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WV Symphony presents: Double Trebel

Program: Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat Major Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Lawrence Loh, conductor Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton were hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.” The Philadelphia Inquirer characterized their playing as “paired to perfection.”

WV Symphony presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the most famous and beloved cartoons in the world and their equally famous classical music. Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, this performance features Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live, full symphony orchestra accompaniment.

WV Symphony presents: NINE!

Program: Special commission piece by American composer Gary Fry written especially for the WVSO and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus. Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with area choruses Lawrence Loh, conductor Gabriel Cabezas, cello The Oregonian once described Gabriel Cabezas as “an intense player who connects to music naturally, without artifice, and brings a singing line to the cello.” Cabezas combines a superb technique, intellectual curiosity and a pioneering musical spirit to his work and has appeared as a soloist with some of America’s finest orchestras, including those of Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Cabezas’ appearance is made possible by a partnership with Astral Artists. Gary Fry, composer GARY FRY, COMPOSER Gary Fry is an Emmy-winning Chicago-based composer with a passion for working with young people, particularly in choral music. The WVSO commissioned Fry to write a special arrangement featuring the WVSO and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus.

Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage welcomes back veteran jamgrass group the Yonder Mountain String Band, IBMA entertainers of the year Balsam Range, alt-folk journeyman Peter Case, sensational young traditional band from Quebec, Les Poules à Colin, and a return appearance from Australia's pop duo Oh Pep!

WV Symphony presents: Tony DeSare, Sinatra & Beyond

Called "two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel," crooner and pianist Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol' Blue Eyes. Headlining with the WVSO, Tony DeSare will deliver a fresh take on old-school classics in a critically-acclaimed tribute to Frank Sinatra that includes song like Fly Me to the Moon, One for My Baby, The Summer Wind, Luck Be a Lady, Witchcraft, and My Way.

WV Symphony presents: Something Old, Something Blue

Program: Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major Lawrence Loh, conductor Nikki Chooi, violin The Calgary Herald described Violinist Nikki Chooi as “richly expressive and technically assured.” The New York Times said he is “vigorous and colorful.” This 28-year-old has performed with symphonies across the globe. Jennifer Higdon, composer JENNIFER HIGDON, COMPOSER Jennifer Higdon is one of America’s most acclaimed composers and a Grammy Award winner who was once hailed by the Washington Post as having “a keen ear, an innate sense of form and a generous dash of pure esprit.” Higdon’s orchestral work, blue cathedral, which the WVSO will perform in January 2019, is one of the most performed contemporary orchestral compositions by a living American.

WV Symphony presents: Sounds of the Season

Join us for an evening of holiday music and fellowship as the WVSO celebrates the Sounds of the Season under the direction of Guest Conductor Michelle Merrill. This concert includes a visit from you know who as Santa brings back one of our recent guest conductors for this WVSO favorite.

WV Symphony presents: A Percussive Surprise

Program: Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Richard Danielpour: “The Wounded Healer” Percussion Concerto Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Lawrence Loh, conductor Lisa Pegher, percussion Lisa Pegher is known for pioneering percussion as a solo instrument within the orchestral realm and beyond. New York City’s "The Glass" once described her as “More than just a drummer—an alchemist of time, sound, and space, crafting visceral landscapes that penetrate the earsand mind.” Pegher will perform Richard Danielpour’s “The Wounded Healer” Percussion Concerto, which he wrote especially for her, with the WVSO in November.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm ~ dinner at 6pm ~ show at 7pm. The dinner menu includes Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Please call for reservations.

WV Symphony presents: Lee Greenwood, Salute to America

Lee Greenwood is an award-winning country music icon known for the most recognizable patriotic song in America, God Bless the USA. This Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year's CD "American Patriot", went platinum in just three months. Greenwood will perform with the WVSO at the newly remodeled Charleston Civic Center with special VIP seating and hospitality tables on the arena floor.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, & Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes: Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Please call for reservations.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Tribute to Musical Legends Matinee

One hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn, Elvis, and many more. This is a special performance show only, no meal will be offered.

