Beaufort Theatre Company
The Sound of Music
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill Beaufort audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.
September 23, 29, 30 at 7:30pm
September 24, October 1 at 3pm
Ray On My Mind
This concert brings the music and the story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 11-piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists (a la the Raelettees), performing this American legend’s most popular hits: “What’d I Say?”, “I Got A Woman”, “Mess Around”, “Georgia On My Mind”, a blazing hot duet on “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, and many more! The music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, jazz, and country-influenced Ray’s style, while also reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs, and his triumphant return home to Georgia.
October 20 at 7:30pm
Beaufort Children’s Theatre
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage! When faced with danger, the two sisters discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
November 17, 18 at 7pm
November 19 at 3pm
Celebration On Ice
Capture the magic of the season as Beaufort's Center for the Arts stage is transformed into an ice rink for Christmas Celebration On Ice. This enchanting musical celebration brings beloved holiday songs to life while emphasizing the beauty, grace, and artistry of figure skating. Featuring show-stopping singers and dancers, and astonishing performance artistry, this family-friendly musical celebration is literally the "coolest" show for all ages this holiday season!
December 13 at 6:30pm
Broadway’s Next Best Musical
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Have you heard of the TONY Awards? Well, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is…The PHONY Awards! The audience members write down made-up song titles and our master improvisers gather these suggestions and present them as “nominated songs” for this coveted award. We create spontaneous scenes and songs filled with great dancing, catchy melodies, and tons of laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns that song into a full-blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.
January 17 at 7:30pm
In partnership with PURE Theatre, LWVCA commissioned a play about the life of civil rights and voting rights activist, teacher, and LWVCA member, Septima Clark. PURE Theatre produced the play, entitled SEPTIMA, which premiered in Charleston, SC on March 9, 2023, and ran through April 1, 2023. The play was written by Dr. Patricia Williams Dockery.
SEPTIMA: It’s the day of Septima Clark’s 125 birthday. As the City of Charleston prepares to celebrate, Septima, with the help of some old friends, reflects not only on her work as a Civil Rights leader and educator, but the moments of her life that shaped her into one of the most important figures in American history, and inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to name her the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”
February 9, 10 at 7:30pm
February 11 at 3pm
The Doo Wop Project
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning: tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows, The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey featuring foundational tunes from The Crests, The Belmonts, and The Flamingos through the vocal artistry of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern hits from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and Sam Smith.
The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
February 16 at 7:30pm
The Music of Sam Cooke -
A Change Is Gonna Come
The Music of Sam Cooke starring Bradd Marquis and The Magnificants, is a fantastic new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke. A rip-roaring soulful performance brought to you alongside a live big band.
March 8 at 7:30pm
Dancing with Our Stars
(in partnership with CAPA and
USCB Center for the Arts)
Heroes of our community, or “stars”, are paired with a dance instructor who will choreograph their performance to help raise money for CAPA Beaufort.
March 15 at 6:30pm
March 16 at 7pm
Over the course of their notable career, Canadian group Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands. Their emergence on the Canadian music scene in the late 1990s with their chart-topping instrumental single “Call to Dance”, introduced audiences to a new way of accessing a uniquely Canadian music genre. The “Leahy sound” – a combination of strong stride piano, driving rhythm guitar, unique bass lines and layered with a contemporary drumming style.
March 23 at 7:30pm
Beaufort Theatre Company
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, written by Stephen Sondheim, takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
April 11, 12, 13 at 7:30pm
April 14 at 3pm
Beaufort Children’s Theatre
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR.
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is one blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious"!