A Story on the Run

Charleston’s Cooper River Bridge Run is always a great success, and to get things rolling, Blue Bicycle Books will present its 11th Annual Bridge Run Show on Thurs.
April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Every year, local writer and shop owner Jonathan Sanchez tells a new Bridge Run-related short story two nights before the run. Story characters include amateur astronomers, gun enthusiasts, and even exterminators — a diverse crowd that runs throughout the Holy City indeed. Wine, power bars, and admission are free. Call (843) 722-2666 or go to www.bluebicyclebooks.com. —Reina Gascon-Lopez

2009-2010’s Broadway

The North Charleston Performing Arts Center announces the lineup for the 2009-’10 season — five Best of Broadway shows and a final special event:

Camelot Oct. 20-21

Avenue Q on Nov. 11-12

All Shook Up on Jan. 26-27, 2010

The Wizard of Oz on March 2-3, 2010

Jesus Christ Superstar
on March 23-24, 2010

An Evening with Garrison Keillor
on April 12, 2010

For more information, call (843) 202-ARTS. —Emma Hart

Hitler Singing Songs

Charleston Stage rounds out its season with The Producers. The Mel Brooks musical is the winner of 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The local rendition is directed by Marybeth Clark with guest musical director Jose Simbulan and choreography by Michael Lasris and Sarah Claire Smith. This is not a show for the kids. The story follows a Broadway producer and his accountant who produce a sure-to-fail show called Springtime for Hitler in a get-rich scheme. The show runs April 15-26 at the Sottile Theater. Tickets are $10-$35. Pay-what-you-will on April 15. Get more info at www.charlestonstage.com or call (843) 577-7183. —Candice Summers

Workshops at CCPL

The Charleston County Public Library offers two free writing workshops and a poetry reading series this month. The Monthly Fiction Writing Group will meet on April 14 from 7-8:45 p.m. The Take a Step in the Write Direction workshop from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on April 18 examines suspense/thrillers. Learn how to incorporate important writing techniques needed for suspense novels. The monthly poetry reading on April 28 at 7 p.m. features South Carolina poets, including Vera Gomez, Tim Harkins, Terri McCord, and Katherine Williams. For more information, call (843) 805-6930. —Emma Hart

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