On Stage this week

Show lineup for week beginning Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thanks to my friend Chuck Minsker for compiling this data.

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“Chimes” - The Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents a love story set in the present day woods of West Virginia, in verse, and performed by a group of highly talented young actors. It runs Aug. 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at the CYAC Theatre on the 2nd floor at the Charleston Town Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.

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“The Beverly Hillbillies” - The Aracoma Story Inc. presents the comedy based on the classic TV show. The show will run Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16.

"Romeo and Juliet" - Alban Arts Center present the Shakespeare classic at the St. Albans City Park Ampitheater Sept. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22.

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” - The Actor’s Guild of Parkersburg presents the musical based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. It will be presented on Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29, Oct. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m., Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m., and Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at 724 Market Street in Parkersburg, WV.

“Alice In Wonderland” - First Stage Theatre Company presents the classic story on Sept. 27, 28, 29 and 30. Follow that rabbit to a delightful, entertaining world of childhood fantasies. Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, comic royalty and races where the contestants run in circles! There are also the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit and talking flowers. Along the way Alice must deal with a sneezing duchess and a baby that turns into a pig! The play gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” - Marshall University’s Department of Theatre presents the musical on Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre of The Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

“Charlotte's Web” - the Children’s Theatre of Charleston presents the children’s classic story on Oct. 4, 5, 6 and 7 at the Civic Center Little Theater.

“Of Devils and Men” is a live stage play written and directed by Lawrence Burgess. The death penalty has just been passed into law. Twelve jurors, one is the devil. The end has come. Performances will be at the Capitol Theatre in Charleston on Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 31.

“Mr. Mergenthwirker’s Lobblies” - Marshall University’s Department of Theatre presents the radio play by Nelson Bond on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre of The Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

“Dracula” presented by The Aracoma Story. It’s based on the novel by Bram Stoker about the classic legend of the Transylvanian vampire. The show will be presented at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park in October.


AUDITIONS FOR: “Arsenic & Old Lace” presented by the Portsmouth Little Theatre. Auditions will be held Aug, 16 and 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1117 Lawson Street in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mortimer Brewster has just become engaged, and he visits his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. His world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity, as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, this show has become a favorite. Medium to large cast with a variety of characters. Includes mature adult, elderly, adult, and young adult characters

AUDITIONS FOR: “Love, Loss and What I Wore” presented by Alchemy Theatre Troupe. Directed by Amy Carlson, the cast includes five roles available for women, 18 years of age and older. Auditions will be held on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Huntington at 732 14th Street West. The show will be presented Oct. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. Scenes and monologues from the play will be provided at auditions for readings. Actresses will read from scenes and cuts selected by the director. Director and other actresses will be present during auditions for possible readings together. Bring ALL conflicts between Aug. 25 and Oct. 18. Conflicts will be considered and taken into account for casting. If you are interested in auditioning and you cannot make that date, please message the director at .

AUDITIONS FOR: “Perfect Wedding” presented by the Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC). One of Samuel French’s most produced plays, it deals with a wedding day gone horribly and hilariously, wrong. Auditions will be held Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. each night at the JB Sowards Theatre at ACTC. Parts are available for two men and four women. Performance Dates are Nov. 2 and 3.

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