Season performances in the Signature Series and Family Series range from internationally acclaimed touring acts to the stars of our local cultural scene.
September 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
All Singing, All Dancing, All American!
Based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO tour to entertain WWII troops, ALL HANDS ON DECK! features singers, dancers, comics and a nine-piece orchestra performing 40+ classic Big Band hits. The show is a fun-filled, true-to-life production packed with classic humor and great music from those special days of road shows, war-bond drives and radio broadcasts. Step back into 1942! Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
The Best of Pilobolus
Leaps, lifts, humor and other feats of strength abound when Pilobolus takes the stage. One of the most influential and entertaining modern dance companies in the country, Pilobolus highlights the geometry of the human form and explores the infinite ways in which dancers can connect and interact.
November 16, 2012, 8 p.m.
The Funniest Man in America
James Gregory creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a Southern accent and universal story-telling. The ridiculous, the common and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian.
December 2, 2012, 3 p.m.
Ring in the Season
Join celebrity conductor Morihiko Nakahara and the musicians of the SC Philharmonic orchestra as they welcome the holidays with everyone’s favorite symphonic classics. Your toes will tap while the sleigh bells ring!
February 14, 2013, 8 p.m.
Cinema’s Greatest Romance
A classic film and a legendary love that has stood the test of time. As wartime refugees gather in Morocco, reunited lovers (the dashing Humphrey Bogart and the beautiful Ingrid Bergman) find their love and honor tested. Enjoy the film with your sweetheart or your friends and join us in the lobby for champagne and dessert before the movie.
Mayhem and Majesty
A mesmerizing audio-visual experience awaits at Squonk Opera. Original music, design and staging combine with spellbinding projections and constantly transforming scenery to transport you to wondrous places your ears have long kept secret.
April 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
An Uplifting Theme – Three Ways
Charismatic conductor Morihiko Nakahara leads the world-class performers of the SC Phil in a rousing performance of Vivaldi’s eternal classic, The Four Seasons. Witnessing a live performance of The Four Seasons is exhilarating and refreshing; cross this classical must-hear off of your musical bucket list. Also on the program: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla/Leonid Desyatnikov and La Follia Variations for Strings by Geminiani/Michi Wiancko.
September 22, 2012, 7 p.m.
“Once Upon a Time” Remixed
What happens when storytellers, singers, musicians, and visual artists join forces? Story Squad! This band of performers create a theatrical, educational feast for ears and eyes that will have the entire family rocking.
February 23, 2013, 2 p.m.
High-brow, Low-brow, Uni-brow!
Polygraph Lounge gets audiences buzzing with an arsenal of original instruments and vocal stylings, all fired directly at your funny bone. Direct from a standing engagement at Carnegie Hall, this charismatic duo strip mines pop music favorites of yesterday, today, and tomorrow delighting parents and children alike. Fun fact: these musicians have toured with Paul Simon for 40 years.
May 11, 2013, 2 p.m.
No Strings Attached
What happens when puppet-makers think way, way outside the box? The brilliant, the amazing, the fantastic and the phenomenal result. Become mesmerized by the creations of puppeteers from throughout the Southeast, whose figments come to life with enthralling stories and beautiful craftsmanship.