Next Season

2024-2025: A Season of Adventure

Bookings for the 2024-2025 Season will first be available to our 2023-2024 Season Members on March 14th. New Season Members will be able to book their memberships starting April 9th. Individual tickets for the entire 2024-2025 Season will be open to anyone to book tickets May 26th. 

A Season of Adventure

Join us for all our Mainstage, Fringe Festival, and Special events in 2024-2025!! 


Adventure Awaits! 

2024-2025 Fringe Festival 


By Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

September 12th-15th, 2024 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 90 minutes

Rating: PG-13 

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? This award-winning play asks questions begging to be answered!

 One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. Wildly entertaining and thought-provoking, this witty comedy was the winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. 

…And Getting Caught in the Rain

By Ashley Wettlin

September 26th-29th, 2024 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 90 minutes

Rating PG-13 

Two strangers with an age gap of over twenty-five years take on the surprise road trip of a lifetime! 

When Tilly and Barney meet, the stars collide in more ways than one. But what may sound like the start of a young romance novel instead blooms love and understanding, much deeper than any purely romantic bond. Join us for the heart-warming story of two individuals who set out on an adventure together with almost nothing in common. In the end, the desire to find family healing, understanding, and a love for a very popular pina-colada-themed song unites them in a long-lasting, multi-generational friendship. 

 One of the winners of our 20th Annual New Play Festival, this production is one of a kind! Join us for the world premiere of …And Getting Caught in the Rain by South Carolina writer and performer, Ashley Wettlin.   

Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

October 17th-27th, 2024 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 2 & 1/2 Hours

Rating: PG-13 

Step into the suburban home of Diana and Dan, a seemingly ordinary couple under extraordinary circumstances! With so much going on, life is anything but normal…

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet, something seems off. Step into the suburban living room of a household coping with bipolar disorder, an overwhelming amount of prescription pills, and the ups and downs of daily family life. With a beautiful and catchy pop/rock score, this emotional story will take audiences deep into the minds and hearts of each character with the utmost love, sympathy and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was hailed “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country! 

2024-2025 Main Stage Season

The Winter Wonderettes 

Written and Created by Roger Bean

December 5th-22nd, 2024 Thur-Fri 8pm, Sat & Sun 3pm

Run Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Rating: G 

The Marvelous Wonderettes are back. This time, with a glittering Holiday revue show that’s a pure sugar plum delight from beginning to end!

It’s Christmas, 1968, and Santa has gone missing at the Harper’s Hardware holiday party. A local female singing group known as the Marvelous Wonderettes must use their talent and creativity to save the day! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! With tight harmonies (a la The Andrews Sisters), delightful choreography, and colorful spectacle, this upbeat holiday revue is guaranteed to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages!

Peter and the Starcatcher

Play By Rick Elice

Music by Wayne Barker

Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

January 23rd-February 9th, 2025 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 2 hours

Rating PG 

The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan!

A young orphan and his friends are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by an evil king. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that there is precious cargo on board that is so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands! When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache (later to become Captain Hook), a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure! Join us as we open the treasure trove of spectacle, wit and fun that is Peter and the Starcatcher.


Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten and

Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb

March 13th-30th, 2025 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 2 Hours

Rating: PG-13 

Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

 In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”


Music and Lyrics by Sarah Bareilles

Book by Jessie Nelson

Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly

May 1st-18th, 2025 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 2 &1/2 Hours

Rating: PG-13 

Sara Bareilles’ smash hit musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop…until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along — courage.

Brought to life on Broadway by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), and a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson. Nominated for four Tony Awards (including Best Musical), and cherished by audiences and critics alike, Waitress is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film and offers a special recipe for finding happiness in unexpected places.

Murder, Plain and Simple 

By Meghan Reimers

June 20th-29th, 2025 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Rating: PG 

He did it. But will he get away with it…it’s a new take on a whodunnit with hilarious consequences! 

Eleanor is old, very old. Not to mention rich, very rich. When she plans to make revisions to her will, her devious nephew, Robert, has other deadlier and poisonous plans! After the deed is done (or so he thinks!), Robert tries to avoid suspicion as he plots his next move. Unfortunately for Robert, a conniving niece, a noble lawyer, an uncouth doctor, and a scheming gangster all threaten to rob him of his inheritance! Will he be able to outwit them and get away with murder AND the old ladies’ fortune? Full of witty banter, zany characters, and hilarious twists and complications, this murder mystery farce will keep you guessing and laughing at every turn! 

The winner of our 21st Annual New Play Festival, this production is making South Carolina history! Join us for the world premiere of Murder, Plain and Simple by local playwright, Meghan Reimers. 

Million Dollar Quartet

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux

Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins

July 24th- August 10th, 2025 Thur-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Run Time: 2 & 1/2 Hours

Rating: PG-13 

The Tony® Award-nominated musical recreating the events of December 4, 1956, when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley played together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. 

A Tuesday night, shortly before Christmas 1956, four legends gathered at the Sun Record recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee, where they’d launched their careers. This was their only performance, a cultural flashpoint that caught rock ‘n’ roll at the moment of creation. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with this  smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

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- Rhonda Rawlings

"I just want to give a heartfelt thank you to this amazing staff!! I attended the final show of the Color Purple on 6/5/22. It was my first time attending a show at this venue so I was unaware of the seating & had a panic attack because of my anxiety. The staff was there to assist me & changed my seating for me & my Mother. I'm so grateful for them!! I got to sit in the front row & enjoy the AMAZING show! They were so helpful & I'm thankful for them!! May God please continue to bless this business & staff!!"

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"Wonderful intimate experience of professional players . We love the venue. A great date night adventure; dinner and take in a show. Short walk from Main Street."

"The cast of The Color Purple production delivered an amazing performance! The experience was so emotionally moving and captivating that we saw the production a second time! Awesome job Centre Stage, cast, and staff!"

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