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The curtain opens on a long-awaited theater season

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Hadestown, a Tony-award winny Great Depression-era inspired retelling of the Orpheus and Persephone myths, will start off the Peace Center's Broadway season in  Oct. (Photo/Provided)After a year of empty theaters and closed curtains, Broadway is back with a vengeance and local theaters are reminding patrons to mark calendars for the season ahead.

At the Peace Center, Tony-award winning musical Hadestown, a folk hero’s retelling of the Greek myths of King Hades, Persephone and Orpheus in a 1930s-inspired America, will be the first show to usher in an audience Oct. 5-10, followed by Oklahoma!, Tootsie, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Frozen, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mean Girls, Hamilton and Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.

The Hound of the Baskervilles will kick off the 2021-2022 season at the Greenville Theatre from Oct. 22-Nov. 7, followed by Elf: The Musical; Erma, Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End; Guys and Dolls; A Flea In Her Ear; and Mamma Mia!

An outdoor rendition of the ABBA musical will also play in Carolina Wren Park under the direction of Anderson’s Market Theatre July 20-26.

For those hoping to catch a show this weekend, youth camp attendees at Anderson’s Electric City Playhouse will take patrons on a quick trip to Neverland in Peter Pan Jr. on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Also, from today until June 30, Greenville’s Centre Stage is streaming Eleemosynary, “an intense look at the relationships between a grandmother, mother and daughter,” sponsored by Prisma Health, according to the theater website.

Centre Stage’s live 2021-2022 season, opening on Sept. 9 with Godspell, also features The Complete Works of William of Shakespeare Abridged, The Final Countdown, Pouf!, 9 to 5, The Color Purple, and Clue.

She-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream, The Savannah Sipping Society, The Color Purple, The Great Gatsby, Sister Act and We Will Rock You comprise the lineup for the Spartanburg Little Theatre’s upcoming season.

Reach Molly Hulsey at 864-720-1223.

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