Discover the magic behind the scenes during a fun, informative, pre-show talk. A member from the company, arts professional, or community expert will delight you with stories, anecdotes, or historical background that will enhance your performance experience.
Backstage Scoop is a 20 – 30 minute program held in MOFAC before select performances. Backstage Scoop begins at 6 p.m. Free admission to all ticket holders. Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
The Power of Music – Ethan Bortnick
Saturday, November 19 • 6 p.m.
Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. Music can ward off depression, calm patients, improve verbal IQ in students and lower blood pressure. Find out more about the positive impact music has in our life.
Thursday, January 19 • 6 p.m.
Meet our musical guests as they share inside stories behind the music and the composers of the evening’s program.
The Sound That Changed America: Motown
Saturday, January 28 • 6 p.m.
On January 19, 1959, a young songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and founded his company, Motown Records. The distinctive sound brought together pop and soul, black and white, and young and old. Learn more about the music and the man that changed America pop culture.
Creating and Choreographing – South Carolina Ballet
Saturday, February 25 • 6 p.m.
Choreography literally means “dance-writing” from the Greek. Discover what makes good choreography and the artistic process of creating a new ballet.
The Science of Sound and the Art of Sound Mixing
Thursday, March 23rd • 6 p.m.
“Why is the music so loud?” “I can’t hear the pianist.” “I don’t understand the words.” Come learn about the art of mixing sound and the science of hearing with professional sound technicians and Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center.