The Charleston Gaillard Center is thrilled to share our exciting 2019-2020 Series Performances, featuring eight amazing shows including fresh from Broadway, the Tony Award® winning Once On This Island and the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These eight shows offer a world-class experience.
Our Series Subscription allows you to choose what you see, when you want to see it. This season, we’re offering more ways than ever before for you to choose the exact shows you want with our new Make Your Own Series Subscription. Choose four, six or eight shows and save up to 25% off of regular season, single ticket prices. That is a savings of up to $200 if you choose all eight shows! When you become a series subscriber, you’ll also get the best seat choices and a discount in our Café 95.
Series subscriptions go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 8 at 11am. Series subscriptions are available to Charleston Gaillard Center members beginning Wednesday, April 24. To learn more about the Charleston Gaillard Center and to become a member visit, gaillardcenter.org.
2019-2020 Series Performances
NOVEMBER 1, 2019 | 7:30PM
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer embarks on its 42nd season in 2019-20, performing up to 100 concerts in the United States, the Bay Area and around the world. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.
Chanticleer’s 2019-20 season will be the fifth under the direction of Music Director William Fred Scott. Trade Winds, celebrating ocean voyaging and exotic climes, will include the world premiere performances of John Masefield’s poem ‘Trade Winds’ by Michigan based composer Zhou Tian, Portuguese music new to the ensemble, songs from the Asia-Pacific region as well as early music by Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Penalosa.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
DECEMBER 11, 2019 | 7:30PM
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a musical, Once On This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once On This Island is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
JANUARY 14, 2019 | 7:30PM
For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a springboard for seven principal residencies as well as more than forty-five concerts per year in long-term partnership venues across the country, often in areas where access to live orchestral music is very limited. In London, the Orchestra’s regular performances at Cadogan Hall are complemented by a distinguished series at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and a hugely popular series at the Royal Albert Hall. With a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, the RPO has truly become Britain’s national orchestra.
In 2018, RPO Resound, the Orchestra’s community and education programme, marked its twenty-fifth anniversary. Throughout its history it has thrived on taking music into the heart of the regions that the Orchestra serves. In 1986, the RPO became the first UK orchestra to launch its own record label. The Orchestra has embraced digital advances and continuing its tradition of entrepreneurial innovation, in 2017 the RPO teamed up with the concert-enhancing app, EnCue by Octava, becoming the first orchestra in Europe to offer its audiences real-time programme notes for selected performances delivered to their mobile or tablet devices. As the RPO proudly looks to its future, its versatility and high standards mark it out as one of today’s most open-minded, forward-thinking symphony orchestras.
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano soloist
JANUARY 31, 2020 | 7:30PM
WELCOME HOME! The soldiers came home to a new America and made music that inspired the nation.
From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.
It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind.
When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, Donny sees a lifeline for himself and some fellow veterans that gives them the purpose they so desperately need. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.
BANDSTAND is “both a peppy celebration of can-do spirit and a more somber exploration of what American servicemen experienced when they marched home from World War II. It’s a great argument for why theater can sometimes tell a story more boldly and more viscerally” (The New York Times).
MARCH 7, 2020 | 7:30PM
Combining illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness, VIVA MOMIX features everything that MOMIX is known for. Recognized internationally for presenting work of exceptional innovation and physical artistry, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton one of America’s most innovative and widely performed choreographers and directors. VIVA MOMIX is a collection of the most iconic pieces from the company’s illustrious repertoire and includes several fantastic new works by Pendleton. Surreal, wondrous and massively creative, there’s nothing like the MOMIX performance experience!
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
MARCH 31, 2019 | 7:30PM
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!
APRIL 14, 2020| 7:30PM
Philharmonix brings together three members of the Vienna Philharmonic, two Berlin Philharmonic soloists, one of the most versatile Austrian pianists and an improvising and singing violinist for a deliciously heady cocktail of classical, jazz, klezmer, Latin … and yes, good old fun. With their signature blend of the “highest philharmonic quality and unrestrained joy of music-making” (Kurier, Austria), Philharmonix are synonymous with entertainment.
Classical music is not supposed to be fun, right? And yet, every Philharmonix concert is a living, grooving, finger-snapping testament to the contrary. Surprise! Classical music at its most refined can be a jolly good time for everyone. This unique ensemble’s sophisticated sense of humor allows them to move seamlessly from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again, taking the audience along for a madcap roller-coaster ride.
DANIEL OTTENSAMER CLARINET
SEBASTIAN GÜRTLER VIOLIN
STEPHAN KONCZ CELLO
CHRISTOPH TRAXLER PIANO
NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY VIOLIN
THILO FECHNER VIOLA
ÖDÖN RÁCZ DOUBLE BASS
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
APRIL 21, 2020 | 7:30PM
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.
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