The Greenbrier Valley Theatre brought a benefit performance of It’s a Wonderful Life to the Pocahontas County Opera House stage December 15, 2013, after the Main Street fire, to help the people of Marlinton.
GVT will present Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Opera House Saturday, August 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
GVT’s musical productions are summer program favorites of opera house goers. Audiences have enjoyed the music of the 60s in Beehive, country music hits in Stand By Your Man – the Tammy Wynette Story, the music of Neil Sedaka in Breaking up is Hard to Do, Smokey Joe’s Café, and more.
This year’s event will have a dual purpose.
The GVT actors will entertain, and attendees will have an opportunity to help the theatre as it recovers from losses sustained in the June flood.
The theatre lost two-thirds of its 49-year collection of props, furniture and costumes when five feet of water filled the basement costume shop and storage area.
The Opera House Foundation has announced that it will collect monetary donations at Saturday night’s performance to help GVT replace or repair its property. The foundation will provide refreshments for the event with all of those proceeds going to GVT, as well.
GVT will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2017.
Proceeds from refreshments at the recent Bucket Brothers concert went to the Richwood High School Band which suffered substantial losses in the June flood.