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Performances at the Morgantown Metropolitan Theatre are ‘magical and real and only really happen in that instant’

By Kaitlyn Eichelberger

A musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ characters. Improv comedy. Grammy-winning artists. Winners of The Voice. The Morgantown Metropolitan Theatre is hosting a diverse range of shows this summer and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

While many of us tend to appreciate the arts digitally, particularly during the past two years, live performances truly offer a unique experience. Vincent Kitch, the Director of Arts and Cultural Development for the City of Morgantown, says, “It is not the same as being there in the space, where an artist is performing and you can hear them breathe and see them sharing their talents. It’s magical and real and only really happens in that instant.”

Tickets can be purchased by visiting and viewing the details of the events.

Seussical The Musical

June 9, 7:00 pm
June 10, 10:00 am, 7:00 pm
June 11, 2:00 pm, 7:00 pm
An event sure to entertain the whole family, Seussical features a variety of characters from Dr. Seuss’ fantastical worlds.

Neal McCoy

September 2, 8:00 pm
Enjoy a performance from American country music singer Neal McCoy.

Whose Live Anyway?

October 2, 7:30 pm
For fans of improv comedy, Whose Live Anyway? features actors from a variety of well-loved shows, such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Two and a Half Men, Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show, and Shameless. 

Girl Named Tom

October 9, 8:00 pm
Fans of NBC’s The Voice may recognize this winning trio. Now you have the opportunity to appreciate their passionate performances firsthand. 

Steve Vai — The Inviolate Tour

November 11, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a production by world-famous guitarist and three-time Grammy winner Steve Vai.

Christmas with John Berry: The Silver Anniversary Tour

November 27, 8:00 pm
Experience the Christmas spirit with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Berry.

Morgantown is a city that fosters the arts and this clearly hasn’t gone unnoticed by concert promoters. “Morgantown is now seen as a good market [because of] the diversity of age and other demographics,” Kitch explains, “It’s a community that supports arts, culture, history, and entertainment.”

Not only is Morgantown a fitting location for holding performances, but the city is also generally well-versed in the arts. “It begins with the number of artists and creative people that live here,” Kitch says, “That combined with other local music venues, theater and dance companies, museums, etc. make for fertile ground to support a broad cultural ecosystem.”

Visit the Morgantown Metropolitan Theatre’s website at for up-to-date information on events.

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