Abbeville Opera House

My daughter, Mom, and I went on a road trip to a quaint little town called Abbeville in South Carolina.  A hundred years or so ago, the train system would take opera singers all over the country to perform in small towns with opera houses. Abbeville was one of those. As soon as you walk in, you feel transported.


With two balconies (one is reserved for the resident ghost), there are lots of ways to get a great view- all for the same price (which is dirt cheap). We were on the front row, center (call well ahead of time to the box office and get the seats you prefer- there is no online ticketing).

Front row center is a magical place to be because you really feel part of the show. For the link to the box office or here.


We saw a delightful play called Arsenic and Old Lace. I watch this movie every Halloween because it is so funny. It’s about two little old ladies who think it’s their ministry in life to put sad people out of their misery by killing them! It sounds super dark, but it’s really adorable.


We stayed at a beautiful bed and breakfast called Veranda on Main.

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The owner was absolutely wonderful to us and our rooms were gorgeous- all with private baths. It’s difficult to find a bed and breakfast (particularly in a small town) that has both charm and is updated and clean. We felt totally safe as three women traveling. For booking, click on the picture above or go to


This is my favorite picture of my mom with her crazy blue nails holding my daughter’s hand while they watched the show.

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