Drusky Entertainment and Mr. Smalls present Kurt Vile and the Violators with special guest Connections live at the Metropolitan Theatre! All ages welcome. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Disney’s the Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to see MTC Perform this one of a kind musical. The African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle…and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. April 13, 14 @ 7:00 pm; April 14, 15 @ 2:00 pm.
Community Coalition for Social Justice & Main Street Morgantown 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration: “Growing Up Martin”
The Community Coalition for Social Justice and Main Street Morgantown are sponsoring this annual event on January 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Theatre, 369 High Street, Morgantown. Because we anticipate that many events recognizing the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination in 1968 will focus on his career and adult life, we will focus on the experiences of his boyhood that made him the man he became. There will be music in the lobby before the event. Mayor Bill Kawecki will welcome the audience. The Flying Colors, Morgantown Community Orchestra, Mylan Park Elementary School Choir, and Morgantown Children's Choir will perform, and the winners of the NAACP-Greater St. Paul AME Church Multimedia Essay Contest will share their essays. Janis-Rozena Peri will sing one of Dr. King's favorite songs, "If I Can Help Someone," and Jeremy Thomas will be reading a story about Dr. King as a boy. Look for posters by art students from St. Francis Central Catholic School in downtown businesses to promote the event. CCSJ will also have social justice-themed bumper stickers and buttons for sale. The League of Women Voters and Morgantown Human Rights Commission will have information tables in the lobby, and the League will have information available about the new West Virginia voter i.d. law that will then be in effect. Admission is free, but CCSJ asks that those attending bring donations for the Scott's Run Settlement House Backpack Feeding Program that provides food for area school children over the weekend, which now serves 839 children at nine schools in Monongalia County, Sample foods needed are individual servings of graham crackers, animal crackers, cereal boxes, fruit snacks, Jell-O, ravioli soup, and applesauce. A link to a complete list and more information is available at srsh-org.doodlekit.com/home/backpack_snack_program. CCSJ provides this event with financial support from the City of Morgantown and Rachel Wood of Virtus Wealth Solutions.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings this Holiday classic the Metropolitan Theatre for the very first time. A ballet featured in four acts with world renowned dancers in an event sure to thrill all this Christmas season. THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BALLET. A leader in classical Russian dance, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia is embarking on a new tour, bringing their excellent rendition of Swan Lake to North America once again. Recognized internationally as the world’s most romantic ballet, this supernatural epic glides to the haunting score of Tchaikovsky, with evocative choreography after the legendary Pepita and Ivanov, including audience favorite, Danse des petits cygnes.
The Songs of Scott’s Run concert will feature the music, wisdom and legacy of a multi-ethnic West Virginia coal camp that knew integration before it was a word. Helping tell the story in the story in blues, rock and roll, gospel and folk songs will be: The Flying Colors, Chris Haddox, Donna Weems, Al Anderson, and Soup Camel. Eve Faulkes will tie it together in narration, and YOU may be invited to participate in this evening of harmony.
Join Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and the United Way for this new Morgantown holiday tradition. Hear his new holiday songs while also enjoying his chart-topping favorites. It’s a wonderful addition to your holiday season!
Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation changing the Irish Dance world. A fusion of rock and Irish, Rockin' Road combines the best of both worlds to thrust Irish Dance back into the spotlight. This stylish, can't-miss spectacle is the perfect balance between concert and stage show! Come see the show that Irish Dancing Magazine calls “WORLD CLASS ... a one-two punch of style and mastery ... they made some magic here”.