Do You Believe In Magic? Mystery? Mayhem?

Do you enjoy great illusions, performed with all the razzle dazzle of  beautiful costumes,  sensational sets and awesome special effects? Are you a fan of high-octane danger acts with lives in the balance? Do you get thrills witnessing feats of strength that hold the promise of both amazing and stunning you?

A new show in Myrtle Beach this season delivers all that and more. Beginning March 31, headliner Peter Gossamer will be amazing audiences with his special brand of magic, including an all-new line-up of never-before-seen illusions. The magician with the regular guy persona, Gossamer has built a reputation intriguing and entertaining audiences in places like Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Miami, Montreal, Tokyo and Guam.

Gossamer will be joined this year by alumni from the popular America’s Got Talent (AGT) show. Christian Stoinev, a fifth generation circus performer and extreme hand balancer, will be wowing audiences with  impressive feats of strength. His act includes his tiny dog, Scooby, who balances on and walks on Christian as, high in the air,  Christian precariously balances them both on his hands. Their act wowed the judges at AGT, while charming audiences.

AGT alumni the King BMX Team will also be bringing their danger-filled high-octane stunt act to Myrtle Beach. The acrobatic team, which  does extreme stunts with bikes, skates and skateboards, while flying around high-speed ramps,  delivered chills and thrills to the AGT audience and later at NBA and NFL half-time shows.

You can enjoy all this action in one big show, the 2015 Carnival of Magic at The Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach. Showtimes from March 31 through May 30 are Tuesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Thursday shows in April (only) are at 2 p.m. From June 1 through August  29, there will be shows on Monday through Saturday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m.


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Earth Day Arrives March 20 And So Does Spring

Do you celebrate Earth Day March 20 or April 22? Did you even know that Earth Day is actually recognized twice each year?

The April 22 Earth Day first occurred in 1970. It launched a political movement that eventually motivated Congress to pass the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

March 20 is the original (and our favorite) Earth Day because it’s a celebration of the vernal equinox which marks our first day of Spring! This Earth Day was first conceived in 1969 to remind us to be stewards of the environment. The United Nations got around to proclaiming the day of the vernal equinox as International Earth Day in 1971.

Broadway at the Beach invites you to celebrate Earth Day on March 20 when it arrives with Spring!

Throughout the winter months, we’ve been sprucing up in anticipation of  more guests arriving at Broadway at the Beach as the weather warms. We’ve also been thinking about ways to put you in a Springtime mood.

Of course, it’s easy to get in touch with the beauty of our environment just by stopping by Broadway. Stroll around our 23-acre Lake Broadway enjoying the gentle breeze off the water. Stop to watch the fish in the lake eagerly await the food you drop. Lunch on a sunny deck overlooking the lake as colorful ducks skim along the surface of the water, enjoying the Spring weather.

Then head over to Ripley’s Aquarium where you will discover exotic and beautiful sea creatures that inhabit our earth. Gliding along a 330 foot moving path through a clear tunnel, you’ll be just an arm’s length from the different kinds of sharks and exotic fish swimming overhead. Be amazed by the display of bright colors sported by the underwater sea life in the Indo-Reef. Marvel at the sight of the Pacific Giant Octopus, living corals and jellies. Reach out and touch the rays in Friendship Flats.

Educational and fun, Broadway and Ripley’s are great destinations for getting in touch with the creatures of our coastal area and beyond.

When Spring officially arrives this Friday, March 20 at 6:45 p.m., we’ll be waiting for you!


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5 Ways To Celebrate National Jewel Day

March 13 is National Jewel Day. It’s a little-known commemorative day that’s gaining in popularity each year. It’s treasured by jewelry lovers who like to put a spotlight on a sparkling world that covers everything from trinkets to precious stones.

How will you celebrate? Will you treat yourself? Or splurge on someone special?

Here are just 5 ways you can make the day a memorable one while strolling around Broadway at the Beach:

Surprise a special someone with a reminder of your lazy days together sipping pina coladas under a palm tree. Whether you’re a local or visiting Myrtle Beach, The Palm Tree Necklace at SC Jewelers is the perfect takeaway for the beach lover looking for a unique way to celebrate National Jewel Day.

Treat yourself to a European-inspired creation made from one of the world’s most precious metals. For thousands of years, silver has been one of the most treasured commodities. At A Silver Shack, you’ll find fashionable silver jewelry from around the world brought to Myrtle Beach by an owner who developed her eclectic taste in Copenhagen, Denmark. You’re bound to find something you love here because this place boasts the largest selection of silver jewelry in all of Myrtle Beach.

