The Palace Theatre is famous for attracting top entertainment to Myrtle Beach, but this summer's lineup takes it to another level. In addition to the off-Broadway productions it is known for, the Palace Theatre is bringing in some cutting-edge attraction in 2015.
From new-age magic acts to a virtual-reality dinosaur exhibit, the Palace is broadening its appeal to provide quality entertainment for the whole family. Even the theatrical shows feature a fairy tale for the kids and a stroll down musical memory lane for adults. Here's a look at the upcoming shows and attractions at the Palace Theatre:
“Carnival of Magic”: Get ready to be amazed and entertained at the 2015 edition of this popular magic show. Featuring a star-studded cast that includes several members of NBC's “America's Got Talent” primetime showcase, Carnival of Magic features a new era of magic acts that include death-defying stunts and mind-blowing illusions that you have never seen before, especially live on stage. America's Got Talent finalists Peter Gossamer, Christian Stoinev, Scooby the Dog and the King BMX Team bring their acts to the live stage for this one of a kind performance. The show goes on at 7 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays all summer long, with matinee performances at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Thursdays.
“Cinderella”: See this popular fairy tale play out in an amazing musical at the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, part of the Palace complex. Featuring talented young singers, dancers and actors from the area, this production brings the classic story to life with ballet and classical music scores. The limited schedule includes several matinees, perfect for young and old to take a break from shopping at the adjoining Broadway at the Beach complex and enjoy this unique performance by the stars of tomorrow.
“Dinosaurs: The Exhibition”: The Palace Theatre has a brand new entertainment attraction in 2015, one unlike anything held here before. This realistic exhibit features dinosaur displays and activities that will make visitors feel like they have traveled back in time 65 million years to prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Guests can experience the thrill of riding atop a T-Rex or a Triceratops through a Jurassic jungle, and check out the Dino Movie Room for dinosaur action-packed short films. There's also a Dig a Dino fossil exhibit where kids can experience the thrill of unearthing their own dinosaur bones, and a T-Rex Fun Zone with dino-related inflatables and play equipment.
“Hot Jersey Nights”: Back by popular demand, this long-running show features the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the Philadelphia sound the group made popular. Featuring a talented cast of singers, dancers and tribute artists, this showcase will have the older generation dancing in the isles while the younger crowd can learn a little musical history. Hear hit songs like “Big Girls Don't Cry”, “My Eyes Adored You”, and “Walk Like A Man” performed to slick dance routines reminiscent of the sock hop days of the 1950s. The show is held at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays all summer long.
“Satisfaction”: Coming in September is this internationally acclaimed tribute to the world’s greatest rock ‘n roll band of all time, The Rolling Stones. Featuring performers with dead-on impersonations of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the band, this concert performance will have you dancing to the classic hits such as “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Honky Tonk Woman” and, of course, “Satisfaction.” Although new to the Palace Theatre, this troop has been touring and performing together for more than 15 years, bringing the magic of the Stones to Myrtle Beach.