About Us

The Company Company is a 501(c)(3) nonoprofit organization that produces musical and theatrical events that promote personal transformation and benefit the common good. During its lifetime, TCC has entertained an audience of 48,800 people. Last year, 10,100 people enjoyed our productions.

Reflecting the passion and innovation of itinerant performers of old, TCC takes its productions from place to place. The company has performed in such diverse venues as Brittlebank Park, school cafeterias, the Village Playhouse, Boone Hall Plantation, hospitals, houses of worship and Marion Square. Since its inception, TCC has produced large-scale musical and theatrical pieces, its flagship, The Good Time Variety Hour, dinner theater events, music theater workshops and its interfaith initiative, Hymnfest.

William Schlitt, Producing Director and Co-Founder, enjoys a long and distinguished career as an administrator, singer, actor, poet, conductor, producer and teacher. A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in music education (vocal and instrumental), Bill completed an M.M.Ed. in choral conducting at the University of Oklahoma and later continued doctoral study in vocal performance there after serving as head of the music department at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

In addition to administration and conducting, Bill has performed nationally, with several musical theatre credits including the roles of Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, Faust in the Gounod opera, and featured roles in regional productions of Jesus Christ, Superstar; Cabaret; Carousel; and Big River. A resident of Charleston since 1991, Bill served as Director of Music for the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Diocese of Charleston for 9 years. He has performed in, conducted and produced numerous theater and musical events for the Charleston community.

Maida Libkin, Artistic Director and Co-Founder, is an accomplished director, pianist, conductor, vocal arranger, music therapist and educator with several international and Broadway credits, including Jerry’s Girls, starring Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams. Maida has traveled extensively, conducting Alladin in Jordan and Peter Pan in the former Soviet Union. Moving to Charleston from NYC in 1991, she served as Associate Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and joined the theatre faculty at the College of Charleston as artist-in-residence in 1994. She has directed several highly acclaimed music theatre productions at the college and in the community.