Discover a new setting for your birthstone. When was the last time you had jewelry featuring your birthstone? What memories do that birthstone ring, necklace or bracelet stir? Shops like Allure have a wide variety of fashionable jewelry. Stop in and you just may find a special birthstone.

Check out the newest designs in costume jewelry. A favorite outfit can feel new again with the right accessories. Innovative fashion jewelry and accessories at Bijuju are high quality and affordable.

Turn National Jewel Day into an outing that the littlest girl in your family will always remember. Take her to get her ears pierced. At Claire’s, The Ear Piercing Specialists, you can get her ears pierced for free when you purchase a starter kit. They’ll even give you a coupon to use towards that first pair of special studs.

National Jewel Day is a great time to get out and see what’s new for 2015. And, to get a piece of jewelry that will trigger memories of March at the beach forever.


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Longer Days Arrive March 8. It’s Daylight Saving Time!

Can’t wait for Spring and more hours of daylight? They’re right around the corner.

After the winter that most of America has been enduring, the coming of Spring is a real cause for celebration.

The first sign of Spring is Daylight Saving Time. It arrives Sunday, March 8 when we move our clocks ahead. Suddenly, the sun that set around 6:15 p.m. each night is setting at 7:15 p.m., and we’re reaping one more hour of daylight.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for those who love the outdoors! The days are not only longer, but growing warmer. There’s more time to take a stroll around Lake Broadway. The outdoor decks at restaurants begin filling with diners lounging in the sun. And families come to take on the challenge of miniature golf on the mountain top at Dragon’s Lair or the ropes course at Soar & Explore.

At Broadway at the Beach, we’re already celebrating Spring. We expanded our hours, starting March 2, opening daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. thru May 21. During Easter Weekend (April 3-5), we’ll keep our doors open even longer, until 10 p.m.

Come enjoy the longer days, the warm sun and all the fun of Broadway at the Beach in Spring.


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How To Have An A-Mazing Good Time With Mirrors And Lasers

Rarely — but sometimes — the weather turns chillier than normal in Myrtle Beach. That’s when parents look for indoor entertainment to get the kids out of the house and give them a chance to blow off some steam.

And when that time comes, there’s just one choice. Sure, there are several exciting, intriguing and fun indoor attractions in Myrtle Beach. But there is just one that is also chaotic and mind-bending.

No other place serves up the adrenaline rush found inside the Backstage Mirror Maze. Five seconds in and your family will discover how easy it is to become dazed, dazzled, confused and lost.

Imagine snaking through 2,000 square feet of continuous circles, regularly bumping into dead ends, and finding surprises each time a corner is turned. The confusion’s made worse by bright rainbow-colored lights that fill up the void, and the kids are soon tricked into going the wrong direction by their own reflection!

After you and the kids have worked your way through that chaos, a laser challenge awaits.

Fans of bank heist movies love the fantasy and challenge of “The Vault” laser maze. It’s a time-machine crime spree torn from the headlines of March 11, 1933 when the New York mafia’s Lucky Luciano and his gang attempted to rip off the Times Square Bank.

The kids can help the cops chase down the bad guys as they climb through an off-Broadway theater passageway leading into the bank. There’s dodging and weaving among the lasers as the chase goes through a maze of backstage corridors, props, trap doors and turns. With the clock ticking and suspense building, it’s a real challenge to artfully navigate through a web of security beams inside the vault.

This is the one place in town that will bend your mind and get your heart racing.


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Get In On The Oscar Excitement

It’s almost red carpet time — that special time of year when movies dominate the news, and excitement is in the air!

For true movie buffs, February means scrutinizing performances, analyzing story lines and debating which actor or director did the best job. For many, the impulse to see all of the movies nominated for “Best Film” approaches a fever pitch.

After all, how can you watch the 87th Academy Awards and judge the best of the best if you haven’t seen the nominees for yourself?

Luckily, half of the 8 nominees for best picture are currently playing at the Carmike Cinema—Broadway 17. American Sniper, Birdman, Selma and The Theory of Everything are all still available for viewing.

Catch a film that may be this year’s winner, and get in on the Oscar excitement!


