That's right, there are four shows on stage this weekend - three in Huntington and one in Charleston! (And September is usually a slow month for community theatre!)
Here are your choices:
- James and the Giant Peach - The play based on the classic children's book will be presented by First Stage Theatre Company at the Renaissance Center (the former Huntington High School) at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Directed by Jon Joy, the show includes a cast of 30 young actors from around the Tri-State. Tickets are $10 and $8 for children 12 and under. Call 304-416-KIDS (304-416-5437) or visit www.FirstStageTheatre.org.
- Steel Magnolias - It's the final weekend for this drama from Fifth Avenue Theatre Company and the City of Huntington Foundation, Inc. Shows will be presented tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. as well as 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in City Hall, located at 800 5th Ave. in Huntington. Tickets are $10 and $8 for children 12 and under. Call 304-696-5522 for more info or go online at www.cityofhuntingtonfoundation.com/pages/theater.htm.
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - The inaugural show for the new Pullman Plaza Playhouse at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $33 for dinner and the show or $18 for show only. Go online at www.pullmanplayhouse.webs.com.
- Hoods - A new production from Charleston Youth Arts Company, this original drama by Dan Kehde takes the stage at the Historic WVSU Capitol Center at 123 Summers Street in Charleston. Tickets are $9.50 for adults and $5.50 for students. For reservations, call 304-342-6522. For more information, visit http://web.me.com/cyac2001/CONTEMPORARY_YOUTH_ARTS_COMPANY/Welcome.html.
So get out there and support your local theatre!