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Friday, June 19, 2015

On Stage This Weekend

   There's an amazing number of terrific shows lighting up local stages this weekend, from the premiere of Into the Woods and La Cage Aux Folles to the second weekend for Mary Poppins, and the return of The Stock Car Musical!

   Here's the list:

- Into the Woods - Arts Resources for the Tri State (ARTS) presents the classic musical June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. at the ARTS Renaissance Main Stage at 900 8th Street in Huntington. Tickets are $15 for the show only, $30 for dinner and the show. Reservations are required for dinner - call 304-733-2787.

- Mary Poppins - HART in the Park presents the classic Disney musical on June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8:30 p.m. The gates open at 7 p.m., the Children's Pre-show Wonderland starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by HART's All Star Community Pre-show. The shows will be presented at the Ritter Park Amphitheater at 1310 8th Avenue in Huntington. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, $20 for reserved seats. Group rates are available. For more information call 304-696-5954.

- La Cage Aux Folles - The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents the musical June 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and June 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre at One Civic Center Drive. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, go to charlestonlightoperaguild.org.

- The Legend of Ginger and Bobby Joe: The Stock Car Musical - The Contemporary Youth Arts Company (CYAC) presents the original musical on June 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater at 123 Summers Street in Charleston. Tickets for adults are $15, students and seniors are $8. Call 304-342-6522 for more information.

- Mamie - The Aracoma Story presents the play on June 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 and July 1, 2, 3 at 8:30 p.m. at the Chief Logan State Park Amphitheater at 376 Little Buffalo Creek Road in Logan, W.Va. Tickets are available at the gate: adults are $12, seniors are $10, kids (3-12) are $8. Call 304-752-0253 for more information.

- Jenny Wiley Theatre presents Shrek the Musical on June 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26 and 27 at 8:15 p.m. at the Jenny Wiley amphitheater in Prestonsburg, Ky.

- Summertree - Company of Dreams presents the play (which features adult language) on June 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. at Fairview Elementary School at 258 McKnight Street in Ashland. Tickets are $5.

- Play in a Day - The Frog Prince and the Fisherman and His Wife - The Alban Arts and Conference Center and Appalachian Artists Collective present a show where the cast auditions, rehearses and performs within just over 24 hours. The event is open to ages 12 and up. Auditions will be June 20 at 6 p.m., the performance will be June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Children's Theatre of Charleston at 1007 Bigley Avenue in Charleston. Rehearsal will start at 10 a.m. Sunday morning and will last until the house opens at 6:30 p.m. Breaks for meals will be provided but time will not allow you to leave, so pack a lunch.
- The Fisherman and the Fly - The Limelight Theatre Company offers performances on June 20 at 11 a.m. after the Art Parade at Capitol Market, June 25 at 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.at the Lee Street Triangle during ArtWalk; and June 28 at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. in the Green Space at Davis Park stage. This is a free FestivAll event in Charleston.
- A Broadway History with Jon Cavendish and Friends - The concert will be presented on June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Kanawha Presbyterian Church at 1009 Virginia Street East in Charleston. This is a free FestivAll event.
   Whew! So get out there and enjoy some community theatre!

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