There are three categories that Hilton Head Island excels at: good food, beautiful scenery, and great entertainment. Just as you expect to order a mouthwatering seafood dish or explore the winding bike trails and pristine beaches throughout the island, you know you’ll be able to catch a live local band during dinner or attend a concert in the park. But have you thought about seeing a show during your time on the island?
Especially perfect for those days during the winter season when night falls a little too quickly, catching a theater performance is the perfect addition to your trip. Rotating between family-friendly productions, well-known musicals, and more, the lineup of theater series on the island never disappoints. Read on for the upcoming shows from both Lean Ensemble Theater and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
Around the World in 80 Days
January 11-21, 2024
Lean Ensemble Theater
Based on the classic novel by Jules Vern, see this version of Mark Brown’s play, Around the World in 80 Days, directed by Libby Ricardo. You’ll watch Phileas Fogg race around the world as his fortune–and his life–hangs on the line after making an outrageous wager. Will he beat the clock, or will the suspicious detective on his tail foil his plan? You’re sure to laugh and be on the edge of your seat as the five actors bring all 39 characters to life for the adventure of a lifetime! This show runs 120 minutes without an intermission.
Upcoming Performances at Lean Ensemble Theater
March 21-31, 2024
A 5-time Tony winner, including best musical, this production by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron shouldn’t be missed. Directed by West Hyler, Fun Home is said to be a “refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.”
Graphic by Lean Ensemble Theater
May 9-19, 2024
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner, this play by David Auburn and directed by Blake White will take you on a journey of loss of loved ones, the appearance of an estranged family member, the discovery of a mysterious notebook, and of course, romance.
Graphic by Lean Ensemble Theater
August Wilson’s Fences
January 31-February 24, 2024
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1987, and a Tony Award for Best Play in 1987, this theater performance by August Wilson is truly unforgettable. Fences is part of Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle and lets us consider the walls we put up against loved ones. Viewers follow the life of Troy Maxson, former Negro League baseball star, as he navigates between family relationships and his current position as a struggling sanitation worker. See this award-winning production this winter.
Upcoming Performances at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
April 24-May 26, 2024
You’ll be leaving the theater with a song or two stuck in your head after watching this Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical based on the life and career of Carole King. This musical features over two dozen pop classics!
June 26-August 18, 2024
A well-known musical that tells a story of fame, fortune, and “all that jazz,” you’ll follow chorus girl, Roxie Hart’s, and vaudeville star, Velma Kelly’s competition to clinch the services of lawyer, Billy Flynn, as they both face murder trials.