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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.

Buy tickets online from the Clay Center or call the Clay Center box office at (304) 561-3570



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.


Coming in 2016


Monty Python's Spamalot, May 2016, Civic Center Little Theater 


The Wiz, June 2016, Civic Center Little Theater


Beauty and the Beast
, July and August 2016, the Clay Center



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

Visit the show page for more information.


Cast and Crew

Would you like to be onstage in an upcoming Guild show? Work on the backstage crew? Help in the Box Office? Participate as a member of the Orchestra? All cast members for our shows are chosen at totally open, unbiased auditions and newcomers are very welcome. Many of our performers have never been in a prior Guild show. (Some actors have never been on stage before, ever!) So, please feel free to join us for our next audition. Orchestra and crew members can contact us via phone or e-mail and your information will be forwarded on to the correct team member.

Check this web site frequently, or join the Guild to receive special members-only mailings about upcoming shows. Audition announcements are also placed in local newspapers and other printed media.



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