If you’re looking for an entertaining and inspiring show during your visit to Myrtle Beach, you’ll want to get your tickets early for your favorite performance at The Carolina Opry Theater. Entertainer and entrepreneur, Calvin Gilmore is the mind behind the most popular production at the theater and its name sake, The Carolina Opry. Gilmore began the show in 1986 in a 1,000 seat theater in Surfside Beach. This show along with another popular production was selling out nightly, and in 1993, the two shows joined forces under the Carolina Opry name. With the combination of a new 2,200 seat theater located in Myrtle Beach and a fabulously entertaining presentation, it has remained a hit ever since.
The gorgeous Carolina Opry Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC is a sensational site to see. The beautiful staircases, tall looming columns, and the tremendous lobby create an elegant setting for a night out at the theater. They present two regularly scheduled shows weekly, The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations. These two shows rotate with usually one performance daily except Sunday. Be sure to check the website for the times and dates of the show you would like to attend. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is a momentous event each year that runs only in November and December. The theater stage becomes a magical winter land loaded with Christmas cheer and tradition.
Though The Carolina Opry show made its claim to fame over twenty years ago, it still demands a significant following. The audience at this show will enjoy quite a variety of entertainment that will keep them enthralled. It offers everything from country to rock ‘n roll, gospel, Broadway and even the classics. The comedy performers are great, as are the dancers. Even people who are not crazy about country music leave this show fully pleased and entertained.
Good Vibrations is another production by Calvin Gilmore. This 90-minute presentation features music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. As the performers take the audience on a journey through the decades, music will pop up from Elvis, the Righteous Brothers, the Beatles and even KISS. They also devote a portion of the show to honor our war veterans, present and past.
Each of the shows has its own collection of spectacular costumes and original performances, along with state of the art lighting and sound. These productions have a wonderful way of combining older musical and entertainment traditions with the new and modern. The result is a tantalizing recreation that can be enjoyed by the young, old and all those in between. People who never thought they could appreciate the fiddle leave with a new respect for the instrument and those who master it. Clogging performed by an all-male group becomes an amazing feat. Another male group of tap dancers that call themselves, “All That” regularly receive acclaim.
The talented performers at these shows keep their audience so enthralled that many wonder how the time has passed so quickly. It’s a great family outing if you’re looking for some good clean fun and entertainment that everyone can enjoy.
Tickets for the shows usually run between $35-55 depending on the seats you choose. And as already mentioned, you might want to buy them early just to make sure you get in and have good seats. They do have snacks and non alcoholic drinks available. The shows at The Carolina Opry will be a great diversion from the typical beach entertainment. Be ready to laugh and tap to the beat while enjoying a great show.
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Reviewed February 25, 2010 / Stars
“The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach SC is one of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach as it provides sensational shows with musicians, dancers, and more throughout the year”
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