NEWBERRY — The Newberry Opera House has several well-known acts scheduled to take to the stage in the coming weeks. Tickets for any of the shows are available at the Newberry Opera House box office. Call 803-276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com for reservations and more information.
Here’s a look at who will be performing:
Godspell — Feb. 4
NEWBERRY — Godspell, the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of wicked, will be performed at the Newberry Opera House at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Brimming with messages of love, generosity, joy, and faith don’t miss a change to see this beloved classic.
Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell (an archaic spelling of “gospel”) remains one of the most popular rock musicals of all time. Music of love are presented in song and dance, and all forms of theatrical play in this exuberant, rocking, rolling, and riveting production.
Godspell is one of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals. When it ended its run in September 1977, it had played for a total of more than 2,000 performances. Actors with comic antics and an improvisational style have made the show universally popular for nearly 40 years, playing to all kinds of audiences, in all kinds of venues, notwithstanding its obvious religious subject matter.
The Stylistics — Feb. 7
NEWBERRY — The Stylistics will make their first stop at the Newberry Opera House on Feb. 7.
The Stylistics had 12 straight Top Ten hits, including “You Are Everything,” “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” “I’m Stone in Love With You,” “Break Up to Make Up” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” The group was known as one of the smoothest and sweetest soul groups of the era.
Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the two remaining original members of The Stylistics. Friends since junior high school, Herb and Airrion have managed to keep their institution of 70’s music alive.
In May 2000 “Harold (Eban) Brown” became the new lead singer for “The Stylistics.” An accomplished guitarist in his own right, Eban brings to the organization a new fresh style and talent not seen for a while. Jason Sharpe has joined the group. Jason was the former lead singer for the group “HEAT WAVE.”
Glenn Miller Orchestra — Feb. 9
NEWBERRY — The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at the Newberry Opera House at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 for a sentimental journey down memory lane on the eve of Glenn Miller’s 75th anniversary.
The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
Even after 75 years, Glenn Miller’s musical arrangements are still heard and loved around the world—timeless icons of American culture such as “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “In the Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “A String of Pearls,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000” to name a few.
Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia — Feb. 12
NEWBERRY — The Newberry Opera House presents the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia at 8 p.m. Feb. 12.
From the foothills of Sayan Mountains to the icy Kara Sea comes this amazing company. From the banks of the river come the many different tribes of peoples of Siberia, each which has its own culture, literature and art.
This vast and beautiful Land has become a source of inspiration for the Krasnoyarsk Dance Company of Siberia, which by choreographic means reveals the spiritual wealth of the Siberians, glorifying their labor feats and telling of the wonderful nature of the land.
Founded in 1960, the Dance Company is lovingly embraced by its homeland and has won over audiences worldwide during its many tours and festival appearances. Their orchestra utilizes folk instruments to interweave regional music during the dance pieces with 55 dancers and an array of gorgeous folk costumes.
Marina Lomazov — Feb. 14
NEWBERRY — Spend a romantic Valentine’s Day with Steinway artist Marina Lomazov at 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Lomazov has established herself as one of the most charismatic and passionate performers on the concert scene today. Her performance will feature music from Rober Schumann, Joseph Haydn, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Nicolai Kapustin.
Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano,” “a mesmerizing risk-taker,” and “simply spectacular,” the Ukrainian-American pianist Lomazov has established herself as one of the significant performers on the concert scene. Following prizes in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, and Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Lomazov has given performances throughout North America, South America, China, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Japan and in nearly all of the 50 states in the United States.
Lomazov is Ira Kissick Koger Professor of Piano at the University of South Carolina School of Music and is Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. She has been on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” the “Bravo” cable channel and “Young Artist Showcase.”