WE LCOME TO THE 2018- 2019 SE AS ON! The Peace Center is the place in South Carolina to experience a broad range of moving and visually stunning, first-class arts and entertainment programs, and the 2018-2019 season has been carefully curated with that in mind. The diversity of the line-up offers something for everyone, whether it’s the legendary piano work of Jerry Lee Lewis, the inspiring beauty of Dance Theatre of Harlem, or the hottest touring Broadway shows available. I encourage you to try something new this season and to add to your experience by taking advantage of our enhanced community impact opportunities. The popular Peace Voices poetry program remains free for everyone to enjoy, as will our brand-new classical music happy hour sessions: Peace Interludes. Whether you spend an afternoon observing a master class or stay after a performance for an insightful talkback with artists, I hope you’ll take advantage of everything our busy schedule has to offer. Next time you visit the Peace Concert Hall, it will look a bit different. We’re spending the summer replacing all 2,111 seats, which were original to the building’s construction 28 years ago. This $2.4 million capital improvement project also includes enhancements to the audience chamber and improved accessibility features. The Peace Concert Hall, Gunter Theatre, and the entire Peace Center campus will continue to be an exceptional place to host world-class artists and enthusiastic audiences for decades to come. Thank you to everyone who continues to generously support the Peace Center and its mission – Peacekeepers, Trustees, sponsors, season ticket holders, patrons, and passionate advocates in the community. Enjoy this exciting season!
Megan Riegel President and CEO On the cover: Ben Rector, Dorrance Dance photo by Matthew Murphy, and Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
EDWI N M CC A IN CEL E BRAT I N G 2 0 Y E A RS O F “I ’LL B E ” WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ROSCOE & ETTA (MAIA SHARP & ANNA SCHULZE)
Called the “great American romantic” by The New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years. His enduring love songs and wedding must-haves “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” have become two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music. 2018 marks the 20th year of the hugely popular “I’ll Be,” which topped the Billboard charts in 1998 and has proven to be a timeless classic over the past two decades. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 7:00 PM | TD STAGE $20 LAWN edwin.com
Photo courtesy of Terry Virts
N ATI ON A L GEOGRAPHIC LIVE WI TH ASTRON AUT T ER RY VIRTS – V I E W FROM AB OVE Step back, about 220 miles from Earth, and experience our planet from a new perspective. Gain a deeper understanding of the planet’s beauty, climate, and place in the universe from former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts. His photography, which provides incredible aerial views of Earth and the vast space that surrounds it, is featured in the National Geographic book View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 6:00 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $20
BRANDI CARLILE WITH SPECIAL GUEST DARLINGSIDE
V I N C E GI LL Combining a deep knowledge of Americana, bluegrass, and classic country with the fire of 1960s rock, superstar Vince Gill is one of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In 2012, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has won 21 Grammy® Awards – the most of any male country artist – and 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most awarded artist in that category in CMA history. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 PEACE CONCERT HALL 7:30 PM | $55-$85 vincegill.com
Brandi Carlile’s current tour celebrates her acclaimed new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart, and Americana/Folk Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the acclaimed singer, songwriter, and performer. Its breakout first single, “The Joke,” was included on President Barack Obama’s “Favorite Songs of 2017” list. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $55-$85 brandicarlile.com
B UDDY GUY Buddy Guy is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s golden days of electric blues. Guy has received seven Grammy® Awards and 37 Blues Music Awards – the most any artist has won. He has been honored with the Billboard Magazine Century Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone magazine ranks him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” The legendary blues artist’s 18th solo LP, The Blues Is Alive and Well, is the latest triumph in an alreadylegendary career. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 8:00 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $45-$65
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T H E M A RC E L P O RTIL L A B A ND The Marcel Portilla Band plays a fusion of new Latin, tropical, and reggae in a way you have never heard before. Hailing from Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and the US, they blend sultry Latin rhythms with modern pop tunes, rhythm and blues riffs, and quaking rock arrangements all into a must-see high energy performance. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 7:30 PM TD STAGE | FREE (TICKET IS REQUIRED) Presented by the Peace Center in collaboration with
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (The Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house! OCTOBER 2-7 | PEACE CONCERT HALL
FREE PEACE TALK WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 | 6:00 PM HUGUENOT LOFT
PHOTOS BY MATTHEW MURPHY
“HILARIOUS! NONSTOP PANDEMONIUM.”
