The Grand Theatre, taking residence in the former home of The Carolina Opry and Legends in Concert in Surfside Beach, has announced that its opening show, Aloha Y’all, is coming to the stage in June.
Aloha Y’all is an authentic Polynesian luau-style production, created by Chief Palota Taamu of Maui and native South Carolinian Jason Wright. The show is emceed by Oahu’s Chief So’o Tufaga and features authentic Hawaiian chants, music, instruments, entertainers, and iconic “wahine,” also known as hula dancers.
Wright, a native and resident of Hartsville, S.C., says, “It’s been a dream of mine to bring our long-running Polynesian Village Luau of Maui to the Myrtle Beach area. It’s a great way for families to escape and enjoy an authentic Polynesian island experience!”
Aloha Y’all is the first production scheduled at theatre, which is located at 301 Highway 17 South, Surfside Beach, S.C. Tickets for adults will be $29.95, $19.95 for teens (13-18) and $7.95 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. The show will open Friday, June 15, and run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7 p.m. through September.
Tickets and more information are available at the show’s website www.alohayall.com or by calling 800-25- ALOHA (800-252-5642).
The Grand Theatre has opened as a joint venture with Journeychurch, which meets in thevenue for Sunday morning services. The Grand Theatre will be hosting additional productions to be announced soon as well as Christian concerts.
A free showing of the 2011 film Courageous takes place the day before Father’s Day, Saturday, June 16, at 4pm.
The Grand Theatre’s first “Grand Gospel” concert, An Evening With The Isaacs, is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
“Our goal for The Grand is to be a welcoming, memorable place that lights up this neighborhood,” say Terrie Wallace, spokesperson for The Grand Theatre. “We want everyone who comes here, whether residents or visitors, to have a positive experience and a desire to return.”
For more information about upcoming shows and ticket sales, visit www.thegrandtheatre.us or call 843-808-9188.