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“Excellent Cast, Excellent Directing - "Man of La Mancha"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Greenbrier Valley Theatre

Greenbrier Valley Theatre
113 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901
304.645.3838
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Owner description: The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia featuring theatrical productions, musical concerts, literary events, children's programming, and much more year-round.
Huntington, West Virginia
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“Excellent Cast, Excellent Directing - "Man of La Mancha"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband & I 'stumbled upon' the current production on the "Man of La Mancha," our most favorite musical, by chance at the Greenbrier Valley Theater; Lewisburg, WV.

We had our first opportunity to visit the Lewisburg, WV area, when deciding to attend this production of the "Man of La Mancha, the wkend of June 20 & 21, a four hrs drive from our home near Huntington, WV. To experience this musical at the Greenbrier Valley Theater was more that worth the long drive : )

From the moment we walked into the Greenbrier Valley Theater, we felt warmly greeted. The friendliness of all associated w/ this theater was a unique experience.

Who would ever expect "Broadway-like talent" in this small town of about 4, 000? This small theater, sitting in the semi-round (stadium seating - looking down, not looking up at the stage), with 'not a bad seat in the house,' unique experience, did not make you feel like you were just watching a remarkable musical, just an observing audience ....... with the closeness of the stage, one felt like member of the performing cast.

We can only say that "La Mancha" which is directed w/ such skill by Cathey Sawyer and the outstanding local talent, this production has surpassed any of our previous experience of "Man of La Mancha." (We have experienced this excellently written musical 40+ times : )

Kenneth Derby as Miguel de Cervantes/Alonso Quijana/Don Quixote, Kenny Wade Marshall as Sancho Panza, and Kim Morgan Dean as Aldonza/Ducinera including an incredible cast & crew (and props) under the direction of Ms Sawyer, has Broadway quality.

You will laugh, you will cry, you will be mesmerized!!

We say "Congratulations/Well done/BRAVO." Do not kick yourselves if you should miss this delightful, emotional musical at the Greenbrier Valley Theater (I believe that next wkend - June 25 - 28, are it's final performances.) DO NOT MISS IT!!

Visited June 2014
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Churchville, Virginia
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“Small, all seats are good, great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It is easy to park on the street. All seats are good and close to the stage and folks are friendly. We saw "Man of La Mancha" and they did a great job as always. We drive 2 hrs and then come home so it is a long night but worth it.

Visited June 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Exceptional entertainment offered in unsuspecting location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Who would have ever expected a top quality musical or opera to be found in a town of only 4,000? Not me, but we were certainly pleasantly surprised last night!!! We attended "Dracula, The Rock Opera" at the GVT. The experience started with a very comfortable lobby and beverage options served in real glasses and mugs that you could carry into the theatre with you. The venue is small, but that adds to the intimacy of the performance. The actors/singers were clearly professional, each having an impressive list of credentials from prior performances in their careers. Our highlight on stage was Hannah McGinley as Lucy. Her role began with edgy overtones and led to a solo finale with a very seductive luring as a newly created vampire seeking to take over a child in a graveyard. Perhaps not the best storyline for a child before bedtime, but we thoroughly enjoyed the performance!

Visited October 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia
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“Excellent small community theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The performances by the cast, some of whom are professionals, are great. The theater is small and intimate. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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“A quick look at the theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I went to the Greenbrier Valley Theater. We were only in town for a short visit and sadly there was not a show available that would fit our schedule. We were permitted to walk around the theater during the day and view some artwork and photos of some of the previous shows performed. The theater was interesting with some seating and items to view.

Visited July 2013
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