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Gig&Tell: Arts Center of Costal Carolina

  • Great for AEA 04/04/2012  4:03pm

    Love working here. Have done two shows and hope to do many more. The pay is only so-so, but they treat you great, with nice housing. Plenty to do, shows are solid.

    I really enjoyed working at this theatre. The production value was incredible and I was very proud to be a part of the show I did. The housing is beautiful. The money is not great but it's worth it to be in such a great production!

    01/07/2013  6:58pm

    I just finished working here and loved every second...I'm an equity actress who had a principal role but agreed to also do some featured ensemble not the best but was able to negotiate for a decent wage...housing to die close to the can rent bikes and it is only 5 minutes away. Production was top notch and I was treated like royalty. Creative team and producing team was fantastic. I highly recommend it if it is a show you are dying to do or a role, etc. Fantastic and professional experience. Loved the cast and crew too! ;)

    03/14/2016  7:44pm

    I was unimpressed with Richard Feldman's work as General Manager. While the housing was attractive, the cars were falling apart. He made me feel like a pest whenever we called about the smoke alarm battery beeping, or the roaches in the dishwasher (though it's great we had a dishwasher), or issues with our house car. Rather than using the car service to take me to the airport (they were taking everyone else in several trips), he was going to take advantage of another actor's plans to drive to Florida to have HIM drive ME to the airport in HIS rental car with no reimbursement for his time or gas. If there were an accident, the actor would have been responsible, not the theatre. This was to save $100. How do I know? I called up the car service and made a reservation, then emailed Richard and gave him the choice of reimbursing me or covering the cost upfront. The area musicians are terrible, and during tech, they were going to have me walk off into a dark wing from a brightly lit stage (no flashlight available) while a huge chair was heading right for me in said wing. There was one inch of glow tape seemingly on the whole stage, and an actor had to pitch a fit to get rudimentary safety practices enacted. They're trying to do bigger, better shows, but they need to get their act together in a big way.

    03/10/2017  12:13pm

    I actually did not work here, so I'm not reviewing. However, I did audition for this company this year and the gentlemen behind the table were talking the whole time during my cut--at normal volume. I understand whispering and reading my resume, but to talk at full voice volume during someone's audition is very disrespectful. I'm sure this is a great company, but I'm writing this in hopes that someone from the team will read my post and will be more conscious of this the next time they are holding auditions in New York.

    Also, my audition was a month ago, and I have summer work, so I am not writing this out of bitterness of not getting a callback :)

    04/22/2017  2:11pm

    Correct, Richard is a crook! The new costume lady sucks! She’s horrible! We did dress rehearsal with costumes that where falling apart. I’m surprised she didn’t get fired.
    Backstage is a mess, broken mirrors, dirty bathrooms! In 7 weeks they never ever on clean the bathrooms.
    Roches everywhere! Beware! Cheap cheap productions.

    06/25/2018  10:09pm
  • Cheap theater 06/25/2018  10:05pm

    I’m currently working in a show here. Management is a joke. Beyond cheap, if you are non equity, you pay for your luggage. The theater is falling apart and needs maintenance.
    Yes the housing is good but be ready, No Gas money, cheap costumes. No wigs. Is basically high school production value.

  • Great for Non-Eq    
    01/30/2013  5:02am

    I did three shows at this theatre. If you have the talent and they have the contracts, it's also a great place to get your card. The production value is great and the experience is amazing. The pay isn't too wonderful, but it's totally worth the experience and the unbelievable housing!

    The one show I did was great. I thought our director did a great job. It wasn't Casey. I'm not a Casey fan and I'm not an AMDA alum. Glad I did my show, i auditioned into it purely on my own. No connection with anyone. I mention this cuz Casey brings in a lot of his students from AMDA and I've heard he has lived in the condos with the cast to boot. Take that however you will. I've auditioned for ACCC subsequently and found Casey's auditions to be laughably bad, and unprofessional. The pay was abysmal. I was in the chorus and made 187/week when taxes were taken out. And Richard notified our cast that our show brought the theater out of the red and into the black financially, with the fantastic reception and great reviews we got. I was not a fan of Richard either. Not a generous producer at all. I did not vibe well with him. The condos we had were nice and the beach was lovely. We did a day trip to Savannah. If you book a job there, do it. It's not perfect, but there are good perks. Our cast was a lot of fun.

    03/04/2013  12:15am

    I absolutely loved working for this theater. Great people with a great atmosphere. SOLID production quality with killer housing too! Did one show there and hope to go back for more!

    08/10/2013  1:38pm

    I've worked here. Being at the beach is great...and the beach houses they normally put you up in are heavenly. But the working conditions are bad. They theatre lacks artistry. They hire a LOT of AMDA grads. The pay is laughably low (for the wealthy area and high ticket prices) and Richard is in the wrong business as producer.

    09/04/2013  11:26am

    Did anyone ever make atleast $300?? thanks!

    01/24/2014  9:31pm

    subpar production qualities. great housing. tiny paycheck. lots of subpar AMDA kids.

    12/02/2014  2:50pm

    Can anyone speak to what is a ballpark Pay range for non-eq here?

    12/08/2014  11:52pm

    I was non eq in the ensemble and was paid $300/week. Loved working there

    01/30/2015  10:40pm

    Just because he hires a bunch of AMDA kids does not make it subpar, homie.

    02/25/2017  2:34pm

    Do you get EMC points for working here?

    03/27/2018  6:57pm