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Thursday, September 01, 2016

On Stage in September

   As usual, community theatre takes a bit of a breath in September, getting ready for the fall avalanche of shows. But there are six great shows to see! 

   Here are the ones to watch for this month:

- Disney’s Aladdin Jr. - Alban Arts Center presents the musical based on the beloved animated film on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 4 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 students and senior citizens.

- The Best of Broadway - The concert by Kristen Pennington will be presented Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at16 Leon Sullivan Way in Charleston. Admission is free!

- The Mousetrap - The Actors Guild of Parkersburg present the play by Agatha Christie Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. at 724 Market Street in Parkersburg. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for senior citizens and students. (Opening night, receive 50 percent off two or more adult tickets.)

- Cabaret - The Paramount Players present the hit musical on Sept. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Arts Center at 1300 Winchester Avenue in Ashand. Tickets are $40 for VIP seats, $25 for all others (additional fees may apply).

- Picnic - Marshall University School of Theatre presents the play by William Inge on Sept. 28, 29, 30, Oct. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center at 1655 5th Avenue. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for faculty and senior citizens, $7 for children ages 5-12, and free to full-time Marshall students with valid ID.

- Steel MagnoliasACTC Theatre presents the beloved play on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $10 at the door. Tickets for seniors, students and children are $5.

Norman Rockwell's An American Paradise - CYAC presents this original musical, which features 27 vignettes, each based on a different Rockwell painting that tells a story behind each painting. Shows will be on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater at 123 Summers Street in Charleston. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens and $15 for adults.

   So get out there and
support your community theatre!


Chris Chambers said...

Just a recommendation when your post involves Marshall Theatre dept. shows. The last line should be,"So get out there and support your community AND collegiate theatre or University theatre or something along those lines simply because I think, and I'd bet you agree that Marshall tends to really produce a higher scale product, if by technical achievements alone, then most local amateur companies. Just a thought...

Chuck Minsker said...

That's a good point, Chris - I tend to lump Marshall and ACTC's shows in as Community Theatre productions, just as I do local high school shows, etc - perhaps we should make a distinction here. But I'd like to think that every theatre show has something to offer the audience, and we want to promote them all. I'm not sure people out there realize how much their community theatre companies depend on their support to continue creating the amazing shows we see every month in the Tri-State. It's a point I'll keep trying to drive home.