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The Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier performing arts center. An intimate venue, with seating for about 250, the Opera House is part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Its annual performance series brings more than a dozen performances on its stage each year, ranging from bluegr ...
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Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee

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Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee likes to keep moving. He kicked off 2014 with the release of his score for the documentary film Maidentrip. In March, he performed at Carnegie Hall as part of a tribute to Paul Simon. Throughout April and May, he was out supporting song-writer William Fi ...
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Hampstead Stage Company: Alice in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic, Alice in Wonderland, is a wonderful tale about a young girl whose boredom takes her on a journey of the imagination, creating a wonderland of char- acters. Through Alice’s imagination, ordinary everyday things become extraordinary. The words on the page come ali ...
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Play Fest May 20 & 21

Pocahontas County Drama Workshop: PlayFest

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Seven plays.  Six playwrights.  A Festival of theatre.The Pocahontas County Drama Workshop presents the inaugural Opera House Playfest, directed by Eric Fritzius. This festival features short, 10-minute plays primarily by West Virginia and Appalachian playwrights, a sampler pack from drama to come ...
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Play Fest May 20 & 21

Pocahontas County Drama Workshop: PlayFest

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Seven plays.  Six playwrights.  A Festival of theatre.The Pocahontas County Drama Workshop presents the inaugural Opera House Playfest, directed by Eric Fritzius. This festival features short, 10-minute plays primarily by West Virginia and Appalachian playwrights, a sampler pack from drama to come ...
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Rush Run Philharmonic

Rush Run Philharmonic

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Rush Run is a creek that originates on two properties that 3 of the group’s members live on in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. The origin of the word Philharmonic comes from the French word “philharmonique” which means loving harmony. This is a great description for this group, as they are a ...
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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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See the stage of the Opera House transformed into merry old England, watch Ebenezer Scrooge as he learns the true meaning of Christmas and maybe get the chance to take to the stage yourself. All that and cookies too.That’s what will be happening on Saturday December 12 at 2:00 pm when the Pocahont ...
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Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis

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Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibi ...
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Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder

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Blue Yonder takes strands of early country music – from swing to honky-tonk, bluegrass and rockabillly – and weaves them together with award-winning original compositions and a contemporary feel. The group features three seasoned musicians each with distinctive and notable skills: singer and son ...
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Caroline Spence

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Caroline Spence is enamored with words and songs. Though countless singer-songwriters boast the same simple claim, few have been lifted up by their passion the way Caroline has. Her passion led the Virginia native on a pilgrimage to Nashville, where the 25-year-old honed her writing and her coy, dus ...
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