April … our spring weather has passed us by and the last few weeks have seemed more like summer. What is that all about? Perhaps April will be cooler with more rain?? The cheery flower colors and the many shades of green foliage are a welcome sight for me. At least it looks like Spring, and it’s going to be easy to see shows at all of the area theaters!!
Centre Stage opens Hairspray on April 12, with matinees scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, so there’s no excuse to miss it! A talented, ALL LOCAL cast of singers and dancers bring you back to the 50’s … the hair, the dances, the music, all with energy and spirit. Hairspray runs through April 29 Thursday – Sunday. Call the box office at 235-6733 for reservations. For the ultimate evening, make reservations for the Hairspray Gala on Friday, April 13 at 7:00!! You may not know that the Centre Stage lobby walls are home to the work of varying, diverse artists sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council. Currently the art of Cham Little may be seen. You can stop by during working hours to see the art exhibition, or while you are waiting to see one of the shows there. The exhibition changes as the shows change, so come often! On May 2, 6:30 – 9:00, the opening reception for Artists of the Upstate will be in the Centre Stage lobbies.
Greenville Little Theater brings us Barefoot in the Park, beginning April 6, running through April 21. One of Neil Simon most popular plays entertains us with the story of the stuffed-shirt and free-spirit newlywed couple. Bring your engaged & newly married couples to see this show!! Call for reservations at 864.233.6238. Performances are at 8:00 pm except Sunday matinees at 3:00. April 21 will have a 3:00 and an 8:00 performance!! This is one of my favorite comedy plays.
Go, Dog, Go! opens this month on the main stage of the South Carolina Children’s Theater on April 27. This rollicking ‘tail’ is all about dogs – all talents, sizes and kinds. Based on a popular children’s book of the same name, by P.D. Eastman, it is perfect for children age 4 and up. Make your online reservations at (www.scchildrenstheatre.org, or call 864 235 2885.
Café & Then Some continues its hysterical run of “Life After Oprah”. If you love a good laugh, this is the show to see. Old friends Norma, Bubba and Dot are facing troubles even Dr. Oz can’t fix!! Come for dinner, reserved seating from 6:30 – 7:30, or make a reservation by 7:45 for the show only and enjoy dessert and coffee. Show times are Wednesday – Saturday, 8:15.
I can’t wait to see The 39Steps at The Warehouse Theater. This is the kind of thriller mystery that pulls you in, delighting you along the way with fast-paced action, twisting plots and endless characters. Adapted from an Alfred Hitchcock directed movie, it is directed here by one of my favorites, Chip Egan. You will want to see this show!! Order tickets now for The 39 Steps opening April 27 and playing thru May12. Tickets are available from the box office, 864 235 6948, and online ( https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=wht).