Parkersburg, Marietta theaters announce January performances
PARKERSBURG — A number of shows will be presented in January and February at the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg and the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta.
* At the Smoot, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 2.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets can be ordered online at any time at smoottheatre.com or by calling the box office at 304-422-PLAY (7529).
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating “America’s Original Music” — the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema, and vintage dance. The orchestra came into being as the result of Rick Benjamin’s 1985 discovery of thousands of turn-of-the-century orchestra scores once belonging to Victrola recording star Arthur Pryor. In 1988 the Orchestra made its formal debut at Alice Tully Hall — the first concert ever presented at Lincoln Center by such an ensemble. Since then PRO has appeared at hundreds of leading arts venues. Over the years the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra has been heard on the soundtracks of several motion pictures and television programs.
* In Marietta, Blue Oyster Cult will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 on the Peoples Bank Theatre stage. Tickets range from $44-$64.
Full event details and ticket information are available at peoplesbanktheatre.com or by calling the box office at 740-371-5152. Walk-up hours at the box office, located in The Stage Door at 224 Putnam St., are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one-to-two hours prior to most performances.
For over four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Blue Oyster Cult occupies a place in rock history because it’s one of few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.
The band’s hits include “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ for You,” “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” “Then Came the Last Days of May,” “I Love the Night,” “In Thee,” “Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” “Dominance and Submission,” “Astronomy,” “Black Blade” and “Shooting Shark.”
* The first show in the Winter-Spring Spotlight Series at Peoples Bank Theatre will be Crystal Gayle at 8 p.m. Feb. 9.
Tickets are $44-$64 with pit tickets for $148.
Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in January 2017 by her sister Loretta Lynn, Gayle is the first female artist in the country to reach platinum status with more than 20 No. 1 hits. Renowned for her classic recording of her timeless signature song “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Gayle also scored with her multi-format hits “You’ve Been Talking In Your Sleep,” “When I Dream,” “Half the Way” and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt, “Just You and I.”