Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College welcomes diverse acts in sixth season

May 26, 2017

Stage, screen, circus performers, and blues legends – audiences can see it all with the package and pass options available now

The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) sixth season gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy a lineup of shows that have each been chosen for their potential to inspire, intrigue, and entertain.

This season, HT@MTC welcomes the return of some audience favorites like the dancers of Pilobolus; newcomers like the gospel-blues greats Irma Thomas with the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet; in addition to some family-friendly performances like Flip FabriQue, a circus troupe from Quebec. Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College’s full sixth season includes 17 live performances and screen events ranging in genre, and it is packed full of opportunities for all ages.

On sale now, audiences will have the opportunity to mix and match their favorites from the lineup in order to create the Flex Pass, save their seats for the perennial sell-out S.C. Philharmonic Pops performances, or make sure they are front and center for the National Theatre Live (NTL On Screen) screenings. Package and pass options are below, and they are available now at the box office, 803.407.5011, and at HarbisonTheatre.org.

Packages and Passes Details:

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 2017-18 Season

The Flex Pass

Purchase tickets to four or more shows and receive a 10% discount on each ticket! The pass can be split among any or all shows, and you may order up to 10 tickets per show. For instance, make a Flex Pass for family fun! See Flip FabriQue; The Princess Bride; and Wizards, Witches, and Fantastic Beasts with the kids – and then plan a mom’s night out, and go have a laugh with your girlfriends at The BreakWomb comedy performance. Flex Passes are only available by calling our friendly box office staff at 803.407.5011. Please note that shows in the National Theatre Live series may not be included in your Flex Pass.

Pops Package

Back for a new season, the South Carolina Philharmonic performs three concerts for just $90: British Invasion; the perennial sell-out Holiday Pops; and Wizards, Witches, and Fantastic Beasts. Purchase the package to reserve the same seats for every concert!

National Theatre Live Package (NTL On Screen)

NTL On Screen provides audiences with access to some of the best theatrical performances in the world, via a multi-camera live performance recording of productions at London’s Royal National Theatre. Purchase a package to reserve the same seats for all four screenings and save 10%.

Individual Show Details:

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 2017-18 Season

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio

Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:30 PM | $28

Pioneers of “Cinematic Pop,” GENTRI’s music pulses with lush, epic orchestration and dynamic, three-part harmony. These gentlemen have held their own onstage with Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel and with the legendary rock band Journey. Here for their first South Carolina engagement, they will perform favorite ballads of stage and screen, as well as their original music, joined by a select ensemble of musicians from the S.C. Philharmonic.

The Pops Series: British Invasion

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:30 PM | $30

We celebrate all the Queen’s horses and men, composers, and hitmakers in this concert featuring the best of Britannia.

Flip FabriQue

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3:30 PM | $22

Experience soaring acrobats, trampoline superstars, mesmerizing hula-hoopers and, spell-binding jugglers – wrapped in humor and joy. Flip FabriQue brings a party like we’ve never seen to the stage of Harbison Theatre! No matter your age, this show will leave you on the edge of your seat, smiling from ear to ear.

Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM | $28

Known for producing thoughtful and deeply moving works, Ronald K. Brown is a multiple-award-and-fellowship-winning choreographer whose work has been featured on stages worldwide. In this profound performance, dancers will integrate traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word, highlighting the importance of community in African culture and acquainting audiences with the beauty of African forms and rhythms.

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

NTL On Screen: No Man’s Land

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:00 PM | $15

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart star in this Harold Pinter classic. On a hot summer evening, two aging writers share stories over drinks – a conversation that evolves into a revealing power game.

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30 PM | $24

The torchbearers of Louisiana jazz, the five-part gospel harmonizers who underscored the civil rights movement, and the GRAMMY-winning “Soul Queen of New Orleans” join voices to create an unforgettable experience for music lovers. Don’t miss this magical combination of musical masters and American treasures.