West Virginia Symphony with Lee Greenwood

Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood is best known for his patriotic anthem “God Bless the USA.” Voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, “God Bless the USA” has landed in the top 5 on the country singles charts three times (1993, 2001, 2003). Greenwood joins the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in their performance of “Lee Greenwood: Salute to America,” featuring some of Greenwood’s most famous songs, including “God Bless the USA.” Founded in 1939, the WVSO performs more than 50 concerts annually. WVSO Musical Director Lawrence Loh is in his second season with the Symphony. Loh has an affinity for pops programming and currently leads annual pops programs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he previously served as a resident conductor.

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

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Tribute to Musical Legends Matinee

One hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. This is a special performance show only, no meal will be offered.

WV Symphony presents: Pipe Dreams

Program Franz Schubert: Rosamunde Overture Francis Poulenc: Organ Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Lawrence Loh, conductor Bradley Welch, organ Hailed as “a world-class virtuoso” and “an expert at defining darks, lights, shadows and colors,” Bradley Hunter Welch is increasingly in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and collaborative artist. Since winning the Dallas International Organ Competition in 2003 Welch devotes his full-time attention to a thriving solo concert career.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes: Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert, & beverage. Please call for reservations

Tamarack Dinner Theatre – Hamlet

Dinner Theatre | Hamlet Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia and The Rustic Mehcanicals - West Virginia's Shakespeare Troupe proudly presents Hamlet! 2 showings: October 12th & October 13th Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy, and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own morality in an imperfect world. Written by William Shakespeare, Perfromed by The Rustic Mehcanicals - West Virginia's Shakespeare Troupe Dinner is served at 6:30pm, show begins at 8pm. A cash bar will be available at dinner and during the show. Menu: Smørrebrød (Rye Bread with Smoked Salmon & Dill Crème Fraiche And Pumpernickel Bread with Liver Pate) Danish Corn Feast Soup (corn, carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, and garlic) Krebinetter (Breaded Pork Cutlet, Fried Apples, Boiled Potatoes, Orange Glazed Beets) Rye Bread, Rolls & Butter Risalamande (Rice Pudding with Spiced Cherry Topping)

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes: Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Please call for reservations

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages…including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Tribute to Musical Legends Matinee

One hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages…including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June

WV Symphony presents: Opening Night Spectacular!

Program Michael Torke: Javelin Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Lawrence Loh, conductor John Nakamatsu, piano Jon Nakamatsu is a true aristocrat of the keyboard, whose playing combines elegance, clarity and electrifying power. Of his 2014 solo disc of the piano works of Robert Schumann, BBC Music Magazine said “Nakamatsu clarifies Schumann’s mid-range saturated textures to a remarkable degree, reveling in its fantastic imaginings with rapier-like precision and effortless command.”

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert, and beverage.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kenny Rogersk Dolly Parton, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage.

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Dinner includes: Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm.

Contemporary American Theater Festival

Discover the ultimate theater experience in Shepherdstown, the oldest town in West Virginia, where the Contemporary American Theater Festival produces the newest plays in America. The 2018 repertory season includes six plays in rotating repertory, including five world premieres: THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter; MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN by D.W. Gregory; THIRST by C.A. Johnson; THE HOUSE ON THE HILL by Amy E. Witting; BERTA, BERTA by Angelica Cheri; and A LATE MORNING (IN AMERICA) WITH RONALD REAGAN by Michael Weller.

Wheeling Symphony Concert & Fireworks

A Wheeling tradition! Enjoy a performance of American favorites by Wheeling Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks on the riverfront at Wheeling’s Heritage Port!

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.

Shrek the Musical

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film. SHREK the MUSICAL will be presented three weeks at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in Chief Ligan State Park on June 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and July 1st. Shows starts at 8:30pm. Advance tickets can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3373012. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Peter and the Starcatcher

As a young orphan and his friends are sent to an island, they meet a starcatcher in training. The group must protect a trunk full of precious cargo from falling into the wrong hands. From pirates and jungle tyrants to unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher explores the depths of greed, despair, friendship, duty and love. A play by Rick Elice. Based on a novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson. Music by Wayne Barker. Directed by Lee Blair June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 @ 7:30 pm June 3, 10 @ 2:00 pm

“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.”

On Golden Pond

The classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 12-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that gives us unique insight into the modern American family. Dates and Times: May 11,12,17,18,19 at 8:00 pm; May 20 at 2:00 pm.

