Happy New Year! After a busy December, January is typically a slow month for community theatre - and 2017 is no different.
There are lots of reasons -
As far as I can tell, there’s a play in Ripley and Parkersburg, and a ballet in Huntington (courtesy of the Marshall Artists Series).
Here’s the rundown:
- Mother Hicks - The Alban Arts Center presents the play by Robert Harling on Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Alpine Theatre at 210 Main Street West in Ripley, W.Va. Tickets are $10 each.
- Cinderella Ballet - The Marshall Artists Series hosts the State Ballet Theatre of Russia on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center, as they present the full-length ballet, which tells the enchanting story of wishes and dreams that really do come true. The beloved ballet is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, with choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev.
- Barefoot in the Park - The Actors Guild of Parkersburg present the comedy by Neil Simon on Jan. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. at 724 Market Street. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and senior citizens. (On opening night, when you buy one ticket you get another one free.)
And that’s it!