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Hillbilly Ball

Hillbilly Ball

A Fundraiser to Benefit the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks
  • Casual dress
  • Special guest host: Coach Dan D'Antoni.

Dance the night away, hillbilly style! 

All proceeds benefit the restoration of KAPAC.

Tickets: $100 each / Complimentary Hillbilly Wine Glass for all guests

Sponsorship Levels

  • $5,000 / 10 tickets
  • $2,500 / 8 tickets
  • $1,000 / 6 tickets
  • $500 / 4 tickets
  • $250 / 2 tickets

Signage at the event for $250 supporters or higher / Hillbilly Ball t-shirt for all sponsors $1,000 or higher / PSA promos for $2,500 and $5,000 sponsors.

Contact Terry Deppner Hardin at (304) 617-4285 or [email protected].

Fall International Film Festival

Fall International Film Festival

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

5:30 PM: The Farewell USA/China | In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles

The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her Grandmother.

 

7:30 PM: The Shoplifters Japan | In Japanese with English Subtitles

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence.

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Fall International Film Festival

Fall International Film Festival

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

11:00 AM: Non-Fiction France | In French with English Subtitles

Juliette Binoche reunites with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set in the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs -- including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor -- as fodder for his explosive new novel.

 

5:30 PM: Transit Germany | In German with English Subtitles

As German troops approach Paris, a young German refugee named Georg flees to the French port town of Marseille. In his possession are documents that belonged to an author named Weidel, who committed suicide. Assuming Weidel’s identity, Georg has his manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy. In Marseilles, Georg meets and falls in love with a young woman named Marie, who’s desperate to find her missing husband – the very man he’s impersonating – in order to get help in getting out of France.

 

7:30 PM: Capernaum Lebanon | IIn Arabic with English Subtitles

The film stars Syrian refugee child actor Zain Al Rafeea as Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old living in the slums of Beirut. The film is told in flashback format, focusing on Zain’s life, including his encounter with an Ethiopian immigrant Rahil and her infant son Yonas, and leading up to his attempt to sue his parents for child neglect.

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at door. 

Fall International Film Festival

Fall International Film Festival

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

12:30 PM: The Farewell USA/China | In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles

The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her Grandmother.

 

2:30 PM: The Shoplifters Japan | In Japanese with English Subtitles

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence.

 

5:30 PM: Perfect Strangers Mexico | In Spanish with English Subtitles

When a group of best friends get together during a lunar eclipse to share an intimate dinner in the tasteful house of Eva and Antonio, they suspect it’s just another typical night until the hostess proposes a game. All guests must lay their cell phones on the table and read aloud all incoming messages and answer all incoming phone calls in front of the entire group. What begins as a provocative party game quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension” in this electrifying over the top comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets.

 

7:30 PM: Non-Fiction France | In French with English Subtitles

Juliette Binoche reunites with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set in the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs -- including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor -- as fodder for his explosive new novel.

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Fall International Film Festival

Fall International Film Festival

Presented by Marshall Artists Series

 

12:30 PM: Transit Germany | In German with English Subtitles

As German troops approach Paris, a young German refugee named Georg flees to the French port town of Marseille. In his possession are documents that belonged to an author named Weidel, who committed suicide. Assuming Weidel’s identity, Georg has his manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy. In Marseilles, Georg meets and falls in love with a young woman named Marie, who’s desperate to find her missing husband – the very man he’s impersonating – in order to get help in getting out of France.

 

2:30 PM: Capernaum Lebanon | IIn Arabic with English Subtitles

The film stars Syrian refugee child actor Zain Al Rafeea as Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old living in the slums of Beirut. The film is told in flashback format, focusing on Zain’s life, including his encounter with an Ethiopian immigrant Rahil and her infant son Yonas, and leading up to his attempt to sue his parents for child neglect.

 

5:30 PM: Non-Fiction France | In French with English Subtitles

Juliette Binoche reunites with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set in the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs -- including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor -- as fodder for his explosive new novel.

