The Newberry Opera House is renowned for bringing in artists from around the world. But, this season the Opera House is especially proud to present artists with SC roots. From world famous Grammy winner Peabo Bryson to regional stars Deas Guyz Orchestra, SC has amazing talent to share this season at the Newberry Opera House.
This intermission has lasted five months and with a new season comes new procedures, please see our reopening plan below. Thank you for your patience throughout this entire process.
*As things are changing rapidly, please visit this page often for up-to-date information as artists postpone, change their date, or cancel their tours.*
The Opera House and the Foundation are dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for all who pass through our doors. The staff is hard at work rescheduling and sharing information for almost 30 performances impacted by COVID-19 closures and rerouting of tours. As a nonprofit performing arts center that relies on revenue from ticket sales, this greatly affects the Foundation’s finances.
Q: At what point did you feel that you were destined to make music your career?
A: I never had any other thought in my mind since I was five years old. It became my career and calling. When I was little, the audience lit up and I knew that was what I wanted to do, because it made people smile and get into it. I’m always hoping to write new songs because I am a composer as well, but I am mainly an entertainer because I like to give my audience a good time and that’s what it’s really about. To come in and play a theater like the Opera House is just a joy to me because it’s a perfect setting.
Mark Sanders, NOH’s Technical Director, has toured the world and worked in venues across the country. Name an artist, and he probably has a story about them. Ask him to tell you about touring with Reba, doing lights for U2, or having drinks with Sinatra. But, before all those adventures, he was a teenager having a great summer on Lake Murray with his buddies.
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