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CofC Stages: 2021-2022 Theatre & Dance Season

This season brings important conversations to the forefront and challenges audiences to think about their choices, relationships, and what it means to be part of a community while navigating how to live your best life. Our diverse production season offers plays, dance, musical theatre and opera — featuring guest artists, new faculty and invited collaborators.



The College of Charleston's NEW George Street Box Office (GSBO) has streamlined our season subscriptions and ticketing. The website makes it easier than before to secure tickets, select preferred seating, explore flex ticketing and more. GSBO staff is available (M-F, 10am-4pm) to help you navigate the system or answer questions about events by phone 843.953.GSBO (4726), by email, or in person at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.


Season subscriptions to our 7 productions save you money while offering flex-ticketing, easy ticket exchanges, preferred seating and personalized box office service:

  • Full Price — $140
  • Seniors (60+), military/veteran, youth (under 18) — $105
  • College of Charleston students, faculty/staff — $77
  • College of Charleston student flex pack (4 tickets for $40 to any 3 productions during current semester)

Buy season tickets 

Email box office or call 843.953.4726 


Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

An inner-city public high school teacher is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore; a deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. Directed by alumnus Michael Smallwood; recommended for ages 14+.

September 24, 25, 27, 30 at 7:30pm
September 26 at 2:00pm
October 1 & 2 at 7:30pm

Virtual Performances available October 21st through October 24th, 2021.

Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. 29401, map, parking


Once More - A Dance Concert

Once More features a fresh look at a collection of dances choreographed and restaged by faculty, students and guest artists. Choreographers were invited to revisit personal and historical works — an opportunity to rediscover joy and meaning within these pieces — and share them with new audiences. Both meaningful and poignant, this eclectic concert offers a captivating evening of dance for everyone. Directed by Kristin Alexander; recommended for all ages.

October 9 at 7:30pm
October 10 at 2:00pm

Virtual Performances available October 20th through October 27th, 2021.

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking


A Sudden Spontaneous Event by David Lee Nelson

Carole’s life is just the way she likes it. Until, that is, she wakes confused and in a strange place. A Sudden Spontaneous Event is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at what happens when the life you thought you had is over in an instant. This bittersweet comedy explores loss, forgiveness and reconciliation as Carole and her son’s fraught relationship drives the action of the play. Directed by Paul Rolfes; recommended for ages 12+. (DETAILED PRODUCTION & PLAYWRIGHT INFO)

November 19 & 20 at 7:30pm
November 21 at 2:00pm

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking


Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) 

An opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This classic and timeless fairytale of darkness, light, and finding your way in the world explores the search for truth and reason, love and enlightenment. Through comedy and romance, the blend of the human and the supernatural brings us into a journey of trials and tribulations on the path toward a deeper understanding of true love and happiness. The production is a collaboration between the Department of Music, the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Charleston Symphony. Sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles. Led by College of Charleston Director of Opera, Sandy DeAthos-Meers, and directed by Evan Parry; recommended for all ages.

February 25 at 7:30pm
February 27 at 2:00pm
February 28 at 10:00am (This is a school performance only. Schedule your class or school to attend by contacting Sandy DeAthos-Meers at 843.953.5440.)

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking


Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize and inspired by Everyman (Anonymous), a 15th C morality play, Everybody, is a topsy-turvy, madcap examination of the human condition. Jacobs-Jenkins’ play has a wry sense of 21st century metatheatricality and dry humor mixed with “actor’s nightmare” styled mishaps and crossed communications. While this play brings the emotional heft of Everyman, it is wildly funny and provocative, asking us to examine and question why we make the choices we make and how to best live life in our modern world. Directed by Gary Dewitt Marshall; recommended for all ages.

March 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
March 19 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
March 20 at 5:00pm

Barnet Courtyard, 58 George St., map, parking


Wanderlust - A Dance Concert

Wan·der·lust /ˈwändərˌləst/ - a strong desire to travel….

Why do some people experience an urge to wander or travel, while others are content to remain where they are? Dancers experience a kinesthetic sense of wanderlust which drives the creative process and informs a choreographer's work. This dance concert explores various aspects of wanderlust as seen through the eyes of our talented student choreographers. Directed by Gretchen McLaine; recommended for all ages.

March 26 at 7:30pm
March 27 at 2:00pm

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking


Cabaret musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb & book by Joe Masteroff

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Directed by Todd McNerney with musical direction by Laura Turner and choreography by Nakeisha Daniel; recommended for ages 16+.

April 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30pm

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 29401, map, parking

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