- Elf The Musical - The Marshall Artist’s Series presents the touring show based on the beloved holiday film. It’ll be presented Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. It tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
- A Doll's House - This is the inaugural performance of the St. Joseph Catholic High School Drama Society, presenting Henrik Ibsen’s immortal drama, Admission is free (donations are accepted), but seating is limited. Performances are Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m, at St. Joseph Catholic High School at 600 13th Street in Huntington. The production is entirely conceived, directed, acted, and crewed by students of St. Joseph.
- Fiddler on the Roof - The Charleston Light Opera Guild and The Clay Center present the beloved musical Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences at One Clay Square in Charleston. Tickets are $25, all seats reserved. Call the Clay Center Box Office at 304-561-3570. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences threaten their lives and traditions.
- Mary - CYAC presents its 18th annual production of the original rock musical about the life of the mother of Jesus. The show will be presented Nov. 28, 29, Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater at 123 Summers Street.
- Spring Awakening - The Shepherd University Scene Stealers present the hit Broadway production on Nov 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. and Nov 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Train Station at 100 Audrey Egle Drive in Shepherdstown. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for student and $7 for Shepherd students. The show is a rock musical that is based on the German play “Spring Awakening” (1891). Set in late 19th century Germany, it tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality.
- Murder Mysteries - Murder and Merriment present Interactive Murder Dinner Parties: "The Murdered Mistress" on Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at the South Charleston Holiday Inn at 400 Second Avenue. Tickets are $40, and reservations are required - call 304.744.5301; and "This Was Your Life!" on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. at The Greenhouse of Teays Valley in Hurricane. Tickets are $45, reservations are required - call 304-397-6316.
So get out there and support your local theatre!