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Family Service Upper Ohio Valley presents “A Family Christmas”

There is nothing like getting into the Christmas spirit with friends and family than attending a holiday musical performance by Ron Retzer Trio and the 1170 Band in the historic Capitol Theatre.

Capitol Theatre Presents ‘Of Devils and Men’

West Virginia-based playwright and director Lawrence Burgess is back with a new courtroom drama mixed with a hint of the supernatural. In 2021 West Virginia, the death penalty has been enacted into law. Twelve jurors (one is the devil) must decide the fate of the accused, with great new consequences from their decision. One of them has a secret... .......and the end has come! Friday, October 19 at 8pm Saturday, October 20 at 8pm Sunday, October 21 at 3pm Friday, October 26 at 8pm Saturday, October 27 at 8pm Sunday, October 28 at 3pm Wednesday, October 31 at 7pm Admission: $15 general admission; $10 Sundays

“Cabaret”

Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET comes to the Capitol Theatre on May 21, 2018. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd–and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin night life be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including Cabaret, Willkommen and Maybe This Time. Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET! JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTER OFF ’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. For more information, please visit CabaretMusical.com.

Lionel Cartwright “I Watched it on the Radio”

An intimate evening with Nashville singer-songwriter-producer as well as Ohio Valley native, Lionel Cartwright. Join Lionel on stage of the historic Capitol Theatre in an intimate setting for only 200 people! Upon entering through the backdoor of the Theatre, you will be directed to the legendary stage itself and enjoy his performance from the stage on the stage! 3 BMI Million-Air Award songs, including the Billboard #1 Leap of Faith, I Watched It All On My Radio, Give Me His Last Chance, along with other top 10 hits. A member of the famous country music class of ’89. Lionel’s career has also included composing/scoring music for TV. See his composer page for examples. With over 100 TV shows to his credit, you’ve probably heard his work without realizing it! Lionel continues to work on all fronts: writing and recording, producing and mentoring other artists, and performing. As creatively alive as ever, Lionel is always exploring new expressions and opportunities for his artistry.

Wheeling Symphony’s “Respigh’s Pines”

André Raphel, conductor Deborah Selig, soprano The Wheeling Symphony’s 88th Season finale opens with Dvorak’s rousing Carnival Overture followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, an engaging and powerful work from arguably his most beautiful period. Soprano Deborah Selig will join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra by performing Five Songs with Orchestra. Ms. Selig has been hailed by the Boston Globe, “an impressively nimble, lustrous soprano.” The season concludes with Respighi’s majestic and expressive Pines of Rome, painting a musical portrait of scenes around The Eternal City. A powerful and magical ending to an impressive musical journey, where it is clear that “Music is the Key.”

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Learn more at colinandbradshow.com.

Casting Crowns

Having served as a full-time youth pastor for over 25 years, Casting Crowns’ front man, Mark Hall, continues to draw inspiration from the well of real life. “Because we have the honor of walking with people in our churches, we get to see what people are going through – the issues that are impacting everyone now,” shares Hall. “It’s in these situations that ideas are born for what we all need to hear right here and right now.” The local church has been the base for Casting Crowns’ music since their label debut release in 2003. With more than 10 million records sold and the title of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007, it’s still where the music is created. Hall and his bandmates – Juan and Melodee DeVevo, Megan Garrett, Brian Scoggin, Josh Mix and Chris Huffman – continue to work in ministry in their respective churches. The local church is the heartbeat of the band and the songs are an outpouring of that. The Very Next Thing, Casting Crowns’ latest offering, is a collection of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh sounding tracks with impactful lyrics centered around identifying and acting on what’s right next to you. “I think we all believe the gospel,” says Mark Hall, “we all want it, we’re just not sure what we’re supposed to do next. We’ve got this idea of an awesome walk with Jesus out there somewhere, and we’re looking for the bridge to get over to it. Serving God isn’t this giant dream a year from now. It’s not this thing He’s going to have you do in a month. It’s right now. Following God is the next word of love that I need to speak to somebody, the very next heart that needs to be encouraged. Ministry isn’t on Sunday; it’s not on a stage. It’s you, where you are, doing the next thing God tells you to do.” Along with this over-arching message, there’s also a deeply personal element to the record. Hall wrote the poignant and powerful “Oh My Soul” after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015. His first worry was about his family and he turned to the scripture in Psalms – Why so downcast oh my soul, put your hope in God. “I remember this scripture from David – it was just repeating in my head over and over,” Hall says. “The song “Oh My Soul” is really an argument with myself. I’m speaking truth to myself. The roots of my faith are talking to the storm in my life. For me, one of the most special moments in the song is the bridge because you hear the argument happening. I really wanted to paint the picture of that inner struggle that we’re all dealing with. We know what the verses say and we know how the storm feels. It’s hard to bring those together. But one thing about digging deep in the word is that when your roots are deep, they can’t be ignored. Even when the storm comes, and as shaken as I was, it felt like the storm kept just slamming up against something solid inside of me that wouldn’t let it control me. It was the roots of my faith. It was the truth that I had been soaking in and pouring into others for so many years. I got to speak scripture to myself.” Casting Crowns has produced some of the most compelling songs of his generation. Songs like “Voice of Truth,” “East to West,” “Lifesong,” “Until the Whole World Hears,” “Courageous” and “Thrive.” On The Very Next Thing, the band continues to encourage and inspire believers with songs that help strengthen their relationship with God. “You can follow God from right where you are,” Hall says of the new album’s central theme. “In the condition you are in right now, you can follow Him and He will make you His.”

