Event Photography: Charleston Stage Director's Circle for A Christmas Carol
Photographing events is always fun for me, but photographing events in Charleston is something extra special. Take, for example, the Director’s Circle receptions for Charleston Stage. These exclusive parties offer members an advanced viewing of Charleston Stage’s latest show, they take place at the gorgeous and historic Dock Street Theatre, and each reception features delicious eats from Salthouse Catering, tailored to the theme of the featured play.
I photographed the Director’s Circle reception for A Christmas Carol last week and I loved the way they light up the Dock Street Theatre for the party! The red and green uplighting really set the tone for the festive affair, as did the massive Christmas tree in the lobby. I wish I could fit a tree that size in my house!
Guests arrived promptly, many of them in holiday colors, which helped everyone get in the mood for the play. I’m going to see A Christmas Carol this weekend with my boyfriend and we cannot wait.
A Christmas Carol was first published in London in 1843 but did you know the Dock Street Theatre is actually even older than that? The Dock Street Theatre was built in 1736 and was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. If you haven’t made it to Charleston to see the Dock Street Theatre, you absolutely should. The facade is gorgeous and it’s one of my favorite buildings. The history and architecture of this incredible building make it the perfect backdrop for any event, from an event photographer’s standpoint!
A Christmas Carol was adapted for stage by Charleston Stage’s Julian Wiles and will be performed at the Dock Street Theatre through December 19, 2018, so I suggest you grab your tickets sooner than later! Don’t be a Scrooge, get out there and support the arts this holiday season.
Want to see more Charleston event photography by Reese Moore Photography? Click here for images from the 2018 Johnson & Wales reunion and here for the Charleston Stage Director’s Circle reception for Mama Mia!