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Mancini Magic coming to North Charleston PAC

Conductor Nick Palmer will lead the POPS! in their performance. (Photo Source: Gary Emord-Netzley) Conductor Nick Palmer will lead the POPS! in their performance. (Photo Source: Gary Emord-Netzley)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston POPS! takes the stage of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center to celebrate the melodious wonders of Henry Mancini with its season finale, "Mancini Magic," on Saturday, April 11.Conductor Nick Palmer will lead the POPS! in their performance, accompanied by special guests The POPS! Singers, and The Charleston Performing Arts Dancers. Audiences will be led down memory lane and onto the path of musical history, enchanted by feature songs including "Moon River," "Charade," "The Days of Wine and Roses," "Dear Heart," "Peter Gunn," the television theme from Newhart, "The Pink Panther," and many more.

The North Charleston POPS! will also reveal their 2015-2016 season dates during the concert. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to sign up for 2015-2016 season tickets, and to hear a very special announcement about the season.

The North Charleston POPS! have appeared to entertain audiences at the North Charleston Coliseum since their debut on June 26, 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the City of North Charleston. They were performing as backup to the legendary musical group Earth, Wind, and Fire, during their "Guiding Lights" tour. Together they have performed some of the band's biggest hits, including “Boogie Wonderland”, “Shining Star”, “Sing a Song”, “September”, and “Let's Groove."

“We are excited to have the North Charleston POPS!  in its third season at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center” said City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.  “The POPS! offers spectacular performances that rival the quality and entertainment of any other orchestra in the country.  From high-flying acrobats to nostalgic movie music, their concerts appeal to young and old alike. I encourage everyone in the Lowcountry to come out and experience for yourselves how lucky we are to have them in our community.”

The lights of national touring Broadway shows have shimmered down on members of the North Charleston POPS! who have appeared in WICKED, MARY POPPINS, CHICAGO and PETER PAN during their runs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 

Reserved seat tickets are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix stores), charge-by-phone 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices range from $15 -$35 (plus applicable fees). Group discounts are available by calling (843) 202-ARTS (2787). Military personnel (active and retired) can save $5 per ticket by showing the military ID at the Coliseum Advance Ticket Window.

Guests are encouraged to carpool and arrive early, as parking will be limited due to the Stingrays hockey game also taking place at the Coliseum. Parking lots open at 4 p.m. Additional parking and free shuttles will be available at the North Charleston Fire Museum and Tanger Outlets starting at 6 p.m.

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