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May 04 - May 19 Thigpen Main Stage

Music and Story by The Restoration
Lyrics by Daniel Machado and Adam Corbett
Book by Chad Henderson
Directed by Chad Henderson
Music Direction by Daniel Machado

After two sold-out workshop performances and a touring performance to Spartanburg, SC – Columbia’s own musical theatre creation makes its way back to the Thigpen Main Stage for a fully realized production. Based on the critically acclaimed concept album of the same name, The Restoration’s Constance is a multi-generational cautionary tale, told through historical fiction. Set between the late 1800s and 1930s in Lexington, South Carolina, Constance focuses on the fictional Constance Owen, an unrealized musical prodigy born to poor cotton farmers several years after the American Civil War. After her mother passes, Constance falls in love with Aaron Vale, a mix-raced carpenter and musician from Chicago who’s recently moved to Lexington. The birth of their son, Thomas, plants a seed of discriminative hate in the surrounding community which brings many hardships to the Vale family. Years later, Thomas’ nihilistic vengeance against the Palmers, the most powerful family in town, sets off a series of cataclysmic events, as the South and the rest of the world plunge into the Great Depression.


Featuring a cast of 25 performers, and songs written in an Americana-folk style – The Restoration’s Constance is the most unique and exciting musical event this Spring.

General Public Tickets on sale now.

Flex Pass and Donor Tickets on sale now.
Friday, May 4 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5 – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6 – 3:00pm
Thursday, May 10 – 7:30pm
Friday, May 11 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 12 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 16 – 7:30pm
Thursday, May 17 – 7:30pm
Friday, May 18 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 19 – 8:00pm

A Talk-Back with cast and panelists will follow the performance on May 6th.

Sponsored by the Jasper Project.


Abigail Ludwig
Arisha Conner Frierson
Blair Baudelaire
Brittany Hammock
Chase Hastings
Chris Hionis
Clare Kerwin
Emily Northrop
Emily Selleck
Felicia Myers
Henry Melkomian
Jennifer O'Briant
Josh Kern
Laurel Posey
Len Marini
Lori Wheat
Mario McLean
Mark Ziegler
Michael Hazin
Patrick Dodds
Paul Kaufmann
Rob Sprankle
Robert Dooley
Stann Gwynn
Vicky Saye Henderson


    Thursdays and Sundays: $30
    Fridays and Saturdays: $35
    Students: $25.00
    Weekday group rate : $28
    Fri/Sat group: $33

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