Myrtle Beach, S.C.

05. Variety Shows

Variety Shows

There are numerous shows to see while you’re on vacation in Myrtle Beach, and these nights of entertainment come in different forms. Calvin Gilmore brought live entertainment to the beach with The Carolina Opry in 1986, and the theater scene has boomed ever since. One popular form is the variety show, where visitors can expect to experience a night full of carefully-choreographed songs and dances on professionally-designed stages.

These Myrtle Beach shows are a great way to spend a night with the family, or a fun and exciting place to take a date. Whether you’re seeing one of the award-winning year-round performances at The Carolina Opry, one of the seasonal shows, or a country music legend at Alabama Theatre, these attractions are a wonderful way to enhance your vacation.

The Carolina Opry

from 4 reviews

In addition to playing host to touring performers and groups, The Calvin Gilmore Theater is home to one of the most popular shows on the beach, year after year. The Carolina Opry’s signature show is two full hours of music, comedy and dance, and has received numerous awards and honors from organizations and publications around the country. It’s like having a little slice of Nashville here at the beach.

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Alabama Theatre

from 28 reviews

Back before they were Country Music Hall of Famers, the band Alabama was playing six nights a week at The Bowery on Ocean Boulevard. After shooting to stardom, the group decided to return to their roots here at the beach, opening up a concert venue for some of the nation’s biggest acts, as well as an award-winning variety act featuring uplifting song, dance, and laughter. Iconic, Alabama Theatre’s signature show, is featured most weeknights from February through October.

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GTS Theatre

from 6 reviews

Ready for a fun variety show experience in Myrtle Beach? GTS Theatre presents shows like no other place in town. Located by Jammin’ Leather in Myrtle Beach, the venue is a 1920’s-style Parisian cabaret theater that hosts a variety of shows, including the ORIGINAL Motown Tribute Show. All shows feature live performances and audience interaction.

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