Theatre Charleston is kicking off their new season with the third annual Gin & Jazz Party at King Street’s Mercury Bar. With a Roaring ’20s theme, the party will feature a three-person cabaret comprised of Theatre Charleston members, a special gin cocktail, and food provided by Mercury Bar. Theatre Charleston will announce upcoming projects for the 2012-2013 season, including the inaugural Theatre Charleston Awards, which will be held in Aug. 2013. “We’ve been working on them for probably a year and a half,” says Theatre Charleston’s executive director Emily Wilhoit. “We’re really excited about it … we feel that there’s really fantastic work done in the community, all over the community, and not a lot of places where they get recognized.” Be sure to dress up in your ’20s best, since the coolest costumes of the evening will receive prizes. The party will also feature an enter-to-win grand prize of free tickets to all of Theatre Charleston’s performances. All proceeds benefit Theatre Charleston.