The Curious Incident of the Dog

The Curious Incident of the Dog

A 2003 mystery-novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog, takes place in the year 1998 in and around the town of Swindon, England. The novel was written by Mark Haddon and narrated by a fifteen-year-old narrator, Christopher John Francis Boone who discovers the slain body of his neighbor’s poodle in the front lawn. He describes himself as a mathematician with some behavioral difficulties who lives with definite patterns, rules, and a diagram in his pocket.

Christopher knows all the countries along with their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. One evening he found the slain body of a dog in his neighbor’s front lawn. Christopher started investigating on his own which was at times was hampered by his mild form of autism. The Curious Incident won various awards including the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

The popular fictional book has been turned into a play one shouldn’t miss. Book your tickets today to see how the mystery unfolds.

Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly

Mat Franco - Magic Reinvented Nightly

The world fell in love with Mat Franco, the first magician to win America’s Got Talent. Mat blends magic and comedy in an unprecedented way. Franco creates a fresh, fun, and feel-good twist on magic that defies all expectations with ‘Magic Reinvented Nightly.’ His jaw-dropping material and unique humor keep you entertained as well as engrossed untill the end with a hatful of cheeky charm.

Franco mixes his signature humor with stunning magic to create a unique and unforgettable experience for his audience. America’s favorite magician redefines the genre with his interactive magic and wows his audience. He’s a wizard who teaches you a trick at the beginning that will keep you dumbfounded for the remaining 85 minutes of the magic show. The audience will likely never come to know about the methods of his magic but do not miss the explanation from Mat himself of how his love for magic initiated.

Book your tickets soon and see Franco’s magic unfold and see the mystery behind his magic in front of your own eyes.

Jagged Little Pill

Jagged Little Pill

Jagged Little Pill is a story about a picture-perfect family and hard-to-swallow truths that are ultimately healing. It is a rock musical with book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, and music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard. Inspired by the themes and emotions from Morissette’s 1995 album of the same name, the musical deals with pain, healing, and empowerment. It is a once-in-a-generation musical that “takes on the good work we are always asking new musicals to do.”

Mary Jane Healy, the mother, is obsessed with keeping it all together even though her life is getting out of control. But when their lives are disrupted by a series of disturbing events, the Healy’s face the harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

The musical premiered at the American Repertory Theatre in May 2018, directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. Jagged Little Pill features Morissette’s iconic songs including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand in My Pocket” as well as a new song, “a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold.”

The show will premiere on Broadway in fall 2019.

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show features a combination of exciting acts from talented singers, dancers, comedians, and more. The show is a southern family tradition on the Grand Strand which instills the true meaning of Christmas in your family with its combination of traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites.

The show’s production began with a “Holiday Road Trip” to Myrtle Beach at the Alabama theatre. Every year the production amazes its audiences with incredible talent, scenery, and special effects putting everyone in the holiday mood. The show plays six nights a week in November and December.

At the show, dinner is also available for locals and tourists to enjoy and relish. This year the show will feature comedian Ricky Mokel putting a new twist to the Christmas season. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show has truly become a Myrtle Beach family tradition during the holiday season. Hurry and book your tickets soon to the Alabama Theatre’s award-winning production and have an evening filled with song, dance, and laughter.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a musical phenomenon and a 1970 rock opera concept with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. A new mesmerizing production comes to North America to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The musical that made its debut on Broadway in 1971 is mostly sung with little spoken dialogues.

The story is about all the preparations that take place for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem. It is loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and explores the personal relationship between the Judas and Jesus. The work offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and other characters as well.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events. With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winners, the production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. The 1970s rock show also contains well-known numbers such as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and political activist born on March 25, 1934. In her younger years, she dreamt of becoming one of the most visible and passionate leaders and spokeswoman for the women’s rights movement in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. She co-founded a magazine in 1972, named Ms. Magazine, and edited it for almost fifteen years and continues to serve as a consulting editor for Ms. Magazine.

