GVT Youth Showcases Continue Tonight!

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for children/seniors (60+). For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

"Our students have been putting in so much work to perfect their showcases and to offer the highest-quality children's theatre possible. They have been demonstrating growth not only from their first day of classes, but from their first showcase rehearsals,” Teaching Artist Lukas Hagley said.


 The 2017 GVTween production of Snow White. (Photo Courtesy / Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

Journey with Mowgli, Baloo and all their friends as they travel through the jungle together looking for a home. The GVTweens have been working hard to bring you Rudyard Kipling’s tale, adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller, The Jungle Book.



The GVTeens I class will perform amusing adaptations of your favorite fairy tales with Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Father) (Who Messed Them Up), by Ed Monk. Classics like The Princess and the Pea and Rumpelstiltskin, performed by the ensemble cast, get an interesting twist sure to keep you laughing.


Cora Taylor and Isaiah Workman in the 2017 GVTeen production of 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. (Photo Courtesy / Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

GVTeens II will keep you smiling with hilarious stories of dating-gone-wrong in Check Please. These stories, by Jonathan Reed, center around a collection of eccentric personalities looking for romance.

Both GVTeens plays will be performed together to make an uninterrupted, hour-long show.

Thornton Wilder’s most famous work, Our Town, will be performed by the GVTeen Conservatory. This subtle and heart-warming story is a look at simple, small-town life in the early 1900s, and the importance of appreciating the seemingly mundane.

“GVT's Youth Education staff is so proud of their work thus far, and is incredibly excited for the community to see the final results!" Hagley said.

The GVTweens, GVTeens I and II and Conservatory students have been working hard since January, and are ready to showcase everything they’ve learned. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for children/seniors (60+). For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org. 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.

About GVT’s Youth Education Program:

As the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, GVT is privileged to provide high-quality arts education opportunities to students in the Mountain State to prepare them for whatever path they take in life. With classes for tots, tweens, and teens, GVT’s Education Program offers a fun, exciting, and engaging outlet for students aged 5-18 to learn life skills through theatrical experiences. Classes will include exploration of theatre games, creative dramatics, scene study, monologue work, voice, movement, and much more!

The goal of the after-school program is to build confidence and provide a healthy sense of self while teaching self-discipline through involvement and performance. The after-school program also strives to provide creative experiences that are fun while promoting responsibility for personal choices.

Laura Kastenbauer