Raising the Curtain on Theatre SeasonMay 6, 2011
If we had to give you a top 10 list of things to do while visiting Southern WV – taking in a show at one of our theatres would be up there. Here we’re fortunate to
have three theatre companies that put on some 20-30 different plays throughout the year.
And in summer, they take their seasons to a whole new level with a complete repertory calendar full of great work. Award winning plays like “Ring of Fire”, “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” and “All Shook Up” are all in rehearsal now for this summer while new original works are also hitting the stage, including a musical version of West Virginia’s own “Rocket Boys.”
Here in Southern WV, our stages have been set for live theatre for nearly 75 years. In 1938, a “modern playhouse” opened in Fayetteville – now the Historic Fayette Theatre. Seventeen years later Theatre West Virginia was founded and a short 10 years later, Greenbrier Valley Theatre was born on the banks of the Greenbrier River. Today the venues offer tremendous talent and set the stage with professional facilities.
If you’re visiting the Mountain State this summer – be sure and take in one of their many shows. Some feature professional-equity actors while others use great community thespians. Either way, these are shows you won’t want to miss.