August 2014

The Main Street Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

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Riding the crest of a sold-out run of Broadway’s Music of the Night, the Main Street Theater has announced a full season of shows for the upcoming months. The theater is Hilton Head Island’s only community theater showcasing local talent of all ages.

Artistic Director Don Hite has called upon relationships forged over years as a member of the Broadway community to bring professional talents toour local theater. Disney director and choreographer, Fred Tallaksen, who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, collaborated with Hite on the original Music of the Night cast. Artists that read like program notes from the Tony Awards have stepped forward to support Hite in his quest to provide superb musical theatre experiences for performers and audiences alike. His mantra: “Take a kid to theater, it changes lives.” “Our community has shown they support the arts and our theater by buying every ticket for our last production. We won’t let them down. This upcoming season is superb,” said Hite. Main Street Theatre’s season opens with the ultimate toast of Broadway: Guys and Dolls runs October 10-26. This classic comedy has been called the perfect quintessential New York musical. The production garnered multiple Tony Awards, has the famous “Sinatra-esque” musical score, and has won the hearts of millions worldwide.

Holidays on the Half-Shell: a Christmas Cabaret is Hite’s original musical holiday gift card to our town on December 2-7.

In the spring, the theater celebrates diversity with Bring It On: The Musical based on the hit movie, with colorful characters that tell the story of challenges and unexpected bonds, through the thrill of an extreme cheer competition. This popular energetic rhythmic musical, filled with explosive dance, will run March 20-29 and bring together every school in the area as well as local professional cheer groups. After meeting with the show’s producer, Hite has obtained the services of talented guest artist Brennan Peters, from the national tour, as choreographer and pro-stunt coordinator.

Summer ’15 will showcase the groovy 60s sound of Leader of the Pack in a foot-stomping romp from July 24-August 2.

Patron plans, season tickets, gala events and other activities will be announced shortly.
For information, visit www.msyt.org.

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