Mike Gallagher, on stage

National syndicated conservative radio talk show host Mike Gallagher says being a conservative and having an appreciation for the arts is not mutually exclusive. He should know. Gallagher, a familiar face in the area’s theater scene in the early 1990s, is returning to Greenville to play one of the lead roles in Centre Stage’s production […]

Dream on, and on, and on

It will be “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” like Greenville – or anywhere else – has never seen before. In the early planning stages for the Warehouse Theatre’s production of the Shakespeare classic, somebody threw out the idea of having the mechanicals – the acting troupe that performs the play “Pyramus and Thisbe” during “Midsummer Night’s […]

Centre Stage

About three weeks into her new job as executive and artistic director at Centre Stage, Glenda ManWaring started receiving phone calls from creditors. Then auditors told her they were considering issuing a going-concern opinion, a warning they are required to give when they have substantial doubt about whether a company or entity can survive for […]

So much drama

Broadway has a distinctive Greenville feel this fall. Three graduates from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities have roles in plays showing on New York’s Broadway. Teyonah Parris and Nichole Beharie are appearing in John Guare’s “A Free Man of Color” with Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Wright, while Liza […]

This play is a scream, really

Converse College’s Palmetto Players want to cash in on the growing popularity of Halloween. They’ll run a haunted house in the Cleveland Alumni House, a house across the street from the campus entrance that was built in 1906 and was owned by some of Spartanburg’s most prominent families. But this won’t be your typical haunted […]

It takes one to dance

Brandy White loved ballroom dancing. But there was one problem. Ballroom dancing takes two people and she didn’t have a partner as serious about it as she was. Then White discovered belly dancing. “As a solo artist, I could train for four hours while the husband was in the garage,” she said. Discovering belly dancing […]