\r\n<h1><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-27005" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/05\/Donald-Laney-1.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="896" \/>\r\nGreenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, presents the fantastical <em>Pippin<\/em>. The musical comedy will run May 27, June 1-3 and June 7-10 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on June 3 at 2:30 p.m.<\/h1>\r\nTickets are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for children\/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT\u2019s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.\r\n\r\nThe young Prince Pippin, Charlemagne\u2019s heir, is guided by a Leading Player and her acting troupe on the quest of a lifetime. As he searches for adventure, tries his hand in battle and finds love, Pippin learns what is truly important. With acrobatic dance numbers and an exhilarating grand finale, this musical comedy is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.\r\n\r\nSuch a fabulous tale of adventure and discovery requires staging that will excite the imagination. GVT has recruited choreographer Donald Laney, who specializes in modern dance and has a long creative relationship with GVT, to bring this story to life. Past GVT credits include \u201cJesus Christ Superstar\u201d (2016), \u201cCabaret\u201d (2012) and the wildly popular \u201cChicago\u201d (2015).\r\n\r\nThe choreographer\u2019s love of dance started at age four and his career has spanned over 20 years beginning with Theatre West Virginia. He is now producing artistic director at West Virginia Dance Company and has served as the WV Governor\u2019s School for the Arts Dance instructor since 2005.\r\n\r\nWith this experience under his belt, Laney faces the challenge of dancing a story first created by the legendary Bob Fosse.\r\n\r\n\u201cBeing a Bob Fosse show adds more pressure and sometimes difficulties,\u201d Laney said. \u201cFosse was a choreographer so there are extended dance breaks in his shows and dance is more of a focus to help carry the storyline along.\u201d\r\n\r\nHis ability to create dance pieces in a short amount of time, a clear idea of what he wants and a willingness to experiment and improvise guide Laney as he creates those pieces so important to the story.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is a very intellectual and thought provoking script and score. Pippin is searching for his purpose\/meaning in life and what would make life important \u2026 Each number is set up by the song that reflects where Pippin is in his search for meaning,\u201d the choreographer said.