One of the newest attractions to the Myrtle Beach area is the Asher Theatre, located off of Highway 501 in the old Waccamaw Pottery outlet. Myrtle Beach has long been known as a destination for world-class live entertainment, and the Asher Theatre is adding a number of awesome acts to the area’s overall live performance lineup.
The Asher Theatre began its season in April 2018 with renowned performer James Stephens III, “The Man of a Thousand Voices.” Stephens has been featured on HBO, Showtime, The Tonight Show and many other national TV appearances for his wide range of voices. One minute he's Chris Rock and Lil Wayne, and the next moment he's Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Stephens also plays piano like Duke Ellington, trumpet like Louis Armstrong, dances like Sammy Davis Jr. and sings like pretty much everybody. We’ve yet to see him live in person, but hear he’s hilarious.
Other upcoming acts worth mentioning include:
All That Jazz and Blues
May 13, 2018
This Sunday evening showcase includes local and celebrity artists showcasing their talents in contemporary jazz music and soulful blues that crosses all boundaries, from Southern blues, delta blues, Mississippi blues, Chicago blues, and more.
May 24, 2018
Margo LeDuc is an international Tony artist, Stanford music professor, artist, vocal coach, and industry motivational speaker. LeDuc has lent her hypnotic vocals as background to numerous artists around the world including Deniece Williams. Her vocal techniques are a transformative experience for those with whom she works.
Church the Musical
June 10, 2018
If you missed church on Sunday, you can't miss Church the Musical. It’s a Christ-centered, fast-paced, theatrical performance that brings us closer to God through music, improvisation, and drama. The hilarious ensemble of actors keeps the audience engaged in this family-friendly church musical.
July 6 and July 7, 2018
The Persuaders are a New York City-based R&B vocal group best known for their ballads including gold hit single, "Thin Line Between Love and Hate". It sold over a million copies, topping the Billboard R&B chart, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. This group also wrote and performed "Some Guys Have All the Luck" which Rod Stewart had a Top Ten pop hit with his version of the song in 1984.
The new theatre seats 350 in the auditorium but is also home to six newly renovated conference rooms, which founders say sets it apart from some other theatres. For more information on attending an event or hosting an event at The Asher Theatre, check them out AsherTheatre.com.