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Broadway in Charleston announces 2014-15 season

By Bill Lynch, Staff writer

Broadway in Charleston has announced their new season. The six shows are a mix of Broadway revivals and classic pop revues.

Except where otherwise noted, all shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

The 2014-2015 season begins Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. with “Under the Streetlamp with Special Guest Gentleman’s Rule.” Under the Streetlamp is a vocal group that performs pop and R&B hits from the 1950s and 1960s. The quartet has been featured in several PBS television specials.

On Dec. 1, Broadway in Charleston presents “Smokey Joe’s Café,” a song and dance celebration of songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The pair wrote a huge collection of pop songs including “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock,” made famous by Elvis Presley, “Yakety Yak,” and “Charlie Brown,” two hits for The Coasters, as well as many others.

On Jan. 16 at 8 p.m., it’s “Guys and Dolls,” a Broadway classic and Tony Award winning musical based around several short stories by Damon Runyon.

The Clay Center hosts “Sister Act,” a popular musical based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg comedy, on Feb. 11.

On March 4, the revival of Cole Porter’s comedy “Anything Goes” comes to Charleston. The show introduced songs like, “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and “Anything Goes” into the American songbook.

The season concludes April 23, 2015, with “Memphis,” a musical about the early days of rock ‘n’ roll and forbidden love.

Subscriptions for the series are on sale now. Multiple show packages range in price from $115 to $360. Subscribers may also receive additional special ticket offers as other shows are added to the season.

Tickets for individual shows go on sale Aug. 8.

For information, call 304-561-3570, visit www.theclaycenter.org or visit the Clay Center box office.

Reach Bill Lynch at lynch@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.


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