Rock & Roll Doo Wop Vol. 15

Featuring The Lovin' Spoonful, The Marvelettes, The Vogues, The Capris & Jimmie Ross & The Jaggerz! The Ballroom Bar opens at 5 p.m. for appetizers and drinks!

Rock Roll & Doo Wop Vol. 15

The fifteenth volume of the Capitol Theatre's Rock and Roll Doo Wop. The show will feature: THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL THE MARVELETTES THE VOGUES THE CAPRIS JIMMIE ROSS & THE JAGGERZ. The Ballroom Bar opens at 5 p.m. for appetizers and drinks!

The Machine performs Pink Floyd – Full Laser Show

Don't miss the oldest Pink Floyd Tribute band in the USA, The Machine, performing legendary songs accompanied with a laser light show at the historic Capitol Theatre.

“Jersey Boys”

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sand their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard….and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story–a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Season in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Appalachian Rhapsody”

Andre Raphel, conductor Nate Strasser, piano Matt Combs, violin Television/Film composer, songwriter and virtuoso pianist, Nate Strasser returns to his roots performing the WV Premiere of his signature “Appalachian Rhapsody.” Joining Nate is violinist and collaborator, Matt Combs, a featured performer of the “Grand Olde Oprey” the dynamic duo explores music inspired by the West Virginia hills. Nate and the WSO also perform additional orchestral compositions that feature piano, jazz and popular music in this homecoming concert.

Wheeling Jamboree 85th Anniversary Show

This Annual Jamboree event celebrates the occasion when Wheeling’s legendary country music program left the radio studio to become the 2nd oldest country broadcast stage show in history. The Milestone 85th Anniversary of the iconic Wheeling Jamboree is extra special for 2018 featuring Country Music Hall of Fame members Ronnie Milsap and Charlie McCoy, along with Wheeling native and Grammy winner Tim O’Brien, Jamboree Patriarch Darnell Miller, with new Jamboree Artist Member Rachel Whitcomb and more surprises. Emcee for this special event is long time vountry music industry radio & TV personality, Keith Bilbrey.

“He’s Alive!”

"He's Alive!" - the musical passion play - comes to life every holiday season at the historic Capitol Theatre! Free admission to all performances!

Wheeling Symphony presents “East Meets West”

Tan Dun, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov André Raphel, conductor Jennifer Frautschi, violin A masterful program fusing the music and culture of East and West traditions. Music Director André Raphel examines the percussive, sweeping rhythm of Tan Dun’s “Symphonic Poem of 3 Notes” and the dazzling, colorful orchestration in Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” (inspired by Arabian Nights). Two time Grammy nominated violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins the WSO performing Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto,” a dramatic lyrical showpiece.

The Linsly Extravaganza

The longest running variety show of its kind in the Ohio Valley, the Linsly Extravaganza has become an annual tradition for generations of Linsly alumni, many of whom have children or grandchildren who will perform in their footsteps on the stage Friday night. Showcasing the talent of the Linsly student body, the Extravaganza will include an eclectic range of acts including singing, dancing, instrumental performances, comedy and a few surprises along the way.

