Stelle di Domani: Tickets on sale now!

The Stelle di Domani series showcases the students, faculty, and alumni of College of Charleston’s award-winning Department of Theatre and Dance during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. We’re pleased to offer the 17th season of Stelle di Domani at the College of Charleston!

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The Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce our offerings for Stelle di Domani 2024! Our annual contribution to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Stelle di Domani showcases the work of students, faculty, and alumni and features theatre, dance, and staged readings.

Featuring contributions from Center Stage and Annex Dance Company, Stelle di Domani 2023 hopes to offer something for everyone! Check out this year’s schedule and find ticket links and show descriptions below.

Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell resulting in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Deathtrap provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the final moment. Presented by College of Charleston’s student theatre organization Center Stage.

Performances: Saturday, May 25th at 7:30pm; Sunday, May 26th at 2pm and 7:30pm; Monday, May 27th 7:30pm; Tuesday, May 28th at 5:00pm.
Venue: Chapel Theatre
Address: 172 Calhoun St
dmission: $16 (general admission); $12 (students and seniors) plus ticket surcharge
Runtime: 90 Minutes

Buy tickets to Deathtrap here.

Staged Readings from the 15th Annual Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest

Staged readings of the Todd McNerney 15th Annual National Playwriting contest finalists. Previous winning plays have come from notable playwrights including Caridad Svich (lifetime Obie award winner), Sheila Cowley, Arthur M. Jolly, James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. Free admission.

Readings: Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th at 4pm (runner-up); Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st at 4pm (winner)
Venue: Calhoun Street Annex (adjacent to the Chapel Theatre)
Address: 172 Calhoun Street
Admission: Free
Runtime: 90-120 minutes

Musical Theatre Revue

Join us for a sensational evening of musical enchantment hosted by department alumnus Clyde Moser at Stelle Di Domani in Piccolo Spoleto! Save the date for Friday, May 31st at 7pm as the Chapel Theatre comes alive with the magic of musical theatre. Get ready to sing along to your favorite tunes in a dynamic musical revue featuring the incredible talents of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This event promises to be a celebration of community and the enduring allure of Broadway. See you there!

Performances: Friday, May 31st at 7pm
Venue: Chapel Theatre
Address: 172 Calhoun Street
Admission: Admission: $16 (general admission); $12 (students and seniors) plus ticket surcharge
Runtime: 60 minutes without intermission

Buy tickets to Musical Theatre Review here.

Under the Lights

This perennial Piccolo favorite highlights original College of Charleston student works. A series of ten-minute plays written by and performed by CofC students, Under the Lights features winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting Award, the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Award, the David Lee Nelson Hope Award and The Pages Festival.

Performances: Sunday, June 2nd at 7pm and Monday, June 3rd at 7pm
Venue: Chapel Theatre
Address: 172 Calhoun Street
Admission: $10 (general admission) plus ticket surcharge
Runtime: 60 minutes without intermission

Buy tickets to Under the Lights here.

In Love and Death

William Shakespeare is still regarded by many as one of the world’s greatest playwrights, if not the greatest. His plays continue to mesmerize audiences well over 400 years after his death. Shakespeare was an artist of the people, depicting conflict, love, birth, and death in equal measure and with incomparable beauty. College of Charleston current and past Theatre students will collaborate in a dynamic and fast-paced series of scenes from Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and histories. College of Charleston Professors Paul Rolfes and Evan Parry co-direct this exciting production with a company of outstanding talent from the Department of Theatre and Dance’s past and present. Presented in collaboration with the Charleston Library Society.

Performances: Wednesday, June 5th at 6pm and Thursday, June 6th at 2pm. A special free al fresco performance will occur as part of Second Sunday at 2pm on June 9th on the steps of the Charleston Library Society at 164 King Street.
Venue: Chapel Theatre (June 5th and 6th); Charleston Library Society (June 9th)
Address: 172 Calhoun Street (June 5th and 6th); 164 King Street (June 9th)
Admission: $16 (general), $12 (students and seniors) plus ticket surcharge; free admission for Sunday, June 9th performance
Runtime: 75 minutes with no intermission

Buy tickets to In Love and Death here.

It’s Itself

Annex Dance Company presents It’s Itself, an evening-length work straddling themes of the spiritual world and the human world and questioning if something exists, just because it exists. Created in collaboration with visual artist and College of Charleston Studio Art Department faculty member Susan Klein, the choreography and art share the performance space, allowing for connection, interaction, and manipulation of human and inanimate objects. It’s Itself is performed by students and company members as a culmination of the annual residency with the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Performances: Friday June 7th at 7pm; Saturday June 8th at 2pm and 6pm
Venue: Chapel Theatre
Address: 172 Calhoun St.
Admission: $16 (general admission); $12 (students and seniors) plus ticket surcharge
Runtime: 45 minutes without intermission

Buy tickets to It’s Itself here.

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