Community cast featured in classic Christmas tale; GVT presents ‘Babes in Toyland’

Kara Dense (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, will close its 47th Season with a new adaptation of a holiday favorite “Babes in Toyland.” The classic Christmas musical runs Dec. 5 and 6, 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. with two Sunday matinee performances on Dec. 14 and 21 at 3 p.m. Prior to the show, GVT will host More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Eva McVey to hold Benefit Concert

Eva McVey is holding a benefit concert to assist Sgt. Deny Doss and his family. Doss is an Iraqi War Veteran, who was severely injured in a car accident Oct. 18, on I-64. He received many injuries, including a broken More...

Treble ‘n Bass
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Treble ‘n Bass to perform at the Library

The Greenbrier County Public Library invites the public to swing into the Christmas spirit with the new group Treble ‘n Bass, the featured entertainment for the Operating Fund Drive Kick-Off Party Wednesday, Dec. More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Greenbrier Valley Chorale presents Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

For the first time in six years, the Greenbrier Valley Chorale will usher in the Christmas season with a traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, 101 Church Street More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Greenbrier Artists Show & Sale in December

Greenbrier Artist original paintings, prints, books, jewelry, photography and more will be on sale in December during performances of Babes in Toyland at the Greenbrier Valley Theater. The Artists’ works will More...

Ten dancers from Valley Dance Studio traveled to Williamsburg, VA, for a two-day dance workshop in November. They joined other dancers from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter 17 in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The dancers took classes from Dance Masters of America Teachers Michael Lambert, James Boyd, Tracey Davenport and Andrew Nemr in ballet, jazz, tap, AIF stretching and ballet variations. The workshop is part of the National Dance Masters of America curriculum and is for DMA Certified dance schools. For more information about Valley Dance Studio check out: www.valleydanceandetiquette.com. Pictured: Director of Valley Dance Studio Cate Bennett and dancers Peyton Barker, Ainsley Paxton, Elizabeth Rourk, Madeline Beard, Kiersten Keeling, Emily Arbuckle, Kelly Hanson, Breanna Boggs, Taylor White and Sarah Kadel.
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Dancers attend Master Workshop

Ten dancers from Valley Dance Studio traveled to Williamsburg, VA, for a two-day dance workshop in November. They joined other dancers from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter 17 in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, More...

Continuing a long-standing and successful holiday tour tradition, Kathy Mattea brings her spiritual and eclectic Christmas music program, “Songs and the Season” to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy food and beverage before the show in the Mainstage Lounge. The Lounge, hosted by First National Bank, will be open from 6:45-7:25 p.m. and will reopen at intermission. Tickets for the Lounge may be purchased at the door or in advance.
The show, featuring Kathy’s band of stellar musicians in an “unplugged,” acoustic configuration, draws material from her Grammy Award-winning “Good News” album, and from the acclaimed follow-up “Joy for Christmas Day,” along with some newly recovered gems. Also included in the evening’s set is a sampling of her best-loved signature songs: “Love at the Five and Dime,” “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “455 Rocket” and “Where’ve You Been?” to name just a few, and songs from her latest Grammy-nominated release, “COAL.”
Twice named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association, Kathy Mattea carved out a role for herself in the late 1980s and 1990s as a sensitive yet energetic artist, at ease both with country tradition and free-ranging innovation. The West Virginia native won her first Grammy in 1990, earning the Best Female Country Vocal Performance award for her moving “Where’ve You Been,” co-written by husband Jon Vezner. With close to 30 Top 40 country hits, including 15 Top 10s and four Number One entries, and five gold albums and a platinum-selling greatest hits compilation, she is among the most successful women in the genre’s history, yet her creative spirit has led her to explore musical territory extending well beyond its confines.
Please note tickets for this performance are limited. Call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org for availability. Ticket prices for the performance range from $35-$45 with discounts available for members, seniors, students and military.
Carnegie Hall’s 2014-15 arts programming 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.
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Kathy Mattea brings ‘Songs and the Season’ to Carnegie Hall

Continuing a long-standing and successful holiday tour tradition, Kathy Mattea brings her spiritual and eclectic Christmas music program, “Songs and the Season” to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 More...

Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s Music Director Kermit Medsker (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Kermit’s Kabaret returns for two nights!

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is excited to announce the return of Kermit’s Kabaret: An Evening of Music and Laughter on Monday, Dec. 8 and Tuesday, Dec. 9, More...

Community actor and New Voices Play Festival cast member Curtis Pauley in 2013 production of Greenbrier Ghost (Photo by 84 Agency, courtesy of Greenbrier Valley Theatre)
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

GVT to host auditions for New Voices Play Festival

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, will host auditions for the 7th annual New Voices Play Festival Dec. 17 from 5-8 p.m. GVT encourages all members of the community, More...

Scene from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Photo courtesy Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)
By admin On Monday, November 24th, 2014

Rossini’s comedic opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia Live in HD at GVT

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), partnering with The Met: Live in HD, will present, Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Saturday, Nov. 22, at 12:55 p.m. The broadcast will run approximately 3 hours 25 More...