Announcing “The Ghostlight Series: Holiday Edition” at the RGPAC



Clarksburg, WV – The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is excited to present The Ghostlight Series: Holiday Edition—a virtual mini-concert series that will take place in December of 2020. The series is a collaboration between local arts organizations and local artists meant to spread holiday cheer and hope for the new year in a safe and socially-distanced manner. Patrons will be able to view the series through the RGPAC Facebook page or on the RGPAC YouTube Channel.


The series will be broadcast every Friday in December at 7:00pm plus a bonus concert on Christmas Eve at 7:00pm. Led by Master of Ceremonies, David Cotton-Zinn, who was the Artistic Director of Robinson Grand Community Theatre’s production of Annie last December, each mini-concert will feature a local artist performing on the historic Robinson Grand stage with the theatre’s ghostlight ever-present. It is a nod to the theatre tradition of the ghostlight.



“The ghostlight is simply a light that is always present on the stage when it is not in use. There are many practical reasons why having a light on stage in a pitch black, empty theatre is a good idea, but truly it’s become such a symbol of hope for theatres all over the world during this unprecedented time,” explains Sales & Marketing Manager, Emily Moore. “Having these local artists performing virtually on our stage with the ghostlight still burning is meant to show that we are still striving to bring the arts to life for our community in the safest way that we can.”


The Ghostlight Series: Holiday Edition Schedule

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:00pm

Featuring Joshua Stubbs on vocals/piano

Talk-back session with the artist


Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:00pm

Featuring Valerie Guido Bailey dancing with Joshua Stubbs on piano

Talk-back session with the artist


Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:00pm

Featuring Sarah Nale on vocals with Joshua Stubbs on piano

Talk-back session with the artist


Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

Featuring Sarah Nale & Joshua Stubbs on vocals

Interviews with the Robinson Grand Team


Friday, December 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

Featuring Nat Frederick on vocals/guitar

Talk-back session with the artist


The idea for The Ghostlight Series came about after a discussion between Robinson Grand staff and founding producer and artistic director of the Vintage Theatre Company, Jason Young. It sparked a collaboration between the two arts organizations and the concept for the five-part series was born. Sourcing local artists to perform in the series wasn’t an issue in the least as so many performers from North Central West Virginia had already been reaching out to help the theatre in any way they could.



Two of the artists, Joshua Stubbs and Sarah Nale are voice instructors for The Vintage Theatre Company and founding members of Montani Cantanti, VTC’s Opera Troupe. Each of the instructors offered to perform at no cost to help the theatre sustain during this time. Patrons will have the opportunity to watch the virtual mini-concerts for free, but the theatre is asking for donations via a PayPal link or via the theatre’s website.


“Just as the ghostlight stays lit surrounded by the darkened theater, the arts are still burning bright in the hearts of so many just waiting for the time when live performances can resurge and fulfil that need that so many of us so desperately require. The arts are not lost—merely waiting for the time when they can be celebrated again,” says Joshua Stubbs, contributing artist.



Additionally, the show features Clarksburg-native Valerie Guido Bailey as she dances on stage to the piano as played by Joshua Stubbs. Valerie is the founder and artistic director of Tinkered Dance which she established in New York City and brought back home with her to continue her craft as a movement storyteller. The first stage she ever performed on as a child was the Robinson Grand’s stage, and now she is able to see herself come full circle as she comes back to perform on it once again.


“As an artist, there’s not much more I can ask for than to collaborate with another artist, together sharing our work on a beautiful stage that holds great personal meaning. But this series is one that is created to give all of us what we need right now: moments of hope, joy, and community. It truly allows our hearts to be light this holiday season,” explains Valerie Guido Bailey.


Community members are invited to share in the holiday merriment provided by The Ghostlight Series through sharing the virtual concerts via Facebook or YouTube with their friends, family, and loved ones. Let us all be merry and bright and hopeful for the new year.



For the most up-to-date information on all things Robinson Grand, please visit tickets.therobinsongrand.com or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RobinsonGrand.


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