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The Best Shows in Myrtle Beach

Produced by the leader in live entertainment, Calvin Gilmore, and highly acclaimed by countless National media – these shows set the standard. If you are looking for the best live entertainment attractions in Myrtle Beach, look no further than The Carolina Opry Theater.

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The Carolina Opry Theater

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.

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Planning a group, corporate, or school event and looking for the best LIVE entertainment in Myrtle Beach?, Then look no further than The Carolina Opry Theater! We’ve been the #1 Group Destination for over 30 years! With 4 award winning shows to choose from we’ve got something for everyone!

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  • Tangena Church returns for all new 2013 season!

    January 8, 2013

    Tangena Church live at The Carolina Opry

    January 2013   Tangena Church returns for all new 2013 season!   Tangena Church, long-time Carolina Opry cast member and fan favorite, is returning to the stage of The Calvin Gilmore Theater after a one-year hiatus. Known for her powerful voice, dynamic range and energetic stage performances, audiences have been eagerly awaiting her return. Tangena will return as a featured vocalist in both The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations – but she does a lot more than just sing! Calvin Gilmore said, “That Broadway-musical-edge that Tangena brings to the show mix is a great addition.”   Tangena’s return is just one exciting element among many planned ...

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  • Annual Carolina Opry Christmas Special offers big changes blended with tradition

    October 24, 2012

    The Carolina Opry Christmas Special

    October 2012   Annual Carolina Opry Christmas Special offers big changes blended with tradition   The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, “The Christmas Show of the South,” currently in its 27th season, brings you its most memorable season yet.   Owner, producer, and entertainer Calvin Gilmore has been planning this production for months and is finally ready to reveal some details. The 2012 season brings stunning change neatly blended with time-honored traditions. New talent mingles with acclaimed rotating artists and long-standing Opry favorite artists.   In addition to a holiday brass section, nationally acclaimed vocalist Joni Nathanson will be joining the cast for Christmas. Joni, widely renowned for her ...

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  • ROCKY AND A PIANO returns to The Calvin Gilmore Theater, home of The Carolina Opry

    October 11, 2012

    October 2012   Fans of The Carolina Opry and its original long-time piano player, Rocky Fretz, will have an opportunity to see him perform in a weekly piano matinee again in November and December, beginning on Wednesday, November 14. In contrast to the grand performances and special effects that occupy The Carolina Opry stage by night, Rocky and a Piano will offer a more intimate performance. Accompanied by his favorite bass player Patrick O’Leary, this show will highlight Fretz’s talents in their purest form, featuring a variety of well-known classics as well as a few original compositions. Shows will also include holiday ...

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  • Carolina Opry Cloggers “All That!” Are once again a big hit on NBC’s America’s Got Talent

    June 29, 2012

    All That live at The Carolina Opry

    June 2012   News Release   “Very entertaining.” – Howard Stern   Hip-hop clog dancing ensemble “All That” is moving on to the Live New York round on NBC’s America’s Got Talent after being named “Judges Favorite” this week on the hit show. “All That” first appeared on the show in the first season, making it all the way to the finals and finishing as first finalists. The group reappeared this season and were immediate judge favorites, moving unanimously to Vegas week and now on to the top 48 in New York.   The talented dance group has been wowing audiences at The Calvin Gilmore Theater for over ...

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  • SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY and THE CAROLINA OPRY Voted 1 and 2 The Carolina Opry and Myrtle Beach among NTA’s “Distinguished Dozen”

    February 6, 2012

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    February 2012   News Release   The National Tour Association (NTA) has voted the San Francisco Symphony and The Carolina Opry the number 1 and 2 Favorite Theater/Show Venue in the country in their annual list of the “Distinguished Dozen”. The Carolina Opry is the only South Carolina attraction recognized by the list.   When asked about receiving the Silver Award, Carolina Opry founder Calvin Gilmore commented, “This is huge when you consider all the great venues out there – Carnegie Hall in New York, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and all venues and shows in Las Vegas!” Gilmore went on to say, “It is also an ...

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