Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pay-What-You-Will: Affordable Dock Street Theatre Performances

By Corinne Boyer
      The Dock Street Theatre is a Charleston landmark.  Built in 1736, it was the first building used for theatrical performances in the United States.  In 2010, the Dock Street Theatre reopened after a $19 million dollar renovation that took three years to complete.  Seeing a play in the intimate, historic building is priceless.  However, as a student, seeing a play may not be in your budget.  For almost every Dock Street Theatre play, one night is dedicated to making theatrical performances affordable for everyone to enjoy.  Pay-What-You-Will usually costs $10 and is on the Wednesday following the opening night of a play.  
         Dock Street Theatre tickets usually cost between $22.50 and $52.50.  During Pay-What-You-Will performances, tickets are typically sold for $10.  In order to receive Pay-What-You-Will notifications, you have to sign up for the Charleston Stage’s newsletter.  Pay-What-You-Will performances go on sale at midnight the night before the performance.  The Charleston Stage at the Dock website does not list Pay-What-You-Will information, so be sure to sign up for the Charleston Stage’s newsletter to take advantage of this incredible deal.  
      Pay-What-You-Will Performances have included The 39 Steps, The Wiz, A Christmas Carroll, Peter Pan, Chicago, Avenue Q and other Broadway hits.  Don’t miss out on the rest of the 2012-2013 season with performances of Nevermore, A Christmas Story, Madeline’s Christmas, The Secret Garden, A Woman Called Truth, Boeing, Anything Goes, and A Year with Frog and Toad.  Seeing a Dock Street Theatre performance truly captures the beauty of live theatre.  Sign up for the Charleston Stage newsletter today to experience a play at the historical Dock Street Theatre.


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