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Gray Line of Charleston - August 2015 Blog

Posted by charleston on August 3, 2015

Gray Line of Charleston - BLOG August, 2015

One of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in the world, Gray Line
is an international association of operators with more than 100 years of experience in the tourism industry. A trusted name in travel, Gray Line of Charleston provides informative, entertaining mini- bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the globe. Gray Line of Charleston will happily arrange private bus tours of the city during daylight hours, with special pick-up and drop-off locations. Just call ahead to friendly Reservationists to customize your door-to-door service and tour.

Learn about historic Charleston, SC and see this Port City up close and personal, via Gray Line Charleston. Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:30pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking directly adjacent.

Several types of COMBO Tour Tickets are available. Examples ~ Charleston City Tour + Charleston Museum. Charleston City Tour + Charleston Mansion. Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter Boat Tour, to name just a few. Take advantage of COMBO Savings and enjoy 2 top-notch Tours by 2 expert area Tour Operators. Leaving your Charleston visit in the hands of the experts will make for great memories!

Booking online is easy via GrayLineofCharleston.com or charleston@grayline.com. For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444.

August Festivals, Summer Plays & Shows in and around the Lowcountry!

North Charleston Performing Arts CenterBill Maher ~ 08/01/2015
American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. As a television host, he is well known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher. Tickets range $85 - $90. Doors Open 7:00pm. Show begins 8:00pm. $5 Parking Cash Only. http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004E59CB3DB1E2?brand=nccoliseum

North Charleston Performing Arts CenterWeird Al Yankovich ~ 08/09/2015

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history.  He has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.”  For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm.  The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”), garnered over 46 million views in the first week.  Yankovic also set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4 spots. “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna). Doors Open 6:30pm. Show begins 8:00pm. $5 Parking Cash Only. http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004E28D9C876BA?brand=nccoliseum

Sottile TheaterIn The Summertime! ~ 08/02/2015
The All-American Boys Chorus has been entertaining, uplifting and inspiring audiences around the world for 45 years. Join us on Sunday, August 2nd when the fresh faces and clear voices of America's most beloved boys choir take the stage for a spectacular summer-time concert of audience favorites - from the California sounds of the Beach Boys to Broadway selections from "The Lion King" and "West Side Story" plus hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s by "Chicago," "The Jackson 5," "The Mamas and the Papas" and more. There will also by a stirring tribute to the men and women of the USA armed forces. Tickets $15. 4:00pm - 6:15pm. http://sottile.cofc.edu/events-upcoming/index.php

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre ~ 08/03 & 08/10/2015
Captain Blackbeard’s Singoff Smackdown
A witty, wacky, slapstick mystery where the only solution is to join ranks with dead pirates from Charleston’s history in an all-out battle for sing-a-long supremacy. Featuring group karaoke-style sing-a-longs to today’s top hits and favorites from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Fun for families with teens. Safe for young ears. If you don’t sing, you surely can laugh! Enjoy wordplay, Charleston pirate history and clever comedy. charlestonmysteries.com

The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre ~ Heist, Heist Baby ~ A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Clown Walk into a Bank ...08/05, 08/08, 08/14, 08/18, 08/28/2015
For: Adults out on the town (and away from the kids). Rated: PG (Contains humor and innuendo perhaps inappropriate for pre-teens). Little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper. Your challenge will be in keeping up with the number of criminals, corpses, and volunteer audience cast members willing to take a crack at the craziest characters yet to come out of the theatre where the audience is the star. Play a part yourself or just sit back and try to crack the case of what's really going down before the gig is up in Heist, Heist Baby at the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre! 164 Church Street, Charleston, SC. 8:00pm. https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/heist.php

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre ~ 08/01, 08/06, 08/09, 08/11, 08/16, 08/22, & 08/30/2015
Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery
Join Sherlock Holmes for an Historical Tour for the lazy in-spirit – without ever leaving your Theatre seat you can explore Charleston’s past, present and otherworldly crime fighting minds. You can choose to volunteer and actually play a Victim, Villain or Vile Vision in The Case of Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery! $23 Adults, $22 College/Military, $15 Children, 12 & Under, FREE. charlestonmysteries.com

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre ~ 08/02, 08/06, 08/08, 08/13, 08/20 & 08/27/2015
Inspector NoClues Murder Mystery ~ A Classic Comic Whodunit
None gathered to witness the reading of Mr. Body’s Will, had a clue they could come under suspicion of his murder! The real murderer would never have guessed The Man in the Black Fedora would be in the house. A redneck butler, gold-digging maid, tie-dyed dude, a man who is one part Bogart, one part Homes and two parts Clouseau….can he hope to deduce Whodunit before Whodusit again? charlestonmysteries.com

Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery ~ 08/01, 08/04, 08/07, 08/12, 08/15, 08/21, 08/23, 08/25 & 08/29/2015
The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre
The Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness have held their monthly Garden, Gun & Gin Club since back when such decent ladies knew their place in society, before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts ruined everything. Until this new sort of female up and invited herself, the crème of Charleston’s ladies hadn't ever had to dirty their white gloves with something so revoltingly common as a … murder! https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/

Dock Street Theatre ~ You Can’t Take It With You ~ 08/29, 08/30 & 08/31/2015

Alice's family is a little eccentric—Dad is making fireworks in the basement, Grandpa hasn't paid his income taxes in years, Mom is writing plays because a typewriter was delivered to her by mistake and Alice's older sister has decided to become a Ballerina. Alice's Wall Street boyfriend and his straight-laced family arrive for dinner on the wrong night—the fireworks begin! One of the greatest of American stage comedies, You Can't Take It With You won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938 and has been delighting audiences ever since. Adult: $34.50 - $53.50, Seniors (60+): $32.50 - $51.50, Student (25 & under) and Active Military: $22.50 - $41.50. http://www.charlestonstage.com/dock-street-theatre.html

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