The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel around the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.
Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!
Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. “Know What Love Is,” “Feel The Noise,” and “Take Your Best Shot” at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.
Imagine yourself performing on an historic stage with great acoustics, in front of a massive crowd, with fun and friendly judges encouraging you, all the while vying for an opportunity to visit a city where America’s Got Talent is holding tryouts. Tri-State Stars is a event featuring singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers ages 6 and up from around the region all competing to win awards and accolades.
Take advantage of this opportunity by competing in the first round of Tri-State Stars by submitting a simple video of yourself performing. The video quality and production of your video will not be judged. Our judges will systematically review all submissions, looking and listening for real talent. They will choose 20 talented acts to make it to the second round, which will be a live performance at the Keith Albee on April, 13 2019.
Tickets On Sale Thursday, March 21st @ 12pm ET
All proceeds will be donated to Greater Huntington Young Life
We're grateful for all of our corporate sponsors for helping make this event possible, and excited to provide them with a unique VIP experience as a special thanks. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact us at [email protected]
Many nationally-known acts and performers have graced the stage of the Keith-Albee over the years. The Marshall Artists Series was formed in 1936 and moved to the Keith-Albee in 1939, bringing a wide variety of entertainment to Huntington including touring Broadway shows, great American and international orchestras and operas, beloved comedians, and wonderful film festivals.
It is unusual for any theatre not located in the largest cities in America to be the site of a major motion picture’s premiere. Remarkably, Huntington’s Keith-Albee has hosted two major studio motion picture premieres and was even the site of a rare preview premiere of a blockbuster film.
The preview premiere was held for 1988’s Rain Man, a magnificent film which starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman portrayed an autistic savant, an interpretation greatly aided by his close association with and study of Huntington resident Joseph Sullivan. The film’s screening was the centerpiece of a benefit for the city’s renowned Autism Services Center, itself housed in the Keith-Albee building. Shortly after the preview premiere, Rain Man was officially unveiled before a second capacity audience---this time at its official premiere in New York. Dustin Hoffman, Barry Levinson, the film’s director and its producer, Mark Johnson, all attended the preview premiere. Later, Mark Johnson accepted the Academy Award for Best Picture for Rain Man while Hoffman was awarded Best Actor and Levinson Best Director in recognition respectively of their work on the film.
In 1969, the world premiere of The Bridge At Remagen, a Warner Brothers film, was held at the Keith-Albee. The film starred George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. It was based on a book by the same name which told the story of the effort by American armed forces to destroy a German bridge during World War II. It was written by a former West Virginia U.S. congressman and Secretary of State, Ken Heckler, thus the Huntington connection to the film.
In December 2006, the Keith-Albee hosted the world premiere of the Warner Brothers motion picture We Are Marshall. The well-received film starred Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Mackie and Matthew Fox. It told the story of the loss of Marshall University’s football team, most of its staff and coaches and several local supporters in a horrific 1970 plane crash. The film explored the impact of this devastating loss on the school and its city and recounted the story of the subsequent rebuilding of Marshall’s football program. Much of the film was shot in Huntington and the Keith-Albee itself is a featured backdrop.