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Thursday, August 25 2011




Featuring the  Songs of Neil Sedaka












The year: 1960.


It was a simpler time, but not for Marge, who has just found herself alone after her fiancé leaves her at the altar.


Ever the good friend, Marge’s well-meaning pal Lois convinces her that she shouldn’t let a perfectly good honeymoon go to waste and the two venture to the Catskills. As Lois plots to get Marge back onto the market  -- “Where the Boys Are” -- they encounter some colorful characters and a little fun chaos.


With a little luck, however, they find that although breaking up is indeed hard to do, in the end, love just might keep everyone together.


As its title suggests, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” is centered around the songs of legendary sing-er/songwriter Neil Sedaka.

The score includes 18 Sedaka originals including the title song and other well-known hits including “Calendar Girl,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Solitaire,” “Laughter in the Rain” and “Love Will Keep Us Together.”


Bringing the show to life is a group of six talented, professional actors, several of whom have previously graced the GVT stage.

The role of the ditzy but loveable Lois is portrayed by Kim Morgan Dean, an award-winning actress who has appeared in numerous shows throughout the country including three recent performances at GVT.


Making her first appearance at GVT is Leah Monzillo as Marge, the reserved  jilted bride. The on-stage connection between Monzillo and Dean can be attributed to more than acting skills as the two are best friends off-stage as well.


Audiences will recognize the familiar face of Joe Lehman as he portrays the awkward, lovestruck Gabe Green. In addition to numerous appearances throughout the country, Lehman, a Chicago resident, has previously appeared in several GVT productions including “Completely Hollywood,” “Little Women,” and “Ring of Fire.”


Making his first appearance at GVT is in the role of teen idol wannabe Del Delmonaco is Richard  Rella. The New York native has appeared on television, film and in the New York and national productions of Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding.


Lourelene Snedeker returns for her third season with GVT in the role of resort owner Esther Simowitz. The award-winning actress has starred opposite well-known names including Gregory Harrison, Sally Kellerman and Loretta Swift.


Rounding out the cast is John Felix as Harvey Feldman. Felix, who has received several theatre awards, has worked extensively on the East and Southeast coasts, occasionally in film and television.


“Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” is directed by Cathey Sawyer with the musical direction of Michael Lewis Smith.


The premiere takes place Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows are set for Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. Wednesday and Thursday night shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m.


For reservations and additional information, contact GVT at 304-645-3838 or visit online at


Greenbrier Valley Theatre, The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is located at 113 E. Washington St., in Lewisburg, W.Va.


2011 Annual Sponsors include Ralph & Debbie Ballard, Ballard Family Foundation, Cleve & Ann Benedict, Pat C. Fragile, Allen & Paula Carson, Roger & LewAnne Cerasoli, Mary Laub Cowan, Paul & Ann Moran,and Rick & Jeanne Whiting.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Sponsors include John & Elizabeth Arbuckle, C.P. Burdette, Harvey & Naomi Cohen, The Greenbrier Sporting Club, Tom & Nancy Greenstreet, Olen & Patty Jones, and Bob & Jill Modlin.

This program is also presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.


Book by ERIK JACKSON and BEN H. WINTERSMusic by NEIL SEDAKA.  Lyrics by NEIL SEDAKA, HOWARD GREENFIELD, and PHILIP CODY.  Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements by Tom Kitt.  Conceived by Marsh Hanson and Gordon Greenberg. Creative Consultation by Neil Sedaka

Originally produced and developed by Harbor Entertainment: David Broser, Aaron Harnick, and Lisa Lapan, and Brown-Pinto Productions: Eric Brown and Melinda Pinto. First produced at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, New York, Maggie Macinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director, 2005.  Further developed at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables, Florida, Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein, Artistic Director David arisco, 2006.


Greenbrier Valley Theatre uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

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Wednesday, August 24 2011

Lewisburg, W. Va., a town of about 3,500 people, was ranked America's "coolest small town" in an online poll put on by Budget Travel magazine, beating No. 2 Astoria, Ore., by more than 11,000 votes.

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — A travel magazine has named Lewisburg its Coolest Small Town.

 Budget Travel says that Lewisburg came in first in online voting, which closed Friday, for the designation. The town of nearly 3,500 people finished more than 11,000 votes ahead of Astoria, Ore. More than 437,000 total votes were cast for 20 towns across the nation.

Related: America's coolest small towns

The Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau and local officials led an effort to get out the vote, which they hope ultimately will translate into an infusion of visitors and dollars.

As the winner of the "Coolest Small Town" title, Lewisburg will be featured with Astoria and the other top vote-getters in Budget Travel's September issue.

The town's annual chocolate festival, its proximity to beautiful mountains, and its own Carnegie Hall were some of the highlights cited by Lewisburg's supporters.

"It's been really great to see how it brought everyone in the county together," bureau exective director Kara Dense told The Register-Herald. "Everyone says this is a great thing. There's a lot of West Virginia pride wrapped up in it."

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..Mayor John Manchester thanked Lewisburg supporters, and also noted that the Coolest Town designation is a victory for the state.

Clayton, N.Y.; Eureka Springs, Ark.; and LaPointe, Wis., respectively, rounded out the top five vote-getters.

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Thursday, August 11 2011

Position Description


Organization:        Greenbrier Historical Society / North House Museum

Position:               Staff Assistant

Updated:               7/28/11


Mission Statement:


Greenbrier Historical Society is dedicated to community enrichment through the education and preservation of the history and culture of the Greenbrier area.


Position Overview:


Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Greenbrier Historical Society’s North House Museum, provide assistance with the programs, activities and service offered by the museum and the society.


Primary Position Responsibilities:


  1. Perform all roles as needed to ensure continuing operations of the North House Museum, Shop and Archives.

a.  Conduct tours of the North House

b.  Staff the reception desk; greet visitors

c.  Answer phones

  1. Manage the North House Museum Shop.
    1. Conduct sales on the cash register
    2. Manage inventory list
    3. Stock/Restock shelves
    4. Purchase/Reorder merchandise
    5. Organize stock room
  2. Assist in the planning, development, and carrying out of group tours and special events.
  3. Develop and maintain good interpersonal relations with Museum members, staff, volunteers, vendors, and suppliers.


It is understood that the employment of the Staff Assistant shall be an employment-at-will: that my employment may be terminated at any time with or without cause, and that I may terminate my  employment at any time.










Minimum Requirements



·        A high school diploma


·        Retail experience is preferred.

    Technical Skills:

·        Excellent customer service skills

·        Excellent verbal communication skills to include effective public speaking

·        Computer literacy requirements:

 Application                                    Proficiency

           Word Processing                            Intermediate

           Spreadsheet                                  Advanced

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Infrequent lifiting up to 25 lbs.
  • Standing, walking and sitting for moderate amounts of time



Resumes can be sent to Bri Jackson at 301 West Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901 or emailed to



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