Located in Huntington, the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center was built by the Greater Huntington Theatre Corporation in 1928. Thomas W. Lamb, one of America’s foremost theatre architects, designed the Keith-Albee in the ornate Spanish Baroque style. It is home to the Marshall Artists Series since 1936. Upcoming performances include the Huntington Symphony Orchestra with Michael W. Smith on December 14 with special guest Marc Martel.
The newly restored Ritz re-opened October 2009 celebrating its 80th anniversary in Hinton. Renovations include a new performing arts stage, movie screen, and state of the art digital cinema and theatre surround sound system. The lobby maintains its circa 1929 appearance. See first-run films and other shows here, @ritzwv on Facebook.
Morgantown’s own Met opened in 1924. The neoclassical revival theater was re-opened in 2003, and the city-owned and operated theater is home to plays, concerts, dance, theater and more. The next show is Morgantown Dance’s “The Jazz Nutcracker” December 14 and 15.
The Capitol Theatre opened in 1928. It is best known for the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree. The famous Jamboree was first recorded at the theater in 1933, and after numerous moves, has been at the Capitol since 1969. Also, home to the Wheeling Symphony. Upcoming shows include the Christmas in the Valley show on Sunday, December 15 and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical on December 17.
The Smoot Theatre was built in 1926 in Parkersburg. The vaudeville house and movie theater is a brick and terra cotta building with a simple Classical style front. The next event is the Schrader Youth Ballet’s Winter Dance on December 28.