National Theatre Live Screening: Treasure Island at Harbison Theatre, Jan. 17
Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 p.m. | $15
It’s a dark, stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger with a huge sea-chest full of secrets, and her dangerous voyage begins. Adapted from the classic by Robert Louis Stevenson, multiple generations can enjoy this show together over the three-day weekend. Shot live with multiple cameras at the National Theatre in London, this state-of-the-art screening is like having the best seat
in the house for every single moment of the play.
Strings and Salsa live at Harbison Theatre, Jan. 22
Friday, January 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. | $20
Blending live salsa dancing with traditional Cuban music, orchestral string arrangements and Latino-pop variations on Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder hits, this interactive, energetic performance will have everyone dancing in the aisles! Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College is proud to bring the Charleston-based Strings and Salsa to the Midlands in an effort to help support and sustain the careers of South Carolina-based, professional artists.
Valentine’s Cinema: Roman Holiday at Harbison Theatre, Feb. 13
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 p.m. | $17
A high-spirited princess plays hooky from her royal duties in beautiful Rome – unwittingly inviting an undercover reporter along for the ride – in the Oscar-winning film Roman Holiday. Stars Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, who won an Academy Award for her performance in this romantic comedy, will charm fans new and old. Join us for our fourth-annual Valentine’s Cinema event, complete with fun souvenir portraits, sweets and bubbly in the lobby before the film!
Sing Along with The Muppet Movie at Harbison Theatre, Feb. 21
Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:30 p.m. | $15
“All Together Now!” Sing along with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and friends at Heather Henson’s interactive film experience featuring the original Muppet Movie. Kids of all ages (grownups, too!) will laugh, dance and sing along as America’s favorite furry creatures come to life on our state-of-the-art screen and sound system, enhanced by interactive playtime with live actors, singers and puppeteers on stage, plus beepers, squeakers, streamers, balloons and more in each sing-a-long goodie pack!
Terrance Henderson’s Ruins, an HT@MTC Performance Incubator production, Feb. 27
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. | $22
From Mayan fortification to Egyptian mummification, ancient ruins serve as a tangible reminder that others came before us. In an age saturated with images, videos and tweets, how will we imbue meaning in what we leave behind? International award-winning, locally based choreographer and performer Terrance Henderson offers Ruins, a live contemporary dance work depicting the journey to physically and spiritually shape our own legacy, as individual contributors and as a human community. This original production was developed as a part of the HT@MTC Performance Incubator, which supports the creation of new work and sustainable careers for Midlands-based professional performing artists.
Broadway Back Together live at Harbison Theatre, Mar. 5
Saturday, March 05, 2016, 7:30 p.m. | $28
See four of Broadway’s brightest stars shine in Broadway Back Together, a collaborative performance starring Tony-nominee Adam Pascal of Rent (original Broadway cast and feature film), Aida and Chicago; Mandy Gonzalez of Wicked, Aida, In The Heights and the film Across the Universe; Marcus Paul James of Motown the Musical, In The Heights and Rent; and two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesús of La Cage Aux Folles, Wicked, In The Heights and the feature film Camp. Hear exclusive behind-the-curtain stories and anecdotes from New York City’s biggest stages as well as all of the hit songs from Broadway’s most popular shows in this one-of-a-kind, intimate performance.
Cherish the Ladies live at Harbison Theatre, Mar. 10
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. | $24
This award-winning folk band has been blending instrumentals, vocals and Irish stage dancing with entertaining stories of their Irish-American up-bringing since 1985, sparking critical acclaim from the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post and even earning a Grammy nomination. With 15 albums and their own PBS special, “An Irish Homecoming,” Cherish the Ladies has toured internationally and performed everywhere from the Olympics to the White House.
Negin Farsad: Fighting Islamophobia, Bigotry, and What Have You with Comedy live at Harbison Theatre, Mar. 15
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. | $18
Star of her own brand of “social justice comedy,” Negin Farsad is not afraid to ask the tough questions – or to make her audience laugh just as hard as they’re thinking. An Iranian-American Muslim comedian who tackles prejudice head-on and hilariously, this TED Senior Fellow is also a fearless filmmaker and actor who has written for MTV, PBS, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and more. In this engaging talk, Farsad will explore how she approaches race, religion and culture through comedy – and how we can chuckle our way to common ground. Recommended for teens and older.
Pops Series: Sci-Fi in Hi-Fi performed by the SC Philharmonic at Harbison Theatre, Apr. 23
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 3:30 p.m. | $29
Symphony fans will embark on an epic space odyssey through universally loved science fiction and fantasy film scores, from Star Wars to 2001. While thematic attire is not required for this journey to “a galaxy far, far away,” those who beam up and dress for a fantastic voyage will certainly live long and prosper.