ON STAGE – Spring 2019

January 14, 2019
musical performance

You’re sure to be entertained when you pick a performance to attend at one of our local theaters! The legendary Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg recalls the splendor of another era. The Actors Guild of Parkersburg entertains with incredible productions by award-winning local talent. And the recently restored and re-opened Peoples Bank Theatre is jam-packed with nationally-known artists all year.

The Game’s Afoot

March 1, 2, 8-10, 15, and 16

Actors Guild of Parkersburg

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.


Colony Short Film Festival

March 2

Peoples Bank Theatre

The 13th Annual Colony Short Film Festival is a showcase for independent films from all over the United States and across the globe, with a focus on featuring local and regional talent from the Ohio Valley. The Colony Short Film Festival features selections from emerging and established short filmmakers that have ranged from innovative to off-the-wall and quirky to provocative.


River Cities Symphony Winter Concert

Sunday, March 3 at 3 PM

Peoples Bank Theatre

This concert features an intriguing pairing, with music from rival composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Mozart’s famous Symphony No.40 and Clarinet Concerto in A Major are followed by an introduction to works by his lesser-known contemporary.



March 9 at 8 PM

Historic Smoot Theatre

Songs of Ireland presents an exhilarating and unique musical approach to universally loved songs and arias with all original arrangements drawing from Irish Traditional folk song; opera arias, duets, trios, quartets and ensembles; songs from the great American songbook; Broadway hits; and “modern” contemporary popular repertoire.


Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

March 23 at 8 PM

Peoples Bank Theatre

Fourteen-time GRAMMY Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. He, along with Kentucky Thunder, are 8-time winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association Instrumental Group of the Year.


Ronnie McDowell

March 29 at 8 PM

Historic Smoot Theatre

Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, Ronnie McDowell came out of nowhere to dazzle the world with his heartfelt and self-penned tribute song “The King Is Gone” on the independent Scorpion label. The record took off immediately, gaining airplay on country and pop stations across the country and around the world.


The Broadway Tenors

March 30 at 8 PM

Historic Smoot Theatre

The three talented tenors tantalized our sensibilities with beautifully rendered offerings from Broadway shows of the past century. Raucous humor, delightful and well-remembered tunes, and a high level of musicianship characterized the whole evening.


Lewis Black

April 12 at 8 PM

Peoples Bank Theatre

Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin.


Celebrate Celine

April 25 at 8 PM

Historic Smoot Theatre

Celebrate Celine stars powerhouse vocalist Tiffany Desrosiers, who takes audiences on a journey through all of Celine’s biggest hits including ‘The Power Of Love’, ‘My Heart Will Go On’, I’m Alive’, ‘Because You Loved Me’, That’s The Way It Is’, ‘The Prayer’ and more! The show includes a 12-piece stage show with dancers and a 4-piece string section.

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