Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

The ARTS production of “Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS” will be held at the LHS Little Theatre during the 2018 WV Freedom Festival!!! This retelling of Kipling’s classic novel is only 45 minutes long and filled with lovable characters and lots of song and dance, perfect for kids of all ages. Showtimes are: Thursday, July 5th at 6pm Friday, July 6th at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm Saturday, July 7th at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm 🙉 Kids 14 and under get in for FREE! 🙈 “Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS” will be part of a larger event geared toward children that The ARTS will be offering during the festival. They will also have an adult Escape Room and an Escape Room for kids along with face-painting and old-fashioned carnival games on the lawn. Come get WILD with The ARTS at Freedom Festival this July!!! See you there! 🌴🐾🐒

The Aracoma Story presents The Beverly Hillbillies

Contemporary American Theater Festival Pay-What-You-Can Previews

Each summer, the Contemporary American Theater Festival produces six dynamic, new plays in rotating repertory. Pay-What-You-Can Previews are your opportunity to see the shows before Opening Night! With your donation (of any amount), you can secure your seats to the production. Tickets to all previews will go on sale two hours before the show.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown

THE LAST FIVE YEARS is directed by Tyler Kovar with musical direction of Joshua Stubbs. Starring Sarah Nale and Dustin Jones. The story — which is entirely expressed in song — explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Catherine Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect. When: March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 11 at 2:00 p.m. $12 per seat payable at the door. We do not sell advance tickets, but we will reserve your seats — please email, include your name, date you will attend, number in your party, and an email or phone number so we can confirm.

Moon Over Buffalo

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the Alban Arts Center presents the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo on February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25. Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, who have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertory with five actors. But, on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingénue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, truly a valentine to the stage. Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sundays from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets: $15 for Adults; $10 for Seniors/Students

The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that centers on a fictional spelling bee in the gymnasium of the Putnam Valley Middle School. An eclectic group of 6 quirky middle school students (usually played by adults) arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for different reasons. The Bee is run by an equally quirky group of 3 adults. Four real audience members are invited on stage during each performance to compete alongside the 6 characters. With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and engaging, tuneful score by William Finn, the 2005 Broadway production won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for best book. Dates and times: Friday, January 19 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm Saturday, January 20 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm Friday, January 26 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm Saturday, January 27 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm to 4:30pm Friday, February 2 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm Saturday, February 3 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm Sunday, February 4 at 2:00pm to 4:30pm