One of the best things about the fall season in Myrtle Beach is the abundance of new shows that appear in local theaters. From some of the top touring acts in the world of pop, rock and country music to the off-Broadway productions that culminate with a series of Christmas shows, the live theater lineup is at its peak in the autumn.
No matter when you decide to make your fall getaway, you can rest assured that there is a nice selection of shows to choose from, including family-friendly venues featuring music, magic, dancing, comedy and more. It’s always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance, and here is a quick look at some of the shows coming to Myrtle Beach theaters this fall:
Alabama Theatre: Old school country music fans are in luck this fall as the Alabama Theatre welcomes an impressive lineup of classic acts to Barefoot Landing on Saturday nights. Country comedian Ray Stevens warms up the house with laughs to his hits like “The Streak” and “Guitar-zan” on Sept. 19. Country Music Hall of Fame band the Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Sept. 26, followed by “The Gambler” himself, Kenny Rogers, on Oct. 3. Oldies rock and beach music take over the next two weeks with an Oct. 10, Tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, whose lives and careers were cut short by a plane crash, and an Oct. 17 appearance by The Platters, The Drifters and The Coasters. Then it's country time again with Loretta Lynn on Oct. 24. Of course, the Alabama Theatre also has its award-winning headline show “One” through Oct. 26, and “The South's Grandest Christmas Show” kicks off the holiday season on Nov. 2.
The Carolina Opry: Country music songstresses Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis bring their “Grits & Glamour Tour” to the Carolina opry for one night only on Sept. 19. With 12 No. 1 songs, 28 top-10 hits and more than 18 million records sold between them, this duo combines their vocal talents to sing their most popular numbers. The Carolina Opry's award-winning self-titled show continues its long run this fall, and new show “Time Warp” adds some rock n' roll to the lineup. Also appearing this season is “Thunder & Light,” which combines high-tech special effects with some of the theater's most popular live performers, and the “Light Laser Extravaganza” features lasers dancing to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd and The Beatles. The annual Christmas show starts in November.
The Palace Theatre: The Tony and Grammy Award-winning production of “Jersey Nights” is the main event this fall at the Broadway at the Beach Theater. Featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the Philadelphia Sound that made its mark on rock n' roll history in the 1950s and '60s, this show has sent crowds dancing in the aisles to some of the classic oldies. Also appearing at the Palace are “Carnival of Magic”, an energy-filled show that includes past contestants on the hit TV series “America's Got Talent”, and the popular “Christmas Wonderland” holiday showcase.
Legends In Concert: This Broadway at the Beach Theater showcases tribute artists performing their best impersonations of popular music and comedy acts. Legends is constantly updating its performers to keep the show fresh, and the current lineup of Rod Stewart, the Blues Brothers, Elvis Presley, Reba McEntire and Lionel Richie provide a star-studded cast that runs through Oct. 29. Coming in November, Dolly Parton and Nat King Cole join the show and bring some holiday cheer just in time for the season. Special Christmas shows and appearances by other tribute artists are to be announced.
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