By Mindy Lucas
From an enchanted bookshop to concerts on the lawn, USC Beaufort’s Center for the Arts has several events coming up that are sure to entertain.
First up is the video premiere of The Enchanted Bookshop Musical presented by Beaufort Children’s Theatre.
After COVID-19 put a halt to the theater’s production of “Seussical Jr.” last year and in-person rehearsals, the production team decided to switch to The Enchanted Bookshop Musical, about a magical book shop that comes to life at night.
Viewers will have several innovative ways to watch the musical. In-person screenings will be held with a limited number of audience members at 7 p.m. on May 21 and 22, at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. Tickets are $12 and student tickets are $8. Masks are required.
Those who would rather watch from home can watch on demand, with the entire family through an emailed link for $25. For schools or donors who wish to hold a screening in their, a classroom rate of $100 for 30 students is also available for viewing on demand.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 843-521-4145 or visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Listen on the Lawn
If you’ve been missing live music, you’ll want to check out the center’s “Listen on the Lawn Concert Series” coming up the second and fourth Sundays of the month this summer.
Katie Lynn Godowns of Beaufort will take the stage on the center’s lawn on Sunday, May 23.
Godowns released her debut album “Movin’ Mountains” at the center in 2019 and describes her premiere work as “modern country.”
The lawn will open at 5:30 p.m., with the show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free.
Next up in the concert series is the Beaufort Mass Choir on June 13. Comprised of singers from more than a dozen area churches, the Beaufort Mass Choir will feature Gospel and Gullah music. Tickets are $10.
Participants are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and a picnic dinner or snacks and beverages.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.uscbcenterforthearts. com or by calling 843-521-4145. In case of rain, performances will be moved inside the center.