MainStage Productions

At South Carolina Children’s Theatre, we are committed to bringing quality, family-oriented productions to the Upstate. Please join us for our 2019/2020 season which will open at the Peace Center Gunter Theatre on September 7, 2019 and will mark our final season as a resident company at the Peace Center. Season tickets AND individual production tickets are available now!

TEACHERS, please see our School Programs Offerings for daytime field trip and touring opportunities.

Ella Enchanted The Musical: September 7-22, 2019

By Karen Zacarias; Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma; Adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine; By special arrangement with Miramax

As a baby, Ella received a magical ‘gift’ from her fairy godmother that forces her to obey everyone – all the time. As she grows, Ella tires of the inability to follow her own will and sets out on a quest to change her life.

This story of strength and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles is a fun, warm and empowering journey that will encourage children of all ages to find – and use – their voice.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas: November 29-December 8, 2019

By Charles M. Schulz; Based on the Television Special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendleson; Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

The Peanuts gang is celebrating the season and everyone in town is excited. Everyone except Charlie Brown. For Charlie, the commercialization of this special holiday has become too much to bear. Imagine his surprise when he sees the spirit of Christmas come to life in his friends!

A Charlie Brown Christmas reminds us all that there is only one true meaning of Christmas.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: January 25-February 2, 2020

From the story by C.S. Lewis; Dramatized by Joseph Robinette; Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

What begins as an innocent exploration of an old home, winds up taking siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter far beyond their wildest imaginations, as they step through a huge wardrobe, into a land where an evil witch has taken control and misery reigns.

By demonstrating love, keeping faith and showing courage, the children find they have the power triumph over evil and return Narnia to its rightful leader. Children and adults alike will be enthralled by this classic C.S. Lewis story.

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Curious George: The Golden Meatball: April 25-May 3, 2020

Music by John Kavanaugh; Book and Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon; Based on the Books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the Play Owned by Universal Stage Productions; Theatre for Young Audiences; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

When George enters his friend, Chef Pisghetti in the Golden Meatball Contest, he doesn’t know he’ll actually end up being the one doing the cooking!

The curious little monkey stands ready to help, but can he help win the contest without the Pisghetti’s super-secret ingredient? This musical story of determination and selflessness will warm hearts and tummies alike!

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat: Saturdays and Sundays, July 2020

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss; Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain; Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

With his tell-tale red-and-white striped hat, the Cat in the Hat comes to call on an unsuspecting Sally and her brother. Bringing mischief, fun and a few ‘things’ along, the Cat turns a cold, cold, wet day into one the children will never forget.

Lifted completely from Dr. Seuss’ classic tale, not a word has been changed as one of the most popular and imaginative children’s books ever written comes to life on SCCT’s brand-new MainStage. Children and adults alike will find themselves on the edge of their seats, wondering what the kids’ mother will find when she walks back in the door!

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Tickets for Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat will go on sale to Season Subscribers in March, 2020 and to the general public in May, 2020. Guarantee your seat at this – our first show in our new building – by becoming a Season Subscriber today!