Entertainment Ideas in March Along the Grand Strand

MONDAY | 03.05

Legends starts Whitney tribute

Legends in Concert will add a tribute to Whitney Houston on Monday as part of its spring lineup through May 12.

Jazmine will portray the late songstress who also was known for such anthems as “One Moment in Time” for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and before the release of her debut solo album in 1985, duets “Hold Me” with the late Teddy Pendergrass and “Take Good Care of My Heart” with Jermaine Jackson.

The Houston tribute artist, who will succeed the Neil Diamond performer – who plays through Saturday – will join other musicians playing the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley and George Strait.

Show times in the next week are 8 p.m. daily through Saturday and Monday-Thursday, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Tuesday.

Tickets are $37.95 regular and $42.95 preferred/VIP for ages 17 and older; and $14.95 and $19.95 respectively, for ages 3-16; and  VIP table booth seats are $52.95 all ages.

The theater is at 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, next to Planet Hollywood.

Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469, or http://www.legendsinconcert.com.

THROUGH MARCH 18 | Three shows in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown and Conway

Two plays and a revue

Three area community theaters have new productions.

• Murrells Inlet Community Theatre has “Southern Comforts,” a two-character play about love in later life, set in a Victorian house in New Jersey.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 11 at the Murrells Inlet Community Theatre, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, south of Bellamy Avenue and the U.S. Post Office.

Tickets are $10. Call 651-4152 or visit www.mictheatre.com.

• In Georgetown, the Swamp Fox Players have “Barefoot in the Park,” at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 8-10 and 16-17, and 2:30 p.m. March 11 and 18, at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St.

Tickets cost $15. Details at 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.

• Theatre of the Republic in Conway presents “Illusions on Main Street (with a Twist)” at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Main Street Theatre, 337 Main St.

This show by the Jewel Box Revue, a troupe from Canyonville, Ore., pays tribute to various famous female entertainers such as the late Judy Garland and Patsy Cline, as well as Barbra Streisand and current stars including Reba McEntire, Lady Gaga and Adele.

Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Details at 488-0821 or http://www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

SATURDAY | 03.03

Rotary night of Broadway

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach presents its fourth annual “Broadway Special,” an evening to celebrate music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Two guest artists who have performed in many Broadway and orchestral productions around the globe – Doug LaBreque, returning for a second straight year, and Christiane Noll, also an opera singer – will join the Long Bay Symphony in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway between 29th and 38th avenues North.

Tickets are $35, $40 or $45, and net proceeds benefit Horry County Schools and other Rotary local and international charities. Details at 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.

MONDAY | 03.05

Piccadilly Circus

The Piccadilly Circus, from Sarasota, Fla., returns Monday to Myrtle Beach, bringing such acts as “Katunga the Giant Jungle Monster,” “Motorcycle Madness in the Chamber of Doom” and “My Little Pony” on parade.

Show times are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North.

Ticket specials are available until 10 a.m. Monday at www.thefuncircus.com, otherwise at the gate, general admission is $32 for ages 13 or older, otherwise $11. Free-ticket coupons for anyone younger than 13 also are available at various locations across the Grand Strand.

Call 877-373-0477 or visit www.thefuncircus.com.

OPENS THURSDAY | 03.08

‘Legally Blonde’ in Socastee

Socastee High School Performing Arts presents “Legally Blonde the Musical,” modeled after the movie from 2001 starring Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson.

Courtney Mauldin plays Elle Woods, dumped by her boyfriend bound for Harvard Law School, where she also enrolls. Mauldin also is friends with Bailey Hanks, who won the MTV show “Legally Blonde – The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday-March 11, and 3 p.m. March 10-11, in the school auditorium, on S.C. 707, at Dick Pond Road, just east of S.C. 544.

Tickets are $12. For every guest who wears pink, the school will make a donation to the Breast Cancer Society, and guests also are encouraged to bring supplies for relay to local pet shelters.

Call 293-2513 or visit http://www.socasteeperformingarts.com

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