RA NKY TA N KY The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Ranky Tanky released their self-titled debut last October. By December, the group had been profiled on NPRâ€™s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and their album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, I-Tunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 | 7:00 PM GUNTER THEATRE | $35
FREE PEACE TALK - 6:15 PM
Late Night Tailgate is a topical and unpredictable live comedy and spirited sports discussion show. Headlined by an all-pro roster of hilarious (and opinionated) comedians, athletes, and pop culture experts, Late Night Tailgate will tackle the biggest topics in professional and college sports, as well as touch upon current events, entertainment, and pop culture. Why wait for Saturday morning to tailgate? TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $35-$45
Contains mature language and content.
INSPIRED BY THE BELOVED FILMS, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Greenville at last! From the Tony Award® -winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak. OCTOBER 23-28 | PEACE CONCERT HALL FREE PEACE TALK WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 | 6:00 PM HUGUENOT LOFT anastasiabroadway.com
Journey to the past.
You know magic when you see it, touch it, or hear it. Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Rector creates anthems equally rooted in whimsical nostalgia and excitement for the future on his recently released full-length album, Magic. His 2015 breakout album, Brand New, not only debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, but it yielded a massive hit in the form of the title track, “Brand New.” Clocking 41 million-plus streams on Spotify, the single went Top 5 Hot AC and AC and Top 30 pop. It also organically landed over 40 film and television placements, including a trailer for The Edge of Seventeen, a TV spot for Disney’s Moana, and MLB World Series and Olympics primetime spots. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $25-$45 benrectormusic.com
STEP HE N STI LL S & JUDY COL L INS Known as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins (and her piercing ocean blue eyes) 50 years ago. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. The two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 8:00 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $35-$65 stephenstillsjudycollins.com
BÉLA FLE C K, ZA KIR HU S SA IN, A ND E DG A R M E Y E R WITH RAKESH CHAURASIA, B ANSURI Masterful genre-benders and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), and Edgar Meyer (bassist) move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass, and world music. Three of the most limitless creators and composers in the history of music, Fleck, Hussain, and Meyer touch every geographical and stylistic corner of the musical world. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $15-$50 MASTER CLASS AVAILABLE
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IN DRE A M S
ROY ORBISON THE HOLOGR A M TOUR
VO C E S 8 British ensemble VOCES8 takes a cappella chamber singing to a new level. Called “impeccable” (Gramophone) and “slickest of the lot” (BBC Radio 3), the 8-voice ensemble performs everything from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary arrangements. Their broad reach has taken them to prestigious venues around the world such as Royal Albert Hall, Cité de la Musique Paris, Tokyo Opera City, Shanghai Concert Hall, and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 7:00 PM GUNTER THEATRE | $45 FREE PEACE TALK - 6:15 PM
Part of the Peace Chamber Concert Series
Sponsored by Campbell Young Leaders
MASTER CLASS: NOVEMBER 13 | 2:30 PM
The phenomenal Roy Orbison passed away in 1988, leaving behind a timeless legacy and a collection of beloved songs. In Dreams: Roy Orbison - The Hologram Tour is an extraordinary event that sees the man himself take the stage via hologram, accompanied by a full live orchestra. Through cutting-edge digital and laser technology and extraordinary theatrical stagecraft, this first of its kind live concert will allow fans the chance to experience one of the most iconic figures in the history of music in a thrilling way, as Orbison and his trademark three-octave range voice comes back to the stage he commanded for decades. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $45-$65 orbisoninconcert.com
BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico de México brings together the festive music, stomping celebrations, swirling dance, and vibrant costumes of Mexican folklore from preColombian civilizations through the modern era. With its permanent home at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of Mexico City’s most historic venues, the company has developed choreography for 40 ballets and is composed of 76 folk dancers. They have thrilled audiences all over the world with the nation’s diverse, folkloric dance styles and rich, colorful culture for over six decades. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $15-$55