Shopkins Live!

Koba Entertainment is pleased to announce Shopkins Live! (www.ShopkinsLive.com), the first live theatrical production based on Shopkins – the wildly successful brand launched in 2014. The Shoppies and Shopkins characters will take to the stage in Shopkins Live! featuring an all new storyline, original pop music and video highlights. The live show features Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint and friends as preparations get underway for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. The live interactive show is inspired by Shopkins and Shoppies, the international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys. Shopkins Live! will run for approximately 90 minutes, with one 15 minute intermission. For more information on Shopkins Live!, visit www.ShopkinsLive.com and sign-up to be the first to hear about the pre-sale offer, on sale dates and North American tour dates.

Eli Young Band

RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 - All tickets will be good for the next performance (no need to exchange tickets to get same seats). All refunds will be available at point of purchase. Any questions, please contact the Capitol Theatre Box Office at 304-233-4470. The ELI YOUNG BAND has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits,” but with their fourth major label album, FINGERPRINTS (The Valory Music Co.), they’re finally embracing what makes them different once and for all. Although their sound has evolved over time, what they’re good at has always been the same – organic, live-show focused Country dripping with authenticity and perfected in clubs, amphitheaters and stadiums from coast to coast.

“Dirty Dancing”

You'll have the time of your life! The classic story on stage is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing! Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes" "Hey Baby" "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

“I Will Remember” B.E. Taylor Christmas

This December there will be a special concert celebration entitled, “I Will Remember, B.E. Taylor Christmas. This concert will honor the man “B.E. Taylor” who brought us a gift so special, a holiday tradition that fans from all over came to each and every year the “B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert.” B.E. sadly passed away last August from a brain tumor that he lived with for almost 10 years. You’d never know he was sick and throughout this 10-year period he continued to perform and live his life. A loving husband, father, friend, and exceptional talent had left us. For so many there was such a chill in the air during the silent nights of last December — an emptiness that could not fill the hearts of all those who came to love and attend the B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert each year. They sent messages of sadness, loss and that Christmas just didn’t seem the same without this show. Not having the show last year was a void for so many. This only signifies the magnitude of his talent, his character, and the magnificent show and music he created. B.E. Taylor’s Christmas music is in the category of Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, etc., generations have grown up on his unique arrangements of our favorite Christmas classics and his Christmas music will be listened to in homes during the holidays for years to come. He will be forever – “The Voice of Christmas.”

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”

The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season! See all of your favorite characters as they come to life in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical." It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

A Family Christmas featuring Ron Retzer Trio & 1170

Tickets $20.00 each plus fees. Tickets are available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office, online at www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com or by calling 304-233-4470.

“The Sound of Music”

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of "The Sound of Music" is coming to Wheeling. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song. "The Sound of Music" features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp. "The Sound of Music" enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

A holiday tradition! Tickets and information coming soon.

Wheeling Jamboree Christmas Show

Join the Wheeling Jamboree for their Christmas show!

Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler – A Christmas Tour

Kellie Pickler who gained fame on the fifth season of American Idol has established herself as an acclaimed artist of Country music and has become a media darling with her CMT docu-comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler” which co-stars her husband, songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs. Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s. Together Pickler & Vassar will light up the stage in a rare Country Christmas Tour that will harmoniously showcase their musical talents and unique voices.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Bach Double & Mozart”

Stravinsky, Bach, Danielpour & Mozart André Raphel, conductor Rachel Stegeman, violin Juan Jaramillo, violin Igor Stravinsky’s charming “Pulcinella Suite” begins this all WSO concert. Stravinsky called this work his “discovery of the past” and “gateway” to his future compositions. The timeless Bach “Double Violin Concerto” highlights the virtuosity of our very own Rachel Stegeman and Juan Jaramillo. The lively concerto is characterized by the expressive counterpoint between the two violins. The concert continues with Richard Danilepour’s “Adagietto for Strings” a WSO commission that Danielpour called “…an exciting fusion, being written as it is for Wheeling—one of the smallest cities to maintain an orchestra of this caliber…” The concert concludes with Mozart’s final “Symphony, No. 41” (Jupiter) where Mozart demonstrates his sheer brilliance as a composer. Its emotional range prefigures the vast expressive canvas that foreshadow the symphonies of Beethoven.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Russian Masterpieces”

Berlioz, Prokofiev & Rachmaninoff André Raphel, conductor Stewart Goodyear, piano The lyrical “Roman Carnival Overture” by Hector Berlioz opens this spectacular showcase of symphonic music by the WSO. The Los Angeles Times proclaimed returning guest artist, Stewart Goodyear “a phenomenon!” He joins the WSO performing Sergei Prokofiev’s inventive and witty “Piano Concerto No. 3.” This masterful concert concludes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous, melodic “Symphony No. 2,” one of the composer’s best known compositions. A monumental concert experience!

Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars

Dancing Competition: Who will dance their way to the top of this year's Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars?

Rock & Roll Doo Wop Vol. 14

A Capitol Theatre tradition continues with Rock & Roll Doo Wop Vol. 14! Vol. 14 Lineup: -Gary Lewis & The Playboys -The Original Tymes -The Diamonds -The Original Vandellas -John Kuse & The Excellents Make your reservations for the Pre-Show Dinner in the Ballroom!

Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins has roared back into 2016 with the release of “Jesus and Jones,” his first single with BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records. The anthem about walking the line between Saturday night and Sunday morning is an instant classic from a man with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. It’s par for the course from Adkins, whose trademark baritone has powered countless hits and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Thus far, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.

“Ticket To Nashville” – The Musical

A new musical featuring your favorite classic country songs! 9/22 - 6pm 9/23 - 7pm 9/24 - 3pm

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Blockbuster Broadway”

André Raphel, conductor Scott Coulter, vocalist/host Jessica Hendy, vocalist Kelli Rabke, vocalist John Boswell, vocalist/pianist The Wheeling Symphony begins its 88th Anniversary Season with an evening of Broadway’s timeless hits. Come hear the WSO perform the music from “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Sound of Music,” “Chicago,” “CATS,” “The Lion King,” “A Chorus Line” and more! Some of New York’s top vocalists join the WSO in this ultimate show tune extravaganza. The perfect opening night concert!

“Sing”

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. Rated PG, 2016 For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Moriarty and the Ripper”

MORIARTY AND THE RIPPER is a stage play dedicated to those lost from mental illness. In 1888 London, the Whitechapel district was ripped apart by fear of an unknown killer. The unfortunate victims fall one, by one. The police and the public were utterly powerless, and the consequences of such terror ring to present day.

“The Big Lebowski”

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. 1998, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Wizard of Oz”

A tornado whisks young Kansas native Dorothy and her dog Toto away to the magical land of Oz, where they befriend a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion on their journey to confront the Wicked Witch of the West and visit the wonderful Wizard of Oz. 1939, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Caddyshack”

A cash-strapped teen spends a summer working at a ritzy country club in the hopes of earning a caddy scholarship. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails, then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Little Mermaid”

A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface 1989, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Blues Brothers”

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical crime comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from “The Blues Brothers” musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Mary Poppins”

Julie Andrews made her Oscar-winning film debut as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children in London in the early 1900s. 1964, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Singin’ in the Rain”

A 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady, in this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood. 1952, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

OVAC Queen of Queens

Who will be crowned the 2017 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Queen of Queens?

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”

Five children from around the world win golden tickets to tour the mysterious candy factory, where they meet the manufacturer and learn life lessons about honesty, punishment and reward. 1971, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

WV Celebration featuring Tom Breiding & “October Sky”

Celebrate West Virginia featuring Music and a Movie from the WV Coalfields! Featuring: Tom Breiding - WV Native & Nationally-Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter "October Sky" (PG) - Based on the true story of WV Native Homer Hickam WV Craft Brews available for purchase! Only $5 Adults; $3 Kids (12 and under). Tickets available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office, capitoltheatrewheeling.com or 304.233.4470!

Wheeling Symphony presents “The Force of Destiny”

Symphony Concert: Verdi, Beethoven, Strauss & Respighi André Raphel, conductor Deborah Selig, soprano Giuseppe Verdi’s intense overture to “La Forza del Destino” opens this breath taking season finale! Beethoven’s often overlooked Symphony No. 4 continues with its cheerful and engaging melodic line. Soprano, Deborah Selig joins the WSO for Richard Strauss’ “Five Songs with Orchestra.” The Boston Globe called Ms. Selig “an impressively nimble, lustrous soprano.” This majestic and lyrical concert concludes with Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” paying tribute to the Eternal City. This musical portrait continues to be, a great success and popular favorite in the orchestral repertoire, a powerful performance not to be missed.

