Can someone explain why the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina doesn't use every chance to fill its seats throughout the year?
This past Labor Day weekend, the place was dark for four straight holiday nights. Their last chance to fill the seats passed with a dark house.
Earlier in the summer, they staged a preview of "To Kill a Mockingbird" even though it runs this fall. And they staged an Elvis night. Wow. I bet those offerings really brought in the crowds and the cash.
How about concerts? How about folk groups, country acts, rockers, jazz combos, children's theater, string quartets or solo performers? Where are the acts that crisscross the country yet don't come to Hilton Head? What we get instead is the usual, tired season of Broadway-style shows and the annual beg-a-thon for public money.
It's no wonder that the arts center is forever looking for money from the town. They do the same old stuff year in and year out, hoping for a different result. There's a definition for that type of thinking.
How about something new? It might establish Hilton Head Island as a favored spot for traveling artists and groups.
And it just might add some of the needed revenue for the arts center rather than operating perpetually in the red. They need to think outside of the box.
Hilton Head Island