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Out of This World

Theodore Wiprud: Sinfonietta Liszt: Totentanz with Barbara Nissman, piano Gustav Holst: The Planets Single tickets start at $12

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!

Gandy Dancer Theatre – Dinner & Tribute to Musical Legends Show

Two hour musical tribute to legendary artists who have touched our hearts through the ages...including Reba McIntyre, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Elvis, Loretta Lynn and many more. Arrive at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6pm, and our show begins at 7pm. The dinner menu includes Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauce, sliced beef brisket, baked potato, California blend vegetables, pasta salad, dinner roll, dessert, and beverage.

Northern Lights

Brahms: Academic Overture; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2 with Erik Ralske, French horn; Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

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.

The Lion King Jr.

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.

Dirty Dancing

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

“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!

Wolf’s Head: A Tale of Robin Hood and the Sheriff

Wolf's Head: A Tale of Robin Hood and the Sheriff Based on the ancient ballads of Robin Hood, adapted by John Johnson Sometimes when a greater evil comes along, you find that your allies aren't always who you might expect. Many films, stories, plays, and songs have explored the story of Robin Hood. This play explores more the relationship of Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham, based on history and the ballads of days gone by. Expect good nature fun, sword play, and honor in this play. Kid Friendly, with adult supervision. Tickets are $15.00 *March 17: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 18: 2:00pm to 4:30pm *March 23: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 24: 8:00pm to 10:30pm *March 25: 2:00pm to 4:30pm

CTOC presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. 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. Performances: March 16-18, 2018. All performances are at the Civic Center Little Theater. Contact Children's Theater of Charleston for more information.

Jersey Boys

JERSEY BOYS is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang 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. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.” This show includes explicit language.

WV Symphony Orchestra presents A Night of “Great” Music

A Night of "Great" Music features: Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Haydn: Concerto in D Major with Christine Lamprea, cello and Astral Artist Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “The Great”

Don Quixote

The Charleston Ballet, West Virginia's State Ballet, presents for the first time on a Charleston stage: DON QUIXOTE! Matadors, gypsies, and windmills take the stage in this full-length ballet based on the famous novel by Cervante. The lively music of Minkus and bravura choreography by Petipa electrifies the story of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza on their quest for adventure. March 2-3, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Civic Center Little Theater Tickets: Adult - $25 before, $30 at door | Student/Senior - $20 before, $25 at door Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, Backstage Bodywear, the Charleston Ballet Office or online at [email protected]

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.

Bettye Lavette and More on Mountain Stage

BETTYE LAVETTE: Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.

TAO: Drum Heart

TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. The performers of TAO: Drum Heart creates an energetic and unforgettable production by combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals. The group performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and they have toured the world, performing to a global audience of more than seven million. The performers who take the stage for TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly-expressive artists. Melodies of various genres and traditional instruments result in an enchanting scene that only TAO can present, using world-class techniques and specialized knowledge. From 2012, global fashion designer Junko Koshino has collaborated with TAO to unite fashion and entertainment, making an even more sublime performing art.

Valentine’s Love & Marriage Dinner Game Show

The Gandy Dancer features the finest in live entertainment and outstanding cuisine in a beautiful 11,000 square foot dinner theatre. Patrons receive a full dinner, dessert, and enjoy a high energy, state of the art live music show. Shows at the Gandy Dancer are family friendly, featuring a variety of music and comedy from the 50's to the 90's, country, Motown, Gospel, patriotic and legends performers. Our Valentine's Love & Marriage Dinner Game Show features a plated dinner which includes: sliced sirloin, Italian marinated chicken breast, green beans, side salad, baked potato, dinner roll, dessert & beverage. The dinner/dessert begins at 6 p.m., with music & dancing til 7:30 p.m., then couples questions (game show style) with a prize at the end!

