with the title “Certified Guitar Player.” How does one qualify to be nominated? A: It was an honor given to me by Chet Atkins - Chet, Jerry Reed, Steve Warner, John Knolls and myself. And at the end of his life, they awarded the same award to Paul Yandell, Chet’s accompanist. On my award, it says “For the lifetime contribution to the art of finger picking.” It’s a big statement from the chief, so I was very honored. Once he gave me the award, he said I must sign CGP, Certified Guitar Player, after my name every time. Q: How did you develop such a unique technique, using the guitar as a musical instrument and as a percussion instrument? A: Well, that all came about in the seventies when I was using an acoustical guitar, I turned it and banged on it and made it sound like a drum. As electronics and acoustical guitars got more sophisticated, we were able to put a microphone inside the guitar. That opened my world right up and I was able to get sounds that you normally wouldn’t imagine. I’ve been playing drums all my life. I am also a bass player and a guitar player. I combine all three when I play the guitar. It isn’t something that I learned. It is something that I just worked out and has evolved with my style. I think like a band when I am playing. People get confused and think I have backing tracts or other people behind the curtain. What I do with that is I turn the guitar up really loud, on the verge of almost exploding. It’s pushing the envelope. You get the guitar to sustain and ring out and then I use a digital delay which I play along with. All these sounds are playing at the same time while I keep triggering this delay and what it does is sets up this groove which is very deep and then I play the melody. It takes a lot of invention to come up with stuff, so I use all of the elements that I can. I use the guitar and its electronics. I have the monitors on the stage and when I turn them up it sustains the note. I scratch the face of the guitar up which creates the sound of wind and rain and I hit the guitar which sounds like thunder.

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Tommy Emmanuel Sat. May 8, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $200


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Paul Thorn Sat. May 1, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $80 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. Thorn spent much of his childhood in church, participating in multiple weekly services with his father as well as at neighboring African American congregation where he became entranced with the music whose infectious spirit is captured on his album, “Don’t Let the Devil Ride.” That album collects Soulful songs originally cut by black Gospel groups and features guests such as Blind Boys of Alabama, The McCrary Sisters, the Preservation Hall Jazz Horns, and Bonnie Bishop. Similar Artists: Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt and The Jerry Douglas Band, Keb’ Mo’

Under The Canopy

Tessa lark & Michael Thurber Sun. May 9, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. // Free! Location: Under the Newberry opera house canopy

DA Vinci and Michelangelo The titans experience : a multimedia presentation with mark Rodgers, director of the DA Vinci machines and Michelangelo exhibitions

Sun. May 2, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. // Tickets: $25 // students 1/2 price A Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity Event in conjunction with Newberry Arts For All (NAFA)

Based on “The Da Vinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibition” in Denver, Colorado, this multimedia presentation is brought you by art enthusiast and curator Mark Rogers and his production team. They travel the country to teach people about two of the greatest figures from the Italian Renaissance. Using a variety of techniques including animated sequences, a documentary, an enthusiastic lecture, slideshows, and much more to give the audience a fun, yet educational, experience. More Family-Friendly Shows: Fairytales on Ice

Deas Guyz

Rescheduled date

Fri. may 7, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $45 Featuring Newberry native, Reggie Deas, Deas Guyz are known for their entertaining blend of Motown and R&B. Hear a fantastic selection of hits - from Motown sounds made famous by the likes of Marvin Gaye and The Temptations to Bob Marley classics, from the smooth vocal styling of Luther Vandross to the dance sounds from Pharrell Williams and Montell Jordon. Expect guests to stand and dance along at the performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes. Similar Artists: Peabo Bryson, A Van Morrison Celebration, The Modern Gentlemen // 2020-2021 Mid-Season //

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Jimmy Mazz: Tribute to the Music of 3 Dog Night Sat. may 15, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $65 Jimmy takes you on an unforgettable ride through the great music of Three Dog Night. The always impeccably dressed, classy and professional Jimmy Mazz sings the hit songs of this iconic group evoking great memories of the era while tossing in his twist of humor and personality. You will sing and clap along with every song while you hear great songs like “The Show Must Go On,” “Black & White,” “Easy to Be Hard,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Eli’s Coming,” “Out in The Country,” “Celebrate,” “Liar,” and “Old Fashioned Love Song.” Similar Artists: Tribute to Whitney, Diana, Aretha and more

The Lincoln trio Sun. May 23, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. Tickets $80 // Students 1/2 price The Chicago based, Grammy®nominated Classical trio, Lincoln Trio returns to Newberry. Described by “The Strad” as “sensational” and “bewitching” and as “models of vibrancy and control” by “Gramophone,” Lincoln Trio produces some of the most vibrant and fresh interpretations of Classical music’s most successful songs. Similar Artists: Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber, Harlem Quartet

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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky thunder Fri. may 21, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $150 Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin at age 5 and by age 6 he was sharing a stage with Bill Monroe. Today Ricky is proud to be an inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame, IBMA Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. This 15-time Grammy® winning Bluegrass artist continues to do his part to lead the Roots revival. Similar Artists: The Del McCoury Band, Balsam Range, Rhonda Vincent

Robert Earl Keen Thur. June 3, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. TICKETS: $140 Singer/Songwriter Robert Earl Keen is one of the most respected figures in the Country music landscape. His work in the 80s and 90s and his unique sound that mixes Country with Bluegrass, Blues, and Folk laid the groundwork for the Americana genre. Keen found his niche in Austin, TX in the early 80s, now decades and albums later, Keen is a must-see performer for fans of Country, Bluegrass and Americana music. Similar Artists: Paul Thorn, Steel Betty

