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Winter Fun Guide | Theater performances abound during winter

Area theaters and groups went a bit crazy this winter and have loads of performances planned.

Big-stage theaters have some new things going on, especially Legends in Concert, which is in the process of moving to Broadway at the Beach. It's scheduled to reopen March 11.

In the meantime, choose from the bevy of shows below during the rest of this winter to keep yourself laughing, crying and having a good time.

Coastal Carolina University's Wheelwright Auditorium

Conway campus, 349-2505 or www.coastal.edu/wheelwright

CCU Faculty Recital

When | 1:30 p.m. today

How much | Free with ticket

Fort Mill Middle School Concert Band

When | 7:30 p.m. today

How much | Free with ticket

Atlanta Wind Symphony

When | 1:30 p.m. Saturday

How much | Free with ticket

"The Music Man"

When | Feb. 10-12, 16-18 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 19 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

How much | $15; students $5 with ID; faculty, staff, alumni, senior citizens, $10; teenagers and children 10 and under $5

Details | This musical follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef.

"Isn't It Romantic?"

When | 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16

Where | Wall Auditorium

How much | $9 general adults; $7 alumni and ages 65 and older; $3 CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, faculty and staff, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members, and ages 11-17; and free for age 10 and younger

Details | Jazz and romantic favorites from the CCU Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble.

"The Kitchen Sink: The Venerated to the Vernacular"

When | 3 p.m. Feb. 20

Where | Edwards Recital Hall

How much | $3 general ages 11 and older; and free with ticket CCU and HGTC students, faculty and staff, and ages 10 and younger

Details | CCU voice faculty: David Bankston, tenor; Ann Benson, mezzo-soprano; Patti Edwards, soprano; and Jeffrey Jones, baritone.

"Do No Harm"

When | 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22

Where | Wall Auditorium

How much | $5

Details | 2010-2011 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers presents series of films at CCU, including "Jump at the Sun" on March 22 and "The Electricity Fairy" on April 19.

Gospel Sing Out

When | Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m.

How much | Free with ticket

Details | Performances by the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors showcase the talent and spirit of student vocalists. Joined by visiting choirs from the region.

The Coastal Winds

When | March 2, 7:30 p.m.

How much | $3; students, faculty and staff, children free with ticket

Details | Coastal Winds performs chamber music from the last three centuries.

Steve Bailey's Pushing the Limits Volume 3

When | 8 p.m. March 3

Where | Edwards Recital Hall

How much | 20 general adults; and $15 CCU and HGTC students, faculty and staff, OLLI members, and ages 17 and younger

Details | Features Victor Wooten and two world-performing bass guitarists.

Latin Accents

When | March 8, 7:30 p.m.

How much | $7; students, faculty, staff and teenagers $3; alumni, senior citizens and OLLI members $7; children 10 and under free with ticket

Details | A concert of music from the Latin American tradition.

CCU's Black Box Theater

Conway Campus, Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts Building

"Old Times"

When | Feb. 24-26, March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; March 5 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

How much | $15; students $5; faculty, staff, alumni, senior citizens, OLLI members $10; teenagers and children under 10 $5.

"The Philadelphia Story"

When | March 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, April 1, 5-8, 12, 15 at 7:30 p.m.; March 26, April 2, 9 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

How much | $15; students $5; faculty, staff, alumni, senior citizens, OLLI members $10; teenagers and children under 10 $5.

Details | The Philadelphia Story" is an intelligent, sophisticated, classic romantic comedy-farce (part screwball) about love and marriage, human growth and class distinctions.

Long Bay Symphony

488-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com

Motion Picture Magic: Music from the Movies

When | Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Where | Myrtle Beach High School Performing Arts Center on Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach

Details | An evening of Hollywood classics and award-winning songs, featuring Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque, both Broadway performers. Call for ticket information.

The World of Orchestra

When | March 13, 4 p.m.

Where | Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center

Details | This symphonic showcase explores all facets of the orchestra. Call for ticket information.

Tea and Symphony

When | March 20, 1-4 p.m.

Where | Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

How much | $30 per person; $20 is tax-deductible

Details | Limited to 50 patrons, sweets and tea will be served, music provided by Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto winners.

Carolina Improv Company

597-6393 or www.carolinaimprov.com

Love, Improv Style

When | Feb. 11-12 at 7:30 p.m.

Where | Uptown at Myrtle Beach Mall

How much | $12

Details | The players will take suggestions from the audience about relationships, marriage, blind dates, first dates, dating rituals, Cupid, divorce and more. Beer, wine and soft drinks available. For those 18 and older.

The Why Chromosome

When | Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where | Uptown at Myrtle Beach Mall

Details | This improv comedy features the men of Carolina Improv Company. Call for details and ticket information.

