“With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island, Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that read more...
First Stage Scholarship Applications Being Accepted
The First Stage Theatre Company is now accepting applications for two $1000
scholarships: the Jim Stone Scholarship and the Leslie McElroy Memorial
First Stage sponsors the scholarships to honor the memory of two dear friends:
Jim Stone, a longtime supporter of the arts and mentor to local children in the
performing arts and Leslie McElroy, who was a great supporter of community
theatre as a producer, actor and board member of First Stage. Eac read more...
First Stage Theatre Company Announces Its 25th Season
The First Stage Theatre Company has selected its lineup of shows for its 25th season, which runs from August 2014 to spring 2015.
The children’s theatre will present five shows, including three musicals, a non-musical and a special Alumni Concert. The shows being staged are “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.,” “Little Women: the Musical,” “Once on the Island, Jr.” and William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The season begins with “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” T read more...
First Stage Theatre Company will hold auditions for the community theatre production of the musical “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” The show is based on the beloved animated film.
The auditions will be held at the Premiere Dance Studio at 716 6th Street in Huntington, W.Va. Auditions on Aug. 9 will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Aug. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions are open to students from High School Seniors to those entering the First Grade this fall.
Participants can arrive and sign up at any time while auditions are open. read more...