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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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The Carolina Opry Christmas Special Guests

Tonight’s show includes many special guests in addition to our talented cast, read more about these talented performers below!

Moses Braxton, Vocals
Known for his strikingly rich bass tones and dynamic stage presence, Moses has performed with the Washington Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and in touring productions of Porgy and Bess throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe. He appeared with Larry Gatlin and BeBe Winans in the touring production of The Civil War, in Calvin Gilmore’s Charleston Christmas Show, and in One Voice at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is a Richmond, Virginia, native and studied at Virginia Union University and Indiana University.

David Herron, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, David studied music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After college, he played principal trumpet for several stage productions including Evita and Annie. He played lead trumpet for shows featuring Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Shirley Jones, Sandy Duncan and Ricky Van Shelton. David has performed with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and in The Carolina Opry Christmas Special for several seasons. He resides in Myrtle Beach.

Chris Connolly, Trombone
Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music in 1988, Chris has performed with such greats as Lou Rawls, Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and written arrangements for Bernie Williams, Steve Gatlin, Bill Pinkney of the Original Drifters and many others. Chris also appeared in the motion picture “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” and has recorded a jazz CD entitled Since Last We Met. Chris returned to the Grand Strand after earning his Master’s Degree in jazz composition at William Paterson University in New Jersey and is currently teaching at Coastal Carolina University.

Philip Berg, Saxophone
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Philip has made Myrtle Beach his home for the past 18 years. He began playing his sax at age 10 and never looked back. His playing career includes orchestral to jazz and everything in between. One of his greatest joys was an accapella recording of “Amazing Grace” in honor of his parents on the alto saxophone that they first purchased for him so many years ago.

Taryn Martin, Dancer
Taryn was locally born and raised in South Carolina. As a young dancer, she competed worldwide to receive outstanding dancer awards and top scoring solos nationally ranked. To expand her training, she studied with Royal Ballet to receive her certification through Solo Seal. Each summer she attended intensives at American Academy of Ballet and NYCDA Summer Intensive in New York. At the age of 12 and 13 she was casted as Clara for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Nashville, TN. She recently traveled with Royal Caribbean Cruise lines for the past 5 years as a dancer/aerialist; Serenade, Freedom, and Voyager of the Seas. She has performed with Legends in Concert, The Carolina Opry, and Le Grande Cirque locally. She’s blessed to be back for to her hometown theater!

Michelle Renaldi Dancer
Michelle hails from Marlboro, New Jersey. Dancing has been her greatest pas¬sion since her first pair of dance shoes at the young age of three. Michelle’s professional dance career began as a New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleader, performing in front of 83,000 scream¬ing, NFL fans. Her career has since brought her all over the world while performing on cruise ships with RWS Entertainment Group/Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises, in addition to touring North America with Spirit Productions. Michelle is excited to be sharing the stage with the incred¬ibly talented cast at the Carolina Opry Theater!

Maya The Horse, Sleigh Drawing
Maya is a 21 year old Pinto, owned by Jennifer LeFever, and is entering her ninth season with The Carolina Opry. When Maya is not performing on stage she is a therapy horse for the Fidelis Foundation. The Fidelis Foundation partners with youth, serving agencies and community members to provide Equine Assisted Learning. Maya teaches participants confidence, trust and communication skills. To learn more about Maya’s work with Fidelis visit their website www.fidelisfoundationsc.com.

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