Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, proudly presents Beehive!, an outstanding tribute to the most influential women of the ‘60s. This groovy musical runs Aug. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 2-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $27 for general admission, $24 for seniors and $20 for children/students.
Dinner is available for an additional $20, catered by The Mason Jar. For tickets or more information contact the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
This colorful celebration of the songstresses of the ‘60s showcases some of the decade’s favorite hits. The musical revue features 40 songs by artists ranging from girl groups such as The Chiffons and the Supremes to Leslie Gore, Petula Clark, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Featuring such hit songs as “Where Did Our Love Go?,” “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” “Proud Mary,” “Respect” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” Beehive! is sure to keep your toes tapping.
“The story takes us through the history and evolution of women’s rights, and the music reflects the story,” said Donald Laney, director and choreographer.
Everything from pop hits about young love to powerful demands for equality and freedom give the audience a look at the women of such an important era.
Leading ladies such as Tina Turner, whose personal triumphs are as inspirational as her professional successes, and The Supremes, the biggest girl group of all time, have inspired countless young women across generations.
“I truly find all of these artists inspirational, they were able to bring together such a diverse audience in times of extreme chaos and strife,” said Ambe Williams.
Everyone’s got a favorite that will make them want to get up and dance, and Beehive! provides GVT’s guest actors an opportunity to perform their favorite hits of the era.
“One of my favorite artists in the show is Tina Turner. I’m so glad I get a chance to sing and dance to Proud Mary,” said Crystin Gilmore, a guest performer. “She’s the hottest woman at 70 in heels.”