America’s Best Music.
If you only see one show…this is the one!
The TCO Show has for over 30 years been thrilling the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through its doors each year. The award-winning show blends two hours of high-energy music, comedy and dance in a luxurious theater complete with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and special effects! Highly acclaimed by The New York Times, USA Today, NBC Nightly News, and CNN, The Carolina Opry is the only show to be named “Top Attraction in Myrtle Beach” by CNBC. Featuring a cast of over 35 of the nation’s most talented performers – this show has everything from rock to country to Broadway to today’s hits!
The original and Still the Standard.
The impressive variety of live music shows in Myrtle Beach can be traced back to one man, Calvin Gilmore, and his singular vision that first-rate entertainment could thrive along the Grand Strand. The Carolina Opry was the first show to open in Myrtle Beach and the only show in the area for 7 years. When Calvin Gilmore opened the theater in 1986, the idea of a variety show was unheard of. Several years and many successes later, a number of corporations have followed Gilmore’s model and opened theaters of their own. Now in its 32nd season, the critically acclaimed Carolina Opry boasts over 9,000 performances and has been running longer than any show in Broadway history. Calvin Gilmore’s successes in the area of theater have put Myrtle Beach on the map as an entertainment destination and brought a national spotlight to the Grand Strand.
Though elements in the shows change each year, one element remains constant: the level of world-class talent and production values that visitors have learned to expect on the Calvin Gilmore stage. This season, Gilmore introduces a new gospel medley, a new 40s medley, and a new classic country medley into our flagship production. The Carolina Opry also welcomes back bluesy vocalist Chasity Croft for her second season alongside the hip-hop clogging group All That!, famous from NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and a cast composed of over 35 of the world’s most award-winning vocalists, musicians, and dancers. Expect new songs, fresh elaborate costumes, and sidesplitting comedy to delight even those guests who have seen the show many times over.
Also at The Calvin Gilmore Theater…
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
In November and December the theater is transformed into a winter wonderland where the magic of the season comes alive in The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, a wonderfully dazzling, jolly and sentimental musical celebration of America’s best-loved holiday. More info here
Time Warp features the best music, comedy and dance of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, blended with rich multimedia screens, special effects, and elaborate costuming. This fast-paced, high-energy show will take you on a virtual tour back to the decades that brought us the best in American popular music. More info here