 

7:30 PM: Perfect Strangers Mexico | In Spanish with English Subtitles

When a group of best friends get together during a lunar eclipse to share an intimate dinner in the tasteful house of Eva and Antonio, they suspect it’s just another typical night until the hostess proposes a game. All guests must lay their cell phones on the table and read aloud all incoming messages and answer all incoming phone calls in front of the entire group. What begins as a provocative party game quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension” in this electrifying over the top comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets.

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series 

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack of a generation.

 

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including I Feel The Earth Move, One Fine Day, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, You’ve Got A Friend and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two Tony® Awards and a Grammy® Award.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel

The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

Queen was one of the most popular, ambitious and beloved classic rock bands ever, being one of the most commercially successful bands to emerge from the British rock scene of the early 1970’s. Queen originally consisted of vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon. Throughout their career, Queen achieved commercial and critical success, courtesy of hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Their Live Aid (1985) performance was voted the best live rock performance of all time in an industry poll.

 

Get ready to rock with Marc Martel. Long before his YouTube videos went viral and a performance with the surviving members of Queen on American Idol, Marc Martel spent 13 years recording and touring the globe with Canadian rockers Downhere. Not only did the rock band visit all 50 American States, but also toured throughout Europe and even Northern Africa and won a Juno in their native country, Canada. Announced by Rolling Stone, as one of the 3 vocals (Freddie Mercury, Marc Martel & Rami Malek) used in the record-breaking biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Marc Martel was handpicked by Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May to front their official Queen tribute in 2012.

An Evening with Johnny Bench

An Evening with Johnny Bench

Presented by Marshall Artists Series

 

Sports speaker Johnny Bench delivers a captivating how-to presentation titled “Vowels of Success” drawing parallels between the worlds of sports, entertainment, and civic involvement.

 

Johnny Bench, born in Oklahoma in 1947, had a childhood dream of becoming a Major League baseball player. Taking his father’s advice that the position of catcher was the most direct route to that goal, he became a catcher and was selected in the 1965 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Bench made the Cincinnati’s Major League 1968 roster marking the beginning of one of the most successful careers in baseball history. This MVP’s honors include his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame, named the National League Rookie of the Year, being a 14-time All-Star, and winner of ten Gold Gloves. Also, Bench was named the 16th greatest player of all time by the Sporting News in 1998.

 

Bench is much more than just a ballplayer. As a sports broadcaster, author, philanthropist, and Emmy® Award winner - not to mention one of the greatest Major League Baseball catchers in history - Bench is a symbol of winning through hard work and teamwork. Bench makes regular appearances on ESPN, FOX Sports and the Reds Radio Network, has sung with the Cincinnati Pops, authored books, and hosted the Emmy®-Award winning instructional show, “The Baseball Bunch.”

 

A Q & A will follow the presentation.

Cirque Musica Presents: Holiday Wishes

Cirque Musica Presents: Holiday Wishes

Presented by Marshall Artists Series

 

Cirque Musica invites you and your family to WISH this holiday season.

 

Cirque Musica Presents Holiday Wishes brings a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the entire family. Featuring the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica with your favorite holiday hits all performed LIVE by a full symphony orchestra.

 

Audiences will be amazed by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of a symphony orchestra.

 

Cirque Musica Presents Holiday Wishes is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience.

 

Holiday Wishes come true with Cirque Musica!

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series 

 

Since its sell out in London’s West End, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is now the World’s leading theatre show about Simon & Garfunkel featuring a full live band and state of the art video projection and lighting. The show includes all of their hits, including Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more.

 

With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10 Grammy® Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their Bridge Over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their The Sound of Silence awarded a Grammy® Hall of Fame Award.

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

For over a century, Madame Butterfly has survived the test of time, being the most performed opera in the USA and one of the top five in the rest of the world. The opera is told from the point of view of the title character, who endures both shame and sorrow, until she decides to take destiny into her own hands—leading to one of the most devastating and legendary final scenes in all of opera. The drama, accompanied by Puccini’s emotionally charged score, portrays the dangers of misguided love and a brave pursuit of a better life. 



