Did you know what we have a professional theater right here in Myrtle Beach! It is the Atlantic Stage and they partner with Coastal Carolina University for many of their shows. Atlantic Stage is a non-profit organization and as such relies on volunteers and donations. Besides putting on great productions, they have educational programs.
Acting on Camera is a six-week course taught by Dr. Steve Earnest (PhD, AEA, SAG/ AFTRA). Starting on October 16, classes will meet once a week to learn about on-camera, audition, and scene techniques. Steve Earnest, a Professor of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University and member of Atlantic Stage will also discuss his experience and knowledge as a working actor regarding local casting avenues. Film and television credits include BLOODY HOMECOMING, SAFE HOUSE, and MIAMI VICE. He has also performed professionally with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Florida Repertory Theatre, and was most recently seen in “God of Carnage” at Atlantic Stage.
Classes will be held at the Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center at the corner of 79th Avenue North and 17 North Bypass, home of Atlantic Stage. Classes run Oct. 16 – Nov. 20, 7-8:45pm. For more information
or to register go to www.atlanticstage.com and click on education.
But this can’t be done without volunteers!
If you are more a behind the scenes kind of person who loves the theatre, here is your chance to learn about volunteering with Atlantic Stage. An open house will be held at the 79th Avenue Theatre Tuesday, October 16 from 4:30 -6pm. This is a fantastic way for new and current volunteers to gather with like-minded theatre lovers, to learn more about Myrtle Beach’s only professional theatre company, and to sign up for volunteer opportunities for this current season! The evening will include information on committees for publicity, fundraising, and the play reading festival as well as front of house and backstage volunteer needs. Keeping with Atlantic Stage tradition, attendees are invited to join the cast and crew of the upcoming production, Durang Durang, for the first read through following the open house at 6.
For more information on volunteering or any questions regarding the open house, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the theatre.
They also need your attic treasures…
That is why your unused items are the theatre’s treasures! Saturday, October 13 from 1-3pm behind 79th Avenue Theatre, members of Atlantic Stage will be there to collect your donations for Treasure Festival.
Needed are lightly used home items, clothing, toys, and games for an “upscale” yard sale. Treasure Festival is the spring fundraiser for Atlantic Stage and will include a live auction, silent auction, fortuneteller, food music and more! The first steps to make this successful are your unused items. Clean out the garage, attic and storage closets and bring us your small appliances, jewelry, an old car just sitting there, tools or a stuffed platypus. Donations are tax deductible Unable to drop off on October 13 or need help getting the items to Atlantic Stage, call Sandi Shackleford at 843-438-8409 for more information.