Steinem started her professional career as a journalist in New York writing for various publications. She played a major role in the publishing of Ms. Magazine by the Feminist Majority Foundation. In 1968, she also helped in the foundation of New York magazine as a political columnist and wrote various featured articles as well. She got featured as a freelance writer in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and other women magazines for publications in other countries.

Gloria Steinem published an article in 1969, “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader. In 2005, she co-founded the Women’s Media Centre along with Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan. She started traveling internationally as an organizer and lecturer in May 2018 and became a media spokeswomen on issues of equality.

The Rose Tattoo

The Rose Tattoo

The Rose Tattoo is a play by Tennessee Williams. A film adaptation starring Marisa Tomei was released in 1955. The play tells the story of an Italian-American widow in Mississippi as the main character in Trip Cullman’s maddeningly uneven production. She became inconsolable after the death of her husband and allowed herself to withdraw from the world and expects her daughter to do the same.

The original Broadway play opened in February 1951, starring original characters Maureen Stapleton, Phyllis Love, and Eli Wallach. The show premiered at the Martin Beck Theatre with a total of 306 performances. The play got revived in 1966 for which it received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Maria Tucci’s performance (who replace Phyllis Love).

On losing her husband at the sea, Serafina keeps praying at her household shrine for the next three years to the Virgin Mother.

Book your tickets to live performance where Serafina is in constant wait to see if she can recover and return to life again.

Foy Vance

Foy Vance

Foy Vance, the son of a traveling church minister is a Northern Irish musician who gave rise to jazz, blues, and soul in the South. Born in Bangor, United Kingdom in 1974, Vance developed a keen interest in music at a very early age exploring and traveling around the poor churches of the South. During the 90’s he naturally fell into the role of a singer/songwriter with the acoustic guitar.

The artist released his debut album, ‘HOPE’ in 2007 with Wurdamouth Records. The album obtained some critical acclaim in the UK with the album track “Two Shades of Hope” containing a hidden recording of his daughter Ella, singing at the end. Foy Vance toured in support of singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. His music has also been featured on the numerous TV shows. He released his second full-length album on August 2013, ‘Joy of Nothing’, produced by Irish producer and arranger Michael Keeney. The album received critical acclaim and included vocal features by Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt. In May 2016, he released his third studio album ‘The Wild Swan’ produced and mixed by Jacquire King.

Gryffin

Gryffin

Dan Griffith, known as GRYFFIN is an American DJ, record producer, and musician whose remixes broke waves in 2014 and 2015. His style of house music fuses indie with dance in a tasteful fashion. Born on September 29, 1987, in San Francisco, Gryffin grew up as a classically trained pianist and learned to play guitar at a very early age. He played in bands to improve and perfect his instrumental abilities before entering into the world of music production at the University of Southern California.

GRYFFIN released his first debut single titled ‘Heading Home’ on January 22, 2016, with an official music video in May 2016. Refining his skills throughout college and beyond, Gryffin blossomed into his artistic mastery and became adored by fans all over the world. He unveiled his live performances with a World Debut at Snow Globe Music Festival in 2017 to connect with his fans. He gained recognition for remixing some well-known songs such as Tove Lo’s “Talking Body”, Maroon 5’s “Animals” and Years & Years “Desire”.

Gryffin headlined his own North American Tour in 2019.

FENCES- Theatre

FENCES- Theatre

FENCES is a classic story of father and sons, dreams and disappointments set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s by American playwright August Wilson. The play explores the evolving African-American culture and challenges the realities of the American Dream. The attention of the play is given to an excellent baseball player, Troy, a 53-year-old head of household who struggles to provide a proper and comfortable living to his family. He lives with his wife Rose, son Cory, and his younger brother Gabriel, an ex-soldier.

FENCES was first developed at the Eugene O’Neill’s Theatre Centre’s 1983 National Playwrights Conference. It had its world premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1985 with a subsequent production at The Goodman Theatre. The first Broadway revival of the play opened at the Cort Theatre in 2010. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. The revival was also nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three awards including Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor in a Play, and Best Actress in a Play.

Do not miss the play and find out how Troy and his family move forward in their journey.