The Pops Series: Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:30 PM | $30

Do you hear what we hear? The S.C. Philharmonic plays your favorite holiday classics and some contemporary, snowy surprises!

NTL On Screen: Peter Pan

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 PM | $15

When Peter, a boy who magically never ages, loses his shadow, he enlists the brave Wendy Darling to help him reattach it. In return, he spirits all the Darling siblings to Neverland, where a riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues – but will evil Captain Hook end their adventure… for good?

Take Me to the River LIVE

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30 PM | $24

Inspired by the award-winning documentary of the same name, Take Me to the River LIVE features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see GRAMMY winners and music legends William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Don Bryant share the stage and perform classics celebrating the soul and sound of Memphis in the 1960s and ’70s. Backed by the Hi-Rhythm Section (27 Gold and Platinum records, including all of Al Green’s classics), and the Stax Academy Alumni Horns, these titans of rhythm and blues share both the history and hope of a city’s musical legacy.

NTL On Screen: Amadeus

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:00 PM | $15

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy, young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius but seized by obsessive jealousy, court composer Antonio Salieri begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

Valentine’s Cinema: Sabrina

Saturday, February 10, 2018, Dessert 7:00 PM; Film 8:00 PM | $15

Comedy, drama, romance, and three members of Hollywood’s royalty mark this celebratory Harbison Theatre tradition. Two very different brothers fall for the same woman, who finds herself drawn to both. When it’s Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, and Audrey Hepburn, it’s easy to see how this love triangle emerges! Join us in the lobby for dessert, champagne, and dancing before the film.

HT@MTC Performance Incubator:

Misery is Optional – Recollections of Recovery

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30 PM | $24

This world premiere theatrical piece travels the path from addiction to recovery based on interviews with people who have found freedom from alcoholism and addiction. Their inspiring, sometimes harrowing stories shine a light on a disease that affects 23 million Americans – and on the hope and travails of ongoing recovery.


Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:30 PM; 7:30 PM | $32

The dancer-chameleons of Pilobolus make inventive, athletic, witty, collaborative performances that alternately inspire laughter, wonder, and soul-searching. Their work has been featured on The Academy Awards, 60 Minutes,Sesame Street, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Ellen. This daring, enchanting company sold out two performances during our 2012 premiere season, so grab your tickets quickly!

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

New Classic Cinema: The Princess Bride

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2:00 PM | $10

As you wish! This 1980s classic takes the ingredients of a traditional fairytale – princes, villains, giants, magical creatures, sword fights, revenge, and brave rescues – and drenches them in clever humor. As familiar as the fairytale trappings will be the faces on the screen: Fred Savage, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, and other Hollywood favorites comprise the excellent ensemble cast. Share this with your children as it was meant to be seen – on the big screen!

The BreakWomb

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30 PM | $22

Based in Los Angeles, the mommas of The BreakWomb are veterans of Arrested Development, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Bridesmaids, This is 40, and, of course, hundreds of nights spent walking the floor and changing diapers. Their weekly YouTube videos have entertained more than two million viewers, and now they are taking their live show, full of parental comedy and audience-inspired improv, on the road!

NTL On Screen: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM | $15

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take center stage. As the young troublemakers stumble their way in-and-out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

The Pops Series: Wizards, Witches, and Fantastic Beasts

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:30 pm | $30

The beautiful scores of the Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will enchant audiences when Harbison goes to Hogwarts!


About Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Rooted in the performing arts, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College offers programs and productions that encourage reflection, examination, and discovery; and that provide entertainment, education, and opportunity to professionals, learners, and community members in all stages of life. To learn about upcoming events, purchase tickets, or pursue sponsorship and volunteer opportunities with Harbison Theatre, please visit HarbisonTheatre.org.

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About Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and one of the largest providers of transfer students to the University of South Carolina, MTC enrolls approximately 15,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually enrolls approximately 15,000 students and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year. midlandstech.edu