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Spartanburg Little Theatre kicks off their long-awaited 75th Anniversary Season with the doo-wop musical Sh-boom! Life Could Be a Dream and new Health and Safety Protocols

September 10, 2021 | Press Releases

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Spartanburg Little Theatre kicks off their 2021-2022 season September 17-16 with the crowd-pleasing doo-wop musical Sh-boom! Life Could Be a Dream. Follow Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling do-wop singing group as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Duke to send the whole situation spinning.
Performances are September 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 pm, and September 19, 25 and 26 at 3 pm at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District
Featuring over 25 hits from 50s and 60s, including “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love,” audience members will be singing the whole way home.
Sh-boom! Life Could Be a Dream will be Spartanburg Little Theatre’s first live performance at the Chapman Cultural Center since March 2020. “We are so excited to see our audiences back at the theatre again,” says Executive Artistic Director Jay Coffman. “Yet, the health and safety of our patrons, participants, staff, and volunteers remains our number one priority as we return to live theatre events at the Chapman Cultural Center. As the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the latest health information and guidelines from the CDC and SCDHEC continue to evolve, so will we”
For the first production of the season, Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream, all audience members, staff and volunteers must wear face coverings as they enter the building and throughout the performance.  Seating capacity has also been limited to 2/3, allowing patrons to adjust seating once in the theatre if they wish.  The Chapman Cultural Center has made upgrades to their HVAC system to increase filtration and allow increased air introduction into the theatre, and additional restrooms will be available in the adjacent buildings at intermission.

“Our audiences are so eager to get back to the performances they’ve missed over the last year and half,” says Jay Coffman.  “Though the circumstances may not be what we hoped for, I know that when the lights go down and the music starts we’ll all remember how much joy live theatre brings to all of our lives.”

Tickets for Sh-boom! Life Could Be a Dream can be purchased at the Chapman Cultural Center box office, by calling (864) 542-2787, or online at  Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors and $20 for students and youth (ages 0+).  Running time is approximately 2 hours.

Spartanburg Little Theatre’s 2021-2022 season is graciously sponsored by Vic Bailey Subaru and Spartanburg Family Dentistry. 

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