Student groups can tap and sway their way from the audience to the stage in student-focused workshops at the North Myrtle Beach-based Alabama Theatre.
Two-hour workshops are offered to groups with a minimum of 20 students at the South Carolina attraction. During the program, dancers and choir and band members take an exclusive backstage tour; participate in an instructional workshop with an approved curriculum and training in lighting, staging, and sound; and put on a 15-minute performance before the theater’s regular show. The experience wraps up with onstage photo opportunities.
Nominated as CMA Venue of the Year as well as voted the No. 1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals, the Alabama Theatre was opened in 1993 by its namesake country music band. It celebrates 27 years of operation in 2020 with some exciting additions to “ONE The Show,” its signature production on six nights a week, February through October.
The theater commits to showcasing all types of music, and the updated show is bursting at the seams with variety—Broadway numbers from “The Greatest Showman” and Disney’s “The Lion King” along with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Peaches and Herb’s “Shake Your Groove Thing.” The show also weaves in gospel music, veteran salutes, bluegrass tunes, melodic duets, and comedy by Grant Turner.
Top-selling artists and well-known TV personalities are in the lineup for The Alabama Theatre’s 2020 Guest Artist Concert Series, like Josh Turner, Jay Leno, and Three Dog Night, as well as tributes to The Beatles. The series is scheduled for select dates throughout the year. And during November and December, “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” is staged six nights a week; it includes a tribute to Santas around the world and finishes out with a dazzling New Year’s Eve celebration.
Group incentives include ticket discounts, dinner packages with area restaurants, and priority seating.
Top photo: “ONE The Show”
Photo by Alabama Theatre