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

Mountain Stage Presents: Patti Smith, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore, Tim O’Brien w/ Jan Fabricius, Charlie McCoy and Van William

MOLLIE O'BRIEN & RICH MOORE WITH BRIGID & LUCY MOORE: Families making music together have long been linchpins in the library of American music. It’s the singing. It’s the harmonizing. It’s the way you can’t tell which family member is singing which part. It’s the wonders of DNA at play that bring you into a rich, musical world that comes about only when people with common speech patterns and genetics get together behind a song. Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore’s fans have come to know over the years that they produce thoughtful and rich recordings covering the broad spectrum of all the music we call our own. PATTI SMITH & FAMILY: American rock musician, born on December 30, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 (Performer). TIM O'BRIEN W/ JAN FABRICIUS: Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and started playing folk and rock music on guitar at age 12. After seeing Doc Watson on TV, he became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. VAN WILLIAM: Van William has spent every summer of his life working on his father's commercial salmon fishing boat off Kodiak Island, Alaska - a job he loved and a job that influenced every part of his life. When he wasn't fishing, he was growing up in the small coastal California town of Cambria, learning to write songs and eventually touring the world by the age of 20 - leading a few different indie rock outfits including Port O'Brien and WATERS. CHARLIE MCCOY: Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist who has also been a prolific Nashville session musician, especially on harmonica.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Back 2 Back: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel”

Our 88th Anniversary Season celebrates the piano’s 88 Keys with the music of two contemporary piano legends, Elton John & Billy Joel. Returning guest artist Jeans n’ Classics will sing us the songs of the piano men including the hits: “Movin’ Out,” “Always A Woman,” “Piano Man,” “You May Be Right,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Circle of Life” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” to name some. Back by popular demand, Jeans n’ Classics will put the WSO crowd in the mood for a melody and have us feelin’ alright!

“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."

Live on Mountain Stage: Dailey & Vincent, Molly Tuttle, Western Centuries, The Sweetback Sisters and Richie and Rosie

DAILEY & VINCENT: Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. MOLLY TUTTLE: Molly Tuttle, a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, has been performing on stage since she was 11 and recorded her first album at age 13. In just 2012 alone, she was awarded music and composition Merit Scholarships to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship award from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music in Nashville, Best Female Vocalist and Best Guitar Player by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and 1st place in the prestigious Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. WESTERN CENTURIES: Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads, and their debut album Weight of the World introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, the album strikes an oft-strived-for but rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity. THE SWEETBACK SISTERS: The Sweetback Sisters fresh take on the golden age of country music featuring vibrant vocal harmonies in a six-piece rockin' country band. The Sweetback Sisters' blend of magical harmonies, blazing leads, and charging rhythms doesn't just look back on honky-tonk with fond nostalgia, but rather moves it forward into the 21st century, presenting a vital take on an All-American genre. With King Of Killing Time, The Sweetback Sisters have hit their own golden era, and it only gets brighter from here. RICHIE AND ROSIE: Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton grew up a 150 miles and few decades apart. While both were raised by professional cellist, Richie started playing banjo at 14 and Rosie began classical piano lessons at eight, eventually moving to classical viola as a teen. Both shared incredibly unique, musically-immersed childhoods: Richie’s family founded the iconic GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance (which he is now President of) and by her junior year of high school, Rosie was playing fiddle and touring with folk rock band The Mammals. During that time, the two were introduced at Saratoga Springs’ Flurry festival -- a meeting that would spark a fated friendship and unique musical bond.

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

John Oates, Tyminski, Lilly Hiatt, Bil Lepp and Danny Barnes Live on Mountain Stage-Morgantown

