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Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Great Time for Community Theatre!

   This is an amazing weekend for everyone who loves community theatre!

   That's because we have not one, not two, but three Broadway-quality shows taking the stage in our area tonight.

   For your consideration:

   1) Last night my lovely wife and I saw CLOG's Spamalot at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre - and we absolutely loved it, we couldn't stop laughing. It's an amazing, top-quality show with great performers, a stunning set, fantastic costumes, hilarious songs and laughs throughout. It's a real achievement, professional in every way and a heck of a lot of fun. The last performance is tonight at 7:30 p.m. Highly recommended!

   2) I already raved in this review about ARTS' production of August: Osage County - an intense play about a dysfunctional family that shakes the audience to its core. The set has received plenty of raves, but the actors make the show - their performances are stunning, heartfelt and touching. It's an amazing, professional production, and also comes highly recommended! The final performance is tonight at 8 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater at 900 8th Street in Huntington.

   3) Tonight only John McAlister presents Broadway Showstoppers, an evening of American show tunes starring Tony winner Beth Leavel, West Virginia's Sean Watkins, and Vaudevillian Jesse Luttrell with the Fred Barton Orchestra.  It will be presented at  Christ Temple Church Auditorium at 2400 Johnstown Road in Huntington. How often do you get to see Broadway stars perform locally?

   You'll note the one problem with this embarrassment of riches - they all take place tonight! But you can't go wrong with any of these shows - they're all terrific! 

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