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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : December 5, 2005


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Sean Pettrey, Hawks Nest State Park (304) 658-5212


Hawks Nest State Park Dinner Theaters


   Enjoy a night of entertainment at Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted , West Virginia , as they present dinner theaters sure to delight guests of all ages. Cost for the dinner theater only is $38.66 per adult and $25.16 per child. Package price of $129.96 includes dinner for two, theater for two, overnight lodging and a 10 percent gift shop discount. Dining room opens at 6 p.m. , dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and performances will begin between 7:30 to 8 p.m. Seating will be four people to a table. Reservations for full packages will be honored first. For more information, call 1-800-CALL WVA or (304) 658-5212.

January 14

"Murder League"-Murder Mystery directed by Karen Vuranch
Batter up and play ball! But this is one ballgame where strikeouts can be deadly. Join us for an interactive and participatory murder mystery. We'll need your help to find the culprit on this women's league baseball team. You will be the detective as you sort through the clues and solve the murder.

January 28

Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller Frank Emerson
Accompanying himself on the guitar, Frank Emerson is a nationally known performer of Irish, Scottish, Canadian and American music, with a concentration on Irish. His performance is interspersed with jokes, toasts and stories, so the show is informative as well as entertaining.

February 11

"The People I Love, The Place I Live" Featuring Colleen Anderson & George Castelle
Join us for an engaging program of straight-from-the-heart, original songs and stories by singer/songwriter Colleen Anderson, accompanied by guitarist George Castelle. You'll hear love songs, songs about the mountains and a couple of songs guaranteed to make you giggle or maybe laugh out loud. With short stories and poems swirled into the mix, this performance will leave you feeling warm and maybe even inspired to put your own stories into song.

February 25

Jumpin' Tyme - Bluegrass Band
Jumpin' Tyme successfully combines the sounds of yesterday with the music of today. They describe their group, as 'bluegrass with a twist' but it is actually much more. Their music and comedy provide all ages with wholesome entertainment. You never know if the next song will be from the 50s, 60s, 70s or yesterday's hit. Jumpin' Tyme's music is a joyful blend of traditional and popular styles. Their repertoire includes original and traditional compositions and incorporates the music of popular artists like The Eagles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Merle Haggard, and Ronnie Milsap.  

March 11

The Missing Person Soup Kitchen Gospel Quartet
The members of Soup Kitchen are often amused when listeners describe them as "those people who sing with no music." They sometimes take the opportunity to gently point out that they make music with built-in instruments, their voices. They are a human string trio that might be compared to bass fiddle, cello and viola, except that the Soup Kitchen instruments tell stories, and the rhythm and percussion are made of words.

March 18

"Ostenaco" - Cherokee Leader port ray ed by Doug Wood
During the French and Indian War, Ostenaco was a leader of Cherokee warriors who assisted Virginia military leaders against northern tribes allied to the French. His leadership provided a much-needed Indian alliance for the British colonial settlements in much of present day West Virginia and beyond. His allegiance with such Virginia leaders contributed significantly to the expansion of English-speaking peoples into what is now West Virginia .

April 1

"Murder League"- Murder Mystery directed by Karen Vuranch
This is an encore presentation of an interactive and participatory murder mystery. We'll need your help to find the culprit on this women's league baseball team. You will be the detective as you sort through the clues and solve the murder.


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