Cabell County has always had a rich history of arts and entertainment. One of the main theatrical attractions in our area is The Keith-Albee Theatre in downtown Huntington. The Keith Albee opened to the public in May of 1928 with vocalist Rae Samuels, several vaudeville acts, and a screening of “Good Morning Judge” with Reginald Denny. Opening day admission was 50 cents per person, and all 3000 original seats were filled.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Keith-Albee featured a recreation of a vaudeville show starring famed singer Rudy Vallee. In December 2006, the Keith Albee was host to the world premier of the Warner Brothers motion picture We Are Marshall, which brought Hollywood to Huntington!
In 1939 the Theatre became home to The Marshall Artists Series, which continues to bring a wide variety of entertainment to Huntington at the Keith-Albee including film festivals, Broadway shows, orchestras, musical guests, and comedians. Most recently, acts like Cee Lo Green, Jungle Jack Hanna, Elvis Costello, Michael McDonald and Glenn Campbell have graced the historical stage. For information about what amazing performances are coming soon, visit The Marshall Artist Series website at http://www.marshall.edu/muartser/index.asp. The wide variety of events are sure to have something exciting for the whole family!