A Van Morrison Celebration: Tupelo Honey Sat. May 22, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $65 Rescheduled date Tupelo Honey is a celebration of the works of famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Rhythm & Blues legend Van Morrison. Tupelo Honey recreates a Van Morrison concert experience, performing the iconic songs of Van Morrison’s 41 studio albums. Hear famous works such as “Moondance,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Have I Told You Lately,” “Domino,” “Jackie Wilson Said,” “Wild Night,” “Gloria,” and “Here Comes the Night.” Similar Artists: Edwin McCain, Paul Thorn

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John Anderson Fri. June 4, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $135 Legendary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee John Anderson is one of the most respected Country artists in music history. Anderson has released over 20 albums featuring hit songs such as “Straight Tequila Night,” “Seminole Wind,” and “Swingin’.” Anderson has been nominated for three Grammys® and won 3 CMA Awards. Similar Artists: Gene Watson, Malpass Brothers

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New Groove same sound Interview with The Wailers’ Aston Barrett Jr.

Written by D'Zhanya Richards

Grammy® Award-winning producer, bandleader/ drummer, Aston Barrett Jr., is the son of Aston “Familyman” Barrett, the bassist and producer for Bob Marley & The Wailers. He is also the nephew of drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett and Grandson of the late Joe Higgs (mentor to Bob Marley). While he and his mom would later move to the states, Aston Jr. was born in Kingston, Jamaica with reggae in his blood. With over 30 children, Aston Jr.’s father did not have to choose him to lead the famous Wailers band upon his retirement. Aston Jr. started proving his talent when we joined his first band at seven. He would go on to be the bassist for Julian Marley and tour with Lauryn Hill. Aston Jr. also impressed his dad with his respect of the music from the late ’60s and ’70s. He comments, “Artists were creating their own music style. They took pride when recording their sound.” Aston Jr. prides himself on knowing a lot of Bob Marley and The Wailers history. When asked about carrying on the legacy of albums like “Exodus,” which “Time Magazine” declared the “album of the century,” Barrett shares his pride in his father’s dedication to a quality production. He tells about his dad and Bob working on the album in London, “That album was actually an experiment, my father said. Tyrone Downie went to the music store and bought a Jazz funk album. They told Bob what they was buying and about all these new keyboards that had come out in 1977 in England [that the Jazz artist was using]. And if you know England power supply is much stronger than American power supply. So when you’re recording stuff in England it has a different sound. They got Junior Marvin, who came in the band at that time. He was more Jimmy Hendrix kind of vibe. “They mixed that album about three or four times

before it was properly done. When they mixed it the first time, it was too reggae. When they mix it the second time, it sounded more like an Al Green album. So - you know - it wasn’t right yet. “Because the original guy that they wanted to mix the album had mixed ‘Rastaman Vibration,” but he wasn’t available. Whoever Bob and my father brought into mix, they couldn’t get to that sound. Eventually, they had to do a whole bunch of experimenting and rerecording but it paid off.” People attending the show at the Newberry Opera House this May can expect many Bob Marley favorites from all his albums. But, The Wailers also plan to bring some new styles and messages, including songs from the new album, “One World.” After over 25 years, The Wailers released their album, “One World,” including 14 songs with its single, “One World, One Prayer.” The single was produced by 19x Grammy® Award winner Emilio Estefan and co-written by Emilio Estefan alongside Aston Barret Jr. and Josh David Barrett. When asked about carrying on Bob Marley and The Wailers tradition, Aston Barrett, Jr. said, “I feel very honored and very privileged. And, also honored my father trusted me to keep the sound and the message…My job is to keep that Barrett sound, that Wailers sound.”

The wailers Wed. May 19, 2021 // 8:00 P.M. // Tickets: $100 Few bands have transformed reggae music like the Wailers! The Wailers are culture defining; rebel hearts with brave souls embodying the spirit of 70s Reggae. Bob Marley and the Wailers made history together touring across the globe from 1971-1982! Hear the music of the Wailers and renditions of Bob Marley’s Greatest hits. Expect guests to stand and dance along at the performance. If you would like to sit, please consider the balcony or orchestra boxes.

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Powered by STEA Astronaut Camp July 12-16, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

This week long astronaut science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics camp is geared towards rising 2nd - 5th graders.

Astronaut Academy July 19-23, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Explore space, science, aviation, and coding in this week long camp geared towards rising 6th-9th graders.

Train like an astronaut

Registration fee $200

Register your astronaut at NewberryOperaHouse.com


*Children under 12 are free

Newberry College Music Honors Recital

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. // FREE


Dick Goodwin and His Big Band presented by Doug & Bunny Williams Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. // $30

Tribute to Country Music – The Way It Used to Be! Presented by Doug & Bunny Williams* Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. // $30

Tribute to the Guitar Legends Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Jerry Reed presented by Doug & Bunny Williams* Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. // $30


Tribute to “A Prairie Home Companion” presented by Doug & Bunny Williams Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. // $30 Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. // FREE

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:00 & 8:00 P.M. // $20 | Student $15

Newberry College Jazz Big Band

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. // FREE

Newberry Chamber Orchestra

Pantheon: Newberry Ballet Guild

Rick Alviti: That’s the Way It Was Elvis Tribute Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. // $37.50 Corsets & Cravats: Exploring Mid-19th Century Material Culture Conference July 30-August 1, 2021 Visit CorsetsAndCravats.com for schedule and packages. 19th Century Fashion Show: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. // $10

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The Raleigh Ringers

The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

Ernie Haase + Signature sound Sun. Oct 17, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $55 Ernie Haase is one of Southern Gospel’s most accomplished artists of all time through his work with the legendary Gospel quartet, The Cathedrals, as well as his current work as a member of the Signature Sound Quartet. Haase + Signature Sound bring a powerful brand of Gospel music that offers energy, excitement, and encouragement to audiences worldwide.

