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The Wiz is the soulful African American version of the classic Wizard of Oz fairy tale with a modern twist that retells the tale. The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present this mega hit at the Civic Center Little Theatre on June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 during FestivALL Charleston 2016.

The Wiz originated on Broadway in 1975, became a hit movie in 1978 and has enjoyed several reincarnations including a holiday 2015 television LIVE rendition. The music by Charlie Smalls is a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul. The score includes Ease on Down the Road, Home, If You Believe, Mean ole Lion, No Bad News and Everybody Rejoice.

The Guild's production of The Wiz is sponsored by Mrs. Alex Schoenbaum.



Charleston Light Opera Guild will present the global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar, at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater on November 4, 5, 11, 12. 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm and on November 13 at 2:00 pm.

Initially conceived in 1970 as a concept album with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ told from the perspective of Judas, the disciple who eventually betrays Jesus and turns him in to the Roman authorities. The story was hailed as a rock opera and uses 1970's style music, slang and cultural references.


A Celebration of 20 Years in the Guild Theatre

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will bring the classic tale about a beautiful girl who becomes the companion of a brutish beast to save her father's life to the Maier Performance Hall stage at the Clay Center on July 29, 30, August 5, 6, and 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm and on July 31, August 7 and 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

The stage version of the popular animated film, Beauty and the Beast, includes all the wonderful Alan Menken and Howard Ashman songs from the Disney movie plus new songs written for the Broadway show by Menken and Tim Rice. These include Belle, No Matter What, Gaston, Be Our Guest, Something There, Human Again and Beauty and the Beast.



The Charleston Light Opera Guild will once again present "A Christmas Story" in December 2016. The Guild's 2015 production of the musical version of the popular film classic was well received with several sold-out audiences. The 2016 production is slated for evening performances on December 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 and matinee shows on December 17 and 18 at the Norman L. Fagan State Theater at the Culture Center.



All auditions at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave., Charleston; CALL 304-545-6945 for more information.

Beauty and the Beast

SINGING & READING – Thursday June 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm OR Saturday June 4, 2016 at 11:00 am.
Auditioners should prepare a vocal selection that shows range, preferably from the production.
(Those singing selections that aren't from the show must bring music for the Guild accompanist.)
Scripts will be provided for readings.

DANCING – Sunday June 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm PROMPT.
Combinations will be taught; dress to dance; ballet & character shoes.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

SINGING - Tuesday September 6 and/or Wednesday September 7, 7:30 pm
Prepare music, preferably from the show; an accompanist will be provided

DANCING - Thursday September 8, 7:30 pm.
Dress to dance, combinations will be taught; ballet, modern & musical theater styles

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A Christmas Story

Singing and Reading – ages 8 – 13 Thursday October 13, 7:00 pm

Singing and Reading – ages 14 – adults Tuesday October 18, 7:00 pm –

Dancing - Thursday October 20, 7:00 pm PROMPT! – ages 8 – 13; 8:30 pm – adults
Scripts are provided; bring a copy of music to be sung for Guild accompanist; Dance combinations will be taught, dress to dance – Be PROMPT!


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