THE ASHLEY MARIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
HOME TO STRIPLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER
2850 Weir Ave
Weirton, WV, 26062
Phone: (304) 914-3248
What’s coming up at the Ashley Marie Performance Center….
WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT
Striplight Community Theatre provides exceptional entertainment by producing theatre for the cultural education of the Weirton, WV community and surrounding areas. We aim to captivate and indulge an array of audiences with an assortment of productions that range from classics and children's shows to new works, musicals and more.
Striplight Community Theatre harnesses the creative power of the community to enlighten, educate and entertain audiences, with a focus on inclusion, quality and the essential power of the arts to illuminate our common humanity.
Striplight Community Theatre - “Shining Together to Light Up the Stage.”
THE SUM OF OUR PARTS = OUR WHOLE
The Ashley Marie Performing Arts Center is much more then just the home of Striplight Community Theatre (SCT). The building houses The Main Stage, The Black Box Theater, and the Haunted House. Within SCT there is the Main Stage Players, the One Acts, the Improv Group, and the SCT Singers. SCT also invited partners Stage and Steel Productions and Cloak and Dagger to share the space and provide more opportunities for the community.
Main Stage Musicals
Main Stage Plays
One Act Plays
Seasonal Haunted Attraction
Brothers Jeffrey and Shawn Holmes started Striplight Community Theatre in 2013 to advance the theatrical arts in the Weirton area, and to bring the passion of the theater to people who are in need of a creative outlet to help change their reality.
From its inception, the theater was going to combine family and community, and with the help of their cousins, Shayne Merideth and Ashley Marie Scott, were on their way to creating their first show, Gypsy.
Tragically, Ashley passed away in October of 2013. She left behind a son, Gabriel, who has since found a love for the theater as well. Jeffrey and Shawn were driven to continue this company in her honor.
Today, SCT is housed in the Ashley Marie Performing Arts Center, in her memory, and to remind us all that tragedy is not confined to the pages of scripts and storybooks.
We invite everyone with a passion for the arts to join us as we continue to build SCT where we believe in “SHINING TOGETHER TO LIGHT UP THE STAGE.”
"Striplight Theater has given my grandson an opportunity to learn about theater, act with serious professionals, serve as a lighting technician, build and strike sets, and enjoy the camaraderie of good fellowship. It provides us with an opportunity to watch good theater. We appreciate all the hard work that the Striplight Board puts into their theater and hope that the community continues to support their efforts."
Great little theatre in a little community but with big talent and heart. There is a many variety of shows produced by this company and never have to be bored seeing the same productions time and time again. They take risks and are not afraid to try something new. They tackle shows only a professional company would undertake and succeed with outstanding results. If you ever have to chance to take in a Striplight show do not hesitate!!
Do you have a comment about a performance you have seen? Let us know - we value your input.
Looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Look no further. Auditions for actors and singers happen several times throughout the year. While the actor stands in the light and catches the roses, it is the behind the scene crews that make the curtain open and close - join our performance staff to help ensure the show goes on!
Are you a vendor looking for information about the many festivals we hold throughout the year? Let’s chat!
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