All the World's a Stage

June 2018
Written By: 
Paul Grimshaw

“…and all the men and women merely players.” Shakespeare knew the value of theatrical performances, and so do the thespians of the Grand Strand. Dinner and a show this summer might include a musical, a play (drama or comedy) or even a little big city-styled improvisational theater. Here are a few places to look for a show to intrigue, inspire, amaze or amuse.

PHOTO: (left) The Asher Theatre; (right) Carolina Comedy Club.

Stage Left
The Market Common
3064 Deville St., Myrtle Beach
(843) 232-0339
From June 14–July 1, Stage Left will present As Long as We Both Shall Live, a comedic murder mystery, in its intimate 53-seat black-box-style community theater.

Theatre of the Republic
337 Main St., Conway
(843) 488-0821
This theatre has long been the home for high quality musicals and dramas, delighting audiences with shows still on Broadway, as well as classics from the golden age of theater. Summer performances include Red and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Atlantic Stage
Myrtle Beach Mall
10177 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
(877) 287-8587
Celebrating its 10th year, Atlantic Stage hosts award-winning dramatic plays and musicals from a cast of resident professional actors. Through June 24 you can see I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

The Strand Theater
710 Front St., Georgetown
(843) 527-2924
The Strand, a grand old movie theater built in 1941, has been home to the Swamp Fox Players since 1982. In August, enjoy A Tribute to Carol Burnett.

GTS Theatre
1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach
(843) 765-4386
GTS is an intimate cabaret style theatre featuring audience and performer interaction at each show. A variety of themed shows are on the lineup here, including a Motown Tribute, Neon Lights Country and a ’60s & ’70s Beach Party.

The Asher Theatre
3237 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach
(843) 903-3100
Newly opened within the old Waccamaw Pottery complex, The Asher Theatre is set to host James Stephen III, a musical impressionist and comedian, along with other special events. You can also host an event at their conference center.

Comedy Cabana
9588 N. Kings Highway,
Myrtle Beach
(843) 449-4242
It’s all about the chuckles at Myrtle Beach’s oldest comedy club. Comedic stars from HBO, network television and on national tour stop by to give audiences a good hearty laugh. See the full calendar online. Food and drinks are also available.

Carolina Comedy Club
Broadway at the Beach
1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
(843) 839-2565
Top names from Comedy Central, The Tonight Show and Showtime make their way to entertain audiences year-round. Dave Landau (Last Comic Standing) appears June 6–9.

Uptown Theater-Carolina Improv Company
Myrtle Beach Mall
10177 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
(843) 272-4242
No playwrights, scripts or rehearsals here—only funny, audience-interactive, off-the-cuff entertainment similar to that as seen on Whose Line is it Anyway? Most shows are appropriate for all ages, but some are more adult-oriented, so it’s best to call first.