Lots of great shows springing up in February - here’s the rundown:
- As You Like It by William Shakespeare - Arts Resources for the Tri State (ARTS) present the classic play at the ARTS Renaissance Ballroom at 900 8th Street in Huntington on Feb. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the show only, and $30 for dinner and show - for dinner, you must make a reservation by calling 304-733-2787.
- Mauritius - Marshall University’s Theatre Department presents the play on Feb. 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. The play revolves around two estranged half-sisters who discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for faculty and senior citizens, and $7 for children ages 5 to 12.
- Bitsy and Boots on the Move - First Church Dinner Theater presents the play by Jonathan Joy at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 1124 5th Avenue in Huntington on Feb. 12, 13 and 14. The dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., nd the show at 8 p.m. Tickets for adults are $25 for dinner and the show. Children under 12 are $8 for dinner and the show. Tickets for the show only are $5 for all ages. Reservations are required - call 304-522-0357 or 740-867-8576.
- Annie - The Marshall Artist Series presents the Broadway touring musical on Feb. 24 at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.
- Disney's The Little Mermaid - Huntington High School Theatre present the beloved musical on Feb. 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Huntington High School Auditorium at 1 Highlander Way. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.
- A Thousand Cranes - The Covenant School Dramatic Eagles present the play on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at Covenant School at 2400 Johnstown Road in Huntington. Tickets are $5 each.
- Mercy - The Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents a new musical drama with music by Mark Scarpelli and Books and lyrics by Dan Kehde on Feb. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The show centers on the people of Salem Village who blame witchcraft and devilry for the fall from grace that led to Indian attacks, starvation and illness. Suspicions of witchcraft bloom into accusations, investigations and, finally, condemnations as mass hysteria envelops the town and no one, no one except Mercy and the children, is safe from the hangman’s noose.
- Urinetown: The Musical - The Alban Arts Center presents the musical on Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. at the Alban Arts Center at 65 Olde Main Plaza in St. Albans. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children.
- Moonlight and Magnolias - Jenny Wiley Theatre presents the play on Feb. 4, 5 , 6 at 7:30 p.m. at 218 2nd Street in Pikeville, Ky. Tickets are$16 for adults and $12 for students.
- Much Ado About Nothing - Jenny Wiley Theatre presents the Shakespeare play about two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, who are to be married imminently but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. It will be presented on the Jenny WIley Main stage in Pikeville, Ky on Feb. 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
So get out there and support your local theatre!