The city of Charleston held a press conference today to announce the 2008 Piccolo Spoleto. There’s wasn’t much news other than the line-up, which features the same quality we’ve come to expect over 30 years. I’ll break down some highlights below for you. For comprehensive information, though, you’ll need to check out the festival’s full schedule on its website.
God’s Trombones by Art Forms & Theatre Concepts
Eurydice, The Tragedian, Cloud Tectonics, Vaud Rats by PURE Theatre
Gypsy, Always . . . Patsy Cline, Louis Prima: The Wild One, and The Mammalogues at the Village Playhouse.
A Devil Inside, Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief, Lobby Hero, Silence of Lucy, Under the Lights (Or 10×10) by the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre
Geoffrey Cormier’s Wayang Modern Shadow Puppet Theatre
Also: This War Is Live, All About Bette: An Evening with Bette Davis, and Forever Plaid
Charleston Ballet Theatre presents: Brown Bag and Ballet, Kids Do Cats, Seven Deadly Sins, Twisted Tango
Robert Ivey Ballet, Sumter Civic Dance Company, Dancentre South, DanceFX also perform
BLUES & JAZZ
Performances by: Franklin Ashley Quartet, Davis Coen, Drink Small, Leah Suarez, Kevin Hackler, Duda Lucena Quartet, and Robert Lewis and Fearless Jones
Tales of Appalachia by the Kandinsky Trio
The Converse Trio
The Balkan String Quartet
Chamber Music Charleston
Charleston Music Festival
St. Petersburg String Quartet (they’re from Russia)
3 Mo’ Divas
An Afternoon of Porgy and Bess
Israel at 60: The Musical Trio from Jerusalem and Jewish Choral Society
The Lovell Sisters
And let’s not forget FRINGE
The Have Nots!
The Banana Monologues
The Cody Rivers Show: Comedy Theatre Spectacular II
The Complete History of Charleston for Morons
An Evening with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
The Fowler Family Radio Hour
Harvard Sailing Team
I Eat Pandas
I Live Next Door to Horses
Matt and Ben
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