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‘Best Little Whorehouse’ in Conway

Theatre of the Republic will round out its 44th season musically with “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and June 26-28, and July 3-5; and 3 p.m. Sunday, and June 28-29 and July 5-6, for $21.

The next season comprises “Avenue Q” Aug. 15-31, “Young Frankenstein” Oct. 17-Nov. 2, “Holiday Special” Dec. 4-20, then “Rent” Feb. 20-March 8, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” April 24-May 10, and “Gypsy” June 19-July 5 – each for $23, 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.

Also at the troupe’s home base, the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway, registration continues through June 30 for Coastal Youth Theatre’s summer “boot camp,” which runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, July 7-25, and closing with a production of Walt Disney’s“Aladdin Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. July 25-26 and 3 p.m. July 26-27. Tuition is $475, including costumes, and students provide their own meal and stage shoes. Tickets for public to see the finale play are $17 for adults and $5 for children.

Details at 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.


Legends lineup adds Taylor Swift

Legends in Concert has made room for a sixth act debuting in Myrtle Beach through Aug. 16, to salute Taylor Swift.

Elizabeth Scarborough, a 5-foot-10-inch Charleston native who plays guitar, will pay tribute to Swift and include her latest hits from the CD “Red.”

The University of South Carolina senior joins a summer lineup with the Blues Brothers (portrayed by Dan Meisner and Russ Peterson), Michael Jackson (S.C. native J. Lucas), Madonna (Kimberly Goltry), Elvis Presley (Leo Days), and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler (Chris VanDahl).

Show times at the theater, at 29th Avenue North and U.S. Bypass, next to Planet Hollywood, are:

• Through Aug. 16: 8 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Aug. 18-31: 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays

• Special Sunday show: 8 p.m. July 6.

Tickets are, plus tax: $37.95 or $42.95 for ages 17 and older, and $13.95 or $18.95 ages 3-16; booth $48.95 and $23.95, respectively per age group; and VIP $45.95 for all.

Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 06.21, 06.22, 06.26

Special events include two fests

“Veggie Fest,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Freewoods Farm, 9515 Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in Burgess community, including tour at 9 a.m., backyard gardening class at 10:30-11:30 a.m., and for $10 ages and older, otherwise $5, barbecue lunch with watermelon. 650-2064, 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.

• Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild continues its 42nd year of “Art in the Park,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, at North Kings Highway and 14th Avenue North. Free. 446-3830 or



• 5Points Business Association’s 5Points Spring Fling Festival, noon-5 p.m. Saturday on Broadway Street in Myrtle Beach, between Fourth and Fifth avenues North. Free. 360-2025, 448-9900 or



• “First Blush of Summer Fest,” noon-6 p.m. Saturday, including music till 5 p.m. by the Paul Grimshaw and Art News bands, at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $8, and bring donation of two canned/dry food items for $3 discount. 399-9463 or



• Rivertown Bluegrass Society concert, Saturday with The Grass Strings at 5 and 7:20 p.m., and the Morris Brothers at 6 and 8:20 p.m., at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. $12. 457-2854 or



• Eddie Miles’ “A Salute to Elvis and Country Legends,” 7 p.m. Sunday at Alabama Theatre (home of “One the Show”), in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, for $22.95, $26.95 or $31.95. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or


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• Special performance of “The Taylor Michaels Show,” a Las Vegas-style lounge act with musical orchestration/accompanist Vicki Michaels, 7-10 p.m. July 26 for diners at Travinia Italian Kitchen, 4011 DeVille St., at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach (233-8500 or


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SATURDAY | 06.21

‘Warrior Mud Run’ benefits boosters

The Waccamaw Athletic Booster Club and Georgetown Hospital System will mark the start of summer with a “Warrior Mud Run” on Saturday on the Waccamaw High School campus, 2412 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island.

This 5K mud run benefiting the booster club will consist of more than 20 obstacles such as mud pits, hay bales, and tire flips, with this breakdown of schedule of times and entry fees:

• Individuals at 9 a.m., for $50 advance (plus active.com fee) or $60 on race day.

• Teams of four: males 9:30 a.m., co-ed 10 a.m., females 10:30 a.m., each for $180 advance or $220 race day.

• Youth individuals, ages 10-13, 11 a.m., for $25.

Sign up at www.waccamawathletics.com/warriorrun/. More details at 267-4298.

SATURDAY | 06.21

‘Rock the Boat’ for Make-A-Wish

A “Rock the Boat” concert. 1-6 p.m. Saturday, will benefit Make-A-Wish South Carolina.

At The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to the Clarion Hotel, see a slew of performers coordinated by Tunes for Tots Worldwide, with scheduled artists as South Carolina’s Karoline Rhett and Katina Rose, as well as Distraction, the Georgia Rose Band, Graham Twins, Brandon Jeffries, Keba, Bubba Lemacks, Melissa McKinney, Kaylin Roberson (KMR), and Abbi Sparks.

Admission is a $10 cover at the door for ages 12 and older, otherwise free.

Details at 304-952-6647, 954-826-4513 or www.tunesfortots.com, and from the host site: 903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com.