Updates from the South Carolina Children’s Theatre


“Change brings opportunity”- Nido Qubein

If you have been reading the newspapers lately then you know big things are happening at South Carolina Children’s Theatre! As we prepare to build our brand new home in the West End of Downtown Greenville, we have recently moved our headquarters to the West Village of Greenville, 1200 Pendleton Street. As quoted above, “change brings opportunity” and that is our goal going forward. We will have more opportunities to serve more children and families in the Upstate and beyond. We will have more outreach, more productions, more classes… you get the picture. We are excited about this change and hope that you will share in our enthusiasm. Stay tuned for more information on our exciting plans. In the meantime, here’s what happening right now at SCCT!

Education & WeePlay Theatre
Another successful summer camp session has ended and we begin fall classes at our NEW temporary location at 1200 Pendleton Street on September 11th. We have a variety of fall classes available for youth ages 3-18. Whether your youth is a natural-born actor or the shy and less confident type, we offer something to help every young person develop their potential while having a lot of fun. Find out what’s right for you child. Visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/fall-semester/

Imagine that a single balloon could change someone’s life. We are excited to announce our WeePlay Theatre production, BALLOONACY. This show will run September- December, 2017. Wee Play Theatre (Theatre for the Very Young) is a professional performance for ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown-ups. The most important characteristic is the quality of human engagement. There is less emphasis on language, and more on sensory inputs such as sight, non-linguistic sound and touch. Participation is encouraged! WeePlay will also be held at 1200 Pendleton Street. For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/wee-play-balloonacy/
Both classes and WeePlay are located at 1200 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611

Our season opens with PINKALICIOUS
The whole world has turned PINK! Ok, so maybe just the Peace Center Gunter Theatre beginning September 16th-24th. Do not miss this pink-a-riffic production based on the best-selling series of books. PINKALICIOUS is pink-tastic from start to finish and even boys can appreciate lessons learned about self-control and moderation in this wildly popular musical. We are also excited to announce that we will offer an interpreted performance for the hearing-impaired community on Sept. 22nd. For tickets, call 467-3000 or visit http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/resident-companies/south-carolina-childrens-theatre. Don’t forget to subscribe to a 3,4 or 5- show package and SAVE on our exciting season line-up.

All Mainstage productions will continue at the Peace Center Gunter Theatre, 300 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

2nd Stage presents THE BOY WHO CRIED BULLY
Bullying doesn’t skip a generation and is a serious social issue facing our youth. It starts early and we are doing our part to prevent bullying in Greenville County. We have toured this production to elementary schools for well over a decade and continue to do so. Due to demand, we are now opening the show to the public for 2 weekends this fall. The Boy Who Cried Bully is a 50-minute production with a question and answer session immediately following the performance. Based on the famous Aesop’s Fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, it is a script that teaches as well as entertains. It stresses the idea that bullying comes in many forms. This is a great way for parents and school-age children to have an open dialogue and further prevent more bullying in our schools and community. Visit scchildrenstheatre.org for tickets and showtimes.

The Boy Who Cried Bully and 2nd Stage shows and events will be performed at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC 29601.
For information on everything coming up at SCCT, visit scchildrenstheatre.org. For questions, call 864-235-2885.

Contributed by Michelle Ward, Marketing Director and Mom South Carolina Children’s Theatre

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Since 1987, South Carolina Children’s Theatre has impacted the lives of children and families in our community through theatre, educational classes and workshops, and accessible outreach initiatives. Each year, South Carolina Children’s Theatre produces and performs five high quality, live theatre performances featuring children and adults at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre. We also produce 4 additional shows and other special events at our 2nd Stage at SCCT headquarters at 153 Augusta Street in the West End. . Throughout the year, we offer professional year-round education in the dramatic arts for children ages 3 to 18, and we provide educational outreach to at-risk, disadvantaged, hospitalized and special needs children.

Mission: The South Carolina Children’s Theatre mission is to educate and stimulate the minds and imaginations of young people and their families through participation in high-quality theatre, year-round education, and accessible outreach.

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