Arts and Entertainment: This Season At the Peace Center

By D. Lanier Shook                                    September 8, 2014

Greenville, South Carolina’s Peace Center has a long history of bringing quality entertainment to Upstate and Western Carolina audiences. Last season brought us the Phantom of the Opera and this one won’t be any less satisfying. You’ll want to click here to visit their website for all the details. In the meantime, check out this great list of shows that we can all look forward to.

Keb’ Mo’ on Spetember 16
This is a Grammy winner who has a record of impressive collaboration and performances. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $35 and $45.
Once on September 23 – 28
This Tony and Grammy winning Musical comes to the Upstate with the tale of music, love, and Ireland. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit its website. Tickets are $45 – $75.
Ron “Tater Salad” White on October 9
Come enjoy this Grammy recognized, multi million album selling member of the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” as he makes observations on life in a small town Texas town. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $45 or $55.
Alton Brown Live in the Edible Inevitable Tour October 22
This Food Network Star brings comedy, food, and music to the Upstate while involving the audience in his humor. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $55 to $125.
Kathy Griffin October 24
A best selling author, Grammy winner, Emmy winner brings her wit to the Upstate. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit her website. Tickets are $45 – $65.
The Milk Carton Kids and Sarah Jarosz October 25
These Grammy nominated performers take the stage for one night this fall. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit The Milk Carton Kids’ website or click here to visit Sarah’s website. Tickets are $20 – $35.
Susan Boyle October 27
This British singing sensation is on her first solo American tour and you can hear her in Greenville. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit her website. Tickets are $65 – $105.
From the Top November 6
If you’ve listened to From The Top on NPR you’ll want to join host Christopher O’ Reilly on the stage in the Upstate. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s website. Tickets are $5 – $25.
Natalie Cole November 9
A beloved and talent Grammy winning artist will take the Upstate stage for this night. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit her website. Tickets are $45 – $65.
The Book of Mormon November 11 – 16
This show has garnered awards and acclaim but does feature explicit language. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s website. Tickets are $65 – $95.
So You Think You Can Dance November 18
If you like dance you’ll want to be here for this group to break out the moves you’ve seen on television. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s website. Tickets are $45 – $65.
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet November 24
You’ll be entranced with these guys and their charismatic guitars. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit their website. Tickets are $45.
Christmas with Aaron Neville December 8
A R&B legend comes to the Upstate from New Orleans to deliver songs from his new album. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $35  – $55.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! December 9
This Grammy Award winning artist and his orchestra will be redefining holiday music as you know it. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $45 – $65.
Kenny Rogers Christmas Show December 16
Kenny Rogers is a cultural icon and he’ll be here in the Upstate. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $55 – $75.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast December 23 –  28
Its Disney, its Beauty and the Beast, and its in the Upstate. Do we really have to say anything else? Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s website. Tickets are $30 – $85.
Miles Hoffman, Viola and Reiko Uchida, Piano January 8, 2015
This performance brings a local star to the stage. This Converse College professor  is widely acclaimed and is the Music Commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his NPR website. Tickets are $20.
STOMP January 10, 2015
This group will give you a whole new view of music and dance. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit their website. Tickets are $45 or $55.
Martha Graham Dance Company January 13, 2015
With nearly a century of performances under its belt you’ll want to watch this group make history again. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the company’s website. Tickets are $15 – $45.
WICKED January 28 – February 15, 2015
This award winning musical will entrance, entertain, and bring you to tears. The music, the story, and the production values make it a must see. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s website. Tickets are $60 – 150.
Jackie Evancho February 22, 2015
This young woman first attracted attention on America’s Got Talent and now brings her best selling talent to the Upstate. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit her website. Tickets are $45 – 75.
An Evening With Garrison Keillor March 12, 2015
Garrison Keillor’s insights into life — small town and otherwise — are something you can’t miss. Whether you’ve enjoyed them on A Praire Home Companion or not this show is worth attending. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $35 – $55.
Pippin March 17 – 22, 2015
This Tony Award winner returns to tell a time honored tale of the search for meaning. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s website. Tickets are $45 – $75.
The Joffery Ballet March 24, 2015
If you like ballet this is a group you won’t want to miss. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit their website. Tickets are $15 – $55.
Keith Lockhart with the BBC Concert Orchestra April 7, 2015
While Keith Lockhart alone or the the BBC Concert Orchestra alone will bring people to a performance, together they’ll sell out the house so get your tickets early. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit his website. Tickets are $45 -$65.
Pilobolus April 9, 2015
This is an award winning dance group that has — most impressively — performed on the TV show Sesame Street. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit their website. Tickets are $15 – $45.
Audra McDonald April 23, 2015
The Grammy and Tony award winning host of Live from Lincoln Center will bring tunes from her own album to the Upstate. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit her website. Tickets are $35 – $65.
Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella August 4 – 9, 2015
Perhaps the most classic search of true love comes to the stage in perhaps the most classic production ever. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s website. Tickets are $55 – $85.
Kinky Boots September 1 – 6, 2015
If you love the freedom of Broadway shows you’ll not want to miss this Tony award winning musical based on a true story and the love of shoes. Click here to find out about the event at the Peace Center or click here to visit the show’s  website. Tickets are $55 – $85.

 

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