It's been a lot of fun, and many thanks to all of you who have sent in notes and info about local shows - as I've said before, this is our space to talk about community theatre, so let's make the most of it!
So thanks for reading along - I'm still having fun (and I hope you are as well), so I plan to stick around for a while longer. Thanks as always to my pal and editor Andrea Copley for keeping me in line here!
As always, I'd appreciate your comments and recommendations - what would you like to see covered here?
Just for fun, here's a reprint of my first post back in 2006:
Local theatre in an interesting phenomenon, wherein a group of people gather together to “Put On A Show.”
Huntington has a rich history of theatre, both at Marshall University and its outstanding Department of Theatre, and through community efforts, including groups like the Musical Arts Guild, the First Stage Theatre Company, Huntington Outdoor Theatre, Fifth Avenue Theatre and ARTS, to name the ones that leap immediately to mind.
You’ll also find active theatre groups at almost every local high school, and several groups just a short drive away in Charleston and Ashland.
And thanks to the Marshall Artists Series, we even get to see professional theatre groups perform locally.
So if you like live theatre (and we assume you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t), there’s a lot to choose from. In addition to its rich history, Huntington has a bright future ahead, with some impressive shows on the way in the months and years ahead.
In October alone, you can see "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Hair," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The Three Musketeers."
That’s why, under the kind auspices of The Herald-Dispatch, we’re launching this theatre blog -- to focus on those local shows, and talk about the shows that are coming up, shows from years past (the ones you loved and the ones you hated), and to take you behind the scenes to see how shows are made.
If you have a topic you want to offer up, drop me an e-mail (at TheMinskers@aol.com) and we’ll get the discussion going. I’ll be offering my own comments, reviews and previews as we go along. Comments are always welcome, as long as they’re civil.
So thanks for stopping by -- we hope you’ll add us to your “Favorites List” (hint, hint)!