Wheeling Symphony presents “Orchestral Colors & Sounds”

André Raphel, conductor Julia Bullock, soprano Program Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Barber: Knoxville:: Summer of 1915 Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (The Titan) Rising star soprano Julia Bullock joins the WSO for her debut performance singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Commissioned and premiered by Wheeling native and international opera star Eleanor Steber, this evocative work is a simple, dreamlike depiction of an evening in the American South. Our concert opens with Strauss’ tone poem, a musical portrayal of German folk hero Till Eulenspiegel’s trickery; we conclude with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (The Titan) a stupendous symphonic achievement!

Rock, Roll & Doo Wop Vol. 13

The thirteenth volume of the Capitol Theatre’s Rock and Roll Doo Wop, this show will feature: THE LETTERMEN JR. WALKER’S ALL STAR BAND LARRY CHANCE AND THE EARLS THE ORIGINAL PAUL AND PAULA LADD VANCE (Son of KENNY VANCE)

Gary Allan with Olivia Lane

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. As one of country’s hottest new stars, there’s only sunshine on the road ahead for Olivia Lane, a native Texan with a voice as big as her home state. Though Lane just released a deluxe version of the Olivia Lane EP, she’s always working on new music and thinking about the road ahead, guided by fans and her own endless sense that anything is possible. As she sings, on “Lightning,” “here’s a simple truth: do what you dare to do.” It’s a message she sends to others every day – most believable because it’s also one that she lives herself.

“Annie”

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

The Wheeling Jamboree 84th Anniversary

The Wheeling Jamboree has been presented at over 20 different Venues in the greater Wheeling area since it’s inception back in 1933 and the landmark Capitol Theatre is its most widely recognized. On April 15th a Jamboree show is timed to Celebrate the 84th Anniversary of its “first run” at the Capitol along with the shows “Patriarch”, Country Music Veteran Darnell Miller who Celebrates 50 years as a member of the Jamboree this year. A variety of Jamboree Artist Members are appearing on this special event. Performers will include members of the Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band along with other special entertainers. The show will be broadcast live on the new radio home of the Wheeling Jamboree WWOV 101.1 FM in Wheeling. Performer's set to appear: Darnell Miller Kelsie May Isaac Cole Shana Smith Steve Smith Miller – Smith – Mazure Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr. Jim Wilson Chris Day Wheeling Park Blue Grass Band

Juelz Santana

Rapper Juelz Santana ("There It Go - The Whistle Song") will appear at Wheeling's Capitol Theatre with special guests on Friday, April 14th!

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. Smith says, “Sometimes you’ve just got to shake things up!” After selling more than 15 million albums, scoring 32 No. 1 hits, receiving 2x RIAA Multi-Platinum, 6 Platinum and 16 Gold certified albums, earning three GRAMMYs and 45 Dove Awards, no one would blame the Christian music icon if he decided to coast just a little bit, but that’s just not in his nature. Join Michael and his special guests Love and The Outcome and Nathan Tasker for a night music, worship and ministry that will bring you peace but also fan the fire of your soul.

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to Wheeling! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS™ – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Wheeling Symphony presents “Inspired By Dance”

André Raphel, conductor Christopher O’Riley, piano Program Stravinsky: Scherzo a la Russe Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Ravel: La Valse Ravel: Bolero This exhilarating concert takes its inspiration from dance, opening with the rhythmic Scherzo a la Russe by Stravinsky. Returning guest artist and “From the Top” radio host Christopher O’Riley performs one of Rachmaninoff’s most enduringly popular pieces, Piano Concerto No. 2; with its big opening chords and beautiful melodic line, the piano will truly dance with the orchestra in this spectacular romantic piece. The performance concludes with two ballet works by Ravel: La Valse and the perennial favorite Bolero, which Ravel viewed as an experiment in repetition, rhythm, crescendo and orchestration.

Love Riot Tour featuring God’s Not Dead Live!

