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Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood and featuring a score by Kander & Ebb, Cabaret tells the story of a nightclub in 1930's Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub.

The Guild will present this exciting high-energy summer production at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre on July 31, August 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, 2015. The musical is sponsored by Mrs. Alex Schoenbaum



The Charleston Light Opera Guild will produce the musical version of a holiday favorite film, A Christmas Story.  The production is slated for 6 performances on December 18, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on December 19, 20 and 27 at 2:00 p.m. 

It is based upon the Warner Brothers motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark and upon the book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” written by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd.

A Christmas Story will be presented in the Norman L. Fagan State Theater at the Culture Center, located at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex.


Mary Poppins

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia will present Mary Poppins in the Maier Performance Hall of the Clay Center on October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2015.

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins has delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical

The music and lyrics are by the Award-winning Sherman Brothers with additional music and lyrics by George Skiles and Anthony Drewe and a script by Julian Fellowes. The production opened in 2004 on London's West End and a Broadway production with minor changes opened in 2006. The film version starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke is a beloved classic. With an irresistible story and unforgettable songs this is a must-see production that is suitable for the entire family.



Mary Poppins

Singing - Mon. August 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. ages 9 -14; at 8 p.m. ages 16 – adults

Reading - Tues. August 4, 2015, 6 p.m. ages 9 – 14; 8 p.m. ages 16 - adults
Prepare a selection; accompanist and scripts provided; bring sheet music for accompanist

Dancing - Mon. August 10, 2015, 6 p.m. children; 8 p.m. ages 16 – adults for Mary, Bert & dancers
Dress to dance, combinations will be taught; BE PROMPT!

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A Christmas Story

Monday October 12, 6:30 pm – Singing and Reading – ages 8 – 13

Tuesday October 13, 6:30 pm – Singing and Reading – ages 14 – adults

Monday October 19, 6:30 pm PROMPT! – Dancing ages 8 – 13; 8:30 pm – adults

Scripts are provided; Bring a copy of music to be sung for Guild accompanist; Dance combinations will be taught, dress to dance – Be PROMPT!  ALL auditions are at the 411 Tennessee Ave Guild Theatre

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