Peacherine ragtime society orchestra:

A Silent Film Halloween Sat. oct 30, 2021 7:00 p.m. // Tickets: $50 Students 1/2 price

The Harlem 100:

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance thur. Nov. 11, 2021 // 7:30 p.m. // Tickets: $50 // Students 1/2 price A Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity Event in conjunction with Newberry Arts For All (NAFA)

Join us for the ultimate celebration of the music of the Harlem Renaissance. All-star musicians, including Mwenso and the Shakes, Briana Thomas, Michela Marino Lerman, and Vuyo Sotashe, join together to play the music of Fatz Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and so many more. Let Harlem 100 take you back in time with music from the icons who defined the era, all played by a classic 9-piece band!

sun. Nov 21, 2021 // 8:00 P.M. Tickets: $175 Hiatt has released over 21 studio albums, been nominated for nine Grammy® awards, and won various other awards. Hear Hiatt’s popular songs including “Angel Eyes” (made Popular by The Jeff Healey Band), “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “Have A Little Faith In Me,” “Cry Love,” “Crossing Muddy Waters,” and “Slow Turning.” Joining John on stage will be dobro master and 14-time Grammy® winner Jerry Douglas. Jerry is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly story Tue. Nov 30, 2021 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $55 This show tells Holly’s story by performing over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including “That’ll Be The Day,” Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” Raining in My Heart,” “Not Fade Away,” and many more. This tribute show honors the famous legend whose music career was cut far too short.

A very electric Christmas Presented by lightwire theatre Fri. Dec 3, 2021 // 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $50 // Students 1/2 pricE Brighten your holidays and follow along as classic holiday characters are woven into an illuminating timeless story. Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope.

The machine Performs pink Floyd Thur. feb 17, 2022 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $80 The Machine is the top Pink Floyd tribute, dedicated to continuing the legacy of Pink Floyd. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery, The Machine recreates all your favorites like “Comfortably Numb,” “Money,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Another Brick In The Wall,” “Time,” and many more.

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Scare up some fun as Peacherine underscores two ghostly silent films from the 1920s with live music and sound effects: Laurel & Hardy’s HABEAS CORPUS (1928), and Buster Keaton’s THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1921), combined with ghoulishly delightful ragtime classics.

John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas band

Rescheduled Next Season |

Sun. Sept 26, 2021 // 3:00 P.M. Tickets: $40



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.

Box office and Lobby hours: M-F (9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.), CLOSED Saturday and Sunday except for show days when the Box Office opens 3 hours before show time. 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) In person at the Box Office 1201 McKibben St. Newberry, SC 29108. 3) 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. NOH is not liable for any charges incurred on another website. Ticket delivery options: 1) Have your tickets e-mailed to you. Make

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Fees: A $3 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. There is no charge to have a PDF of your tickets e-mailed to you.

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through the Box Office or online at NewberryOperaHouse.com. Gift cards can be mailed, e-mailed, or even sent by text as a gift to a third party. If lost, they will not be replaced. Gift cards have no cash value. They are good for 5 years from the date of issuance.

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 may be eligible for discounts. Look for special student pricing on select shows. See the capsule schedule for more info on the Make Your Own discount. Most 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. For more information or details, call the Box Office at 803-276-6264.

Admission/latecomers: The Performance Hall usually opens 45-30 minutes prior to curtain. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mr. Les Hipp //Chairman

Retired Nuclear Power Management

Mr. Jim Suber

Superintendent, Newberry County School District

Mr. Robert Summer //Vice Chairman

Owner/Publisher, Summer Media

Mr. Jack shields

Executive Director, South Carolina United Health Care Medicare & Retirement

Mr. Luke McCormack //Secretary

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

Mr. Robert Matheson Artist

Mr. Robert Shirey //Treasurer

Owner/ CEO, Bulldog Erectors & Figaro Hospitality Group

Mrs. Mattie Dillon

Owner, Dillon & Associates Human Resource Services LLC

Mrs. Vickie Wiseman //Co-President, NOH guild

Retired, Early Childhood Education

Dr. Joe McDonald

Retired Professor, Newberry College

Mrs. Jackie Holmes //Co-President, NOH guild

Second Grade Teacher, Gallman Elementary

Mr. Tom Pope

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

Dr. Maurice Scherrens President, Newberry College

Dr. Peggy Winder Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Sport Professions, Newberry College

Mayor Foster Senn

Mayor, City of Newberry Owner, Palmetto Apparel

Mrs. Susan Hazel wessinger Co-owner, Newberry Yoga

Mr. Matt Dewitt

City Manager, City of Newberry

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City of Newberry events


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Newberry Irish Fling

March 12, 2021 // 4:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. NewberryIrishFling.com

Newberry Pork in the Park

April 16, 2021 // 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. April 17, 2021 // 11:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M. NewberryPorkinthePark. com

Taste of Newberry

May 21, 2021 // 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. TasteofNewberry.com

Newberry Juneteenth June 19, 2021

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.

