Smoke on the Mountain Tickets on Sale March 2nd!

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Smoke on the Mountain Live

Smoke on the Mountain tickets go on sale to the general public on March 2nd at 9:00 a.m..  Purchase your tickets by calling our box office at 304-785-0547.  This hilarious GOSPEL MUSICAL COMEDY tells the story of the Sanders Family Singers, who are back on the gospel circuit after a 5 year hiatus.  Set in 1938, during a Saturday Night Gospel Sing, Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses” — telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true — and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

Open Auditions

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Big Fish Casting Call 2

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Introducing our 2015 season

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Southern Coalition for the ARTS is proud to present its 2015 season of quality live entertainment in downtown Logan, WV. This season will be packed full of great family fun and offers something for everyone!

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Going global

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The latest story about our efforts, from WSAZ, has been picked up by The Associated Press and now can be read across the world? There are versions on websites in San Francisco, Connecticut, Houston and, of course, our hometown paper, The Logan Banner. And we’ve had far-flung friends tell us that the story also appeared in the print editions of The Miami Herald and Connecticut Post. How cool is that?

Bonus: Here’s a link to the Channel 3 video.

Don’t be like Scrooge! Get your tickets early

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Tickets are now on sale for our next production, the play A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Showtimes at the Coalfield Jamboree are:

  • Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 14, 2 and 7 p.m.

All seats are reserved and cost $12. You can call 304-785-0547 to reserve your tickets. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Sorry, online ticket sales are not available for this show.

See you at the theatre!

From frights to delights

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Asylum this year! We’re especially grateful to everyone who played a role in making the 2014 haunted house such a success.

Speaking of success, we were thrilled to learn that Southern Coalition for the Arts was chosen to receive a $5,000 grant from Create West Virginia, an organization that supports “the development of creative communities, companies, and centers of learning that thrive in the global innovation economy.”

The Logan Banner did a great article about our award. As for the grant money, managing director Jamie Butcher told the Banner:

“We plan to use the money very strategically to build our company and help our local economy. A portion is set aside to help us pay fees necessary to becoming a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We plan to use the remaining funds to set up our physical office as well as plan a large-scale fundraiser.”

The ARTS will be hosting a “Derby Day” fundraising event in early May. The idea is to bring the Kentucky Derby experience — from “lucky winners,” to “mint juleps,” to the “best derby hat” — to Logan.

Finally, we will begin selling tickets for our next production, A Christmas Carol, soon on our website. You won’t want to miss this production! Check out our cast list below and save the dates — Dec. 12-14 at the historic Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan.

Christmas Carol cast

Be afraid … be very afraid

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We are absolutely horrified to announce that Twisted Terror: The Asylum will be back to give Logan nightmares for a third season!

There’s a new location — the back of the Four Seasons Country Store, located next to City Tire and near the Rite Aid.

And there are 14 different days where you can be scared silly, beginning on Friday, Oct. 3:

  • Thursdays (Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30), 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Fridays (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31), 8 p.m. to midnight.
  • Saturdays (Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1), 8 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are $7 and are sold at the door. There is a $2 discount on opening night only if you bring a ticket stub from a high school football game. You must be 13 years or older to enter, unless accompanied by a parent.

So what’s the story? It’s the 1930s. Your sister has just been admitted to the State Lunatic Asylum. The asylum is a permanent home for the truly insane, but you suspect your parents sent her there simply for bad behavior. You must get her out, but how? The asylum has strict rules that prohibit visitors. But you’ve found a way in — an employee willing to sneak you in through a back entrance. But once inside, you are on your own …

If you want to know more, you’ll have to see for yourself! Or, read the very cool story in The Logan Banner.