The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is pleased to present its 2014/15 Dinner Theater Series, featuring four fabulous performances accompanied by elegant dining. Season tickets are on sale now for $140 per person. Group discounts are available. Single performance tickets are priced at $40 and are available for purchase one month prior to each event. Patrons interested in forgoing dinner and enjoying just the performance have the option of “performance only” tickets for $12.
The series has proven to be a popular program for couples and groups. Productions are scheduled on Friday evenings in September, November, January, and March in a ballroom setting at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Table numbers are assigned for each performance and given to patrons at check-in. Guests are served dinner at 7:00pm, then sit back to watch lively, and often interactive, programs by professional performers while enjoying dessert and tea or coffee. Dress is business casual. Ticket price includes dinner, play, and gratuity. A cash-only bar is available. Parking is free.
Performance details and menus are listed below. Meals are catered by Embassy Suites and include a garden salad, meat entrée with vegetable and starch, rolls, dessert, coffee & tea. Vegetarian alternatives may be requested in advance.
2014/15 North Charleston Dinner Theater Series Schedule
(subject to change)
September 12, 2014 – Donna Lee Williams and Remnant Productions presents The Reunion: A Lil Mo’ Motown Magic • The old gang gets together for a reunion two dinner theatre seasons later to find that the local senior center has lost their headliner for the weekend’s Soul Café Cabaret. Full of passion and compassion, the Mo’ Motown Magic crew quickly decides that one way or another, the show must go on! Filled with the smooth sounds of Motown and many favorite soul hits from the 60s and 70s, this reunion is sure to lift your spirits and cause you to shake, rattle and roll!
Entree: Sage buttered & roasted slices of pork tenderloin with mustard & caper sauce
November 7, 2014 – Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre presents Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun, and Gin Club: A Murder Mystery with Manners• The Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness have held their monthly Garden, Gun & Gin Club since back when such decent ladies knew their place in society; before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts ruined everything. And certainly there had been more than a few meetings which dissolved into a bit of hair-pullin’, heir-provin’, and homemade hare-puddin’ pitching. Still, until this new sort of female up and invited herself, the crème of Charleston’s ladies hadn’t ever had to dirty their white gloves with something so revoltingly common as a… murder! Professional actors, volunteer audience roles.
Entree: Pan-fried buttermilk chicken with sweet onion & tasso velouté
January 23, 2015 – The Wagsters present An Evening with the Wagsters, World Class Magic & Illusion • This show combines stage illusions, hilarious comedy, audience interaction, and pure sleight of hand. Husband and wife team, Brandon and Hannah Lynne Wagster, will amaze and mystify people of all ages with classic illusions, such as sawing a lady in half. See the act that made Brandon an international award winner plus so much more!
Entree: Smoked chicken & Italian sausage penne with mushrooms, sweet onions, zucchini, and pesto cream
March 13, 2015 – Christal Brown-Gibson presents A Journey Through the Music of African Americans • Join celebrated psalmist, songwriter, and internationally touring vocalist, Christal Brown-Gibson, on a musical journey highlighting the legendary voices of African American artists from the early 1900s to the present. Brown-Gibson will perform songs from a variety of music genres, including spirituals, jazz, blues, and gospel, with costume changes to portray famed artists such as Etta James, Billie Holiday, Dorothy Moore, and Mahalia Jackson.
Entree: Pecan roasted, Dijon & maple basted salmon with smoked tomato jam
Space is limited. Ticket sales close 3 days ahead of each performance, unless for performance only. Contact Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 for tickets or more information. Credit cards, cash, or checks made payable to the City of North Charleston are accepted. No refunds. For information on other City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department programs, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website or call 843-740-5854.