“It’s stimulating, danced with great aplomb and guaranteed to put a twitch in your step” – T H E G UA R D I A N
DOR RA NCE DA N C E Dorrance Dance is an award-winning dance company that aims to honor and expand America’s original art form: tap dance. The company’s inaugural performance garnered a Bessie Award for “blasting open our notions of tap,” and founder Michelle Dorrance has been called “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | 3:00 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $35-$55 “ Edgy, seductive, and smart.” – T H E C H I C AG O T R I B U N E
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Photo by Matthew Murphy
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SIERRA H U L L Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a musical prodigy and virtuoso mandolin player, astonishing audiences and fellow musicians alike. Alison Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when Hull was only 11 years old. Two years later, she signed with Rounder Records and soon became known as a remarkable mandolin player, a tone-true vocalist, and a recording artist of high order. She has played at the White House, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and she became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement in folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, with production by BĂŠla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 | 8:00 PM GUNTER THEATRE | $35 sierrahull.com
EXPERIENCE THE ACCLAIMED NEW PRODUCTION of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42, performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Last Night of the World.”
JANUARY 15-20 | PEACE CONCERT HALL ON SALE AUGUST 17
FREE PEACE TALK WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 | 6:00 PM HUGUENOT LOFT miss-saigon.com Contains mature content and subject matter.
BROADWAY’S HIT CROWD-PLEASER takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s – where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony ® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical – based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story – that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”
FEBRUARY 5-10 | PEACE CONCERT HALL ON SALE AUGUST 27 FREE PEACE TALK WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 | 6:00 PM HUGUENOT LOFT abronxtalethemusical.com
BERLI N PH I L HA R M O N IC W I ND Q UI N TE T
J ERRY LEE LEWIS
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet astonishes audiences worldwide with their range of expression, tonal spectrum, and conceptual unity. Critics and fans agree the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet, and many of their recordings are widely held to be definitive performances. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet – the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra’s rich tradition of chamber music – are popular guests at international festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival, the London Proms, the Quintette-Biennale Marseille, and the Salzburg Festival. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 | 7:00 PM GUNTER THEATRE | $55 FREE PEACE TALK - 6:15 PM MASTER CLASS:
FEBRUARY 14 10:00 AM
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Sponsored by Campbell Young Leaders
Catapulted to fame by his iconic hits “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the first true rock & roll musicians. Lewis is part of the Million Dollar Quartet, along with his friends Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins, and there is not any part of music that their influences haven’t touched. “The Killer” has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy® Award, and as a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s very first class of inductees. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 | 8:00 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $65-$85 jerryleelewis.com
I ’M WI TH HE R SARA WATKINS, SARAH JAROSZ, AND AIOFE O’DONOVAN I’m With Her is Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. The band released its debut album, See You Around, in February 2018, and it was instantly hailed as “willfully open-hearted” (NPR). With early contributions in bands such as Nickel Creek and Crooked Still, these three musicians have noteworthy solo career successes, including several Grammy® Awards. Recently nominated for Duo/Group of the year by the Americana Music Association, I’m With Her has garnered acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with their indelible harmonies, as The New York Times describes of a live performance, “…when the three women sang together, their voices became one instrument, sharing every breath.”
