Musicals

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Golden Horseshoe

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Music and Lyrics by R.J. Nestor

Book by R.J. Nestor & David Scoville

Original Concept by R.J. Nestor and David Scoville

Wes, an eighth grader, is struggling with his West Virginia history, and his Dad steps in to help him study. At first they fight: they've been distant the past two months while Dad has mourned the loss of his own father. But soon, Dad sparks Wes's imagination, using Wes's crush on his classmate Rosie to motivate him. Dad, Wes, and Rosie, along with an ensemble of two men and two women, visit and reenact several important moments in West Virginia's history, meeting John Brown, Stonewall Jackson, and even Abraham Lincoln along the way. They learn about the Civil War, the Hatfields and McCoys, and the labor strife between mine owners and coal miners.

Golden Horseshoe is about West Virginia's history, but more than that, it's about how we pass down West Virginia's heritage from one generation to the next. It celebrates West Virginia's first 150 years, and it looks forward to even more wild and wonderful years to come.

By the Stars

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Music and Lyrics by R.J. Nestor

Book by R.J. Nestor & David Scoville

Original Concept by R.J. Nestor and John Nasca

When she loses her mother on the Titanic, 4-year-old Marie is taken in by a domineering costume designer and her meek husband. Fourteen years later she's trapped as a mannequin in the costume designer's salon.

Marie leaps at the chance to become a chorus girl in a 1920s Broadway variety show. Lured by the glitz and glamour, Marie vows to become a star, but each step on her road to stardom costs her a little bit of her soul. Will she find her way, or will she lose herself?

Love's Sick

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Music and Lyrics by R.J. Nestor

Book by R.J. Nestor & David Scoville

Original Concept by R.J. Nestor, David Scoville, and Aubrey Young

What happens when you write a show about your ex-girlfriend and she shows up on opening night? Love's Sick answers this question, visiting the "show-within-a-show" concept in a surprising new way. It's funny, it's sweet, and it's painfully real as Jason and Julie say the things they never knew how to say before.