Charleston Light Opera Guild
"Hello Dolly!": 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, Nov. 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. A meddlesome widow tries to play matchmaker and bring romance to several couples, as well as herself. Clay Center. Tickets $15 and $20.
"Evita": May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18; Sunday matinees to be announced. Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical about Argentine political leader Eva Perón. Civic Center Little Theater. Tickets $20.
Evening shows are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees 2 p.m., Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St. Packages of five and 10 tickets, good for any production, are $68 and $128, respectively. Single-show tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students (with ID) and ages 18 and younger. Family packages for individual productions are $42 for two adults and two children, $26 for one adult and two children ($6 per additional child on each) and $21 for one adult and one child. All packages must be purchased in advance. Call 304-343-7529 or visit www.kanawhaplayers.org.
"Evil Dead: The Musical": Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Musical take on the cult classic horror film series where five college kids unwittingly unleash an evil terror in the woods.
"A Christmas Story": Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Jean Shepherd's Christmas classic about Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun.
"Sleuth": Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23. The ultimate game of cat and mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by a celebrated mystery writer.
"The Sugar Bean Sisters": April 12-14. Two sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood by hopping the next spaceship out of town, and they're not going to let the arrival of a snake charmer, Mormon bishop or a mysterious bird woman stand in their way.
"Sing Down the Moon: Appalachia Wonder Tales": June 28-30. Musical weaving original tunes with six traditional tales of mountain lore and wisdom.
Alban Arts Center
Evening shows begin at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896 or visit http://albanartscenter.com.
"Greater Tuna": Oct. 19-21 and 26-28. Two men play 20 characters in this wacky satire of small-town Southern life.
"Miracle on 34th Street": Dec. 7-9 and 14-16. A young lawyer argues that Santa is real in this charming holiday classic.
"The Wind in the Willows": Summer 2013. Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger have adventures in pastoral England in this stage adaptation of the beloved children's book.
No Pants Players
Unless noted, all shows are at 7 p.m. at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Tickets for all-ages shows are $12 for adults, and $10 for children under age 12, available online or at the door. Ticket prices for other shows vary, and most have yet to be announced. Call 877-467-7689 or visit www.nopantsplayers.com.
Sept. 8: All-ages show.
Sept. 29: Adults-only show. 8:30 p.m., Charleston Moose Lodge, 2805 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Oct. 6: All-ages show.
Oct. 25: HallowEast mystery theater. 6 p.m., Charleston Woman's Club, 1600 Virginia St. E.
Oct. 26: Adults-only Fall FestivALL show. 10 p.m., Timothy's at Quarrier Diner (downstairs), 1022 Quarrier St.
Oct. 28: Free all-ages show. 2 p.m. at Tamarack, Beckley.
Nov. 17: Adults-only show. 8 p.m., Clay Center Walker Theater. Tickets $12.
Dec. 1: All-ages Joytacular performance benefiting the American Heart Association.
Children's Theatre of Charleston
All shows are at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-18, and are available at the Civic Center box office or at the door. For more information, call 304-346-0164 or visit www.ctoc.org.
"Peter Pan": School performances 9:15 and 11 a.m. Oct. 11 and 12; public performances 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 13, and 2 p.m. Oct. 14. A mischievous boy who can fly and who never ages, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang, the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside of Neverland.
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever": 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9.
"The Hobbit: The Musical": 7 p.m. March 8, 2 and 7 p.m. March 9, 2 p.m. March 10.
Contemporary Youth Arts Company
All performances are at 8 p.m. (2 p.m. for Sunday matinees) at the WVSU Capitol Center, 123 Summers St., unless otherwise noted. Adults $10, students and seniors $6. Call 304-342-6522.
"Ginger and Bobby Joe: The Stock Car Musical": Sept. 27- 30 and Oct. 4-6.
"Mary": Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1. It's the 16th annual production of the Scarpelli-Kehde rock opera.
Festival of social-action plays: Includes "Four Young Women Tell the Truth About Eating Disorders," "Gone Tomorrow ...," "The Girls Room," "Love Is Not An Angry Thing," "The Forever Clause," "Keeping Bobby Close" and "A Service for Jeremy Wong." Jan. 1-5 and 8-12.
"Western Civ": March 14-17 and 21-23. A new play by Dan Kehde about alienation in the country's least-understood generation.