RU SSI A N NAT IO N A L O RC HE ST RA KIRILL KARABITS, CONDUCTOR | GEORGE LI, PIANO The Russian National Orchestra has been described as “a living symbol of the best in Russian art” (Miami Herald) and “as close to perfect as one could hope for” (Trinity Mirror). The orchestra’s recording of Sleeping Beauty is among the most listened to classical music recordings of the last 75 years, and their recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Beintus’s Wolf Tracks received a 2004 Grammy® Award, making them the first Russian orchestra to win this honor. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 | 6:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $35-$55 MASTER CLASS:
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $35-$45
LARA ST. J OHN Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “highpowered soloist” by The New York Times. Starting the violin at only two years old, St. John made her first appearance as soloist with an orchestra at age four and made her European debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra when she was 10. She has been featured in People, US News and World Report, on CNN’s Showbiz Today, NPR’s All Things Considered, CBC, BBC, a Bravo! Special called Live At the Rehearsal Hall, and on the cover of Strings. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 | 7:00 PM GUNTER THEATRE | $45 FREE PEACE TALK - 6:15 PM
T H E PI A NO G UYS What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius who does video, a studio engineer who writes music, a pianist who had a successful solo career, and a cellist who does pretty much everything? Internet sensation ThePianoGuys, whose highly original blend of classical music with pop has earned them over 1.2 billion YouTube views.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $70-$90 thepianoguys.com
FEBRUARY 22 11:00 AM
larastjohn.com Part of the Peace Chamber Concert Series
Sponsored by Campbell Young Leaders
C URREN TS BY MAYUMANA Combining specially designed instruments and dazzling visual effects, Currents by Tel Aviv performance troupe Mayumana is a “non-stop, action packed” (ABC News) spectacle inspired by the historic Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. The company’s shared passion for rhythm, fueled by their unique sense of humor and mischief, is inexhaustible and infectious. “The 90 minutes of dancing, songs, and percussion will have your inner child smiling” (The New York Times). TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $15-$45 mayumana.com
SYBARITE5 From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that redefines the rules. Dubbed the “Millennial Kronos,” Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad combined with its commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. The quintet’s debut album, Disturb the Silence, quickly reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts, and their live performances will “satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart” (Arizona Daily Star). SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 | 3:00 PM GUNTER THEATRE | $45 FREE PEACE TALK - 2:15 PM
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Sponsored by Campbell Young Leaders
THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS IT “THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CE NTU RY.” THE WASHINGTON POST SAYS, “IT IS THE KIND OF EVENING THAT RESTORES YOUR FAITH IN MUSICALS.” AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY SAYS, “GR ADE A: THE FUNNIEST M U S I C A L O F A L L TIME.” JIMMY FALLON OF THE TONIGHT SHOW CALLS I T “G E N I U S. B R I L L I A N T. P H E N O M E N A L .” I T’S THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE NINE-TIME TONY AWARD WINNING BEST MUSICAL. THIS OUTRAGEOUS MUSICAL C O M E D Y F O L L O W S TH E M I SA DV E NTU R E S O F A MISMATCHED PAIR OF MISSIONARIES SENT HALFWAY ACROSS THE WORLD TO SPREAD THE GOOD WORD. NOW WITH STANDING ROOM ONLY PRODUCTIONS IN LONDON, ON BROADWAY, AND ACROSS NORTH AMERICA, T H E B O O K O F M O R M O N H A S T R U LY B E CO M E A N I NTE R NATIO NAL SENSATION. CONTAINS EXPLICIT L A N G U A G E . F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N , V I S I T BOOKOF MOR MONTH E M U S ICAL .COM . ®
Grammy® nominated global sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts capture the hearts of audiences around the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing a remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage. Created by David Kavanagh, Sharon Browne, and former Riverdance Musical Director David Downes, Celtic Woman is a multiple awardwinning, Billboard chart-topping, all-female musical ensemble that has been taking the world by storm since its debut in 2004. With fast-paced fiddle, traditional Irish dance, and gorgeous vocals from some of Europe’s best musicians, Celtic Woman provides audiences with an exciting night of music that covers everything from traditional Irish tunes to today’s popular hits.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 | 8:00 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $55-$85 celticwoman.com
ELECTRIFYING, RUGGED, RAW TALENT