John Oates: John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. Singing from the time he could talk and playing the guitar since the age of five, John Oates was destined to be a musician. Since embarking on a long awaited solo career in 1999, John has recorded five solo albums: Phunk Shui, 100 Miles of Life, Mississippi Mile, a live album called The Bluesville Sessions, and Good Road To Follow, (which featured collaborations with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Vince Gill, Nathan Chapman, Jim Lauderdale, and Jerry Douglas). Tyminski: Tyminski, a Rutland, Vermont native, is a 14-time Grammy Award-winner and one of the premier vocalists in modern acoustic music. He co-wrote Southern Gothic with top songwriters including Sarah Buxton (“Stupid Boy”), Josh Kear (“Need You Now”), Cary Barlowe (“American Honey”), Andrew Dorff (“Neon Light”), Amy Wadge (“Thinking Out Loud”) and Southern Gothic producer Jesse Frasure (“Dirt On My Boots”). Lilly Hiatt: Lilly Hiatt has returned with Trinity Lane, released August 25th, 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trent’s Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC. It is the follow up to her acclaimed sophomore album Royal Blue, which Paste Magazine described as “a glorious tumble of influences – surf rock, Smiths vibes, Laurel Canyon twang and jangle, Sonic Youth flatline, Britpop flourishes, Seattle grunge and Joy Division meets Human League synthery.” Bil Lepp: Bil’s humorous, family friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Though a five time champion of the WV Liars’s Contest, Lepp’s stories often contain morsels of truth which present universal themes in clever and witty ways. Audiences all across the country, from grade schools to corporate execs to the Comedy Central’s Hudson stage, have been delighted by Bil’s mirthful tales and delightful insights into everyday life. Bil’s books and audio collections have won awards including the PEN Steven Kroll Award for Children’s Book Writing, Parents’ Choice Gold awards, and awards from the National Parenting Publications Assoc., and the Public Library Assoc. Danny Barnes: American banjo player, singer, and composer, born 21 December 1961.

Two Rivers String Quartet Concert

The Friends of Music will present the third concert of their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, January 13. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. It will feature the Two Rivers String Quartet. The concert program is entitled "Contrasting Passions." It will include two works: • Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) — String Quartet No. 1 in E minor • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) — String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2.  Jed Gaylin, the Music Director of Friends of Music, says both works show great passion but their styles are very different. He says the Mendelssohn piece is "virtuosic, fleet, and intense, with moments, such as the final chorale, of magnificent serenity." On the other hand, he says, Smetana's quartet "is earthy, rooted in Slavic folk music traditions." Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before December 31). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted. If there is snow that makes travel difficult on January 13, the concert will be rescheduled to January 20. The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the region. For full information about the Friends and their concerts, go to www.friendswv.org.

Hank Williams Tribute

A gala tribute to country music legend Hank Williams, sometimes known as the “Hillbilly Shakespeare.” Seasoned musicians recreate popular songs such as “Your Cheating Heart,” “I Saw the Light” and “Lovesick Blues,” in addition to lesser-known songs. Lively stage banter and anecdotes keep the show interesting and light-hearted. Hank Williams died in Oak Hill, WV, en route to shows in Charleston, WV, and Canton, OH, scheduled for December 31, 1952, and January 1, 1953, respectively. As a special feature for this year’s Hank Williams Tribute, the performers will re-enact a portion of that lost show, including the music of Hawkshaw Hawkins, Homer & Jethro, Autry Inman, and the Webb Sisters as well as Hank Williams. Scheduled to appear in the Hank Williams Tribute will be singers John Lilly and Rob McNurlin, steel guitarist Russ Hicks, fiddler Johnny Staats, guitarists Robert Shafer and Ritchie Collins, and bassist John Thornton, plus surprise guests. This concert is sponsored by the Woody Hawley Concert Series and FOOTMAD (Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance). This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents “Swan Lake”

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.

State 35 Joytacular featuring the No Pants Players

Tis the season for helping others! Tis the season for holiday fun! Tis the season for JOYTACULAR! Join the State 35 Comedy Troupe's No Pants Players for a night of festive improv comedy! This event will be fun for ALL AGES, so bring everyone you know and come and enjoy a night of holiday fun for you and your family!

The Sound of Music

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Clay Center. 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”

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.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live!

Ring in the holiday season with a family favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and all your Peanuts favorites as they learn the true meaning of Christmas live on stage! Admission varies.

The Nutcracker with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The timeless holiday classic comes alive again with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This dazzling production includes over 170 dancers, musicians and singers in what is sure to be an event to remember. December 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM December 9, 2017 | 2:00 PM Clay Center Maier Performance Hall Tickets are avaliable through the Clay Center Box Office - (304) 561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org

WV Symphony presents The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet. Details TBA.

Annie

Looking for a fun event to take the entire family to this Christmas season? The Alban Arts Center has just what you need to bring a smile to your face and some cheer to your heart. This December, everyone's favorite orphan, Annie, will be back on stage at the Alban!

