PARKERSBURG - The Smoot Theatre will close out the month of February with two shows, one aimed at children and the other at adults with fond memories of the classic Blues Brothers.
At 7 p.m. Friday, the Smoot Theatre will present "Nate the Great," the third show in the Smoot Kids Club Series.
Kids' Club members are reminded that they already have their tickets. Others may purchase tickets by calling the Smoot at 304-422-PLAY (7529). Adults prices are $12 and children are $7.
Nate is a pint-size young detective has found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens and even a lost goldfish. But when his neighbor Annie asks for help in locating her missing painting, it takes all of Nate's derring-do to solve the toughest case of his career.
Although Nate believes that great detectives work alone, he finds that unraveling mysteries is easier (and a lot more fun!) with a partner. And a big plate of pancakes.
"Nate the Great" is a new musical about teamwork and friendship (imaginary and otherwise) based on the first volume in Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's classic book series. It has been developed by Theatreworks USA, a professional touring company that specializes in children's theater.
Also this month, the Official Blues Brothers Revue will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Smoot.
Tickets for the Official Blues Brothers Revue are available by calling the Smoot at (304) 422-PLAY or at the theatre box office. Adult tickets are $29 and tickets for students, high school and younger, are $15.
The stage show faithfully recreates the magic of the Blues Brothers including the music, comic antics and affectionate character quirks that made blues fans out of millions of rockers in the 1970s and '80s.
The duo was created by "Saturday Night Live" stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd for the show, but developed a life of its own which resulted in two movies.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue is a rollicking blues show officially sanctioned by Aykroyd and the John Belushi Estate. After auditioning more than 400 performers, Aykroyd and John Belushi's widow, Judith, hand-picked veteran blues artists Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty to play Jake and Elwood Blues.
The show boasts Blues Brothers staples like "She Caught The Katy," "Shake A Tail Feather," "Minnie The Moocher," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Messin' With The Kid," "Rubber Biscuit," "Soul Man," "I Can't Turn You Loose" and others.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue is produced for national tour by Springer Theatricals and is directed by Paul R. Pierce. The show is currently on a 60-city, coast-to-coast national itinerary.