Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is celebrating the holiday season with Babes in Toyland, an original GVT adaptation that will charm the whole family. The show runs December 7th-9th and 13th-16th at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance December 10th at 2:30 p.m.
This musical extravaganza, adapted for GVT by Cathey Sawyer and Kermit Medsker, weaves classic Mother Goose characters into a beautifully rich Christmas fantasia that’s fun for the whole family. Featuring classic Victor Herbert songs including “Go to Sleep, Slumber Deep,” “March of the Toys” and the title song “Toyland,” Babes in Toyland is the perfect show to get you in the holiday spirit.
It will feature GVTeens, Tweens and Tots alongside a combination of professional and local community talent. World premiere original cast members Jacob Thompson, Kenny Wade Marshall and Will Nash Broyles return to reprise their roles as Jack, Miss Muffet and Tom Tom.
“I am thrilled to direct so many of my students in a mainstage production,” director Courtney Susman said. “It is a privilege to see them shine next to our professional actors and use all of the skills they have learned in class to bring this story to life for our community.”
The GVT students include Aubrey Adkins, Bridgette Altizer, Sara Armstrong, Stella Baldwin, Liam Ball, Geoffrey Bland, Ella Bowes, Sophia Bowes, Gavin Brown, Danny Butler, Ella Butler, Gracie Burns, Ella Carr, Nehemiah Coburn, Josiah Dehaven, Lily Dense Micah DeRouen, Bryleigh Goodwin, Adrien Grecu, Lydia Jackson, Grace Johnson, Lillie King, Kimberly King, Blake Ledlow, Cecilia Mason, CaliJune McClung, Ashley Meadows, Christian Montgomery, Emarya Montgomery, Kymberlyn Morgan, Stella Neeley, Sydnee Nyguyen, Bailee Pemberton, Delaney Redden, Tiffany Redden, Lauren Rodgers, Katie Sanchez, Cora Taylor, Mackenzie Taylor, Delia Teaney, Jameson Vance, Nathaniel Vincent, Natilee Wellman, Ali Wills, Jed White and Blaine Yates.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
The theatre is located at 1038 Washington St. East in beautiful, historic downtown Lewisburg, “America’s Coolest Small Town.” They are committed to create live, professional quality theatre in West Virginia and, through theatre, to enlighten, enrich, and enliven the life of our region.
Tickets are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit gvtheatre.org.
Throughout each year, GVT produces first-class theatrical productions featuring professional actors. Additionally, Greenbrier Valley Theatre offers a successful after-school drama program, a summer camp for children and teens, literary readings, live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, special events and musical performances, art appreciation activities, lectures, discussions and workshops.
– HashtagWV #96. December 2017