Appalachian Children's Chorus
Benefit concert: 2 p.m. Sept. 16, Christ Church United Methodist. Benefit for Tumaini Children's Home in Kenya. Concert is free, but a freewill offering will be taken.
"ACC's Got Talent Too": 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, River Ridge Church, Charleston. Tickets $25; includes dinner.
Morgantown concert: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Creative Arts Center, Morgantown. Tickets $10.
"Holiday with Friends": 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Clay Center. Special guests: Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus. Tickets $15.
"Joyful Night": 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Governor's Mansion. Free.
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert: 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8, Clay Center. The ACC concert choir and other guests perform in the WVSO's annual holiday event. Tickets $15 to $67 from Clay Center box office.
Canticle Choir concert: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston. Free.
Canticle Choir concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 16, St. Andrew United Methodist, St. Albans. Free.
ACC Gala: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Charleston Embassy Suites. Valentine Dinner Dance with the Sweet Lipzz Big Band. Tickets $150.
Spring concert: 3 p.m. April 28, Baptist Temple, Charleston. Tickets $15.
Spring concert in Logan: 3 p.m. May 5, Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College. Free.
Appalachian Festival of Young Voices concert: 7:30 p.m. May 26, Civic Center Little Theater. Free.
West Virginia Youth Symphony
Winter concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Scottish Rite Temple. Tickets $10 for adults, free for children.
Chamber concert: 3 p.m. March 24, Kanawha United Presbyterian Church. Tickets $5 for adults, $2 for students and seniors.
Spring concert: 3 p.m. May 5, Scottish Rite Temple. Tickets $10 for adults, free for children.
Symphony Sunday concert: June 2, University of Charleston. Free.
West Virginia University Arts Series
All shows are at 7:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, unless otherwise noted. Ticket prices vary. Packages are available for tickets purchased in groups of 5-7, 8-12 or 13 or more. Visit www.events.wvu.edu or call 800-745-3000 for series pricing information.
Time for Three: Sept. 5. Zach De Pue, violin; Nick Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass, perform with a passion for improvisation, composition and arrangement in the style of a self-proclaimed garage band. Tickets $33, $28.
"American Idiot": Sept. 7. Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Tickets $44, $49, $55, $60.
Blue Man Group: Oct. 5 and 6, and 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Blue Man Group's wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts combine comedy, music and technology to produce a unique form of entertainment. Tickets $46, $55, $61, $65.
Jackson Browne: Oct. 15. For more than 40 years, Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most moving songs in popular music and defined a genre of songwriting. Tickets $50, $60, $70, $80.
Martina McBride: Oct. 20. McBride's award-winning blend of pop and country has produced an endless array of hits. Tickets $45, $65, $85.
Dionne Warwick: Nov. 9. Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the legendary voice of the five-time Grammy Award-winning legend. Tickets $45, $55, $60, $65.
"A Chorus Line": In an empty theater, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. Tickets $44, $49, $55.
Jim Brickman: Dec. 11. The best-selling solo pianist of our time, Brickman's "On a Winter's Night" concert celebrates the warmth and humor of the holiday season. Tickets $40, $45, $50, $55.
Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker": Dec. 13. The holiday favorite that's entertained audiences around the world for two decades returns to Morgantown in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Tickets $46, $56, $66.
"West Side Story": Jan. 10. From the first note to the final breath, "West Side Story" soars as the greatest love story of all time. Tickets: $44, $49, $55.
Pilobolus: Jan. 15. Employing the human body as pure sculptural matter, the company incorporates dance, gymnastics, performance art and shadow play to deliver what Newsday proclaims a "mind-blowing" experience. Tickets $40, $45.
Canadian Brass: Jan. 25. The internationally renowned ensemble are masters of concert presentations with consummate imagination and musicianship. Tickets $33, $38.
Traces: Feb. 13. Awe-inspiring acrobatics of this thrilling, modern circus is infused with infectious urban energy. Tickets $38, $43, $48, $58.
ABBA, The Concert: March 3. Waterloo the band was formed in 1996 and has become the ultimate tribute to the band with its fantastic sound and its stunning performance. Tickets $40, $45, $55.
Kodo: March 18. Masters of the ancient tradition of taiko drumming, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant, living art form. Tickets $35, $40, $45, $55.
Elvis Lives: April 1. Finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest present unforgettable multimedia and live musical journey in Elvis' iconic style. Tickets $44, $49, $53, $58.