AVITAL MEETS AVITAL Avi Avital was the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy ® Award. Omer Avital has been named “one of the most exciting musicians to come onto the jazz scene in the last 20 years” (DownBeat). Together, their music uncovers a shared past in a creative blend of Moroccan beats, Israeli harmonies, classical sensibility, and jazz improvisation. A convergence of two musical backgrounds: the classically-trained Avi “meets” the jazz-trained Omer; tradition meets modernism; East meets West. The result tells a story of self-discovery that is as intimately personal as it is universal.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11 | 7:00 PM GUNTER THEATRE | $45 FREE PEACE TALK - 6:15 PM Sponsored by Campbell Young Leaders
“Tap dancing will never be the same” (The Times). This is not just tap. Experience high voltage, rugged, raw talent in the tap dance phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Whether in water, upside-down, or jumping through scaffolding, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs takes the stage with its “positively electrifying” (The New York Observer) trademark blend of live music and tap dance like you’ve never seen before. FRIDAY, MARCH 22 | 7:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $25-$55
aviavital.com omeravital.com Part of the Peace Chamber Concert Series
THE TRUE STORY of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony ® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
APRIL 16-21 | PEACE CONCERT HALL ON SALE SEPTEMBER 21 FREE PEACE TALK WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 | 6:00 PM HUGUENOT LOFT comefromaway.com
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on Earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, and disappearance. This group of world-class performers take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past – such as Harry Houdini – and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, with set and costume design that lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before. Collectively, these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world, and this production showcases their incredible talents together. FRIDAY, MAY 4 | 8:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 1:00 & 6:30 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $45-$65 “Jaw-dropping trickery.” – N E W YO R K DA I LY N E W S
DANCE THE ATRE OF HARLEM A singular presence in the ballet world, Dance Theatre of Harlem presents a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the multiethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics and neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook as an affirmation of the power of art to transform, the Dance Theatre of Harlem company — comprised at that time of African American artists barred from US ballet companies because of the color of their skin — became an expression of human excellence that broke down barriers and inspired millions.
SATURDAY, MAY 11 | 8:00 PM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $25-$55 MASTER CLASS:
MAY 10 | 4:00 PM MAY 11 | 9:00 & 10:30 AM DANCING IN THE STREETS MAY 10 | 6:30 PM dancetheatreofharlem.org
WINNER OF SIX 2017 TONY AWARDS ® INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL AND THE 2018 GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by fourtime Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). JULY 2-7 | PEACE CONCERT HALL ON SALE TO BE ANNOUNCED FREE PEACE TALK WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 | 6:00 PM HUGUENOT LOFT dearevanhansen.com
THE BEST WAY TO START, ACCOMPANY, OR END YOUR EVENING IS GENEVIEVE’S. Adjacent to the Peace Concert Hall, Genevieve’s boasts an amazing view of the Reedy River and a relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect pre or post-show spot to grab a light bite or drink.
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GLENIS REDMOND POET-IN-RESIDENCE
EE! Experience FREE readings, conversations, and talkbacks with esteemed poets, moderated by the Peace Center’s award-winning Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond. Literary giants take the stage and embrace topics that reflect the diversity of our communities, bringing everyone together through the power of the written and spoken word. Poets share stories of the human condition and invite the community to gather, listen, and reflect in a robust talkback. Poetic Conversations celebrate inclusivity by exploring one’s own value and voice. It is a place for all to speak and be heard. Poetic Conversations may contain mature language and content.
GENERATIONS: TELLING STORIES Photo by Will Crooks
When three generations share the stage, a metaphorical quilt of familial and cultural lore is stitched together through poems, stories, and recipes. Glenis Redmond, the Peace Center’s Poet-in-Residence, is joined by her mother, Jeanette Redmond, and twin daughters, Celeste and Amber Sherer. Inspired by the tools of her foremothers’ trade – a long line of seamstresses – Glenis Redmond stitches together memories of both beauty and struggle—one word at a time.
