This event is not to be missed!
The CharlestonYouth Company performs this weekend at the Sottile Theatre with a performance on February 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the Sottile Theatre Box Office beginning at 5:30pm both nights. Tickets are $15/each.
“Big News in Little Italy” is set in 1938 in New York City. All’s quiet in NYC and that’s bad news for the reports of Little Italy’s Newspaper, The Daily Gazetta. They need a story in the worst way, and it had better be good! Hope is on the horizon and salvation just a keystroke away when a young writer named Orson Welles comes up with an idea that might just save them all . . .
“Under Wraps” features the Junior Company and is set in the shadows and alleys along Mulberry Street. It’s a gritty underworld of gangsters, thieves and con artists, and every move they make is a carefully choreographed ruse to make a buck. But the cops have turned up theheat and it’s getting touch for gangsters like Fat Sam and Dandy Dan to earn a “dishonest” living. With a little bit of scheming and hte help of pal Bugsy Malone, these gangsters are going to produce a musical Revue that will be the perfect front for the greatest craps game ever. Performing a specially adapted Charleston Youth Co. play, these Junior Company Gangsters and Dolls might just steal the show. They will certainly steal your heart.
YOUNG PRIZE WINNING PIANIST PERFORMS IN COLLEGE’S SERIES
CHARLESTON, SC – Steven Lin, an uprising pianist from Taiwan will play a recital in the College of Charleston’s International Piano Series on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street. The program includes Frédéric Chopin’s Four Impromptus, Waltz in A-Flat Major, Grande Valse Brillante and Scherzo No. 3, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Overture in the French Style and Franz Liszt’s Réminiscenes de Don Juan. Tickets are $20. College of Charleston students and those under 18 years old are admitted free of charge. Credit card reservations and more information are available by calling (843) 953-6575, or by visiting www.internationalpianoseries.org.
Steven was a soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at 14. Since then, he has performed at Dublin National Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the Salle Cortot and the Louvre Auditorium in Paris. He has been soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Sendai Philharmonic in Japan among others. He has studied at the Juilliard School Prepatory and College divisions with Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert McDonald, and Matti Raekallio. There, he received a full scholarship and won the Concerto Competition. In 2012 he won the Third Prize and Best Performance Awards of Baroque and Contemporary works at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, was a semifinalist at the Leeds International Competition and won Third Prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition. Enrique Graf, the series’ Founder and Artistic Director, was a juror at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition when he first heard Mr. Lin perform. Graf says, “This is one of the most exciting and unique young musical personalities I have heard in a while, and the program has a wonderful mix of old time favorites and plenty of fireworks.”
The International Piano Series opened on Tuesday evening (Oct. 30, 2012) with a truly awe-inspiring performance by pianist Alexander Schimpf. Adam Parker from The Post and Courier reviewed the performance (link below for full article).
Be sure to join us at The Sottile Theatre on November 20 at 8:00pm for the next performance in the 2012-2013 International Piano Series featuring pianist Jorge Luis Prats. Visit the IPS website for more information.
“If you’ve attended an event at the Sottile in the last year or so, you can bet part of the reason it ran so smoothly was thanks to senior Kaleigh Knudsen, the Event Manager at the Theater.
The Communication major, originally from Ipswich, Mass., says she has had a ‘hands-on’ experience in the event planning industry, starting as a catering assistant and working up to her current position at the Sottile, as well as taking relevant classes at the College of Charleston.
‘I have a Communications Studies major, but I kind of made my own major since they don’t have an event planning major here. I’ve taken hospitality, arts management, and every class that would apply.’ Knudsen said.
After she graduates in December, Knudsen plans to keep working at the Sottile, where she is responsible for making contracts for the renters, taking care of any of their special technical, staff, or catering requests, as well as being on-hand on event nights to open the doors and keep an eye on everything. She also follows up with billing and event reviews.
Though she might spend late nights at the Sottile, Knudsen doesn’t mind because she gets to see everything that comes through the theater, from ballerinas to bodybuilders.
When not watching or helping other people perform, Knudsen likes to perform herself, singing at open-mic nights in her hometown accompanied by her guitarist brother.
Knudsen also finds time to dance herself, taking African dance at the College and the occasional Zumba class.
Though you would never know it from her poised and organized exterior, Knudsen says she’s ‘really silly.”
‘If you get to know me, when I’m not working or in class, I like to make people laugh.’”
-Original article published in the George Street Observer and written by Georgia Schrubbe
Refered to as “a blast from the past” by the Post and Courrier, the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theater Marquee is back and working on King Street! Check out the article for yourself.
Beaufort High School’s Gingerbread Theater Proudly Presents
The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
by Peter Bloedel
June 11 & 12 at 6pm and 13 at 3pm at the Sottile Theatre
The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet is a funny whimsical play combining Dr. Seuss’s “The Sneetches” with the storyline of Romeo and Juliet. This hour comedy is full of rhyming words, funny bits and a surprise ending. The lesson behind the play is for little ones to learn to judge people by their behavior not by what they wear on their bellies. This show is fun for the ENTIRE family.
About Beaufort High School’s Gingerbread Theater
Beaufort High offers a children’s theater series to support family date night and children’s creativity. Our motto is “a family can have dinner, a show , and the kids are in bed by 8”. They often perform shows for donations to the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). This year they perform for CAPA and donated money to a local community member who was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. The money was donated to a trust fund for his 5 children. The Theater department is excited for this wonderful opportunity to perform at Piccolo Spoleto and we are looking forward to entertaining you.
For more information and tickets visit the Piccolo Spoleto website page: http://www.piccolospoleto.com/events/default.aspx?progid=9&eventid=498&perfid=2750