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

We are currently opened at reduced capacity seating. If this changes ticket holders will be contacted via email. Seating chart is subject to change.

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

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Our Donors keep us right side up, Close the magazine and Filp it over to view our Donor Digest

Letter from the Development committee chairman

2019-2020 Donor Digest Gifts made to the newberry opera house july 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 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 lowcost programs that benefit thousands of students and families in Newberry County and the Midlands. Last year, charitable gifts from both individuals and corporations helped to add $572,563 to help 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.

Table of Contents Letter from Development Chairman 2 2019-2020 Sponsors* . . . . . . . . . . 3 Annual Giving* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Newberry Opera House Guild. . . . . 7 Ways to Give . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Planned Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


Reflects sponsorships and donations given from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020. Call 803-321-3875 with any corrections.

The Newberry Opera House is looking to the future. We are one of the few performing arts venues in the state that has committed to remaining open, to keeping our community connected, and to making sure that performing arts are successful for all residents of Newberry County and beyond. The 2019 - 2020 season was tracking to be a record-breaking season – more shows, higher ticket sales, more diverse programming – and, then Covid struck and shut us, and the world, down. Notwithstanding the fact that many performing arts venues have shut down completely, our NOH was prepared. The staff and board have worked diligently to streamline costs, increase donations, expand ticket sales, etc. However, this Covid crisis left us shuttered for six months – without shows and ticket sales. We have made it through the worst of the crisis so far due to the financial stewardship of our board members and donors that has enabled us to continue to meet our obligations. We are appreciative for our donors. Three months ago, the Development Committee decided to kick-off a “Resilience Campaign”, a special fundraising effort to rebound from Covid and to ensure that we can offer a full schedule of shows and maintain our staffing needs. This one-time campaign was designed to boost our finances until we can open once again at full capacity. Since we are only able to operate at 50% capacity (and many shows had to be cancelled or rescheduled this spring), this task is difficult. We have asked donors to contribute to this campaign, in addition to the contributions they make to the Annual Campaign, to make up for the loss of ticket sales during the long shutdown. We have had to ask, and are asking, all of our donors and interested citizens to participate in this Resilience Campaign. We thank you for understanding the impact that Covid has had on our operations at NOH. Our goal is to ‘Save Our Stage,’ to fortify our reserves, and to guarantee that the Newberry Opera House is here for another 140 years. Thank you all for your commitment to the Newberry Opera House! In the spirit of giving,

Thomas H. Pope III Newberry Opera House Board Chairman of the Development Committee


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2019-2020 Season Sponsors

$25,000 +

City of Newberry Newberry County Bill and Mary Carter Foundation Pope Brown Foundation Figaro Hospitality Group SC Arts Commission


On the following pages, we recognize donors for their annual gifts to the Newberry Opera House made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Special thanks to our annual donor leadership societies of $1,000 and above.

ORDER OF THE GAR PLATINUM ($10,000 and above)

$20,000 +

Audrey Love Charitable Foundation Newberry Opera House Guild

ORDER OF THE GAR GOLD ($5,000 - $9,999)

ORDER OF THE GAR SILVER ($2,500 - $4,999)


$15,000 +

SC Parks Recreation and Tourism The State Newspaper


Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority Carolina Comfort/ Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mitchell Pope, Parker & Jenkins AM 1240 WKDK


Arctic Cool Chillers Limited BlueCross BlueShield of SC Harrell, Martin & Peace, P.A. Purcell’s Insurance Samsung South State Bank Stokes-Trainor Chevrolet Buick GMC Tom Brigman Contractors Walker Morgan Attorneys at Law Wells Fargo Wilson Tractor Inc.


Parr Computing C.H. Guenther & Son/Pioneer Frozen Foods Chick-fil-A Ballentine First Community Bank Mays Contracting Company LLC Sodexo Dining Services Strom Law Firm Summer Media Whitaker Floor Coverings

($1,000 - $2,499)

ORDER OF THE GAR PLATINUM ($10,000 and above)

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Pope, III Mr. Robert G. Shirey Mr. and Mrs. Billye L. West ORDER OF THE GAR GOLD ($5,000 - $9,999) Dominion Energy Mr. and Mrs. Trent K. Purcell Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Shields South Carolina Humanities Mrs. Marilyn L. Malnati Mr. William P. Walker, Jr. ORDER OF THE GAR SILVER ($2,500 - $4,999) Anonymous Central Carolina Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David C. Waldrop, Jr. Mr. Henry L. Black The Taylor Foundation/ Mr. and Mrs. C. Otis Taylor, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Hipp Ms. Polly L. Davis The Joanna Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Reid ORDER OF THE GAR BRONZE ($1,000 - $2,499) Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Barber, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Chip Buckheister // 2019-2020 Donor Digest //

Mrs. Verna K. Cavanaugh Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Chandler Mrs. Bonnie W. Dantzler Mrs. Susan H. Dorton Dr. William E. Dufford McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Col. John Favors and Col. Rose Marie Favors (USMC Ret.) Philip and Janet Fortune Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. J. Rhett Frazier, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David G. Greenslade Mr. Larry Blackwell and Ms. Angalee Henderson Janet’s Planet Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Leichtle Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Livingston III MD. E. G. Long Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matheson Mr. Sam Maw Mr. David Minnick Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Newton Mr. David Pursey and the Reverend Christi Pursey Mrs. Robert Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rohr The Honorable and Mrs. John M. Rucker Reverend and Mrs. Earl R. Schafer Dr. and Mrs. Mark Scott Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simmons Small Change Foundation Ms. Ginger Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Somogyi Mrs. Renee Cousins Stubbs Mr. and Mrs. George Summer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. R. Doggett Whitaker, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James E. Wiseman, Jr.

