Is He Dead?

By Mark Twain

Adapted by David Ives

Comedy | April 11 - 26

Everyone knows artists sell more work when they’re dead, but Jean-François Millet gets a little more than he bargains for when his friends hatch a half-brained plot to fake his death and sell his paintings to settle a debt. Sure, now he’s ridiculously wealthy, but living life as your own fake twin sister in 1840s France presents its own set of problems!



By John Logan

Drama | May 16 - 31

No artist wants to be thought of as a sell-out, but that’s exactly the kind of accusation world famous painter Mark Rothko faces from his assistant when he’s commissioned to paint murals for an up-scale restaurant in New York. Everything you think you know about art is questioned in this powerful, engaging drama and winner of six Tony Awards (2010). This play contains strong adult language.


Man of La Mancha

Book by Dale Wasserman

Music by Mitch Leigh

Lyrics by Joe Darion

Musical | June 13 - 28

This theatre classic is a musical play-within-a-play retelling of Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel Don Quixote. Join Quixote, Sancho Panza, and Aldonza as they embark on a quest, learning that even the most unlikely among us can achieve “The Impossible Dream.”


Lucky Stiff

Book by Lynn Ahrens

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Musical Comedy | July 17 - August 2

Harry is thrilled to learn that he’s inherited a lot of money — until he hears that in order to receive it he has to accompany his dead uncle on an all-expenses paid “vacation” to Monte Carlo! Still, that’s not a lot of work, until you throw in a vengeful optometrist and his blind sister from Atlantic City, a drunken maid, and some missing diamonds in this madcap musical!


Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Mark St. Germain

Musical | August 28 - September 13

Featuring dozens of hits by Tammy Wynette & George Jones, including favorites “Stand By Your Man” and “D.I.V.O.R.C.E”, this musical biography delves into the life of one of country music’s most famous superstars, including her tumultuous romances.


The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov

Translated by Julius West

Comedy - Drama | October 10 - 18

This timeless theatre classic by powerhouse playwright Anton Chekhov explores what happens when a wealthy landowner must sell her estate to pay off her family’s debts. A rich tale, exploring the futility of wealth and the decline of the upper class in early 20th-century Russia, hearkens to a crisis all-too-familiar in our time, including that of our own beloved Mountain State.


The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful

By Charles Ludlam

Comedy | October 31 - November 15

A revival 16 years in the making, Artistic Director Cathey Sawyer and Music Director Kermit Medsker return to the stage to reprise their innumerable 1998 roles in this satirical romp through all things ridiculous. When Lord Edgar and Lady Enid get mixed up in hunting the werewolf that killed Edgar’s first wife, what they find is a supernatural world much bigger than they imagined — including ghosts, vampires, and mummies!


Babes in Toyland

Music by Victor Herbert

Book & Lyrics by Glen MacDonough

Adapted by Kermit Medsker & Cathey Sawyer

Musical | December 5 - 21

A new adaptation created just for GVT, this musical extravaganza weaves together Mother Goose’s famous characters into a beautifully rich Christmas fantasia that’s fun for the whole family. Featuring classic songs including “Go to Sleep, Slumber Deep”, “March of the Toys”, and the title song “Toyland.” Babes in Toyland is the perfect family show to help you and yours gear up for the holidays!


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