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Fri 18

Mamma Mia!

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Mamma Mia!  This musical staging is based on the book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. …More

Sat 19

Mamma Mia!

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Mamma Mia!  This musical staging is based on the book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. …More

Sun 20

Mamma Mia!

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Mamma Mia!  This musical staging is based on the book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. …More

Fri 25

Mamma Mia!

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Mamma Mia!  This musical staging is based on the book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. …More

Sat 26

Mamma Mia!

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Mamma Mia!  This musical staging is based on the book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. …More

Sun 27

Mamma Mia!

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Mamma Mia!  This musical staging is based on the book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. …More

Feb 09

WVSO: Sinatra & Beyond

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Called “two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel,” crooner and pianist Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Headlining with the WVSO, Tony DeSare will deliver a fresh take on old-school classics in a critically-acclaimed…More

Feb 19

Legally Blonde the Musical – Broadway in Charleston

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

LEGALLY BLONDE – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde – The Musical is coming to The Clay Center! Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the…More

Feb 22

Sound Checks – February Session

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Step out of your seat and on to the stage at Sound Checks!  Experience live music from local bands you love, while introducing yourself to emerging national acts!  The Spring season of Sound Checks kicks off on Friday, February 22nd with an…More

Feb 24

Dwight Yoakam

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Dusty Guitar Promotions Presents Dwight Yoakam February 24, 8 PMThe grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or bluer in this case, which may be why Dwight Yoakam hadn’t thought of doing a bluegrass album over the years.…More

Feb 26

Cirque Mechanics: 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into…More

Mar 08

Songs of Ireland – A Celtic Celebration

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Songs of Ireland presents an exhilarating and unique musical approach to universally loved songs and arias with all original arrangements drawing from Irish Traditional folk song; opera arias, duets, trios, quartets and ensembles; songs from the great American songbook; Broadway…More

Mar 09

Woody Hawley: Susan Werner with opening act Todd Burge

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

www.susanwerner.com SUSAN WERNER composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner’s talent, and has proven…More

Mar 13

Finding Neverland – Broadway in Charleston

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

FINDING NEVERLAND – Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!”…More

Mar 15

Sound Checks – March Session

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Step out of your seat and on to the stage at Sound Checks!  Experience live music from local bands you love, while introducing yourself to emerging national acts!   March brings the sounds of Hollis Brown, an American Rock n’ Roll band noted for…More

Mar 21

KANSAS – Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Celebration

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be performing live at the Clay Center on Thursday, March 21st, expanding the celebration of the 40thAnniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band…More

Mar 23

WVSO: NINE!

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Program Special commission piece by American composer Gary Fry written especially for the WVSO and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus.    Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with area choruses Lawrence Loh, conductor Gabriel Cabezas,…More

Mar 24

Experience Hendrix

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Experience Hendrix Tour, the critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix’s musical genius is returning in 2019 with its biggest ever tour—30 dates through the East Coast, South and Midwest. What began as a single show tribute at the…More

Apr 11

Kinky Boots – Broadway in Charleston

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kinky boots – Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the…More

Apr 13

WVSO: Warner Bros. presents “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II”

April 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II celebrates the most famous and beloved Warner Bros. cartoons in the world, and their equally famous classical music-inspired original scores. Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and…More

Apr 13

WVSO: Warner Bros. presents “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II”

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II celebrates the most famous and beloved Warner Bros. cartoons in the world, and their equally famous classical music-inspired original scores. Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and…More

Apr 14

The Doobie Brothers

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences is excited to announce the return of the Doobie Brothers to the Maier Foundation Performance Hall on Sunday, April 14th at 7:00PM.  Born out of Northern California’s chaotic, late-1960s musical stew, The…More

Apr 19

Sound Checks – April Session

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Step out of your seat and on to the stage at Sound Checks!  Experience live music from local bands you love, while introducing yourself to emerging national acts!   In April, things will get funky on the Sound Checks stage with music from Funk…More

Apr 24

Chicago the Musical – Broadway in Charleston

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the…More

Apr 27

Rick Springfield

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Concert Club Pre-Sale: Tuesday, December 4 – Thursday, December 6 Public On-Sale: Friday, December 7 Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy…More

May 04

WVSO: Double Treble

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Program Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat Major Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Lawrence Loh, conductor Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton were hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for…More

May 06

PJ Masks Saves the Day Live!

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

‘PJ Masks Live!,’ the hit live musical production from Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room, is back with an all-new show, “PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!” and will play The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston,…More

May 11

Woody Hawley: Jody Carroll with opening act TBA

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

www.jodycarroll.com Jody Carroll is a blues & roots performer and songwriter who effortlessly creates bold interpretations of old Blues and American Folk music, his own songs, stories and improvisational musical journeys. He is a Finger style/slide guitar master and amazingly…More

May 16

Something Rotten! – Broadway in Charleston

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

SOMETHING ROTTEN! – Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a…More

May 17

Sound Checks – May Session

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Step out of your seat and on to the stage at Sound Checks!  Experience live music from local bands you love, while introducing yourself to emerging national acts!   Sound Checks will close the Spring season on May 17th with music from…More