By: Jalyn Dockery

Dance has taken its own form of art and for generations, it’s been molded into many different styles and movements. From Memphis Tennessee, Charles Riley, also known as Lil’ Buck tells his story of how the movement was introduced to him.

Interview and Article By: Tajuane & Bernard Dockery

Riley Mulherkar is a trumpeter, composer and the Musical Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Songs That We Love. Newberry Opera House’s Heather Hawkins and a jazz enthusiast, Bernard Dockery, recently interviewed Riley for the Opera House’s Penelope Speaks podcast.

By: Doug & Bunny Williams

Since we were quite familiar with the Quebe Sister’s genre of music—Texas Swing, Heather Hawkins asked that we sit in on the interview.

By: Kendal Griffith

Pilobolus, what is it, you ask? By definition, it is a genus of saprophytic fungi notable for the forcible ejection of the entire ripe sporangium. In the dance world, it is a company known for its dynamic, intriguing, and strange choreography which relies on its intertwining, risk-taking, and organic dancing.

By: Jalyn Dockery

Storytelling through music has been such an impact on many different generations. I was very inspired after talking to Dr. Everett McCovey, Founder, and Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble. He has experienced powerful storytelling through the civil rights movement and had a dream of preserving that music for all to hear.

Newberry, SC - The Newberry Opera House is thrilled to announce the 2021-22 Season featuring theatre, dance, music, and family favorites for all ages. With gracious hospitality the Newberry Opera House season will go on sale Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. Executive Director, Molly Fortune and the team can’t wait to welcome you home to the Newberry Opera House, it is sure to be a season to remember!

The Opera House and the Foundation are dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for all who pass through our doors. The staff has worked hard at staying open, rescheduling, and sharing information for over 60 rescheduled/canceled performances and rerouting of tours. As a nonprofit performing arts center that relies on revenue from ticket sales, this greatly affects the Foundation’s finances.