Beaufort Theatre Company
Guys and Dolls
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong.
September 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm September 18, 25 at 3pm
A Johnny Cash Tribute
JC Cole and Folsom '68 is the definitive Johnny Cash Tribute. So realistic in both sound and look that they've been endorsed by the Cash family members and former members of Johnny's own band. Seeing this show is kin to re-visiting a special time in history with one of the legends of music and pioneers of both country and rock. Performed LIVE again with perfect detail.
October 14 at 3pm and 7:30pm
with Dr(s) Marlena Smalls
and Eric Crawford
Explore the study of congregational singing of psalms and hymns with Dr. Marlena Smalls and Eric Crawford. Performances by Carteret Street Methodist Street Chancel Choir, Mike McFee, Elaine Lake, Velma Polk, and Scott Gibbs.
October 23 at 3pm
Sons of Mystro
Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year-old brother Umoja learned to play the violin through South Florida’s public school system and attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Together, these brothers are Sons of Mystro. They use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations accompanied by a DJ & a drummer. They are winners of the Emerging Artist under 21yrs Old award at IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards). Their debut recording, “Reggae Strings” is available now wherever music is streamed or sold Mentored by Black Violin, these artists’ stars are on the rise.
November 11 at 7:30pm
Beaufort Children’s Theatre
Roald Dahl’s James
& the Giant Peach JR.
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean, and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way.
November 18, 19 at 7pm
November 21 at 3pm
Swingin’ Little Christmas
Suzy Bogguss’ Swingin’ Little Christmas is a joyous, festive evening of traditional songs and spontaneity.“ The audience is different every night and so is our performance. The folks that come out are always in the spirit and eager to participate. They're very much a part of the show," says Suzy.
The musicianship is jaw-dropping and Suzy’s rich and fluid voice takes us through sentimental songs like: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” to her own raucous “Two Step Round The Christmas Tree”. It’s a fun-filled night of all the Christmas classics sprinkled with some of Suzy’s hits through the years and select songs from her recent releases American Folk Songbook, Lucky, and Aces Redux. The whole family will enjoy this Swingin’ Little Christmas Show!
December 8 at 7:30pm
The Evolution of Joni Mitchell
Concert by Lauren Fox
Lauren Fox created The Evolution of Joni Mitchell, after being inspired by David Yaffe’s passionate, brilliant biography, “Reckless Daughter.” In chronological order, Lauren takes us on a captivating and enlightening journey through Joni Mitchell’s life and music!
Throughout the show, Lauren and her pianist/narrator Andrew Powers use excerpts from “Reckless Daughter” to tell the stories behind songs, stringing together the story of Joni’s life, through her music. Songs include: “Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Chelsea Morning,” “Woodstock,” “The Circle Game,” “A Case Of You,” “Free Man in Paris,” “Hejira,” “Night Ride Home,” and “Turbulent Indigo.”
January 28 at 7:30pm
Cross that River
During these racially charged times in the United States with the focus on racial discrimination across the country, Cross That River takes audiences on a musical journey into why Black Lives Matter. Cross That River represents a significant moment in American history where Black Cowboys lived and helped settle the West. It is a story that’s never been told in this way.
The unsettled West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a run-away slave, who escapes from slavery to Texas to become one of America’s first Black Cowboys. This compelling tale of freedom integrates fiction with historical fact, and each song presents a different page in this complicated chapter of American History.
February 3 at 7:30pm
One Night in Memphis:
Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash
One Night in Memphis tributes a night in rock and roll history that still lives on today. On December 4th, 1956, Carl Perkins, along with his brothers Clayton and Jay booked a recording session at Sam Phillip's Sun Records studios in Memphis, TN. On the session as well as one of Sam Phillip’s latest acquisitions to his stable of acts, a young and cocky piano player from Ferriday, Louisiana by the name of Jerry Lee Lewis. Not too long after they got a satisfactory take, Elvis Presley dropped by (a big star already) and listened in. Johnny Cash dropped in as well. A jam session then ensued and the engineer that day Jack Clement kept the tape rolling without the knowledge of anyone. What survives today is a recording of an event that is a momentous eavesdropping on American recording artist icons in their prime.
March 3 at 7:30pm
Women’s Wellness 5K
Run/Walk (Women Only)
Join USCB Center for the Arts for a FUN
WOMEN’S ONLY 5K Race. The certified 5K course will run through historic downtown Beaufort and across the scenic Woods Bridge. This race is part of CFA’s
Women’s Wellness Week (March 24-25). Our mission is to elevate, empower, enlighten and enrich all women. Topics include financial, spiritual, physical, and mental wellness. Stay tuned for more information and race registration information.
Tentatively March 4
Dancing with Our Stars
(in partnership with CAPA
& USCB Center for the Arts)
Spend an evening with heroes of our community, or “stars”, who are paired with a dance instructor who will choreograph their performance to help raise money for CAPA Beaufort.
Women’s Wellness Retreat
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
This year's Women’s retreat offers a “menu” of daily workshops on a variety of topics of interest to women. Topics include workshops on financial planning, women’s health issues, yoga and meditation, stress prevention and time management, journaling, resiliency skills, self-care, mental and emotional health and more. The event begins with a welcome reception on Friday evening followed by a full day of programming on Saturday and an event Saturday evening. Beaufort Memorial Hospital sponsors the Women’s Health & Wellness Fair portion of the retreat, offering various free or discounted screenings, information, and guidance on women’s health issues. Several BMH physicians will be presenting seminars on women’s health and wellness topics.
Comedian, Author & Singer
Comedienne, author, and singer Heather Land tells it like it is with sarcasm and Southern charm. Practically overnight, Heather burst through the clutter of the online world with her hilarious and witty videos, which have garnered more than 300 million views.
After privately sharing her hilarious musings about the oddities of daily life with her immediate friends, they dared her to share them publicly. When she reluctantly posted online, millions of people shared the videos and a true social media star was born. Heather’s audience was first drawn in by her quick wit filtered through a high-pitched Snapchat voice changer, but they have remained connected to her because of the way she shows us how to laugh at the chaos we all live through on a daily basis.
March 25 at 7:30pm
Beaufort Theatre Company
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. It's a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.
April 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
April 16, 23 at 3pm
Beaufort Children’s Theatre
Disney’s The Little
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
Written to flow seamlessly between land and sea, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. provides plenty of opportunities to bring these locations to life through creative movement and configurations. The fantasy of being underwater means your entire cast and crew can let their imaginations run wild.
May 19, 20 at 7pm
May 21 at 3pm