The Arts Center is thrilled to feature Candice Glover, winner of the twelfth season of American Idol, in our summer disco hit and Southeastern premiere of Saturday Night Fever. Glover has clearly been bitten by the musical theater bug and her enthusiasm for her role in Saturday Night Fever is contagious.
Director Antoinette DePietropolo said Candice was a dream to work with and brings incredible energy and talent to her role as the club singer “Candy.” In platform shoes and sparkling disco wear, she belts out iconic Bee Gees songs and boogies alongside ‘DJ Monty’ played by dance captain Vincent Ortega.
After winning American Idol, Candice has had numerous opportunities to shape her career path – a 2 month stint in a Broadway review opened up a new world and she discovered how exciting it is to be part of a musical. Working at the Arts Center this summer has given Glover a chance to learn more about the craft from DePietropolo and the cast, as well as exploring how a character changes and grows over time. She loves the comradery of being part of an ensemble, and the instant reaction live theater provides from the audience, allowing the cast to feed of the audience’s energy and take the show to a higher level.
Having creative control over her own career is gratifying for Glover. Her new video will be shot on location on Beaufort’s historic waterfront and will feature the permanent highway sign that reads “St. Helena Island Home of 2013 American Idol Winner Candice Glover.” The world is her oyster right now, but Candice is a Lowcountry girl at heart. She’ll always be part of the Sea Islands Community, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Photo Credit Group Shot: Candice Glover and the cast of Saturday Night Fever, Jordan Sturm Photography
Photo Credit Candice/Vincent: Candice Glover, Vincent Ortega and the cast of Saturday Night Fever, Jordan Sturm Photography