Michael Smallwood


‘The Tragedy of Carmen’ opera takes the stage at Hanahan Amphitheater

Charleston Opera Theater is bringing The Tragedy of Carmen to the Hanahan Amphitheater on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. French composer Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naive soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Carmen. The 1983 adaptation by Peter Brook and Marius […]

Americana veteran Paul Thorn stopping at Charleston Music Hall

Musician Paul Thorn brings his bluesy, Southern style to the Charleston Music Hall on Friday, April 30. The Billboard Top 100 artist, who has performed with the likes of Sting and Bonnie Raitt, will be bringing hits like “It’s Never Too Late to Call” to Charleston audiences for the one-night show. Joining Thorn at the […]

South of Broadway’s ‘C’est ça, l’amour’ features homegrown talent

The next outing in South of Broadway Theatre Company’s cabaret series is C’est ça, l’amour, a one night only show celebrating a true-life romance and a Charleston native. Matt Shingledecker, originally from Charleston, returns to the local stage alongside partner Caitlin Finnie. The pair met while performing in the international tour of Les Miserable. Shingledecker’s […]

CofC arts festival features outdoor opera, theater, dance at Stono Preserve

The College of Charleston School of the Arts has its first in-person live event in over a year coming up this weekend. The school is presenting Arts Under the Oaks, a two-day festival featuring opera, musical theater and dance showcases. Taking place live at CofC’s Stono Preserve (5297 Dixie Plantation Rd. in Meggett), the event […]

Spoleto cautiously rolls out 2021 lineup, but live shows are back

It has been over a year since the Charleston arts scene was put on pause. The prospect of a Spoleto return, a year after the pandemic, two years since the last showcase of world-class international and local talent might just be right medicine for a live performance-starved city. Spoleto Festival USA seems to feel the […]