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SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Music in Time | Lecture on the Weather

SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Music in Time | Lecture on the Weather

MUSIC by Matt Dobie John Cage’s Lecture on the Weather was the last installment of the Music in Time Series at this year’s Spoleto Festival USA, though some may not even call it music. Heck, I don’t really consider it music, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fantastic experience. The piece begins ...
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SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Il n’es pas encore minuit

SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Il n’es pas encore minuit

PHYSICAL THEATER by Emily Reyna A fight breaks out in Memminger Auditorium. It’s a full out brawl between the men and women performers of Compagnie XY, a completely choreographed and planned scene for the opening of Il n’est pas encore minuit. This beginning tension only grows after the fighting ceases. Much is communicated ...
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SPOLETO 2017 REIVEW: Chamber Music

SPOLETO 2017 REIVEW: Chamber Music

MUSIC by Matt Dobie The Bank of America Chamber Music series at the Dock Street Theatre is something I look forward to every Spoleto season. And once again, it hasn’t disappointed. The series runs the length of the festival, with eleven different programs performed three times each. The program I attended featured the ...
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SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Westminster Choir

SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Westminster Choir

MUSIC by Emily Reyna Inside the walls of the 200-year-old Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, the first verse to “Death and Resurrection” from The Valley of Delight rang out, illuminated by the late evening sun. “Love surround me, make me whole. Grow in light. Fill my soul.” This performance ...
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SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Sofía Rei

SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Sofía Rei

MUSIC by Emily Reyna “Of Earth and Gold” symbolizes the full range of emotions felt during a performance, specifically the melodies expressed during music. Last night, during the final performance by Sofía Rei of her Spoleto residency, the audience at the Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston was entranced into ...
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Spoleto 2017 Review: Murmurs

Spoleto 2017 Review: Murmurs

THEATRE by Matt Dobie Murmurs is a surreal journey into a world where inanimate objects come to life, faceless figures roam the stage, and people can dance on air. It’s a one-of-a-kind theatre experience filled with visual tricks that enchant and bewilder. Objects appear and disappear. Set pieces come to life. People ...
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SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Angel

SPOLETO 2017 REVIEW: Angel

THEATRE by Hunter Gardner It’s 2001 and Henry Naylor is sitting in front of his television watching BBC live report from Afghanistan when the reporter on screen is suddenly knocked down. The cameraman comes around into frame, and Naylor recognizes him—an old flatmate. At the time, Naylor was primarily known for his work ...
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Spoleto 2017 Review: Eugene Onegin

Spoleto 2017 Review: Eugene Onegin

OPERA by Emily Reyna | Images by Leigh Webber Photography The wonderful thing about opera is the timeless feeling that it could be any year- 2017 or 1817. I believe those watching tonight felt the same things people felt in the 1800s: enchanted ...
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The How & The Why Delivers On Smart Performances

The How & The Why Delivers On Smart Performances

REVIEW — THEATRE by Hunter Gardner South of Broadway Theater in Park Circle, North Charleston is doing something very smart: letting their space inform their productions. The mid-sized house and floor-level stage cater to intimate stories and uncomplicated staging, and what’s interesting – and ...
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Opening Night

Opening Night

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEATRE THIS WEEK Charleston OPENING WEEKEND STAYIN' ALIVE 34 West Theatre Co. March 3 - May 28 A smooth-talking soap star fights for love, bellbottoms and disco fever in this 70s musical. 200 Meeting Street
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