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How To Make This Valentine’s Day Memorable

February 14 is Valentine’s Day, and this year it falls on a Saturday. Why not celebrate the entire day with a little star-gazing, followed by a romantic dinner and a show?

An intriguing first stop on any memory-making tour is the Hollywood Wax Museum. Where else can you gaze at an extraordinary galaxy of stars indoors?

Be sure to get lots of snapshots of you and your sweetheart with other famous Tinsel-town lovebirds. It’s the best opportunity in Myrtle Beach to snuggle up close to your favorite romantic A-lister!

As you walk among the famous figures, recall some of the sentimental films that starred your favorite actors. You’re sure to be in a romantic mood after recounting amorous story lines as you walk hand in hand.

When it’s time for dinner, head right across the street to Broadway at the Beach where you’ll find more than 20 different restaurants. Check out Landry’s for a quiet seafood dinner or Amici’s for some saucy Italian fare. From Angus sirloin and ribs at Liberty Brewery & Grill to a Japanese steakhouse, to a free glass of champagne with dinner at Good Time Charley’s or Rooster’s Restaurant & Bar, to the special “Splash of Love” evening at Ripley’s Aquarium, there’s lots to choose from. No matter what kind of food or atmosphere your sweetheart likes, you’ll find it at Broadway. 

Follow up dinner for two with a live show at Legends In Concert or The Palace. Or take in the latest flick at the Carmike 17.

And that’s how you make a Valentine’s Day memorable.


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Reasons Your Family Should Attend This Year’s KidzTime Festival On February 21

It’s one of the most anticipated events of the year for kids of all ages and when this year’s festivities get underway, the crowd will be treated to live performances, fire engine rides, face painting, games, interactive activities, mascot appearances and much, much more. It’s coming up in just 16 days. And, admission to the event is free.

But those aren’t the best reasons for attending The 14th Annual KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

This kid-centric festival will delight the whole family. Here are just a few of the reasons your family should go:

Marvel Comics’ Hulk Will Be There — This festival offers a rare chance to meet Bruce Banner’s alter ego and get up close and personal with the big green guy himself. When Marvel Comics’ Hulk meets and greets fans, you’ll be dazzled by the enormity of the creature and his muscles.

Kids Will Dig All The Activities And Games — This is the year’s most rollicking street fair focused on kids. WonderWorks, Hard Rock Café, Ripley’s Aquarium, Toys & Co., Joe’s Crab Shack, Myrtle Waves Water Park, Sparkles, Del Sol and many more will be joining in the festival fun at Broadway to the delight of the little ones.

There Will Be Pony Rides — What kid doesn’t like to shimmy into a saddle and take a pony ride? It’s a dream come true.

Meeting Baby Animals Is Part Of The Day — Human kids just tend to be fascinated with young ones of other species. Our friends from Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach are packing up some baby animals and bringing them to Broadway. But just what kinds of babies will they be? They could be anything from alligators to spiders and more!

There Are Prizes Just For Finishing A Game — Join in the fun of  visiting  some of Broadway’s most intriguing stores to fill the list of  items needed for our Scavenger Hunt. Everyone who completes the hunt will win a prize. Now, that’s a stress-free competition.

Don’t miss the 14th Annual KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015.


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How To Get In The Game This Sunday

Sunday, February 1st is the biggest night of the year for football fans. Don’t be one of those guys who’s home waiting for a pizza to be delivered when it’s kick off time.

This year’s Big Game features the West Coast versus the East Coast when the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots take to the field. If you don’t have tickets for the University of Phoenix (AZ) stadium (and few among us do), the next best thing is to head to a sports bar or restaurant where you’ll be surrounded by oversized TVs and excited fans who are as pumped up for the game as you are.

Kick-off is 6:30 p.m., but you’ll want to be well-settled in with your friends and family at least an hour or two earlier so you can catch the pre-game shows and engage in some friendly pre-game predictions.

Here’s where a lot of the Big Game fun will be happening this Sunday:

Chuck & Duck’s Sports Grill has nine 50-inch TVs that can be transformed into one jumbo display and you can lay down a bet that’s what will happen this Sunday. But that’s not all. Chuck & Duck’s also has fifty more 50-inch high-definition LED TVs that ensure you won’t miss one minute of any game. Even when you step out onto the patio, you’ll be able to watch the game on big-screen TVs while you relax around a fire pit. There will be special prices on wings, sliders, mozzarella sticks and loaded fries, while draft domestic beer will be $2 and bottles of domestic beer will be just $2.25. Call 843-232-7084 for more info.