SEPTEMBER 11 | 6:30 PM
HUGUENOT LOFT | FREE
HABLA: WITH HEART IN MIND C E L E B R AT I N G N AT I O N A L HI SPAN I C HE RI TAGE M ON T H
Peace Voices creates a vibrant community where individuals can engage in poetry by witnessing and illuminating unique stories through workshops, readings, and live performances. Through these shared experiences, participants discover what Maya Angelou wrote… ”We are more alike…/ than we are unalike.”
What does it mean to code-switch and to cross borders? The daughter of Dominican immigrants, New York City based poet Elizabeth Acevedo seamlessly floats between English and Spanish in her poetry. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion and a New York Times best-selling author for her award-winning novel, THE POET X. Javier Zamora fled civil war-torn El Salvador alone as a child. His first poetry collection, Unaccompanied, details that 4,000 mile journey and explores borderland politics, race, and immigration from a personal level. Acevedo and Zamora’s poetry will strike to the core of your heart.
Peace Voices program support provided by Michelin North America, Jolley Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Fred Collins Foundation, and Macy’s.
OCTOBER 11 | 6:30 PM HUGUENOT LOFT | FREE MASTER CLASS: 4:30 PM | RAMSAUR STUDIO
PALMETTO POETS: AS WE BREATHE WE HOPE
Our state motto, Dum spiro spero, means, “While I breathe, I hope.” Monifa Lemons is the co-founder and director of The Watering Hole, a South Carolina based poetry community dedicated to youth poets of color. Matthew Foley is a spoken word poet on the Board of Directors of The Unspoken Word, a literary arts nonprofit that programs poetry events in the Charleston area. The poets’ thought-provoking poetry both challenges and celebrates the geographical and emotional terrain of South Carolina.
A POET’S DREAM: PAST & PRESENT C E L E B R AT I N G N AT I O N A L PO E T RY M ON T H
NOVEMBER 29 | 6:30 PM HUGUENOT LOFT | FREE MASTER CLASS: 4:30 PM | RAMSAUR STUDIO
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Peace Center welcomes Jacqueline Woodson, 2018-19 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Woodson’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the NAACP Image Award. Brown Girl Dreaming reflects on her time spent in Greenville’s AfricanAmerican area of Nicholtown as a child and revisits the clash of the civil rights era from a young person’s perspective. This homecoming will focus on the power of poetry and dreams.
SOUTHERN VOICES: BLACK, WHITE, AND BLUES
APRIL DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED | 6:30 PM HUGUENOT LOFT | FREE
Back by popular demand, Glenis Redmond and Scott Ainslie return to kick off Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday month. The duo, an AfricanAmerican traveling poet and a Scottish-American blues singer/historian, explore relevant themes through gospel, blues, and soulful verse with music performed on vintage instruments. Intertwining African roots and American blues with poetry, their performance is an artistic reckoning.
JANUARY 10 | 6:30 PM
HUGUENOT LOFT | FREE
HE SAID / SHE SAID C E L E B RATING WOM EN’ S HI STO RY MO NT H
Women’s History Month is not just for women, but for all who champion women. This evening will encourage a frank and honest dialogue uplifting women and their causes. Sarah Blackman, Jacqueline Johnson, and Len Lawson will speak poetically from their perspectives. The director of creative writing at the Fine Arts Center, Blackman’s debut novel, Hex, explores how a woman can use language to rebuild herself. Johnson is the author of two collections of poetry, A Woman’s Season and A Gathering of Mother Tongues. Lawson won the 2016 Jasper Magazine Artist of the Year Award in Literary Arts and was named among “Ten South Carolina Poets to Watch” by Richland Library in 2018. What will she say? What will he say? Come witness their poetic intersections.
MARCH 26 | 6:30 PM HUGUENOT LOFT | FREE MASTER CLASS: 4:30 PM | RAMSAUR STUDIO
LINEAGE AND PLACE
How do we speak of place? Are lineage and place geographical, cultural, emotional, and spiritual? Alicia Jo Rabins and Kevin Coval are privy to the traditions, rituals, and struggles of being Jewish Americans. Rabins is a writer, musician, composer, performer, and Torah teacher. Her work explores the intersection of ancient wisdom texts with everyday life. Coval is a poet and community builder. As the artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, founder of Louder Than A Bomb, and professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago—where he teaches hip-hop aesthetics—he’s mentored thousands of young writers, artists, and musicians. These poets stem from very different literary traditions, but both have so much to contribute about lineage and place and how they write about it.