Voca People: April 7. Voca People hail from the musical planet Voca and seek to reboot their spaceship with musical energy featuring amazing vocal sounds and a cappella singing with the art of modern beat box. Tickets $39, $44, $39.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Cinderella": 3 p.m. April 28. This classic fairy tale ballet features the stunning choreography of Septime Webre in lavish costumes and dazzling sets.
"Hair": May 1. The new Tony-winning musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. Tickets $44, $49, $55, $58.
"Dreamgirls": May 7. A sensational new production tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-girl singing group. Tickets $44, $49, $55.
Don McLean: June 8. One of America's most enduring singer-songwriters sings some of his best-known songs, "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)," as well as other award-winning songs. Tickets $40, $45, $55.
"The Addams Family": June 16. This smash-hit musical comedy brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. Tickets $44, $49, $55.
Marshall Artists Series
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, Huntington, unless otherwise noted. Order tickets at 304-696-6656 or at www.ticketmaster.com. For information about season ticket packages, call 304-696-3326.
John Legend - Show Me Campaign: 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Singer-songwriter John Legend performs his music and shares his thoughts on social justice and poverty in America. Tickets $40, $45.
"Titanic - The Broadway Musical": Oct. 1. On the 100th anniversary of the tragic journey, the show recounts the dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship. Tickets $45, $50, $58.
"Skateistan": 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Documentary chronicles the life-changing effect the introduction of skateboarding has on young people in Kabul, Afghanistan. Skateboard industry legend Bryan Ridgeway will speak after the showing. Tickets $10.
Fall International Film Festival: Oct. 12-17. Visit www.marshallartistsseries.org for film titles and times. Times vary. Tickets $7.50 per film.
"Mountain Stage": 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Host Larry Groce broadcasts the radio program from Huntington. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 on day of show.
The Irish Tenors Holiday Celebration: Dec. 3. Irish Tenors Ronan Tynan, Finbar Wright and Anthony Kearns and full orchestra perform hauntingly beautiful Irish tunes and seasonal Christmas music. Tickets $45, $50, $62.50.
"FDR": Jan. 30. Ed Asner stars in a one-man drama based on the long-running Broadway hit "Sunrise at Campobello." Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Tickets $45.
Smokey Robinson: Feb. 16. The Miracles founder Smokey Robinson performs Motown favorites. Tickets $58, $75.
Spring International Film Festival: Feb. 22-28. Visit www.marshallartistsseries.org for film titles and times. Tickets $7.50 per film.
"Hair": March 7. This revival of the legendary Broadway musical won the Tony Award for best musical revival and features exuberant music about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time. Tickets $45, $50, $58.
"The Addams Family": 7 p.m. April 28. This smash-hit musical comedy brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky life. Tickets $45, $50, $58.
Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg
All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.carnegiehallwv.com or call 304-645-7917. Ticket prices $12 to $30.
Capitol Steps: Sept. 14. The troupe of congressional staffers-turned-comedians perform more than 500 shows across the country, satirizing the very people and places that once employed them.
Steep Canyon Rangers: Oct. 12. The five-piece bluegrass band from North Carolina have played the Grand Ole Opry and appeared in a national tour with Grammy- and Emmy-winning actor, comedian and banjo player Steve Martin.
Mike Moreno: Nov. 2. Nominated for a Grammy, Moreno is a jazz guitarist whose group has a progressive and lyrical sound.
Campbell Brothers: Nov. 16. The Campbell Brothers present Sacred Steel: Black American gospel music and electric steel guitar and vocals.
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops: Dec. 6. Maestro Grant Cooper and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra return for the annual favorite, "Home for the Holidays," featuring soprano and flutist Lindsey Goodman.
Evening with Judy Collins: Dec. 13. For more than 50 years, the legendary folksinger has performed her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes.
Ben Williams and Sound Effect: Feb. 15. The bassist, winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2009, and his band deliver R&B-flecked jazz.
Marty Stuart: March 8. The four-time Grammy-winner has done it all. He's a platinum-selling recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music memorabilia preservationist, songwriter and leader of the band The Fabulous Superlatives.
DanceBrazil: April 13. For more than 30 years, DanceBrazil has performed its unique fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the traditional dance/martial-arts form that had its origins in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement.
Montclaire String Quartet: April 26. The quartet in residence of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
David Wax Museum: May 10. The David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock. The group includes Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering and donkey jawbone rattling in its show.