March 17 brings "From Galway to Broadway," a St. Patrick's Day-themed show with Broadway performers Ciaran Sheehan and Kimilee Bryant. Sheehan, a tenor from Dublin, made his Broadway debut in "Les Miserables" and later took on the title role in "Phantom of the Opera." Vocally versatile Bryant is a former Miss South Carolina.
The season closes on April 14 with "History You Can Hear," a two-part program of Civil War music presented by Saxton's Cornet Band. The brass ensemble will perform in period costumes.
All shows begin at 3 p.m.
The group also announced it would continue the GoodNight Celebration, which takes place annually on New Year's Eve at various locations around Charleston.
While CMA shows will be at a new hall, Oliver stressed that ticket prices would remain the same.
"We want to offer the best entertainment in the area for the best price," she said.
Season tickets are $90 for adults, $30 for full-time college students and $10 for ages 18 and younger. Single-show tickets are $30.
Oliver said she was glad to have people buy single tickets, but box office Chairman Dick Freer added that a season ticket is still the better value by far.
"Even if you only go three times, you still come out ahead," he said.
Oliver said the organization is changing and growing. Along with a new home for shows, CMA unveiled a new logo and website and announced four new board members: Lynda Smith, Kate Gibson, the Rev. W.I. "Bill" Hairston and Pat Schillings.
Oliver believes that with new people, an updated online presence and a new theater, Community Music is going forward in a positive direction.
"It's smaller," she acknowledged. "But we'd love to have standing room only."
For information, call 304-744-1400 or visit www.communitymusicassociation.com.
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