Laughing Leprechauns

When | March 17, 7:30 p.m.

Where | Uptown at Myrtle Beach Mall

Details | Carolina Improv Company and Uptown present this audience-interactive improv comedy show about St. Patrick's Day.

Alabama Theatre

Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com

"One the Show" returns Thursday and guest concerts, all at 7 p.m., prices vary:

"Ricky Mokel Comedy Special starring Grant Turner" Saturday; Eddie Miles' "A Salute to Elvis and Country Legends" Feb. 13 and March 6; Lee Greenwood and Louise Mandrell Feb. 20; Daniel O'Donnell Feb. 28; Engelbert Humperdinck March 19.

Atlantic Stage

79th Avenue Theatre in Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center at U.S. 17 Bypass. 877-287-8587 or www .atlanticstage.com

"Dinner with Friends"

When | 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 13

How much | Individuals $25, $20 ages 55 and older, and $15 students, including OLLI members.

Brunswick Little Theatre

Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C. 910-755-7416, or 800-754-1050, ext. 7416 or brunswicklittletheatre.com

Stagestruck Players presents "Mr. Toad's Mad Adventures"

When | 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26 and March 4-5, and 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6

How much | $6 through age 12, $10 students with ID and $15 adults

The Carolina Opry

Gilmore Auditorium, at northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com

"The Carolina Opry," "Light" and resuming Tuesday, "Good Vibrations!"

Celebration Music Theatre

301 S. Kings Highway, Surfside Beach, south of Surfside Drive/Glenns Bay Road. 839-6750 or www.celebrationmb.com

Grand opening 6 p.m. Feb. 28 with "Stars in Concert," then 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays; "Greater Tuna" March 11-April 3 with shows 7 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Cultural Council of Georgetown County

Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, Pawleys Island. 237-3035 or www.culturalcouncil.info

"Third Tuesday Treasures" concert series

When | 7 p.m. third Tuesday monthly

How much | Free, but donations accepted at door

Dino's TV Variety Show

2001 Entertainment Complex's StarLight Room Supper Club, just north of Myrtle Beach. 458-1119, 234-2229 or www.dinostvvarietyshow.com

1960s tribute-artist performances resume Thursday, in. $29 for show, $39-49 for dinner-show package. Dinner at 5 p.m., show 7.

FPC Concerts

First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 448-4496

"Promenades" 25th season

When | 1 p.m. Thursday with Metropolitan Opera soprano Angela Brown, Feb. 18 with the Claremont Trio, March 3 with "Broadway to Opera with Love!"

How much | $7 per show at door

Classic Film Festival

Georgetown County Library, Waccamaw Neck branch in Pawleys Island. 545-3623.

7 p.m. select Fridays all for free: "The Third Man" Feb. 4, "The Ladykillers" Feb. 18, "Kings Row" March 4, and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" March 18.

Legends in Concert

800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com

Reopens March 11 at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Scheduled performers Little Richard, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Low Country Players

1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 626-3991.

Ivan Menchell's "The Cemetery Club"

When | 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Feb. 4-5 and 11-12; and 3 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 5-6 and 12-13

How much | $12

Details | about three widows who are longtime friends

Murrells Inlet Community Theatre

450 Murrells Inlet Road, south of Bellamy Avenue and the U.S. Post Office. 651-4152 or www.mictheatre.com.

"Shirley Valentine"

When | 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and "The Price" March 25-April 3

How much | $10 each

Details | one-woman play (in place of "The Early Miracle"), starring Holli Heart

Palace Theatre

Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. 448-0588 or www.palacemb.com

"The Magical Spirit of Ireland" reopens Feb. 14, Broadway series opener "Always Patsy Cline" Feb. 16-March 19, and "Hooray for Hollywood" opens Feb. 21.

Rivertown Bluegrass Society

Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium in Conway. 457-2854 or www.river townbluegrasssociety.com

Concerts 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly. $10 members, otherwise $12. Also, pre-show jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass.

South by Southeast

Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St. 222-7573 or 455-6499

Presents the Randall Bramblett Band on March 5, with dinner at 6 p.m. and concert at 7:30; proceeds benefit local music programs. $20 members, otherwise $25, which includes a pot-luck dinner and beverages.

Swamp Fox Players

Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com

2011 opener "Oklahoma" 8 p.m. Feb. 25-26, and March 3-5, 10-12 and 18-19; and 2:30 p.m. March 6. $18.

Theatre of the Republic

Main Street Theatre in Conway. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" 8 p.m. Feb. 9-12, 16-19 and 25-26, and 3 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27. $18 advance, $20 at door.

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