It’s no secret that Greenville’s arts scene attracts international performing stars. Next week, on October 27, Susan Boyle—the United Kingdom’s top-selling female artist—will perform at Greenville’s Peace Center as part of her first U.S. tour.
Boyle became a worldwide sensation after her audition on the reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent. Despite the judges’ initial prejudice against her for her age and modest appearance, the 47-year-old Scottish singer moved the audience to tears with her powerful rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables.
Her flawless voice—as well as her underdog story—gained her attention around the globe, and the video of her audition has been viewed hundreds of millions of times on YouTube. Her debut album I Dreamed a Dream topped charts around the world and broke the U.K. record for the most debut albums sold by a female artist.
Tickets for Monday’s concert start at $65 and are available through the Peace Center box office.
Other artists appearing at the Peace Center this year include Yo-Yo Ma, Kathy Griffin, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers and Garrison Keillor (just to name a few), as well as a full array of Broadway musicals and performances by Greenville’s own vocal, orchestral, dance, and drama ensembles.
You can check out the full season lineup at the Peace Center website.