We just had this really great idea. People plan these long New York weekends, have dinner, catch a Broadway show, etc. You know the drill. Why not catch a show on Hilton Head Island instead? Seriously, there aren’t too many beaches or golf courses on Manhattan. And virtually every show at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina has been on Broadway – and every one of them has been a hit. Also, all the actors are professionals and many have toured with the show that’s playing.
Getting “up close and personal” in our beautiful 324 seat theater is a bit easier than, say, New York’s Shubert (1521 seats) or the Gershwin (1933 seats). Then there’s the price: about $40 at the Arts Center, $150 – $250 for Mama Mia at Winter Garden (1524 seats).
No, our plays are not first-run. They’re first-rate. You can’t go wrong! So here’s our idea. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina has just started its new season. They are opening with La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry Herman’s huge hit, September 24th. As usual, the production will blow you out of your seats. South Pacific opens December 3rd. Steel Magnolias opens February 4th. And it goes on.
Your Broadway weekend in New York would include dinner at a fine restaurant. Well, the Arts Center is located in Shelter Cove. Several fine restaurants are in Shelter Cove proper – minutes away from the theatre. Then, just across William Hilton Parkway is Santa Fe Café. A few minutes east of the Arts Center is the popular Bonefish Grille.
Then, of course, there are accommodations. In New York, it’s about $2,000 a night at The Carlyle, with the possibility of a view of Central Park. We can guarantee an oceanfront view for a bit less than that. Oh, yes, it’s also somewhat warmer on Hilton Head Island.
A theatre vacation on Hilton Head? Give us a call, and we’ll set it up.