OPENS TONIGHT | 04.08
The producers of "Dino's TV Variety Show" have added a second show, "The Marvelous Wonderettes," with performances at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.
The plot of going back to prom in the 1950s follows four characters - Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy - and their lives and loves, while they sing love songs such as "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid" and "It's My Party."
Tickets prices are the same as for "Dino's" shows, which play days usually are Tuesdays and Thursdays: $29 for show only, $39 for a dinner-show package. For April, the "Wonderettes" show is buy one, get one free.
All shows are in the 2001 Entertainment Complex's StarLight Room Supper Club, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, just north of Myrtle Beach.
Details at 234-2229 or www.dinostvvarietyshow.com.
TONIGHT | 04.08
Brass groups band together
Coastal Carolina University's Brass Choir will make its public debut by welcoming Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach for a "Brass for a Festive Evening" concert at 7:30 p.m. today at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
The performance, in CCU's Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Recital Hall, will include brassy fanfares, classical favorites, folk tunes, toe-tapping marches and new-age compositions to orchestral transcriptions.
General admission is $3 for ages 11 and older, and free for CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, staff and faculty, and ages 10 and younger. Details at 349-2502 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
The CCU Brass Choir comprises 17 students of all majors on trumpet, French horn, euphonium, trombone, percussion and tuba.
Festive Brass is a British-style brass band that presents a variety of music from Sousa marches to show tunes and light classics, and new members with some brass experience are invited to join the group for rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church north campus, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Get more information at 293-6162 or www.festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.
TODAY-SUNDAY | 04.08-04.10
'Annie' at Black Water
Black Water Middle School will present "Annie" on stage at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the school, 900 E. Cox Ferry Road, southeast of Conway and north of U.S. 501.
Cast members range in age from elementary school students to adults. Annie will be played by seventh-grader Adrianna DelPercio, who has performed in a number of shows with Theatre of the Republic of Conway since 2005.
Tickets are $8. Details at 903-8440.
OPENS SATURDAY | 04.09-04.30
'Welcome Spring' exhibit
The Cheryl Newby Gallery will open its exhibition "Welcome Spring - Floral Still-life and Garden Paintings" on Saturday and continue through April 30.
Paintings by three gallery artists - Ellen Buselli, Joseph Cave and Ray Ellis - will be on display, along with other original antique botanical and garden landscape prints by such artists as Besler, Curtis, Redoute and Thornton from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
The gallery is at The Shops at Oak Lea, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
Admission is free. Details at 979-0149 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.
TODAY-SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY | Continues through 04.24
'Titanic: A New Musical'
Theatre of the Republic has set sail with its next play of the 2010-11 season, "Titanic: A New Musical," based on the Broadway hit, for a run through April 24.
Forty-five people will share the stage that re-creates the historic ship that sank in 1912. A hydraulic lift also re-creates part of the boat swaying, and ultimately, sinking.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, at the Main Street Theatre, 337 Main St., Conway.
Show times are 8 p.m. today-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday, and April 15-16 and 22-23; and 3 p.m. Sunday and April 17 and 24.
Details at 488-0821 or www. theatreoftherepublic.com.