(High Point N.C.) November 30, 2016 – Grammy®-Nominated and Platinum-Selling Band Newsboys announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour, which sees them perform their hit songs live in more than 50 additional cities nationwide. The tour will also feature a never-seen-before, all-new theatrical experience, God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals. Written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin (The Thorn) and featuring original songs from Juan Otero (Born Again, Kings & Queens), Rivals brings an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers together to answer the question “Can God really make a difference?” and take the audience on a journey to an infamous music venue where stars are born, rivals are met and no one leaves the way they came in. “With this tour, we wanted to try something brand new, something different,” said Michael Tait, lead singer Newsboys. “There’s something about drama, seeing scenes acted out, lived out, right in front of you, that has a different effect. We are very excited about sharing this new theatrical experience with our fans.”

“Mamma Mia!”

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!

Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. By age 21, the talented singer/songwriter has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications, debuted three consecutive albums at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, achieved one Gold and three Platinum-certified singles as well as two Top Ten hits, toured with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry, headlined his own tours, earned industry and fan accolades, amassed more than three million followers on Facebook and Twitter, received more than 150 million YouTube views…and he’s just getting started! His deep voice and irresistible sound create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. With more than 300 live shows under his belt across the U.S., Canada, the Philippines and the Caribbean, McCreery has quickly become a crowd favorite appealing to all ages. His loyal fans – the McCreerians – are among the most dedicated and enthusiastic in the country music world.

Wheeling Symphony presents “Video Games Live!”

Tommy Tallarico, creator and host An incredible concert event produced by the video gaming industry! Video Games Live features music from the most popular video games of all time. Designed to acknowledge the culture and art that video games have become, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra performs with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and interactive segments to create a unique entertainment experience! Bridging generations and exposing music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience, Video Games Live provides a new and different experience that the whole family — non-gamers included — will absolutely love!

Ron White

Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, makes his return to Wheeling with his new stand-up show. White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units. Currently, White can be seen in music-industry vet Cameron Crowe, and renowned director JJ Abrams’ new Showtime series, Roadies. White plays road-tested tour manager Phil, in a critically praised performance.

“A Family Christmas!” 1170 & Ron Retzer Trio

The Ohio Valley’s own Ron Retzer Trio and 1170 return to the Capitol Theatre to provide a spectacular Christmas Event. The Ron Retzer Trio and the 1170 Jamboree Staff Band have been entertaining audiences for decades! The Band performed for the crowds at Jamboree in the Hills with our very own Brad Paisley. This event will add joy to your Holiday Season. Our family welcomes your family to enjoy an evening filled with fun, entertainment, and Holiday Spirit! Tickets are $20.00 Each and are festival seating!

Honky Tonk Sweethearts – “A Homecoming Christmas”

The Ohio Valley’s own Honky Tonk Sweethearts return with a heartwarming Christmas show that also pays tribute to our military troops serving at home and abroad. Don’t miss this incredible quartet with some special friends to help you get ready for the holidays!

Sara Evans “At Christmas”

Multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter, Sara Evans has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.” This show will contain many of her well known hits, and the Christmas favorites we all know and love!

Broadway Christmas Wonderland

This most loved Christmas show features glittering costumes, a dazzling cast, and the highest kicking Chorus Girls this side of the North Pole. Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey. Songs include “White Christmas;” “Winter Wonderland;” “Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas;” “Chestnuts Roasting;” “Jingle Bells;” “Away in a Manger;” “Silent Night;” “Deck The Halls;” “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree;” “O Holy Night” and many more. This sparkling Holiday Show is ideal for the whole family. Pre-Show Dinner in the Ballroom available! Call 304-233-7000 for reservations.

Wheeling Symphony presents “An All American Evening!”

André Raphel, conductor Svet Stoyanov, percussion Program Copland: Appalachian Spring Higdon: Percussion Concerto Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) From the New World! Quintessential American composer Aaron Copland’s elegant awakening of an Appalachian Spring and the famous variations on a simple, Shaker tune open this wonderful program. The range and complexity of percussion instruments will amaze as guest artist, Svet Stoyanov joins the WSO to perform Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto. The concert concludes with Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) one of the most popular symphonic works in the repertoire. Dvorak was inspired by the music of Native Americans and African American spirituals. Astronaut Neil Armstrong took a recording of this symphony on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first landing on the moon!

Gallagher “Joke’s On You Comedy Tour”

Comedian Gallagher returns to Wheeling's Capitol Theatre for his "Joke's On You Comedy Tour!" Special guests include Artie Fletcher & Bob Nelson. This show promises to be a smashing good time!

