May 2013

May 2013 : B Social



Monty Python fans throughout the Lowcountry are quoting lines and speaking in British accents (sort of) in eager anticipation of Spamalot’s arrival at the Arts Center May 1. But thou needst not be a Monty Python cult follower to get a kick out of this Arthurian musical spoof, taken from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Tony Award-winning Monty Python’s Spamalot brings knights in tights to Arts Center stage from May 1- 26!

This musical sensation takes the audience on a wild romp as King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a quest for the Holy Grail. But this is no ordinary quest. Along the journey, we meet leggy, Amazonian kicking-and-tapping showgirls and bumbling, goofy knights, not to mention flying cows, killer rabbits and taunting French people.

With book, lyrics, and music by Monty Python member Eric Idle along with John Du Prez, Spamalot shines under the direction of knighted favorite Casey Colgan, returning to the island from New York City, and boasting an extravagant set and lighting design by Terry Cermak, decadent costuming by Diana Griffin, and high-stepping choreography — not to mention a bevy of wigs — by Broadway sensation, Nic Thompson, most recently in Broadway’s Mary Poppins.

Starring as Lady of the Lake is hometown-girl- gone-to-Broadway Meredith Inglesby, who made her professional debut at the Arts Center in 1998 as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. She has since been featured in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, along with having performed in national tours of Little House on the Prairie, The Musical and Disney’s On the Record. This time, Meredith is accompanied by her husband, Steve Blanchard, a Broadway celeb as well, having starred as Beast in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, now in a leading role in Spamalot playing the dashing King Arthur.

With an incredible cast, lively score and non-stop laughs, Spamalot at the Arts Center promises to be a highly energetic and entertaining evening of theatre. Need we say more? Ni!

Tickets are $56 for adults and $39 for children, (preview prices are $46/adult and $33 for children) and may be purchased by calling the box office at (843) 842-ARTS or by visiting online at the box office.

Hilton Head Island Art Festival

An eclectic mix of art will be on display and for sale during the 5th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour Memorial DayWeekend. This year, a separate arts & crafts market will feature the finest crafters in the country. The event appeals to locals and tourists alike for the wide array of original artwork priced to suit all budgets.

The artists and crafters are hand selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure an extensive variety of artistic media that will appeal to a broad number of art enthusiasts, collectors and those looking for unique gifts. Admission is free and open to the public. “This event is a wonderful celebration of the arts,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “It is very much like an outdoor art gallery, perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors interested in new quality investments by emerging artists as well as the casual shopper.”

Shelter Cove Harbour
May 25 – 26, Saturday & Sunday,
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bluffton Village Festival Celebrates 35 Years
Mark your calendar for the biggest party in Bluffton: The Bluffton Village Festival. The festival, coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in Old Town Bluffton. The street fair, commonly known as Mayfest, is truly “a celebration of Bluffton life,” filled with all things quirky, eclectic and family-friendly.

This is a day to enjoy art, music, food, kids’ activities and celebrate all the charm Bluffton has to offer. Admission is free.

“To me, the festival captures the essence of what makes Bluffton so special,” said Patrick Wright, the Rotary Club of Bluffton’s president-elect and this year’s BVF chairman.

The Rotary Club of Bluffton assumed responsibility of this hometown favorite five years ago. The club, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, provides the necessary manpower to run and manage the Old Town Bluffton street party.

Guests can find the perfect gift for Mom, right in time for Mother’s Day or treat their taste buds to the famous shrimp salad sandwiches from The Church of the Cross along with barbecue, seafood, smoothies and lemonade offered by other vendors.
As Wright says, “It’s the single best time to experience what Bluffton is all about.”

Don’t miss some of the quirky extras that make this hometown event so popular such as the new Pie Eating Contest or the 25th annual Ugly Dog Contest.

General Tips for Festival-goers:
• A good pair of walking shoes, bug spray, sunglasses and sunscreen will keep you comfortable.
• Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome at the festival.
• Free parking will be available at Red Cedar Elementary School with free shuttle services to Calhoun Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get ready for a Party Latin Style. Food, Music, Dancing & Dance Competitions!

La Isla Magazine is proud to announce the first annual New River Auto Mall “Fiesta de May 2013” at Shelter Cove Community Park on Sunday, May 19th from 12pm to 7pm.

Join them as they extend the celebration of Cinco de Mayo well beyond the 5th of May! The feature of this event is a Latin Dance competition currently being held on La Isla’s Facebook page. Finalists chosen via popular vote will compete the day of the Fiesta to be Crowned the 2013 La Isla Dance Champions. Additional entertainment will feature Latin Bands, dance groups, dance lessons, DJ’s, Latin food vendor’s kid zone and more than 60 vendors.

A portion of each entry will benefit The Children’s Center of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton.

Volunteers welcome. More info:

“An Evening of Dance” Bluffton School of Dance Company’s 2nd Annual Gala Event

This event includes a Silent Auction Fundraiser and Live Entertainment from Patterson Colt and the Peacemakers. Light fare and beverages will be served. The Event raises money for the Dance Boosters of Bluffton, the booster organization supporting the BSOD Company. The monies raised will be used to bring nationally renowned dance instructors from dance meccas like NYC and LA to Bluffton School of Dance to work with these Bluffton and Hilton Head dancers. All ticket purchases, donations, and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

This event is sponsored by Hargray and the Alliance Group Realty.

May 4, 2013 6pm-8pm
Bluffton Rotary Community Center
Tickets $5; Children under 10 years FREE
Call 843-815-2619 for tickets

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