orkshop Theatre

of South Carolina

Next Up —

The Color Purple RESCHEDULED January 22 - February 5, 2022

COVID protocols

The health and safety of our audience and cast is our utmost concern.
- Per Columbia College guidelines we ask that audience members wear a mask throughout their visit to the theatre, unless eating or drinking.
- We have ample seating to allow all audience members to socially distance while enjoying the performance.

The Color Purple Rescheduled to January 22

Out of an abundance of caution and given the winter storm alert and state of emergency announced for the area, we are cancelling the Friday performance of THE COLOR PURPLE. We will open the show on Saturday, January 22 at 8pm. For those who have purchased tickets for the Friday performance, you may call the box office to exchange your tickets at 803-799-6551 We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

This revival version of The Color Purple still features the beloved songs and powerful story of the original, but brings the characters and their stories to the forefront. This adaptation won the 2015 Tony Award © for Best Revival of a Musical. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 803-799-6551 from noon to 5 pm during the week. On the weekends, the Box Office opens two hours before the show begins. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the show.

Wedding Singer Auditions January 23 & 24

Break out your crimpers and powder blue tuxedos to as Workshop Theatre heads back to the 80s with THE WEDDING SINGER! Based on the hilarious hit film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and featuring songs that harken to your favorite 80s artists, we cordially invite you to just say yes to the most romantic musical comedy of the decade. THE WEDDING SINGER run May 6-15, 2022 and will be directed by Jocelyn Sanders with choreography by Mandy Applegate Bloom and music direction by Michael Simmons.

Actors will need to prepare 16 measures of their best vocal material, preferably from a contemporary musical. Bring your sheet music. No a cappella vocal auditions please. Come prepared to move. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (running shoes are acceptable). Some cold readings may be involved.

Workshop Theatre had originally planned to present THE WEDDING SINGER in May 2020. The show had been cast before the shutdown so some roles are unavailable.

2021-2022 Regular Season Announced

For our 54th season, we are returning to live performances at Columbia College's Cottingham Theatre with a slate of four season shows, including an orginial work by a local playwright and a Tony award winning musical, and three incredible non-season shows. We are so excited to announce our 2021-2022 season.

October 1 - 10, 2021
Written & directed by Crystal-Elise Aldamuy
January 14 - 29, 2022
Directed by Jocelyn Sanders
Music Direction by Roland Haynes
Choreography by Crystal-Elise Aldamuy
February 25 - March 6, 2022
May 6 - 15, 2022
Directed by Jocelyn Sanders
Choreography by Mandy Applegate

2021-2022 Non-Season Shows Announced

In addition to our regular season shows, we will also be presenting:
with Clayton King, Lanny Spires, and Vicky Saye Henderson
November 5-7, 2021
starring the Wagsters
December 10-12, 2021
June 16-19, 2022


Looking for a great gift for your theatre loving friends and family? A membership to Workshop Theatre's 2018-2019 Season would be a wonderful gift for a great price. If you would like to have a gift card sent to your friend or family, please email WorkshopTheatreofSC1@gmail.com and we can take care of it for you.


Would you like to see one of our shows without paying a cent? When you volunteer to usher or sell concessions you get to see the show for FREE! If you are interested please contact Workshop Theatre at WTVolunteer1@gmail.com to volunteer at one of our performances.