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Musical reaches opera house

July 26, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

Greenbrier Valley Theatre wraps up the Pocahontas County Opera House's July calendar on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the chart-topping hits of Neal Sedaka in the musical review "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."

Marge has just been dumped at the alter, and her friend Lois decides they should go ahead and take Marge's planned honeymoon trip to the Catskills to cheer her up. That's where they meet all kinds of colorful characters and eventually everyone falls in love. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including "Where the Boys Are," "Sweet Sixteen," "Calendar Girl" and the chart-topping title song "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."

From its 1966 productions in a tent alongside the Greenbrier River to Actor's Equity affiliation in a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Lewisburg, the Greenbrier Valley Theatre has adhered to the founders' concept: quality live theater centered around a core of professional actors and directors with opportunities for members of the community to learn stagecraft.

Greenbrier Valley Theatre has enjoyed the support of a loyal community whose nurturing has developed a vigorous, professional organization with a vision to establish GVT as a significant regional performing theater. In March 2006, GVT became West Virginia's Official Year-Round Professional Theatre.

This performance is made possible, in part, by generous support from the Law Office of Roger D. Forman.

Tickets are available in advance at

Performances at the Opera House are informal, family friendly and open to all. Children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request.

The Opera House Performance Series is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Financial support is also provided by Pocahontas County Drama, Fairs and Festivals, Pendleton Community Bank and Glades Building Supply.



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