Event Details

Date / Time
Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:00pm
Location
The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island
The Performance Tent
Ticket Price
Preferred Seating: $50
Reserved Seating: $35
General Admission: $30

We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,

an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era, has been playing in theatres and showrooms all over the US since 2013.  It grew out of an idea Berting Brett, a farm girl from a musical family in Saskatchewan, conceived after being told repeatedly that she sounded like Karen Carpenter. Berting Brett, who studied opera and musical theatre and then toured the world in show bands and in her own cabaret shows while based in Toronto, was encouraged by her now-husband, producer Mark Brett, to create a one-woman show based around the Carpenters’ music.  The show played a small club in Toronto with Berting Brett accompanied only by a pianist. That was 2009, and now with this husband and wife team at the helm, the little SRO cabaret show has evolved into a touring production that has now played major showrooms in the U.S.

BroadwayWorld.com said of Brett:  “Michelle Berting Brett is essentially an adult Disney princess with a whole lot of stage presence, and a unique energy while telling their stories and singing their songs,” while music journalist Paul Grein, writing about that show in the Tolucan Times, stated:  “This is an exceptionally well-produced show that does justice to an act whose music has proved to be timeless.”

Media Gallery

  • Jackson Family Donor Advised Fund of Waccamaw Community Foundation
  • South Carolina Arts Commission
  • South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • South Carolina's Hammock Coast

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and South Carolina Arts Commission.