The Nutcracker with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The timeless holiday classic comes alive again with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This dazzling production includes over 170 dancers, musicians, and singers in what is sure to be an event to remember. December 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM December 9, 2017 | 2:00 PM Clay Center Maier Performance Hall Tickets are available through the Clay Center Box Office: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org

WV Symphony presents The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet. Details TBA.

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

A holiday tradition! Tickets and information coming soon.

“Home for the Holidays”

Join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable celebration of the holiday season, and one of Charleston’s favorite traditions featuring the West Virginia Community Choir and the Morgantown Children’s Choir.

WV Symphony presents Home for the Holidays

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents their annual "Home for the Holidays" concert at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the Creative Arts Center on its 25th Anniversary Tour. Known for its award-winning principal dancers, lavish costumes and exquisite artistry, the Moscow Ballet promises audiences of all ages a magical celebration of the holiday season. Forty classically-trained dancers will deliver an unforgettable performance complete with hand-painted sets, a 60-foot “growing” Christmas tree and the stunning Dove of Peace – all set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Critics agree, “Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blend with the richness of Russian classical dance to make the ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ a performance not to be missed!” This show is always a sell-out so be sure to get your tickets early.

The Little Mermaid

Performed by the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Historic Fayette Theater Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever November 24, 25, December 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm; November 26 & Dec 3 at 2 p.m. Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good.

Mountain Stage: Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner, The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Performers include: Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner, and The Chandler Travis Philharmonic.

Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Friends of Music will present a Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra concert in Shepherdstown, WV on Saturday, November 18. The concert will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Entitled "Joyful Noise," it will feature three works: "Träumerei," by Robert Schumann; Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto; and Beethoven's 7th Symphony. The featured soloist will be violinist Ruotao Mao. Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $25 per person ($22.50 before November 5). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org; or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443); or, if space is available, at the church the evening of the performance. Visa and Master Card will be accepted. Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jed Gaylin will conduct. Gaylin says the evening's program "will demonstrate that classical music can, quite simply, be a lot of fun, and this is fun on overdrive!” The concert will open with Schumann's "Träumerei," a short, beautiful work that the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz frequently played as an encore. "It may look simple on the page," Horowitz said, "but it is a masterpiece." Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto is one of the finest examples of the composer's effort to establish a "new simplicity" in music, centered on graceful melodies. Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is full of relentless energy. It is generally regarded as one of the most innovative, compelling, and ecstatic symphonies ever written. Mr. Mao, the violin soloist, is a native of Beijing, China who graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a "distinction in performance" award. He currently teaches violin and chamber music at The College of New Jersey and is the concertmaster of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Riverside Symphonia, the Bay Atlantic Symphony and most recently, the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. The Classical Network of New Jersey has described his playing as a "virtuoso display of world-class magnitude." This concert is dedicated to the memory of the late Sherman Ross of Shepherdstown, a longtime Friends of Music patron, by his wife Elinor. The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence. The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra was established by the Friends in 2007. Gaylin was named Music Director in 2012. He also serves as the Music Director of Baltimore's Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Atlantic Symphony in New Jersey, and is an Artist in Residence at New Jersey's Stockton University. This year's Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concerts are being supported by a grant from the WV Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. Full information about the Friends, the Orchestra, and the concert season is available at www.friendswv.org.

Elf the Musical

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf. The New York Times says that Elf is “splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment!” USA Today calls Elf “endearingly goofy!” Variety proclaims, “Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem

PROGRAM: Verdi's Requiem With the West Virginia Symphony Chorus and choirs from Fairmont State University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University and West Virginia University

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi's Requiem With the West Virginia Symphony Chorus and choirs from Fairmont State University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University and West Virginia University

very still & hard to see by Steve Yockey

In very still & hard to see, Yockey deftly stitches the real and the surreal, reminding us that the fuzzy line between good and evil can sometimes be a single choice. This is a fractured story of a cursed hotel, this haunting short play cycle unearths worlds populated by the desperate, the unlucky, and the monstrous, mixing comedic absurdity with raw heartbreak.

very still & hard to see by Steve Yockey

In very still & hard to see, Yockey deftly stitches the real and the surreal, reminding us that the fuzzy line between good and evil can sometimes be a single choice. This is a fractured story of a cursed hotel, this haunting short play cycle unearths worlds populated by the desperate, the unlucky, and the monstrous, mixing comedic absurdity with raw heartbreak.

very still & hard to see – by Steve Yockey

In very still & hard to see, Yockey deftly stitches the real and the surreal, reminding us that the fuzzy line between good and evil can sometimes be a single choice. This is a fractured story of a cursed hotel, this haunting short play cycle unearths worlds populated by the desperate, the unlucky, and the monstrous, mixing comedic absurdity with raw heartbreak.