ANNUAL GIVING On the following pages, we recognize donors for their annual gifts to the Newberry Opera House made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HOUSE ($500 - $999) ORCHID CIRCLE ($125 - $499) FRIEND ($1 - $124) PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HOUSE ($500 - $999) Mr. and Mrs. William M. Ardrey Ms. Shirley D. Aughtry


Mrs. Cile Barber Mrs. Betty Jane Bernardo Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bernardo Mr. Phillip M. Boyne Mr. Hugh Brannon Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Brown Ms. Stacy Butz Mrs. Karen K. Chasteen Mr. and Mrs. Charles Counts Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cross Mr. Howard Dillion and Mrs. Mattie Leaks Dillon Mr. Jonathan Goldfarb Mrs. Mollie Graham Mr. Scott Harrison Komatsu America Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hughes Piedmont Technical College Mr. Steve Kirkland Ms. Gayle D. Lindley Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lysaght Terri Martin Mrs. Debra Morse Mr. Daniel Nodine Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens and Dr. Sandra J. Scherrens Mr. and Mrs. James C. Suber, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sukovich The Palms Dr. and Mrs. John W. Wagner

ORCHID CIRCLE ($125 - $499) Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Adams Mr. and Mrs. Louie Alexander The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. James S. Aull Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. Banks, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Berry Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Blair, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Boozer III Mr. and Mrs Ronald R. Boozer Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brooks Mrs. Lana Brown Ms. V. Dale Bundrick Ms. Marcia Calvert Ms. Cecile P. Cely Mr. Hal Chapman Mr. Freeman W. Coggins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Devlin Mr. James P. Drafts III Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Fellers Ms. Molly Fortune and Mr. Christopher J. Kemper Mr. and Mrs. Gus Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Gadagno, Jr. Mr. Charles S. Gallman Mr. W. M. Gentry, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Golden Mr. and Mrs. James H. Grantham Mr. Robert Harris Ms. Heather Hawkins Mr. Charles Hill Ms. Glenda R. Horton Mr. Eric N. Hoyle Mr. Walter M. Hughes Jr. and Dr. Patricia E. Sadler


Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter Ms. Beverly Jackson Mr. Michael Tiller Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Johnson Ms. Faye M. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Kelly Dr. and Mrs. David E. Koon Dr. and Mrs. John C. Lee, Jr. Ms. Cynthia Lees Mr. Ernest D. Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lewis Dr. and Mrs Edward K. Lominack, Jr. Mr. James G. Long Mrs. Kathy Vernon Long Mr. John Malaspina Mr. Brad Mathis Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Mayer Mr. and Mrs. William Everett Mays Mr. Luke McCormack Mr. and Mrs. C. William McGahee Rep. and Mrs. Walton J.McLeod, III Mrs. Judith Mersereau Mr. and Mrs. Randy L. Mills Mr. Randy Mills Mrs. Sandy Mims Mr. and Mrs. William E. Monroe Ms. Andrea Moorehous Mr. and Mrs. James R. Neel, Jr. Network for Good Mr. and Mrs. William W. Parr, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. B. Daniel Paysinger Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Pinckney Mr. Robert Piwetz Mr. and Mrs. Richard Renner Ms. Kathy Riggin Mr. James W. Ross Mr. and Mrs. George Routon The Honorable and Mrs. G. Foster Senn Mr. and Mrs. James W. Sharp Michael and Steffanie Shinn Mrs. Karen Short Mr. and Mrs. Rich Simpkins Ms. Kathy Skaggs Mr. Adam P. Skenes Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Boyd Smith Mr. and Mrs. Marvin W. Spearman Ms. Leslie Stillwell Mr. Robert E. Summer III Mr. and Mrs. Skip Swearingen Ms. Tamra Tootle Mr. and Mrs. Ted Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Walker Mr. and Mrs. George O. Whatley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas White Wicker and Senn P.A. Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Wile Dr. Peggy Barnes Winder Mr. and Mrs. David Wiseman Ms. Sandra L. Wroblewski Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Yarbrough

FRIEND ($1 - $124) Ms. Angela Allen Ms. Kathy Anderson // 2019-2020 Donor Digest //

