Arts and EntertainmentSwamp Fox Players to present ‘Boeing Boeing’ at The Strand Theater

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Swamp Fox Players will present “Boeing Boeing” at the Strand Theater in Georgetown.

Performance dates are April 26, May 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and May 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m.

Bernard, an American in Paris, has the setup of the decade. He has three girlfriends who all believe he will marry them.

They are all flight attendants working for three different airlines on three different schedules, so nothing can happen for any of them to ever meet.

It’s perfect. Then, they all get put on faster airplanes, and you can well imagine what happens.

Add his friend Robert, who wants to get in on the action, and the housekeeper who has to keep things straight, and you will be in for an evening of laughter.

All tickets are $15.

Call 843-527-2924 ext 1# for reservations.

The Strand Theater is located at 710 Front Street.

8th Annual Shag Fest in Georgetown, April 26th

By the Rotary of Georgetown and 3V Corporation

8th Rotary Shag Festival set for April 26

Georgetown — The Rotary Club of Georgetown, in partnership with its corporate sponsor, 3V Inc., is holding its 8th Rotary Shag Festival on Saturday, April 26.

The event, now in its eighth year, has become a favorite for many who enjoy an evening with our State dance.

This is also a great time for folks to plan a weekend in historic Georgetown during Rotary’s Shag Festival. There are a number of places to stay, wonderful restaurants, and great thing to do besides dance if you are not so nimble on your feet.

Information about accommodations, dining, and things to do in Georgetown are available on the website at www.shagfestival.com.

In keeping with tradition, this year’s Shag Festival will be a street dance on King Street in Historical Downtown Georgetown. “We expect another capacity crowd and are thrilled to announce that we will be dancing to the popular sound of a great band Heart n’ Soul”, said Paul Yarborough, chairperson of this year’s event.

Paul Seccomandi, president of 3V Inc., says his company is excited about partnering with Rotary as a major sponsor of this fundraiser.

“We want to support Rotary’s effort to raise funds for local projects as well as help defeat Alzheimer’s, a devastating disease that impacts everyone.”

The Georgetown Rotary Club has raised more than $100,000 through the annual Shag Festivals to support these worthy causes.

Food and beverage will be available on site throughout the Saturday evening of the Shag Festival.

Those who need a shag refresher course, come at 6 p.m. for the lesson before the band begins at 7 p.m.

Information about these events, how to register and purchase tickets, can be found at www.shagfestival.com. Tickets for the Shag Festival can be purchased on-line using the website, or at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, 600 Front Street; Julia’s Gift Shop at the Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front Street, the UPS Store, 1410 Highmarket; Coffee Break Café, 716 Front St; Ball and Que Restaurant, 1808 Highmarket St.; Postal Annex, 11405 Ocean Hwy, next to Fresh Market; and The Big Beaver Bar, 3534 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.

Shag Festival tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets may also be purchased from any member of the Georgetown Lunch Rotary Club.

An Evening of Gospel Music offered by Indigo Choral Society

Indigo Choral Society’s upcoming spring concert, An Evening of Gospel Music, will be presented on Sunday, April 27, at 4:00 pm, at First Baptist Church in Georgetown.

This concert will be devoted to the many and various forms of gospel music. Much of the program will center upon Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, which sets the words from the Catholic mass to the rhythm and harmony of African-American music. The Mass will include Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Acclamation, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei.

Several other selections will be reminiscent of Pentecostal singing conventions, shape note hymns, religious folk songs, and Negro spirituals.

Dr. Patty Edwards, voice professor at Coastal Carolina University, will perform the solo, “No One Ever Cared for Me like Jesus.”

Joining the choir for this presentation will be the Georgetown County School District’s Beach Singers’ Select Ensemble, led by Ms. Olivia Huggins.

To add to the production, several of the choral pieces will be enhanced via interpretive movement by the In Step Dance Troup.

Indigo Choral Society’s artistic director Thomas A. Martin, will direct the choir, accompanied by Michael Giuliani on piano, Anderson Owens on bass, and Morgan Kelly on percussion.

While the concert will be free to the public, donations will be greatly appreciated. Sunday afternoon’s donations will be used to aid Georgetown’s Mitney Project.

