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Check out the shows coming to Columbia this fall

MOMIX Botanica will perform modern dance at Harbison Theatre on Nov. 15.
MOMIX Botanica will perform modern dance at Harbison Theatre on Nov. 15. Provided by Harbison Theatre

Fall in Columbia has myriad opporunitites to see and hear some amazing performances. Here’s what’s coming up in the area for theater, art, music and dance.


Singin’ in the Rain, Sept. 11-Oct. 4 at Town Theatre

A zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, complete with an onstage rainstorm. http://towntheatre.com/

Little Shop of Horrors, Sept. 18 -27 at On Stage Performance Center

The musical follows floral assistant Seymour Krelborn and his carnivorous plant, "Audrey II." http://www.onstagesc.com/

Marie Antoinette, Sept.18 - Oct. 3 at Trustus Theatre

David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young, extravagant queen of France. https://trustus.org/page/home

Menopause The Musical, Oct. 4 at Township Auditorium

A musical parody about four women in a lingerie store who find out they have much more in common than just the lacy black bra on sale. http://www.thetownship.org/

The Threepenny Opera, Oct. 2-10 at Longstreet Theatre

A gangster finds himself on the run from a conniving business owner. http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/mainstageseason

National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men, Oct. 15 at Harbison Theatre

James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in this John Steinbeck revival, broadcast from Harbison’s cinema screen. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein, Oct. 29 at Harbison Theatre

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this gothic tale directed by Danny Boyle, broadcast from Harbison’s cinema screen. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/

Broadway in Columbia: The Illusionists, Nov. 8-9, 2015 at Koger Center

World-class magicians take to the stage to perform mind-blowing magic and death-defying stunts. http://www.broadwayincolumbia.com/

National Theatre Live: Hamlet, Nov. 12 at Harbison Theatre

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this Shakespearean tragedy, broadcast from Harbison’s cinema screen. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/


Columbia Classical Ballet: Cinderella, Oct.15-16 at Koger Center Center for the Arts

A classic fairytale story performed for the purpose of educational outreach. http://columbiaclassicalballet.com/

Columbia Classical Ballet: Night of Passion: Bolero / Resonance World Premier, Oct. 16 at Koger Center for the Arts


Columbia City Ballet: Dracula: Ballet With A Bite, Oct. 29-31 at Koger Center for the Arts

Blood, fangs, and death are just a few of the things you will find in this favorite Halloween cult classic. http://columbiacityballet.com/

MOMIX Botanica, Nov. 15 at Harbison Theatre

Modern dance company MOMIX takes you through the cycle of the seasons in this nature-inspired show featuring fantastical costumes, projections and props. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/

Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker Ballet, Nov. 25- 29 at Township Auditorium

A glittering holiday treat to get you in the mood for Christmas. http://www.thetownship.org/


USC Symphony Orchestra: Paremski Plays Tchaikovsky, Sept. 15 at Koger Center for the Arts

The opening concert of the season includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, one of the most popular of Tchaikovsky's compositions and among the best known of all piano concertos. www.kogercenterforthearts.com/

Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Oct. 1-3 in Camden

Listen to blues music from around the world from acoustic to Zydeco and more. http://www.fineartscenter.org/

Congaree Bluegrass Festival, Oct. 3-4 at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce

The Crowe Brothers will headline this family-friendly event filled top-notch bluegrass bands. http://www.cityofcayce-sc.gov/cbf/

S.C. Philharmonic: Northern Lights, Oct. 9. at Koger Center for the Arts.

Two famed Scandinavian composers honor 150 years of Sibelius. http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/

The Magical Music of Harry Potter, Oct. 11 at Harbison Theatre

Hear the score from the “Harry Potter” film series performed live. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/

Zedd: True Colors Tour, Oct. 12 at Township Auditorium

Zedd, a Russian-German musician and producer, is touring to promote his studio album, “True Colors.” http://www.thetownship.org/

Def Leppard, Foreigner and Night Ranger; Oct. 16 at Colonial Life Arena

Multi-platinum rock band Def Leppard has teamed up with Foreigner and Night Ranger for a fall tour. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/

S.C. Philharmonic: The Great American Songbook, Oct. 18 at Harbison Theatre

The S.C. Phil takes on songwriter Alec Wilder’s most influential songs. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/

USC Symphony Orchestra: John Williams Extravaganza! Oct. 20 at Koger Center for the Arts

The entire family will enjoy composer John Williams’ most beloved film score classics, including music from “E.T.,” “Jurassic Park,” “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars.” http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/

Josh Turner, Pastor Hezekiah

Festival of Praise Tour, Oct. 22 at Township Auditorium

Starring Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Pastor Hezekiah Walker, and Kim Burrell. http://www.thetownship.org/

Committed, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Harbison Theatre

Committed is a five-man gospel and pop group that won season two of NBC’s “The Sing Off.” http://www.harbisontheatre.org/

Rob Thomas, Oct. 25 at Township Auditorium

Thomas is the frontman Matchbox Twenty and has successful solo career as a pop-rock artist. http://www.thetownship.org/

Anthony Hamilton & Friends, Oct. 30 at Township Auditorium

With Angie Stone & special guest comedian Kevin "Fool" Simpson. http://www.thetownship.org/

Columbia Winter Jazz Fest, Nov. 7 at Township Auditorium

Starring Down To The Bone, Phil Perry, Maysa, Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson and more. http://www.thetownship.org/

SC Philharmonic: Beethoven and Blue Jeans, Nov 15. at Koger Center for the Arts

This casual audience favorite also has barbecue and beer. http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/

USC Symphony Orchestra: Viva España! Nov. 17 at Koger Center for the Arts

The music of three Spanish composers transports you to Spain for an evening. http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Nov. 21 at Harbison Theatre

YouTube sensation Scott Bradlee and his band Postmodern Jukebox offer vintage covers of contemporary songs. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/


Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story, Oct. 9-Jan. 10 at Columbia Museum of Art

“Her Carolina Story” celebrates the 100th anniversary of O'Keeffe's time teaching at Columbia College. http://www.columbiamuseum.org/

Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina, Oct. 9-Jan 10 at Columbia Museum of Art

“Independent Spirits” is a selection of approximately 30 works of art by women from across the state. http://www.columbiamuseum.org/


Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party, Sept. 19 at The South Carolina State Museum

The State Museum is kicks off the fall season with this annual event featuring South Carolina barbecue, live music and artist demonstrations. http://scmuseum.org/events/signature-events/

Caroline Rhea, Oct. 2 at Harbison Theatre

Rhea, of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” fame, performs stand-up comedy. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/

Katt Williams, Oct. 2 at Colonial Life Arena

Comedian Katt Williams brings his lively, sometimes-raunchy act to town. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/

Mike Epps: The Real Deal Tour, Nov. 14 at Township Auditorium

Comedian and actor Mike Epps brings his “Real Deal” tour to Columbia. http://www.thetownship.org/

Columbia Jewish Film Festival, Nov. 1-17 at Nickelodeon Theatre

This film fest includes high school short film competition with the theme “Freedom: At What Cost?” http://nickelodeon.org/

Fabien Cousteau: One Ocean, One People, Nov. 10 at Harbison Theatre

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau, will discuss his own adventure living underwater for 31 days. http://www.harbisontheatre.org/