Mrs. Tracy Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Bob Annis Mr. and Mrs. Tim Arpasi Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Bagwell, Jr. Mr. Harold Baker Mr. James Bakker Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bardsley Ms. Connie Barnhill Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis C. Barnwell Mr. Ernesto Barquet Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Batten Mr. Luther Battiste Ms. Donna Beard Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Beattie Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bedenbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Christopher B. Benefield Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bethea Mr. George Birchfield Mr. Robert Bishop Ms. Monica Black Ms. Lesley Blackwelder Ms. Debi Blanton Mr. Robert Blease Mr. Lawrence Block Ms. Jennifer Blythe Mr. Charles Bokowy Mr. and Mrs. William Bollin Mr. Brad Boozer Mr. Stephen Bowen Ms. Laura Bowers Mr. Reno Russell Boyd Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bradshaw Mr. Delmar A. Brewington Mr. Dustin Bridges Mr. and Mrs. Ken Brock Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Brotherton, Jr. Casey Brown Mr. Reggie Brown Ms. Sandra Brown Ms. Andrea J. Brown Mr. Larry Brown Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Brown Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Brown, Jr. Ms. Sylvia Brunson Mr. Edward D. Brunson, Jr. Mr. Robert C. Bryant Ms. Claudia M. Bundrick Mrs. Patricia B. Burau Mr. and Mrs. Russ Burleson Mr. James Byrd Mr. Joseph Byrd Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell Mr. Thomas M. Camak Mr. Dave Carey Mr. S. Jeffrey Carroll Mr. and Mrs. D. Wayne Carstens Mr. and Mrs. Huger P. Caughman Mr. and Mrs. Druie E. Cavender III Ms. Martha Chandler Mrs. Betty Chandler Mrs. Eileen D. Chapman Mrs. Sarah D. Cheesman Ms. Mary Sue Clary Ms. Claudia Clary Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Clifford Ms. Georgia Cloer

Mr. and Mrs. Wyse Cockrell Manuel Cohen Mrs. Winifred Coleman Ms. Valerie Collins Ms. Starla Cook Ms. Janet Copeland Mr. and Mrs. John Woody Cornwell, Sr. Mr. Mark Couch Ms. Sandra Council Ms. Angela Cox Mr. and Mrs. G. Everett Crafts III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Crean Ms. Dena Creel Mr. Michael Crisp Mr. and Mrs. Martin Cross Mr. Kenneth Crowley Mr. Jasper Cureton Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curt Rone, Jr. Ms. Linda Curtis Ms. Meg Cuttino Mr. and Mrs. Cas F. Danielowski, Jr. Ms. Tommie Ann Danielsen Ms. Barbara Dankmyer Ms. Kathy Davenport Mr. Edward Davidson Mr. William Davis Ms. Lue Vester Davis Ms. Mary Ann Davis Mr. Frank and Mrs. Micah Decker Mr. Shawn Delaney Mr. Austin DeLuca Mr. Jack DePriest Mr. and Mrs. Matt DeWitt Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deysach Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dickey Ms. Michael Dixon Mr. Russell Dixon Mr. A. Douglas Dobbins Mr. Joey Dodgens Mr. David Donahue and Ms. Bonnie Hadden Mr. and Mrs. James A. Doolittle Mr. Stephen Dorn Mr. Ralph Dornauer Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Doty Mr. and Mrs. E. Gerry Doubleday Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dowd Ms. Laura Downing Ms. Kathleen Dreisbach Ms. Kelly Duncan Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Dyke Mr. and Mrs. David Eargle Mr. and Mrs. David M. Eldridge Ms. Nancy B. Eleazer Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ellison Mrs. Georganna Enlow Mr. Dean Errigo Ms. Carmen Esch Ms. Susan Feldmann Ms. Laura Ferry Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fife Ms. Claudette Fisher Mrs. Caroline Pinckney Fitzgerald Ms. Sarah Flathmann Mr. F. Ross Fleet Ms. Morgan Flowers Mr. Matthew Flynn

Ms. Windi Flynn Mr. Kent Forrester Mr. and Mrs. W. Lang Foster, Jr. Ms. Ailine Fox Mr. and Mrs. James Frederick, Jr. Ms. Sarah Frederickson Ms. Lisa Frick Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Fuller Mr. Larry Fulmer Mr. and Mrs. Boyd E. Fulmer Ms. Kimberly Fussell Ms. Michelle Gallahue Ms. Candance M. Galliher Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Gamba Mr. John F. Gardner Ms. Deana Gasque Ms. Marie Gaston Ms. Sara Gates Charmaine George Ms. Susan G. Giammattei Ms. Glenna Gillentine Mr. Patrick Glover Mr. Clarence Goff Dr. Frances P. Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. James Goodlett Ms. Michelle Goodwin Mr. Ronald E. Goodwin Mr. and Mrs. Grady Gowan Mr. Howard Greene Mr. Jimmy Gregory Dr. Holly Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Steve C. Griffith Ms. Destiny Grimes Mr. and Mrs. Jay Haltiwanger Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Haltiwanger Mr. George Hammond Ms. Marjorie A. Oyster Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Hardy III Mr. Brian D. Hare Ms. Cindy Harmon Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Harris Mrs. Melody Harrison Ms. Fran Hatch Mike and Andy Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Tony D. Hendrick Ms. Kathy Hendrix Mr. and Mrs. Barry N. Hickman Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hightower Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hochstetler Ms. Helen Hoepfner Ms. Connie Hollis Mrs. Sandra F. Holmes Ms. Sharon Honeycutt Dr. Bettie Rose Horne Mr. Ronnie Howard Ms. Ruth Howe Ms. Denise Hudson Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hyman Mr. Thomas Jamrose Ms. Debra Jeffcoat Mr. and Mrs. David Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Eric Joerg Dr. John Johnston Mrs. Virginia S. Jones Ms. Sherry Hope Jones // 2019-2020 Donor Digest //

