UP NEXT: Songs for a New World
Songs for a New World opens May 10
Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, which opens May 10 at Workshop Theatre, is a revue-style musical in which a collection of characters and stories explore the “next steps” we take in our lives. This show dives into characters that stand on precipices where they must decide the path of their future in the face of doubt -- and take the next step to their “new worlds.” As the lyrics in the opening song say: “It’s about one moment.”
Director Chad Henderson returns to Workshop after directing John & Jen in winter 2012. Since then, he has been honored as the Jasper Magazine Artist of the Year in Theatre for 2012, and two of his productions won the Free Times Best Local Production and Runner-Up for Best Local Production in 2012.
April 30, 2013
Workshop's annual board meeting
Workshop Theatre will hold its annual membership meeting Sunday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the theater for the purpose of electing Board members for the term 2013-2016. You are entitled to vote if you hold a 2012-2013 membership or worked on at least two productions last season. Nominations made by the current Board are Bobby Craft, Roland Haynes Jr., Pam Johnson and Darci Strickland Rush.
Bobby Craft has been doing theatre for a number of years in Columbia. Bobby stage managed Workshop’s productions of High School Musical, Hairspray and The Color Purple. He currently works as an Instructional Assistant at Richland County School District 1.
Roland Haynes Jr. is an accomplished professional entertainer with more than 30 years' experience as a singer, flutist, saxophonist and keyboardist, as well as a composer, arranger and producer of concerts, stage productions and studio productions. He currently teaches at South Carolina State University. He was the musical director for Workshop’s productions of The Color Purple and Dreamgirls and for Crowns at Trustus Theatre.
Pam Johnson is a prepress computer operator working for State Printing Company. She is a Columbia native and graduate of Winthrop University. She has been a busy volunteer at Workshop Theatre. She designs posters and program covers for most of the shows at Workshop. She is production photographer, scenic artist and tireless producer. She also serves on the Friends Board, the Play Selection Committee and the Production Committee. She has served for more than 14 years on the Board of Trustees.
Darci Strickland Rush is native of Ladson, S.C., near Charleston. Darci joined WLTX-TV in 1997 as a General Assignment Reporter and Weekend Weather Anchor. The Emmy award-winning journalist now co-anchors Friends @ 5. Darci graduated from Summerville High School in 1993. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. In her spare time, Darci enjoys reading, traveling, working in the community and spending time with her husband Torrey and daughters Logan, Layla and Lauren. She's a volunteer Guardian ad Litem with Richland County, a former Board Member for the Cooperative Ministries, University of South Carolina 2005 Young Alumni of the Year, 2005 South Carolina Broadcaster's Association Anchor of the Year and 2009 South Carolina Broadcaster's Association TV Personality of the Year. Darci is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Bethel AME Church in Columbia and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Other nominations may be made by a petition signed by 10 voting members. A petition must be delivered to Board Secretary Pam Johnson by 5:30 p.m. on May 24 for the nominee to be eligible for consideration. Nominees or interested parties may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominees will serve for three-year terms beginning June 1, 2013, and ending May 31, 2016.
May 6, 2013
Summer classes at Workshop Theatre!
Spring is here, but most families (especially the kids) are probably ready to skip straight ahead to Summer! Well, to assist you with your plans for June, July and August, please visit Workshop's schedule of summer camps and classes, which include...
- Two Workshop Theatre Flappers Camps -- June 17-21 and August 5-9
- The all-new Workshop Theatre "Flappers Too" Camp, which will launch a new company for tappers ages 10-13
- Our latest camp addition -- You're So Dramatic! - An Introduction to the Fun of Theatre -- led by Stacey Scott, a graduate of The Juilliard School who has studied with such stars of the theatre as Phylicia Rashad, Kevin Spacey and Laura Linney (to name a few) and has taught with the National Theatre of Costa Rica, Utah's Snow College Acting Intensive, and Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) in New Orleans
- Two Mini-Musical Camps for ages 6-9 and 8-11
- Improvisation Camp for ages 10-12
- "Sing Out Loud & Proud!" Camp for singers in Grades 5-8
- "One Direction Connection" Camp for fans (ages 7-12) of Britain's hottest boy band
- And a variety of classes -- Introduction to Acting (age 14 - adult), "Tiny Tot Tuesdays" Musical Theatre (ages 3-5), Tumbling (ages 7-19), Mid-Week Moms (or Dads) (adults), Private Dance Lessons and Private Voice Lessons
It's going to be a busy summer at Workshop -- make sure you're a part of it!
March 24, 2013
Workshop's new home
We know that everyone is curious about the plans for Workshop's new theater — and about the progress the University of South Carolina is making toward construction of the new School of Law on the corner of Bull and Gervais streets.
Rest assured that we are in regular communication with USC regarding their plans, so keep an eye on this website, our Twitter feed (@WorkshopofSC) and on Facebook (search for "Workshop Theatre of SC") for the latest news and updates!
November 3, 2012
Workshop Theatre is supported in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is also a member of and receives funding from a Tier III grant made possible by contributors to the United Arts Fund of the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties.