This weekend, the Charleston Light Opera Guild strayed from their normal fare of glitz and glam to delve into a more complex and gut-wrenching portion of American history with “Ragtime.” Still culturally poignant today, in an America of closed borders and maligned kneeling athletes, “Ragtime…

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company will begin performances of “Sad Mad Glad: The Musical” next week, based on children’s books by Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn. “Sad Mad Glad” helps teach children life lessons by linking their body parts to positive thoughts and behaviors. The musical adaptati…

By the end of “The Last Five Years,” which finished up Saturday at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, the audience has witnessed the destruction and birth of a young couple’s marriage, which somehow seems new, even though the breakup happened in the very first scene of the musical.

“Rocket Boys: The Musical” returns to Theatre West Virginia’s Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview, near Beckley, this weekend. Based on Homer Hickam’s best-selling book, “October Sky,” the musical will feature a racially diverse cast, including Rhayne Thomas, an African-American, as Elsie Hi…

The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents “The Full Monty,” premiering at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre. While spying on their wives at a “Girls Night Out,” two unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo come up with a bold plan to make some quick cash. J…

“Cinderella,” presented by the Moscow Festival Ballet, comes to the Clay Center on Saturday. Leading dancers from across Russia will tell the enchanting, timeless rags-to-riches story of Cinderella. Set to Prokofiev’s exquisite score, this classic tale brings to life a fairy godmother, an ev…

Funerals for Thursday, December 12, 2019

Aide Jr., Mitchell - Noon, Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Banks, Betty - 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Barnett, Harry - 1 p.m., Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.

Bennett, Mary - 2 p.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Alderson.

Fortney, Etta - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Goolsby, Neva - 11 a.m., Ridgelawn Memorial Park Abbey of Devotion, Huntington.

Harris, Carl - 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Hartley, Roberta - 1 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Holbrook, Ralph - 11 a.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Holstine, Drema - 1:30 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Paxton, Justine - Noon, John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Pulliam, Robert - 5:30 p.m., Cross Point Church of God, Beckley.

Runion, Vance - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Taylor, Ford - 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Smith, Roberta - 1 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Stout Jr., Bernard - 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Walker, Atha - 1 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.