Ms. Lorrayne Joy Ms. Sarah Jusiewicz Mr. and Mrs. Doug Kauffmann Mr. Richard A. Keeler Mr. and Mrs. William J. Keenan II Mr. William Keesley Ms. Sharla Keith Mrs. Patricia R. Kelly Mrs. Valerie Kendrick Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kibler Ms. Kathryn Kiernicki Mrs. Kay D. Kinard Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. King Mr. J. Doug King Ms. Lucia King Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Walter Klimek Ms. Rachelle R. Knight Ms. Ulrike Sophia Koch Ms. Gretchen Kolb Ms. Jamie Kosanka Mr. Edmond Kucharski Mr. John Kupfer Ms. Anita Kupietz Mr. Dan Kypena Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Lack Ms. Caroline Lambert Mr. Jeffrey Lampkin Mrs. Pam Lancaster Mrs. Darlene Langenburg Ms. Katherine Langley Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lawton Mr. and Mrs. J.R.Lentz Mr. Toombs D. Lewis, Jr. Ms. Raquel Lipsi Mrs. Shirley M. Livingston Mr. John Locke Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Long Mr. Eddie Long/ Genesis Ms. Lori Lonon Mr. Wyman M. Looney Mr. Thomas Lucht Ms. Victoria Lundy Mr. Wendell Lunsford Mr. Charles J. Maddox, Jr. Mr. William Malloy Mrs. Rhonda Mankin Mr. and Mrs. David Mann Mr. Bobby Martin Mr. Michael Martin Ms. Melody Martin Dr. Helen R. Mason Mr. and Mrs. William Mason Mr. Eugene Maxwell Mr. Bert Mayo Ms. Tammy McAlister Mr. Joseph McCloskey Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McEntire Mr. Charles J. McGahee Ms. Doris McLallen Mr. Mac McWaters Ms. Mary Meeks Mr. James Meetze Mr. Ralph Melbourne Mr. TJ Millwood Ms. Marcia Monroe


Ms. Lill Mood Ms. Rhonda Mooneyhan Mr. Tom Moore Mr. Stewart Lee Mooring Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Moose Mr. Allen Morgan Mr. Craig Morley Mr. David Morris Mr. James Morrison Mr. Dennis Mulligan Mr. Robert Mullen Ms. Kathryn Murphy Ms. Lisa Murray Mr. and Mrs. T. Collier Neel, Jr. Mr. Joe Newton III Ms. Julia Norcia Mr. James O’Leary Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. O’Rourke Mrs. Catherine O’Shea Ms. Debbie Osmundsen Mr. David Ozga Ms. Ann M. Parler Ms. Kathryn Parra Mr. Allen S. Parton Ms. Diane Paschal Ms. Margaret Pender Ms. Cynthia D. Pierce Ms. Barbara Pinchbeck Ms. Mary Holman Pinckney Mr. Robert Ployhart Mr. Stephen Poole Mr. E.L. “Bert” Pooser, Jr. Mr. Samuel Pope Mr. Robert F. Powers Ms. Helen Pridmore Mr. and Mrs. John W. Pugh Ms. Betty Putnam Ms. Joyce Ramsey Ms. Debbie Price Ms. Ronda A. Rattray Mr. Richard Rayburn Mr. Robert S. Redfern Ms. Marcia Reichert Mr. John Renshaw Morgan Rice Mr. John Richards Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Richardson Mr. Paul Riddle Mrs. Nancy Riggin Mr. and Mrs. James R. Rinehart Mr. Thomas Roberson Ms. Claudia Robertson Mr. Kevin Robinson Ms. Catherine Roche Ms. Gail Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Rufus B. Rogers Roman Romagnoli Mr. Brando T. Berry and Dr. Sandra Rouse-Berry Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Rowland, Jr. Mr. Fran Rutledge Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sabol Ms. Nancy Sadler Mr. James D. Samaras Darby Samargo Mrs. Tami Sanders


Mr. Justin Sanders Ms. Diana Sangster Ms. Derryll Satterwhite Mr. Wayne Schmitt Mr. Wilson Senn Mr. and Mrs. William M. Senn Mr. James Sercu Dr. and Mrs. Joel S. Sexton Dr. David Seymour and Dr. Marilyn Seymour Mr. and Mrs. Merle Sharick Mr. Lawrence Sharp Ms. Bonnie Shealy Ms. Caroline S. Shealy Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shealy Mr. William Shumaker Mr. Jeramy Sightler Ms. Beth Singletary Mr. Gregory Smith Ms. Elizabeth Smith Mr. Stan Smith Lake Murray Presbyterian Church Ms. Carolyn Smoak Ms. Kim Smock Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Snelling Mr. Tom Sohacki Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Spotts Ms. Bonnie R. Stanard Mr. Sherwood Stark and Dr. Susan Stark Dr. Richard Steet Mr. Joe Steinberg Ms. Angela Stiles Mr. Mike Stillwell Mr. and Mrs. Dean Stokes Mr. and Mrs. William O. Stone, Jr. Mr. James Straka Mr. Paul W. Stringer Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Stroebel Ms. Kerry Stubbs Mrs. Carol Sturkie Ms. Kitty Summer Ms. Loriann Summers Mr. Jerry Sutphin Mr. Tony Taffar Mr. and Mrs. John Tanner Mr. Stephen Taylor Ms. Lois Taylor Mr. Roger Tench Mr. Greg Terrill and Dr. Gayle R. Terrill Mr. Richard Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson Ms. Marjorie Thompson Ms. Susan Tollison Mr. Mark Tompkins Ms. Susan Tondreau-Dwyer Ms. Maureen Toomey Mr. Paul Townes Mr. Dan Turpin Dr. and Mrs. Ray Vaughters, Jr. Dr. Wade Verch/Carolina West Clinic Mr. Michael F. Vezeau Ms. Mylissa Vickery and Ms. Ashley Vickery Ms. Dawn Walker Mr. Roland Walker Mr. Doug Wallace Ms. Patricia Wannamaker Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Warren, Jr.