Heaven Bound Ministries presents “A Southern Gospel Concert…Homecoming Style”

A Heaven Bound Ministries production. Join us under the revival tent inside the beautiful Capitol Theatre! Gospel Music.

Josh Turner

Country recording artist brings his top hits to the historic Capitol Theatre stage for a night of great country music in downtown Wheeling!

Wheeling Symphony presents “The Music of John Williams: STAR WARS & More!”

Contemporary American classical composer, John Williams has written some of the most popular music of the modern era. His themes echo in our collective consciousness and remind us of the powerful role music plays in the movies. From the Jedi and Storm Trooper themes of STAR WARS, to the magic of HARRY POTTER, and the action of unlikely hero INDIANA JONES, John Williams’ music will delight and entertain the entire family. Join Maestro André Raphel and your very own Wheeling Symphony Orchestra for this exciting concert! Fun for the Whole Family, Costumes Encouraged!

Capitol Theatre: Time for Three

Time for Three defies any classification, happily and infectiously with a mix of virtuosity and showmanship. They share a special relationship with the Wheeling Symphony since they have returned to play with the orchestra twice since their first performance early in their career. Hear, see and be swept up in the force of their contagious energy as they play everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others. “Simply put, they’re a knockout! Time for Three is the future of music.” – Sir Simon Rattle.

Capitol Theatre: John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken” Tour

John Mellencamp Resumes Critically Acclaimed Plain Spoken Tour Carlene Carter Returns to Support All Dates New York, NY (Jan. 25, 2016) – “A triumphant, career-spanning show (Hollywood Reporter)”, “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance (Boston Globe)” and “as a performer, he delivered on every level (Dallas Morning News)” are just a few of the vivid descriptions attributed to John Mellencamp’s 80-date Plain Spoken Tour of 2015. On the strength of critical praise and high fan demand, the multiple Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll hall of famer is set to resume the renowned tour with support artist Carlene Carter starting on April 1 at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK. The tour will see Mellencamp hitting 13 all-new cities and performing songs from 2015’s Plain Spoken, his 22nd studio album and one of the most lauded in his 40-year career, as well as his catalog of fan favorites. Praised as “stark, soul-baring (Billboard)” and drawing comparison to Bob Dylan’s Grammy-winning album ‘Blood on the Tracks,’ Plain Spoken draws on timely themes including political and social injustice, further cementing Mellencamp’s status as “arguably the most important roots rocker of his generation (Billboard).” Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash, opens the show each evening.

Capitol Theatre: Old Crow Medicine Show

Classic Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show comes to the Capitol Theatre on Friday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. to perform their energetic American roots folk music. Tickets are $29.50 and $39.50 and are on sale Friday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at the WesBanco Arena ticket office, online at www.CapitolTheatreWheeling.com or charge by phone at 800-514-3849. Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, NC where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter, the band was hired to entertain crowds between shows at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. It’s been over fifteen years since these humble beginnings. The band has gone on to receive the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Old Opry, and have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for Remedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel” received the RIAA’s Platinum certification in 2013 for selling over 1,000,000 copies

Capitol Theatre: Rock Roll and Doo Wop featuring Jay and the Americans

This is the 11th Rock Roll & Doo Wop oldies show at the Capitol Theatre. Featured will be: Jay and the Americans Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Shirley Alston Reeves and the Shirelles, Vito Piccone and The Elegants, The Edsels. These hugely successful concerts/shows have people young and old dancing in the aisles. If you get a chance to come to Wheeling and you enjoy great classic music preformed in many cases by the original artists, come to the Capitol Theatre.

Capitol Theatre: Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman is an all-female Irish musical ensemble conceived and created by David Kavanagh, Sharon Browne[1][2] and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance.[3][4] In 2004, he recruited five Irish female musicians who had not previously performed together: vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt, and shaped them into the first line-up of the group that he named "Celtic Woman." Downes chose a repertoire that ranged from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs.

Capitol Theatre: He’s Alive! Passion Play

The inspiring musical passion play. These free performances are a perfect event for Palm Sunday weekend.

Capitol Theatre Comedy: Bill Engvall

ILL ENGVALL Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT. Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. Bill has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy. A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Bill resides in Southern California with his family.