Winter Theater Performances in Southern West Virginia

Winter Theater Performances

When the weather turns chilly in southern WV, sometimes staying indoors becomes the best option. Sure, you could cozy up the fireplace, but there are still plenty of fun and entertaining indoor pursuits.

Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV

And here’s one of them:  southern WV theaters and the great entertainment they offer is one of the best ways to enjoy a cold winter’s eve.
Here are some of the different performances that will be taking place in southern WV this winter.

Historic Fayette Theatre

This theater, located in Fayetteville, offers a great mix of musical shows and performing arts throughout the year. Scheduled so far this winter is a New Year’s Eve show from the Wild Rumpus, a local Bluegrass band.  In March, you can see a musical show called The Wild, Wild, Wildest West. Both of these shows are good family fun.

Carnegie Hall

This theater in Lewisburg is one of only four in-use Carnegie Halls in the world.  Besides New York City, Andrew Carnegie built theaters in Pittsburgh, Lewisburg, and his native Scotland.

Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall has played host to a lots of different kinds of shows. This winter will feature the group Carbon Leaf in January, Ladysmith Black Mambazo in February and Cathie Ryan in March. Each of these acts are extremely different and should make for a wonderful evening.

Carnegie Hall also offers a free lunchtime concert and lecture series in February, March and April.

Bluefield and Princeton

Bluefield and Princeton have a few options for theater offerings. Bluefield’s Summit Theater just finished it’s 2011 season and the 2012 schedule will be out soon.
Princeton’s Chuck Mathena Center for the Performing and Fine Arts has a full schedule of events set for the winter months, including West Virginia’s own Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. at the end of December.  In February, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” will hit the stage.

These are just a few of the many opportunities for entertainment this winter. Tamarack in Beckley often hosts live performances.  And the Clay Center in Charleston offers a variety of concerts, plays, musicals, and ballets throughout the year.

So don’t let the winter blues get you down.  Instead, get out and see some of the great entertainment in southern West Virginia. You’ll be glad you did.

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