Category Archives: School News

Tired of Flushing Money Down the Drain? Residents of URINETOWN Feel the Same in College of Charleston Musical Production

College of Charleston Theatre and Dance closes its 2018-2019 season with the hilarious, Tony Award-winning comedy Urinetown directed by artist-in-residence Bret Shuford with musical direction by Laura Turner. While the show is lighthearted in nature, it shares with audiences a glimpse of serious issues tied to the season’s theme of social justice in support of the […]

CofC Opera to Perform ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites,’ a Story of Martyrdom

The College of Charleston Opera will present a production of Francis Poulenc’s only full-length opera, “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” It tells a fictional account of the actual events of the Martyrs of Compiègne — the Carmelite nuns who in 1794 refused to renounce their faith during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution. As a result, […]

CofC Faculty Jazz Ensemble to Perform

Students, alumni and the public love to see our jazz professors take stage. Toes tapping, heads nodding to the beat – at the end of the concert you’ll leave with melodic arrangements still on your mind. The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present the CofC Faculty Jazz Ensemble:  Robert Lewis […]

Student Dance Work to Be Staged in ‘Chapel Moves’

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present the dance concert, “Chapel Moves.” The annual concert features original dances by some of the department’s most talented students. These future professional choreographers and aspiring dance artists will showcase pieces selected for inclusion in the American College Dance […]

Orion Weiss to Perform for International Piano Series

ACCLAIMED PIANIST ORION WEISS TO PERFORM FOR COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON PIANO SERIES One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians Praised for his “powerful technique and voluptuous tone” (The Washington Post) and playing that is “at once sensitive and technically dazzling” (Daily Camera), Orion Weiss is one of the most sought-after soloists […]

Apocalyptic, Coming of Age Story MARISOL directed by PURE Theatre’s Sharon Graci

Despite her achievements and rise to white-collar status, a young Puerto-Rican woman, Marisol, lives in a world that is both apocalyptic and eerily possible. An apocalyptic world comes alive in the 1993 Obie Award-winning “Marisol” by José Rivera. “‘Marisol’ tells a different kind of coming of age story. Our eponymous heroine finds herself living in an angelic war […]

IN THE MIX Returns with New Host and EPIC Women

The College of Charleston Arts Management Program is excited to announce that world renowned drummer, percussionist, and two-time Grammy nominee Quentin Baxter has joined its faculty and will serve as the new host of the IN THE MIX speaker series, replacing Artist in Residence Emeritus Mark Bryan who has returned to recording and touring with […]

Cello-Piano Duo to Perform for Charleston Music Fest

Charleston Music Fest presents intimate chamber music concerts featuring College of Charleston faculty, and local and international artists. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, graduates of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, faculty duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano) will present a versatile concert of works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Carlo Alfredo Piatti and Myroslav Skoryk, plus the beloved Rococo […]

Music of Stravinsky and Lukas Foss at Magnetic South

Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony, will present a contemporary classical music concert featuring two iconic 20th century works: Stravinsky’s masterpiece “A Soldier’s Tale” in its complete staged version, with College of Charleston faculty members Robert Taylor as narrator and Evan Parry as the devil, along with […]

Broadway’s Bret Shuford is Charming, A Tale of an American Prince

Why should the princesses get all the glory? In CHARMING: A TALE OF AN AMERICAN PRINCE, Bret Shuford tells the tale of one prince’s trek from the faraway Kingdom of Texas to a castle in The East Village. Shuford’s quest is highlighted by the music of Sondheim, Lutvak, Prince and more, with a little Disney magic thrown […]