School may be winding down, but things are still hopping for community theatre in May -productions include a big Broadway musical comedy and an intense non-musical!
Here’s the list:
- August: Osage County - ARTS presents the play by Tracy Letts, which won the 2007 Pulitizer Prize for Drama. It tells the story of an Oklahoma family that is dealing with the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the family patriach. What unfolds is a dark and comedic drama that unveils secret after secret within the Weston family. Show only tickets: $15, Dinner and Show tickets: $30. Call 304-733-2787 to make dinner and show reservations. Tickets can be bought online or at the door on the day of the performance. The show runs May 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater at 900 8th Street in Huntington.
- Monty Python's Spamalot - The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents the musical based on the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre on May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at charlestonlightoperaguild.org or call the Box Office at 304-343-2287 Monday through Sat., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and one hour before showtime.
- Broadway Showstoppers - John McAlister presents an evening of American show tunes starring Tony winner Beth Leavel, West Virginia's Sean Watkins, and Vaudevilleian Jesse Luttrell with the Fred Barton Orchestra. It will be presented May 21 at Christ Temple Church Auditorium at
- Selfie - The Theatre Project. Shows presents the play by Bradley Hayward at the WVSU's Capital Theatre on May 13 at 7 p.m., May 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and May 15 at 2 p.m. Recommended audience is PG-13 for minor mature scenes.
- Alice Through the Looking Glass - The LimeLight Theatre Company will present the play on May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m. at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater at 123 Summers Street in Charleston. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and under.
- Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will - Paramount Little Theatre present the PG-rated Dramedy on May 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens.
- School of Rock the Musical Youth Production - Jenny Wiley Theatre in Pikeville, Ky., presents the musical based on the Jack Black film May 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $9 for children and senior citizens.
- Murder Mysteries - Murder & Merriment presents murder mysteries, including "Post Time for Murder!" on May 7 at 6 p.m., a Fundraiser to Benefit the South Charleston Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Inn & Suites in South Charleston. Tickets by reservation only - call 304-744-0051. Tickets are $40 per guest; and "Post Time for Murder!" on May 21 at the Greenhouse of Teays Valley, in Hurricane. Tickets are by reservation only - call 304-397-6316. Tickets are $45 per guest.
So get out there and enjoy some terrific community theatre!