The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is set to host a special seasonal dinner theatre performance in North Charleston on Thursday, December 6, with Dylan Thomas’ Christmas in Wales presented by Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina and Chamber Music Charleston. This nostalgic musical production offers a great night out for couples and groups looking to get into the holiday spirit. Dinner for the evening, catered by Centerplate, will be served buffet style and includes beef short ribs with pan gravy, hash brown casserole, roasted seasonal vegetables glazed with aged balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil & sea salt, field of greens salad, dinner rolls, and caramel fudge pecan cake. Tickets are on sale until Monday, December 3.
Dylan Thomas’ Christmas in Wales is an enchanting musical production based on famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ 1955 beloved radio story A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Starring Broadway, film, and TV veteran actor, Clarence Felder, and featuring musicians from Chamber Music Charleston, the show shares Thomas’ memories of an old fashioned Christmas, from snow ball fights and delights of opening presents to singing carols and wild adventures in the village. The highly acclaimed and engaging Christmas memoir is full of humorous and poignant anecdotes of long ago woven together with classical music. As freelance entertainment critic Diane Scher describes, “[The play is] a must see…royally performed by Clarence Felder…magic and mirth of storytelling and beautiful Christmas carols, played by three of the finest musicians in Charleston…a remarkable trio…universally delightful… Dylan Thomas was a literary genius… this is some of the finest acting and music you will encounter in our beautiful city…”
Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina (ATSC) is a professional theater and film company, which has produced 102 productions in 22 years, including many new works by South Carolinians. ATSC’s film division, Moving Images Group, has produced two adventure docu-features, All For Liberty and John Laurens’ War, about extraordinary heroes of the American Revolution in South Carolina. Both films have won nine international film awards. ATSC received a major grant from SC Humanities for John Laurens’ War and has also received recognition through other grants from The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and The South Carolina Arts Commission. In addition, ATSC has performed at Piccolo Spoleto Festival many years. For more information, visit actorstheatreofsc.org.
Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to developing audiences for classical music through chamber music concerts and educational performances of high artistic quality by musicians of the Lowcountry. Building upon the time-honored tradition of presenting small-scale concerts for a gathering of friends, Chamber Music Charleston utilizes the talents of this city’s finest professional musicians to perform masterworks of the chamber music repertoire in some of Charleston’s most beautiful and historic settings. For more information, visit chambermusiccharleston.org.
Dylan Thomas’ Christmas in Wales will be presented at Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Doors open at 7:00pm for dinner. Tickets are $40 per person. Group discounts are offered for parties of four or more. Ticket price includes dinner, performance, and gratuity. Parking is free. A cash-only bar will be available. To purchase tickets, order online at http://bit.ly/NChasDinnerTheatreTix or contact Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 by Monday, December 3, to order by phone. For information on additional programs and events, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5854 or visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.