Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area include theater productions and live music at water park

07/24/2014 12:00 AM

07/19/2014 4:25 PM

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 07.25-07.27

Coastal Youth Theatre in ‘Aladdin Jr.’

Theatre of the Republic’s Coastal Youth Theatre will conclude another summer boot camp with performances of Walt Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway, for $15 adults and $7 children.

Also, the youth theater’s fall program registration continues through Sept. 1, with class sessions 4-6:30 p.m. Mondays – tuition is $475, including costumes – and finishing with with performances of “Babes In Toyland,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29 and 3 p.m. Nov. 30, for $15 adults and $7 children.

The main troupe’s 45th season will premiere with “Avenue Q,” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16, 21-23 and 28-30, and 3 p.m. Aug. 17, 23-24 and 30-31. Tickets are $21 (or $19 for groups of 15 or more, by phone or at box office), or subscribe with season tickets – $120, $228, $432 or $612 for respective one, two, four or six tickets per show; also, flex ticket plans available at same rates for six, 12, 24 or 36 admissions to any of the six season productions.

Details at 488-0821 or


FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS | Through 08.03

Troupe goes ‘Into the Woods’

Brunswick Little Theatre will bring some colossal fairy tale characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk back to life in “Into the Woods,” the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical.

On Broadway, stars such as Bernadette Peters and Vanessa Williams have played The Witch role, as Meryl Streep will do in the upcoming movie, as a baker and his wife try to lift her curse. In this local adaptation, see an ensemble of all ages under the direction of Jen Iapalucci with a Steampunk sensibility.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 3 at the Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C. Tickets are $18 ages 13 and older, $12 students with ID, and $6 ages 12 and younger. Box office details at 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or

For information on the theater company – which also will present “Steel Magnolias” Oct. 17-19 and 24-26 in the historic Amuzu Theatre (910-523-2552), 111 N. Howe St., Southport, N.C. – 910-471-7741 or


Woodcarving exhibit at HGTC

Waterway Woodcarvers Club of Myrtle Beach has opened an exhibit with more than 100 wood carvings.

See works by 19 artists, including two women, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays through November in the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Richardson Gallery, off U.S. 501 in Conway, for free.

The club, with 18 members, but more in wintertime with visiting vacationers from the North, also meets 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at A.C. Moore, 1120 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach, teaching and showing wood carving, for free (store phone 213-2070).

Details at 903-3238 or, and from HGTC at 349-5269 or


Weekly late nights at two water parks

Two local water parks, which both open at 10 a.m. daily, stay open later into dusk, one night weekly:

• “Live After Five,” 5-9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22 at Wild Water & Wheels, 910 U.S. Business S., Surfside Beach, with this lineup of entertainment in the stage overlooking the wave pool: Jukebox Elly July 25, Hot Sauce Aug. 1, Not Yet Rated Aug. 8, Lowcountry Soul Aug. 15, and a wave-pool dance party Aug. 23 with DJ Wally B from WYEZ-FM “Movin” 94.5. $9.95 admission on these nights after 5 p.m. Details at 238-3787 or
• “Dive-In Movie Nights,” Wednesdays through Aug. 13 at Myrtle Waves Water Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue North Extension and at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, with movies at dusk, weather permitting: “The Muppets” on July 23, “Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ ” July 30, “The Smurfs 2” Aug. 6, and “Space Jam” Aug. 13. Special general admission after 4 p.m. for $11.99 plus tax, and all-day rates also available. 913-9260 or


‘Nano’ hall open at planetarium

Ingram Planetarium, open at 10:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays for summer, has opened a Nano Exhibit through Oct. 11 in its science hall, a wing for which admission is always free. This showcase was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Network with support from the National Science Foundation and the N.C. Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative. Step in to learn about nanoscale science, engineering and technology with interactive hands-on displays.

Also, catch a show in the Sky Theater dome, with this schedule through Sept. 1: “Legends of the Night Sky” at 11 a.m. for half-price admission, “Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea” 1 p.m., “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” 2 p.m., “Undiscovered Worlds” 3 p.m., “Back to the Moon for Good” 4 p.m., and “Dynamic Earth” 5 p.m.

Also laser music shows play 6-8 p.m. later each week:

• Thursdays –Beatles at 6 p.m., “Laser Retro” 7 p.m., and U2 8 p.m.
• Fridays – “Laser Country” (music by such artists as Garth Brooks, Lee Greenwood, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, and the Zac Brown Band) 6 p.m., Led Zeppelin 7 p.m., and Metallica 8 p.m. (this show not recommended for young children)
• Saturdays – “Laser Vinyl” 6 p.m., “Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon” 7 p.m., and “Pink Floyd: The Wall” 8 p.m. (also not for young children).

Each show is $8 ages 13-61, $7 ages 62 and older, $6 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. Also, a seven-day “vacation pass” is $69 for two adults and as many as four children, and through Blue Star Museums program, are free tickets are given through Sept. 1 for active duty military personnel with ID, also good for five family members.

Find the planetarium at 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. Details at 910-575-0033 or

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