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For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto offers 500 events in 17 days. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film.

17 Hours: An Acoustic Musical

Rachel Troublefield

17 Hours is a new American musical written by and featuring Nashville recording artist, South Carolina native, and College of Charleston Alumna Rachel Troublefield (2010). Told acoustically through original stories and songs, 17 Hours follows three individuals whose lives are intertwined as they find themselves, each other, and their own sense of home in unexpected places. 17 Hours is presented as part of Piccolo Spoleto's Stelle Di Domani series, and runs June 5 through June 10 at the College of Charleston's Chapel Theatre.

Jeanette Guinn is a professor in the Arts Management Program in College of Charleston’s School of the Arts and is pleased to have former students working in the US, Europe and Australia. After interning at the South Carolina Arts Commission during graduate school, Jeanette spent 25 great years working as an arts manager.