Live, In-Person Performances Return to the Dock Street Theatre This September!

We are happy to announce our plans for a full season of live, in-person performances to return this September to the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Now in our forty fourth season in residence at the Dock Street Theatre, with programming at the Pearl Theatre and West Ashley Theatre Center, we have planned a full lineup of plays and musicals when the curtain rises this fall.

“This will be a season of reopening and re-imagining,” announced Julian Wiles, Charleston Stage’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director. “Our first live show, after a 17-month hiatus, will be the Charleston premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s acclaimed bluegrass musical, “Bright Star” — a show that was in rehearsal when Charleston Stage shuttered performances in March 2020. We’re excited to bring this unique, toe-tapping Broadway musical to the Dock Street Theatre stage. Set in the mountains of North Carolina, this imaginative and original musical of loss and redemption feels like the perfect way to bring full-scale, live theatre back to the Dock Street stage.

Of course, we will continue to closely monitor the pandemic situation across the summer and will follow all CDC, State and City guidelines and other COVID safety protocols required at the time of our reopening. The safety of our audiences and performers will be paramount.”


Our 2021-22 Season lineup includes a full range of Tony/Olivier/Grammy Award-winning plays and musicals, including five Charleston or Dock Street Theatre Premieres: “Kinky Boots”, “Bright Star”, “Black Pearl Sings!”, Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express”,and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show“. Our extensive education programs, which reach over 20,000 Lowcountry youth annually, will return as well, with COVID safety protocols in place as needed.

Season Tickets for our 2021-22 season go on sale June 22, 2021. Single tickets for the opening production of “Bright Star” go on sale August 2 and on September 27 for the remaining productions of the season. Vouchers for previously canceled or postponed performances can also be redeemed beginning on these dates. If you have not yet converted your canceled/postponed tickets to vouchers or a donation, please click here to do so by September 30.

For ticketing questions, call (843) 577-7183 (M-Th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) or email boxoffice@charlestonstage.com, and a Box Office Associate will be happy to assist you. Please note that most of our staff is still furloughed and the remaining staff is working remotely while awaiting the continued rollout of the COVID vaccine. Your patience is appreciated.

Questions? Click here to explore our FAQs for Charleston Stage’s reopening.

-Submitted by Charleston Stage

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