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FRACK!! Music. Comedy. Methane | 11/21/2019

November 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FRACK!! The Mountain Music Comedy Spectacular 2019

FRACK!! Music. Comedy. Methane | 11/21/2019

It’s back!! The musical that started it all! Written, directed, and performed by 100% WV artists, Frack!! is the show that took the area by storm in 2017, and left many wishing they hadn’t missed it’s world premiere.

Well, Frack is back and better than ever ONE LAST TIME! Don’t let this opportunity to laugh, cry, sing, and get to the bottom of a pretty serious smell pass you by.

What Is FRACK!!?

Set in the Raleigh County area, the story revolves around a family who has recently fallen on hard times and has been presented with the opportunity for a gas company to drill on their land.  The cast, crew, musicians, writers, and directors are all from right here in West Virginia, making this one of the only contemporary musical theatre productions being performed in the area.

Directed again by local legend Robby Moore (Beckley Art Center, Treehouse Arts Ensemble), and musical director Jon Hawkins, the musical features 8 original songs written by Beckley native, Jeremy Scarborough and originally arranged by Kid In The Background with Long Point String Band.

The Story

Things are tough all over for Jim Cunningham. A coal truck driver who recently lost his job and his marriage, Jim isn’t exactly adapting well to life as a stay at home single parent. With two kids, a twenty-something daughter which can best be described as lazy, and a son with an ever-evolving identity crisis, Jim is clearly in over his head. In addition to family’s issues, Jim’s bills are piling up and his chances at employment are getting fewer by the day. Luckily, as Jim is about to hit his breaking point, he is met by a peculiar visitor from the Grendel Gas Corporation with an interesting offer; all of his money problems can go away on one, simple stipulation… only they can decide where on his property to install the gas fracturing well. With only a minimal amount of time to make a decision, Jim is forced to ask the hard question, how far will he go to provide for his family?

The Music

This is JC Lacek’s second work for the stage, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint! This lighthearted play features 8 original songs, written by Beckley native Jeremiah Scarborough, and arranged for the first run of cast recordings by some of the region’s top musical talent, including members of Long Point String Band, The Kind Thieves, Leeroy Greene and the Meanies and MORE!

Directed by local legend Robby Moore (Beckley Art Center, Treehouse Arts Ensemble), and Musical Director Jon Hawkins – this knee-slappingly hilarious musical features 8 original songs written by Beckley native, Jeremy Scarborough.  You won’t believe your ears!


November 21, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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WV Collective
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The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre
403 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801 United States
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(304) 763-7059
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