What began with Summersville, WV Mayor Robert Shafer enjoying a play in Lewisburg has led to experiments with dinner theater at the Summersville Arena. August will see two productions, including one for children, and CVB Director Marianne Taylor is hoping this becomes a regular feature.  In 2013 the Greenbrier Valley Theatre brought its production of “Smoky Joe’s Cafe” to the Arena and attracted 326 people, an impressive opening night by any accounting. “We were hoping for 300,” says Taylor, “so we were quite pleased.” The Greenbrier Valley Theatre will be back in 2014 on Aug. 7 for the children’ production of “Stuart Little” and on Aug. 16 for “Stand By Your Man” (the Tammy Wynette story). The Greenbrier Valley Theatre has been active since 1966, when it began life in a tent. It moved into its permanent home in Lewisburg in 2000 and is now reaching out with its shows, something regional professional theaters often [...]

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