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie

On the heels of a sold-out critically acclaimed summer tour, longtime Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will grace the stage of the Clay Center on November 2nd at 7:30 p.m. The joint collaboration began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited.

The Addams Family

ADMISSION: $28.50 This dark comedy with its kooky, mysterious and spooky singing characters is a perfect show for Halloween. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Show dates: October 27, 28, 29 November 3, 4, 5

Mark Twain Weekend at the Elkhorn Inn

Join us for a unique and fun "Mark Twain Weekend" at the Elkhorn Inn Oct. 27-29 with Chef Dan Dinners and Mark Twain! Mark Twain is Doug Riley, the scholar/actor who personifies Mark Twain state-wide for the WV Humanities Council, and this promises to be a great weekend of literature, history, food, and fun! Call us at 304-862-2031 or 1-800-708-2040 for reservations!

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Go For Baroque

PROGRAM Charles Morey, violin Karl Paulnack, organ and harpsichord Grant Cooper, Conducting Gabrieli: Sonata Pian'e Forte Handel: The Cuckoo and the Nightingale with Karl Paulnack, organ Gabrieli: Canzon in Double Echo Vivaldi: The Four Seasons with Charles Morey, violin and Karl Paulnack, harpsichord

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

"And Then There Were None" is on stage in Ripley's historic Alpine Theatre. The 3-act murder mystery is presented by The Jackson County Players. A 2 p.m. Sunday matinee also is available.

Appalachian Children’s Chorus ‘Blue Jean Ball’

The Blue Jean Ball is the social event of the fall! Dress in your blue jeans, add some bling and come dance with us! River Jam will play live for guests to show their moves on the dance floor. ACC's Concert Choir will sing a few tunes with the band. There will be plenty of food, but it’s not a full, sit down dinner. Be prepared to enjoy delicious bites and small plate servings as you mix and mingle with friends. Exciting items will be available as part of special raffle.

Classic, Country and Rock & Roll

ADMISSION:Adults - $25; $30 at door | Student/Senior - $20; $25 at door Classic, Country and Rock ‘n Roll will be a mixed-bill performance featuring POULENC PIANO CONCERTO, a contemporary work created in the classic style; SQUARE DANCE, a bluegrass piece of "toe-tapping fun" choreographed to Senator Robert C. Byrd's fiddle music; and a new rock 'n roll ballet! Dancers from the Columbia Classical Ballet will join the Charleston Ballet for an evening of great dance entertainment! Two shows: Oct. 20 and Oct. 21

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1896, has a long and distinguishes history celebrating some of the world’s finest conductors and musicians. The critically-acclaimed orchestra has toured extensively internationally, performing in Europe, the Far East and South America. Under the baton of guest conductor Krzysztof Urbanski, the PSO will perform “Shostakovich Triumphant,” which will include Beethoven’s “Overture to Egmont,” Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No.1” and Shostakovich’s “Symphony No.5.” Urbanski is in his sixth season as the music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Critically-acclaimed violinist Ray Chen will be featured. Chen is the winner of Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin (2008) Competitions.

*Dead Giveaway* Mystery-Comedy by Pat Cook

“Dr. Hugh Bernard has hired Angie as a cook and cleaning woman to “find out what’s going on.” Strange things have been happening in the house where five elderly women live “boarding house” style. All, apparently, hate each other. And they keep losing one housekeeper after another. What keeps these women together? What dark secret are they all hiding? And why do they all keep dying? Find out in this comedy chiller, where you’re not sure who or what to believe, who is really murdering who. And finally, what really happened to Jinx, the cat?” Show times Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m, Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Oct 5-8 and 12-15, 2017.

PJ Masks Live!

The live show is based on eOnes top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity. PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.