Puccini’s score suggests the composer’s intent to craft a dramatic and musical synthesis, and the success of this opera is always driven by the performer singing Butterfly -one of the most demanding roles in the soprano repertory. Not only is Butterfly constantly present onstage - she must express an astounding array of emotions to realize the singular character development achieved in the drama. The vocal abilities needed to convey this complex character are like no other in opera. 



This fully-staged production from Teatro Lirico D’Europa, performs with 30-piece orchestra and English supertitles.

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

The winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart," says Time Magazine. Vogue cheers, "It's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!"

 

Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.

 

FINDING NEVERLAND is far and away the best musical of the year! – NPR

Spring International Film Festival

Spring International Film Festival

Presented by Marshall Artists Series 

 

5:30 PM: Styx Germany | In English & German with English Subtitles

A busy doctor plans to spend her annual vacation fulfilling her long-held dream of sailing from Gibraltar to the small island of Ascension in the Atlantic. But everything changes when she sees a damaged, overloaded boat full of refugees nearby. Knowing that at least a hundred people could drown, she begins to organize to help them but slowly begins to fear that it will be impossible to do so.

 

7:30 PM:Pain and Glory Spain | In Spanish with English Subtitles

From Director Pedro Almodovar, Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. From his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past he finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that he also finds his salvation.

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Spring International Film Festival

Spring International Film Festival

Presented by Marshall Artists Series 

 

11:00 AM: One Child Nation USA/China | In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles

China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. This sweeping documentary explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another -- from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions.

 

5:30 PM: The Third Wife Vietnam | In Vietnamese with English Subtitles

In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between.

 

7:30 PM:The Fall of the American Empire Canada | In French with English Subtitles

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Spring International Film Festival

Spring International Film Festival

Presented by Marshall Artists Series 

 

12:30 PM: Woman At War Iceland | In Icelandic, Spanish & English with English Subtitles

A choir conductor and eco-activist, plans to disrupt the operations of an aluminum plant in the Icelandic highlands, purposely damaging electricity pylons and wires to cut their power supply. One day, a long-forgotten application to adopt an orphan child from Ukraine is approved. At the same time, the government ramps up police and propaganda efforts in order to catch and discredit her. She must reconcile her dangerous and illegal activism with the upcoming adoption.

 

2:30 PM: The Fall of the American Empire Canada | In French with English Subtitles

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

 

5:30 PM: One Child Nation USA/China | In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles

China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. This sweeping documentary explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another -- from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions.

 

7:30 PM:Pain and Glory Spain | In Spanish with English Subtitles

From Director Pedro Almodovar, Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. From his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past he finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that he also finds his salvation.

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Spring International Film Festival

Spring International Film Festival

Presented by Marshall Artists Series 

 

12:30 PM: Styx Germany | In English & German with English Subtitles

A busy doctor plans to spend her annual vacation fulfilling her long-held dream of sailing from Gibraltar to the small island of Ascension in the Atlantic. But everything changes when she sees a damaged, overloaded boat full of refugees nearby. Knowing that at least a hundred people could drown, she begins to organize to help them but slowly begins to fear that it will be impossible to do so.

 

 

2:30 PM:Woman At War Iceland | In Icelandic, Spanish & English with English Subtitles

A choir conductor and eco-activist, plans to disrupt the operations of an aluminum plant in the Icelandic highlands, purposely damaging electricity pylons and wires to cut their power supply. One day, a long-forgotten application to adopt an orphan child from Ukraine is approved. At the same time, the government ramps up police and propaganda efforts in order to catch and discredit her. She must reconcile her dangerous and illegal activism with the upcoming adoption.

 

 

5:30 PM:The Third Wife Vietnam | In Vietnamese with English Subtitles

In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between.

 

 

7:30 PM:One Child Nation USA/China | In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles

China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. This sweeping documentary explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another -- from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions.

 

Tickets are $10. Please purchase tickets at the door. 

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

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.
 

Waitress

Waitress

Presented by the Marshall Artists Series

 

“THE WOMEN OF WAITRESS ARE CHANGING BROADWAY!” – Time Magazine

 

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Brave, Love Song), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.

 

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

 

Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

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Past Events

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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.