Give From The Heart This Valentine's Day

Claire O'Bryan

Looking for something different to do on Valentines Day? Go to the awesome show "Heartbreak Cabaret" downtown (how culturally astute of you), have fun, and raise money for the MUSC Children’s Hospital, all at the same time. Ed and I will be attending the 6pm show and then braving the crowds for dinner, hopefully, somewhere near the Woolfe Street Playhouse. If you haven’t been to Woolfe Street Playhouse, it’s a really neat little venue! It boasts non-traditional theatre seating, with tables and bar stools, and of course… a bar, with awesome and not crazy “I can’t believe I’m paying $14 for this beer” prices. 

Also, if you haven’t heard of our most wonderful Charleston talent Mary Fishburne you are really missing out. Mary has the voice of an angel or, maybe that of a badass angel? 

Here’s the description given of Heartbreak Cabaret:

Share a laugh and shed a tear as we sing about this crazy little thing called love… and raise money for MUSC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Join singers Mary Fishburne, Robert Culbreth, Laura Ball, and Manny Houston at the Woolfe Street Playhouse for an evening of musical antics and intrigue as we salute the most romantic (and annoying) night of the year.

Robert Culbreth, one of our performers, and a leading man in the artistic community here in Charleston, has a unique tie to this fundraiser. He and his wife, also an actor in our community, have had their first-born child, Judah, born in December weighing less than two pounds. Judah is currently receiving top-of-the-line care at MUSC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. While proceeds from ticket sales will benefit MUSC’s Pediatric ICU, there will be an opportunity to also donate towards helping this wonderful family down the path to Judah’s continued recovery. We in the artistic community all have rallied around this family, sending our prayers, preparing meals, and now rehearsing for what will be a dynamite show!!! The songs and the inspiration behind this cabaret celebrate what this day is all about: love.

Click HERE for tickets

Reasons to go:
It’s a great cause
Honestly, aren’t you free before or after dinner to hang out on Upper King for an hour?
There’s a surprise finale. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

For those of you looking to celebrate Valentine's Day in the most loving way possible, do yourself, your sweetheart, your local theater, and most importantly, some very small children a huge favor by going to watch Heart Break Cabaret.