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Mr. and Mrs. Russell Weakland Mr. and Mrs. John Welborn Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wellborn Ms. Marsha Wells Mr. and Mrs. John E. Whalen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas White Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Whitten Ms. Melody Williams Ms. Susan Willingham Ms. Jennifer Wilson Ms. Diane Wilson Mr. Brian Wisnewski Mr. Dale Wolan Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wood Mr. Jared Woolstenhulme Mr. Stu Wright Mr. Brad Wunderlich Ms. Tara Wykes Reverend and Mrs. William Yon Ms. Claudia Young Ms. Zowonda Young


Marilee Birchfield Margaret Brackett Miss Ali Chapman Miss Hannah Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Dowd Ms. Jenny Dowd Ms. Peach F. Fralick Mrs. Mollie Graham Mr. Leslie C. Hipp Mr. and Mrs. Curt London


Mrs. Betty Bishop Mr. Joe Hudgens Mr. Vernon Carleton Mrs. Grace Sanders Cash Mr. Cal Chasteen Mr. John Rhett Frazier, Sr. Ms. Irma S. Moorehous Mrs. Barbara Ann Vezeau Mrs. Deanne Wells


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 2019 - 20 fiscal year from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. 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 let us know as soon as possible. Please contact Anne Pinckney Smith with any corrections Anne@NewberryOperaHouse.com or 803-321-3875

NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE GUILD BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mrs. Jackie Holmes // co-president Mrs. Vickie Wiseman // co-president Mrs. Beth Hipp//Vice President Mrs. Julie Rhoad // Secretary Mrs. Kathy Davenport//Treasurer Mrs. Steffanie Shinn//President ex officio Ms. Lana Brown Ms. Cathy Cain Ms. Sheronna Jenkins Ms. Teal Ness

NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE GUILD Mission: Building a thriving performing arts center through fundraising and education.

The Newberry Opera House Guild was created in 2004 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. at the Opera House. 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 pay an annual membership fee of $40. This fee helps support the work of the Guild which includes organizing 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, tag sales and more. While the Guild’s mission is steeped in the work of raising funds, the organization is a welcoming one that succeeds because of its collegial spirit and abiding philosophy of cooperation and inclusiveness. This spirit grows from the philosophy that the Arts make a community whole and should be available to one and all. For more information about the Newberry Opera House Guild, please contact Steffanie Shinn at NewberryOperaHouseGuild@gmail.com or call 803-276-6264.

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


1201 McKibben Street // Newberry, SC 29108 803-276-6264 NewberryOperaHouse.com/support-us

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.

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. Here are a few of the programs that your NAFA donations help support: • Dufford Diversity Series for Newberry City Schools 4th Grade • Ticket Scholarships • Newberry County Schools Arts Scholars • STEAM Camp

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Through Planned Giving, almost everyone can give a gift to their favorite charity. Even if you initially think that you cannot afford to make such a gift, many of these gifts may be made today or in the future while still preserving your financial security. Donors can enjoy specific tax advantages, often allowing them to make larger gifts than they may have thought possible. Planned gifts to the Newberry Opera House provide long-term financial stability to our mission, creating a wonderful legacy for you while ensuring that the mission of the Newberry Opera House continues: 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.

THE PROMISE OF YOUR PLANNED GIFTS Planned gifts demonstrate your intent to provide for the future of Newberry Opera House while meeting your current personal, family, and financial needs. We are available to discuss your individual giving in confidence, answer questions you or your financial advisors may have. We can provide more in-depth information about the organization, and offer other related assistance.

THE HERITAGE SOCIETY OF 1881 Named for the year the Newberry Opera House was built, the purpose of The Heritage Society of 1881 is to honor the gifts and legacies of our family and friends with appropriate displays of gratitude and stewardship for their charitable plans that provide for Newberry Opera House’s mission. Your charitable planning may have already qualified you to be a member. We would be grateful to hear from you, or work collaboratively, and in confidence with you and your advisors toward making such a gift possible, appropriately recorded by your wishes and beneficial both for you and the Newberry Opera House.


Through Planned Gifts, you and your financial advisors develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals. A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes. You may realize immediate tax savings as well. Planned gifts can come from assets that you don’t think about every day. Below are the most popular assets used in Planned Giving.

REAL ESTATE Do you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value? You can deduct the fair-market value of the property, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove the asset from your taxable estate.

LIFE INSURANCE You can donate a life insurance

policy, or simply name the NOH as a beneficiary. Such a gift may help you make a larger gift than you otherwise could.

RETIREMENT PLAN ASSETS Coordinating retirement planning and charitable giving can be especially beneficial if you’ve accumulated substantial retirement assets and want to reduce income and estate taxes.

SECURITIES Securities, if they have appreciated, are excellent assets for charitable gifts. These include shares of stocks, bonds or mutual fund units.

CASH Gifts of cash are perhaps the easiest to make. Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts may be funded with cash.


For more information about tax advantaged and planned giving, please contact Anne Pinckney Smith, Development Director at 803-321-3875 or Anne@NewberryOperaHouse.com // 2019-2020 Donor Digest //


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