If you think you need more than just the excitement of the Big Game to keep you amused, head over to the Original Shucker’s Raw Bar. You can play a little pool, darts, Golden Tee, Pin Ball, and even shuffleboard while the pre-game shows warm up the fans. Two big-screen projectors and 30 flat screen televisions will be tuned to the Pats and the Seahawks when you’re ready for kick off. Shucker’s is known for its fresh, raw seafood bar and specials on oysters, shrimp, mussels, and wings, so bring your appetite. Shucker’s famous Happy Hour  prices will be in full-force on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $0.65 oysters and $0.55 for shrimp, mussels and wings. Selected appetizers are just $4.99. Daily drink specials will also be available. Need more info? Call 626-9535.

Love that stadium feel in a sports bar?  Head to one of the largest sports bars along the Grand Strand, Broadway Louie’s. In this two-story sports spectator’s paradise, you’ll discover a 25-foot jumbo screen that puts you right in the middle of the action. Surrounded by four additional giant television screens and 35 smaller ones, you can’t possibly miss any of the epic on-field action that pundits are predicting. At Broadway Louie’s, there’s not a bad seat in the house. Food and drink specials, as well as contests, ensure you’ll be in on the action all night.  More details at 445-6885.

If the Big Game is a time for your family to bond, head over to Hard Rock Cafe’s Rock n’ Bowl on Sunday. The game will be showing on all 12 hi-def TVs in the pyramid and also on  a 10 x 14 jumbo screen. There will be half price apps and drink specials during the game. Each quarter, there will be a drawing for a  door prize ($100, $200 and $300 values), ending with a grand prize as the game wraps up. Reservations are recommended if you want to get a “sideline” seat in front of the jumbo screen. There will even be a “Kid’s End Zone”  open where the kiddos can enjoy complimentary board games, movies and snacks. Call 843-946-0007, ext. 208 for more info.

This Sunday is one night that you should not spend at home. Get out and get into the game!


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“Hunt For Happiness Week” Is Happening Now At Broadway At The Beach

From now through January 24, the nation is celebrating “Hunt for Happiness Week.” We invite you to come to Broadway at the Beach and find your own personal joy. There’s so much to do and so much to see that you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

One stop that will always put a smile on your face is Gemini Boutique next to the upside down WonderWorks building.This family-owned store is chock full of trendy apparel and awesome designer handbags, as well as jewelry, watches, luggage and accessories. Find favorites from designers like Vera Bradley, Alex & Ani and Bourbon & Boweties. Toms shoes are also featured at Gemini — Toms is known for donating a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair of its shoes that are sold.

No matter what time of year it is, it’s always time for ice cream. Some of the best you’ll ever taste is served by Cold Stone Creamery in our Heroes Harbor section. Their super-premium ice cream is made fresh in the store every day. You’ll find yourself smiling — and maybe even singing along — as servers entertain you with Cold Stone songs.

Does wearing jewelry with a European flare make you happy? A Silver Shack features fashionable silver jewelry from around the world. Located next to Ripley’s Aquarium, A Silver Shack delivers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, and you’ll be dazzled by the largest selection of silver jewelry in town.

The only thing that can bring more enjoyment than choosing a special piece of jewelry is finding that perfect hat. At Key West Hat Company in our Caribbean Village section of Broadway, they’ll get you covered. This is where you’ll find just the right hat, bonnett, chapeaux, lid, sombrero or cover to make your heart sing.

Strolling around Broadway, you can work up an appetite. If you start craving seafood, head over to Joe’s Crab Shack in our New England Fishing Village. Since 1991, the Texas-born Joe’s has been helping patrons make memories while serving up buckets of crabs, steampots of mussels, scallops and crawfish, hushpuppy pie stuffed with lobster and shrimp, and more. So, strap on a bib and head to the shack.

Love to laugh? The Carolina Comedy Club in our Celebrity Square is the perfect way to end your hunt for happiness at Broadway. One of the premier comedy clubs in the country, it features some of the biggest names in comedy as seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime. Check their schedule for appearances by marquee names like Chelsea Lately, Pauly Shore, Ralphie May, Tommy Davidson, Gallagher, and many more. There’s no better place to laugh the night away than Carolina Comedy Club.

Time to get in on the fun. Celebrate Hunt For Happiness Week at Broadway at the Beach!


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