City Opera House Events
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The City of Abbeville is pleased to announce that beginning in 2019, it will be hosting a "City Opera House Events Season" to include music, comedy, movies, and more! This will be in addition to the plays you have come to love attending at the Historic Opera House.
Tickets for these events can be purchased online (through Eventbrite) or in person at the Opera House.
Please contact the City Special Event Coordinator Emily Bledsoe for more information.
Comedian Pam Stone: Benefit for Big Oaks Rescue Farm
Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 7:30 PM.
After a sold-out performance last year in Greenwood, Pam is back to raise money for Big Oaks Rescue Farm. Born in Marietta, Georgia, Pam Stone graduated from Joseph Wheeler High School and attended Kennesaw College, before leaving in her third year to pursue stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, California. With special guest Andy Forrester.
Free Flow Band
Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 8:00 PM
According to the Mountain Xpress, the Free Flow Band members are the “The Guardians of Funk, and an Irresistible Dance Party that draws fans from across generations and social groups and if you ask their fans, they will tell you Free Flow is a dance band that doesn’t try to sound like anyone but Free Flow.” Free Flow’s line up of musicians reads like a who’s who of the best Funk Bands ever to grace North Carolina: Kazual Collins, Lil’ Rog, Black Note, and LT. “Our mission is to get people on the dance floor, the members of the Free Flow Band proclaimed during a recent interview, almost in unison. And if you’ve seen them perform, you know that they meet that mission, night after night.”
Abbeville Opera House Comedy Presents: Shaun Jones
Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 8:00 PM
For more than 19 years, the comedy world’s senses have been tantalized by both audio and visual artistry. The young man known as Shaun Jones is truly making his mark everywhere he goes, with his quick wit and fashionable flair. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey and having lived in Los Angeles for a short time, Shaun now calls Atlanta, GA his home. He has traveled worldwide entertaining crowds, using many of his personal life experiences to get a good laugh. Like an accomplished chef, Shaun’s comedy combines a cup of truth, a tablespoon of originality, and a double twist of humor. Shaun has appeared on several national television shows, such as B.E.T’s “Comic View”, B.E.T’s “One Mic Stand”, BounceTV’s “Off The Chain” & Showtime’s “1 Amendment”.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Lizzy began her music accomplishment at an early age and her interests are very eclectic ranging from Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn to the Earl Scruggs Revue to Fleetwood Mac. While starting out on the piano, Lizzy soon took up the fiddle, guitar, autoharp, bass, banjo, and mandolin, and has become an accomplished musician, alternating between these instruments as part of her entertainment repertoire.
Little Roy makes sure that no one in the audience gets bored at any time. He has won awards as Entertainer as well as for his banjo playing. Little Roy learned to play banjo when he was only six years old, and won a local talent contest for his playing when he was eight. Little Roy's favorite banjo players are Don Reno and Earl Scruggs. USA Today called Little Roy 'a banjo master, truly a picker's picker'. Little Roy can also be found playing the guitar and autoharp.
Abbeville Opera House Comedy Presents: Kier
Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Great stand-up and spot-on musical impressions make this show rock. Comedy clubs, corporate events, cruise ships, colleges, Kier has literally been all over the world, including entertaining the Troops in Europe, Asia, and the Persian Gulf. He has worked with such greats as Reba McEntire, Oprah Winfrey, Ronnie Milsap, Kevin Bacon, and many others and had multiple appearances on the Bob & Tom Show and John Boy and Billy. A highlight of Kier’s show is his History of Rock Guitar Riffs. Kier’s impressions include Sting, U2, Dave Matthews, Springsteen, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Sinatra, Elvis, Waylon & Willie, Tom Petty, Prince, Barry White, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, and many others.
Christmas with the Ricardos: I Love Lucy Holiday Special
Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Celebrate the holidays with Lucy and Ricky! This hilarious show includes everything from musical numbers to your favorite Christmas songs from the 40’s and 50’s, as well comedy skits, and audience participation. Some highlights of the show are when Lucy performs her rendition of “The Nutcracker” and later disguises herself as Santa Claus, and when Lucy and Ricky sing and dance to “Baby it’s Cold Outside.” The audience, too, will participate in performing “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” led by a very animated Lucy! Voted #1 I Love Lucy Tribute in America.
Abbeville Opera House Comedy Presents: Valarie Storm
Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 8:00 PM
This Florida girl has performed in some of the best comedy clubs across the country becoming one of the most requested by clubs and audiences alike. This has led to being invited to both the Boston Comedy Festival twice, once in 2006 and again in 2010. The 2007 Las Vegas Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2011. In 2009 made her film debut in the independent film “Pose Down”. She has had several appearances on The Bob & Tom Show. In 2012 appeared on "Mom's Night Out" on NickMom. She has also appeared on Comedy Time TV and Quicklaffs filmed at the world famous Pasadena Ice House in 2012.
Abbeville Opera House Comedy Presents: Sid Davis
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 8:00 PM
This former airline worker hilariously unloads side-splitting baggage on stage. Sid’s humor is fueled with A.D.D., a wavering ego and a grade school teacher wife who views him as a child left behind.Sid Davis' late in life arrival in the comedy business immediately impressed several A-list comics who loved his writing and mentored him.
His first ComedyTime TV spot shot up to the highest ranking spot for over twelve consecutive weeks.In 2012 Sid Davis was voted "Best in Fest" by the audiences at the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival. In case anyone thought that was a fluke; Sid returned to the SLO fest and fans voted him Best in Fest again in 2013 and again in 2014.
The Breakfast Club Tribute Band
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Back by popular demand! The Breakfast Club is the longest running, most recognized ‘80’s tribute band in the United States sharing the stage with numerous music legends like Whitesnake, The Romantics, Poison, Drivin’n’Cryin’, Hootie and The Blowfish, White Lion, The Smithereens, Edwin McCain, and many others. The Breakfast Club has had the privilege of performing for rock stars, movie stars, many of America’s top corporations, NASCAR legends, and millions of the most amazing, fervent fans any band could ever hope for.
Abbeville Opera House Comedy Presents: The Sweeney Family Band
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Here they come! The most loveable, good natured bunch of backwoods country boys you've ever met! They might be a few bricks shy of a load, but they sure know how to have a good time! They'll not only have you laughing in the aisles, the’ll have you clappin' your hands and stompin' your feet to some good ole Country Novelty Tunes. Plus, they play favorites like "Sweet Caroline", "La Bamba", "Brown Eyed Girl", "500 Miles", "I'm All Shook Up' and more! Join Slim, Skeeter and Jayburd for a knee slappin' good time! It's not just a show, it's a whole family reunion when these boys take the stage! Take a little Hee Haw, add a couple of pinches of The Grand Ole Opry, sprinkle in a little Andy Griffith, simmer over down home humor, serve with a little "shine".....and soon you'll have a banquet of fun!