MAY 30 | 6:30 PM HUGUENOT LOFT | FREE MASTER CLASS: 4:30 PM | RAMSAUR STUDIO
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PEACE VOICES AND TO HOLD A SEAT FOR AN UPCOMING EVENT, VISIT PEACECENTER.ORG/PEACEVOICES OR CALL 864.467.3000.
COMMUNITY IMPACT The Peace Center’s Community Impact initiatives strive to provide extensive education programs, access to master artists, and performances that make the arts accessible, equitable, and joyful for all!
MASTER CL ASSES Emerging artists are given access to world-class performers in the fields of music, dance, and musical theater. Master classes provide coaching and mentoring to assist young artists in reaching their artistic and professional goals. Ticket holders for the performances may observe select master classes for FREE. To hold a seat, call the Peace Center Box Office at 864.467.3000 or add the master class during the online check-out process. Those interested in being a participant in a master class should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Plantain master class
BROADWAY PE ACE TALKS Dr. Kristin Pressley takes a deep dive into the history, inspiration, and people who bring each compelling story to life on the stage. This FREE community impact program is held prior to the first Wednesday performance of most Broadway engagements, starting at 6 PM. To hold a seat, visit peacecenter.org/peacetalks or call 864.467.3000.
CHAMBER PE ACE TALKS Peace Center Artist-in-Residence Igor Begelman and select guest artists host pre-concert talks that guide audiences through the Peace Chamber performance they are about to hear, providing insight into the repertoire before the music even begins. Pre-concert talks offer something for everyone, from the experienced aficionado to the first-time concertgoer. Arrive 45 minutes before the performance time for these talks, which are FREE for all ticket holders. Sponsored by Campbell Young Leaders
PE ACE PASSPORT FIELD TRIP SERIES
IGOR BEGELMAN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Photo by Akos Simon
Curated for students grades 3-12, the Peace Passport series invites young learners to become global citizens in an active exploration of world music, dance, and theater. The STEM programs unravel the mysteries of the universe through interactive performances that merge science and the arts.
PE ACE INTERLUDES
Peace Center Artist-in-Residence Igor Begelman hosts a FREE monthly music appreciation gathering that will unpack the rich traditions, diverse styles, and great composers of chamber music and beyond. Each interlude features a multi-sensory sip, listen, and learn experience that highlights a musical period. A perfect time to unwind, meet up, and connect with your musical community! (Featured drinks are available for purchase.) Hold your seat now at peacecenter.org/interludes or call 864.467.3000. • RENAISSANCE – Monteverdi and Merlot – Oct 18 • LATE BAROQUE – Bach and Bordeaux – Nov 1 • CLASSICAL – Mozart and Malbec – Dec 20 • EARLY ROMANTIC – Rossini and Rosé – Jan 24 • ROMANTIC – Chopin and Champagne – Feb 28 • IMPRESSIONISM – Ravel and Riesling – March 21 • 20TH CENTURY - Prokofiev and Prosecco – April 25 • CONTEMPORARY – Sondheim and Sangria – May 23 5:15 PM | RAMSAUR STUDIO
Sponsored by Campbell Young Leaders
For a complete list of performances, visit peacecenter.org/passport or call 864.467.3000. Sponsored by
PE ACE TOURS
Peace Tours grant backstage access to the Peace Center campus, its history, and the people behind the magic. Come hear the story of the Upstate’s cultural hub, gaze at the enchanting Aerabella, listen to folklore of the theater industry, and walk in some of Greenville’s oldest buildings. Perfect for small educational groups, tourists, and all lovers of the arts, this tour will give insight into the world behind the curtain. Tours are $10 per person. Groups of 10-30 people are $50 for the entire group. To learn more, email email@example.com.
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