This is a great "little" theater to see a show. Only 240 seats (stadium style seating) means that there isn't a bad seat in the house. The seats are also assigned and you can select seats online or by phone. The show choices are good, the acting is also good. (This is community theater, so it's not Broadway, but still good to great performances depending on the show.)
The pluses, good seating, nice folks, good acting and free soda at intermission! wow, who does free anything anymore? Tickets are reasonable also.
The minuses, well, it's not Broadway quality, but this is rural South Carolina. That also means the shows selected are not going to be too far outside the "blue hair brigade's" realm of what is allowed. Rocky Horror is a stretch and kudos to the people running the theater for allowing something outside the ordinary.
Really there aren't too many negatives. The theater is run professionally and the lights and sound system are above average. Any show done at Flowertown is at the mercy of who shows up to audition, but the shows are generally above average in quality. The theater is clean, the seats are comfortable and the shows deliver.
Plenty of parking as well, so compared to Charleston, the show is the only cost. It's worth the drive to Summerville.
Now, as to my review (4 Stars) that is a comparison to community theater as a whole. I've been to a few theaters up and down the east coast and Flowertown is as good or better than most of them.
I saw this play over the weekend. I am so in love with it! This group of actors has choosen to do a play that puts the trail of Daniel Duncan right in your face. There are some in your face racist parts in the play that makes you see why this person was hung. The cast is very funny having one side of their face white, and one side black. All the actors play both black and white characters as well as role reversal. This is an eye opening play that you should come and see. Also it is a true story that happened 100 years ago, and 10/10 was the date of the trial of this poor man. Come support the arts and see a play that might make you change your mind!!!
The Groundhog Day Benefit Concert for the Halsey Institute featuring The Opposite of a Train was my first performance at Memminger Auditorium. I feel the hall has a nice resonance and an intimate yet spacious feel. I'm looking forward to more shows at Memminger in the future.
Wonderful venue for watching awesome upcoming artists at the high school level. The site is comfortable and most events are free!
Last December I will say that The Christmas event, which is upcoming on December 8th, was better that many pops concerts I used to pay to see in Indianapolis. I highly encourage you attend if you can. My only concern is that the venue is eventually going to be too small for all those wanting to see young talent!
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