WANT TO GO?
"Joy to the World" with Bob Thompson and featuring Heather Masse
WHERE: Culture Center Theater
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday
TICKETS: Advance $25, at the door $30
INFO: Call 800-594-TIXX or visit wvpublic.org
"Joy to the World" on the road
- At Davis & Elkins College in Elkins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets $10-$20. Call 304-637-1900 or 304-637-1254 or visit www. dewv.edu/entertainment.
- At the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $25-$35. Call 304-293-TIXX or visit www.morgantown-theater.com.
_____CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Fans of piano man Bob Thompson's annual "Joy to the World" program have a little more to love about the holiday show this year. In addition to the regular Charleston performance tonight<co THURSDAY NIGHT > at the Culture Center, the Bob Thompson Unit will be performing "Joy to the World" on two additional nights in two other cities.
Friday, they'll take the show to Davis & Elkins College Friday, and then Saturday, they'll go to the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown. Thompson said expanding the show to three nights just seemed like the right idea at the right time.
"We've been doing the show for so long here. Everyone has been enjoying it. We though maybe it was time to take it out to a wider audience."
Now in its 21st year, "Joy to the World" has become a local holiday music fixture. The show frequently sells out days in advance of the performance. (According to Adam Harris, who took over producing the program after Linda McSparin retired, the Charleston show had around 100 tickets remaining as of Monday.)