The long term goals of the Mitney Project are to enhance the quality of life for distressed areas of Georgetown County and to provide job and life skills for the residents of those areas.

People who love gospel music will not want to miss this outstanding performance, as there will be songs to satisfy everyone’s musical taste.

Serendipity Singers announce next concert

The Serendipity Singers next concert, titled “Porter to Disney,” will be held on May 4 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road in Surfside Beach.

All Serendipity Singers concerts are free.

Donations are appreciated.

This is the group’s ninth year together and they perform two concerts a year.

The Serendipity Singers are a group of women who love to sing and are from all walks of life.

They fund themselves with contributions and generous sponsors.

Their director is Dr. Dianna Scroggins who founded the Long Bay Symphony in 1986 and has been the first

executive director of the Theatre of the Republic in Conway and the Swamp Fox Players in Georgetown.

Scroggins had a vision op putting together an all-woman ensemble. The result of this concept was the Serendipity Singers.

They practice every Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Some of the selections for this concert are “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Cinderella,” “When you Wish Upon a Star” and others.

‘Singing in the Sun’ returns to the beach

Southern Gospel music’s finest artists to be featured at

15th annual Singing In The Sun Myrtle Beach during the week of April 21 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

This exceptional event features nightly concerts with many of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular names, including The Hoppers, The Triumphant Quartet, Greater Vision, Gold City, The Primitive Quartet, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Pfeifers, The Whisnants, Brian Free & Assurance, The Talley Trio, The Isaacs, The Booth Brothers, Ivan Parker, and Grammy Award winning recording artist, Jason Crabb. Numerous noted speakers and authors will be featured throughout the week, including Dr David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Church and founder of Turning Point Ministries, based in El Cajon, Calif., John Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, Dr Jeff Laborg, Herb Reavis and noted comedian and speaker, Dennis Swanberg.

In commemoration of the 15th annual event, a special Monday night Launch Party Concert will be held featuring The Hoppers, Ivan Parker, The Talleys, Karen Peck & New River and The Whisnants. Monday evening’s Launch Party Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Concerts taking place Tuesday through Saturday will begin at 6:30pm. In addition to the evening concerts, many other special activities will take place.

A complete schedule of events is available at www.abrahamproductions.net. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-888-238-6858. Special Artist Circle seating is available, as well as reserved and general admission seating. Multi-night ticket packages are also available.

The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast offers literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants.

Since 1998, this popular series of literary luncheons, each featuring an established or debuting author, is held on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a variety of Waccamaw Neck restaurants.

Founded and managed by CLASS, The Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Books may be purchased from them in advance or at the Feast with a 10-percent discount. After each Moveable Feast, the author adjourns to the bookstore at 2 p.m. to sign for those unable to attend the luncheon. Paid reservations for the Moveable Feast are requested by the Wednesday prior to the event.

Most Feasts are $25.

Reservations may be made onsite at Art Works inside the Chocolate and Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, online at www.ClassAtPawleys.com, or by phone, 843-235-9600.

April 25 ~ Ann B. Ross

(Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover) at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw

Miss Julia is looking forward to an easy, restful summer, but before she can turn around good Sam announces that he is running for the state senate. Then a long-lost cousin announces that her granddaughter is on her way to Abbotsville so Julia can give her some polish and find her a husband.

On top of that, Sam has a gallbladder episode so that Julia has to take his place on the campaign trail, and the rude and unkempt Trixie proves more than Julia can handle. In this marvelous addition to the popular series, Miss Julia is sure to have a summer that she — and Abbotsville — will never forget.

May 2 ~ Larry Ketron

(Bluffing) at Ocean One

At home in the South, a retired and aging Jay Bluffing runs across an old magazine article that triggers the remembrance of a significant period in his life, decades ago. It’s the mid-1980s and Bluffing, crushed by an incident involving his law practice, has left Kentucky and landed on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

As he wanders the city in search of himself, his wry sense of humor intact, a chance meeting with playwright and screenwriter Marty Sequatchee throws Bluffing into a world of Off-Broadway theatre, beautiful young actresses … and murder.

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