Lots and lots of great shows on stage for the holiday weekend - here's the rundown:
- Rabbit Hole - Arts Resources for the Tri-State (ARTS) presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play at the Renaissance Ballroom at 900 8th Street in Huntington on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the show are $30 (reservations required) - show only is $15. The drama tells the story of parents Howie and Becca after their young child is killed by a teenage driver. The play examines how we cope with loss as a family and as individuals. Filled with love, laughter, anger, sorrow, and soul-searching, the play shows how we can allow hope to grow even while mourning. This play contains adult language and adult subject matter.
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Curtains Up Players (CUP) presents the holiday play on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13 (Dinner is served at 7 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Dec. 14 (Dinner at 2:30 p.m. and the show at 3 p.m.). It will be presented at St Paul Lutheran Church at 721 12th Avenue in Huntington. Tickets are $15 for adults and students and includes a Spaghetti Dinner complete with salad, bread and dessert.
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Children’s Theatre of Charleston presents the C.S. Lewis classic story that was adapted into the Narnia movies. The play will be presented Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre.
- An O. Henry Christmas - Portsmouth Little Theatre presents the play Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre at 1117 Lawson Street in Portsmouth. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
- A Christmas Carol - Alban Arts and Conference Center presents the classic Dickens play Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. at the Alban Arts and Conference Center at 65 Olde Main Plaza in St. Albans. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
- An Old Fashioned Christmas and a Movie - The Nutcracker Story - Limelight Theatre Company presents a video of the group’s 2012 and 2013 performances of "The Nutcracker Story." the show also features a pre-show performance by live singers and dancers. It’ll be presented Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. at the WVSC Capitol Center Theatre at 123 Summers Street in Charleston. All tickets are $8.
So get out there and support your local theatre!