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Golden Horseshoe — the Musical

West Virginia supported me when I won the gold medal. Show your pride in our great state by supporting Golden Horseshoe, the musical.... P.S. They mention ME in the show too!

Mary Lou Retton
gold medalist, 1984 Olympics

School Performances


Metropolitan Theatre

  • Thu, Sep 17, 9:30a
  • Fri, Sep 18, 9:30a
  • Fri, Sep 18, 12p


Smoot Theatre

  • Mon, Sep 21, 9:30a
  • Tue, Sep 22, 9:30a
  • Tue, Sep 22, 12:30p


Strand Theatre

  • Thu, Sep 24, 9:30a
  • Thu, Sep 24, 12p
  • Fri, Sep 25, 9:30a


Landes Arts Center

  • Mon, Sep 28, 9:30a
  • Tue, Sep 29, 9:30a
  • Tue, Sep 29, 12p


WV State University

  • Thu, Oct 1, 9:30a
  • Thu, Oct 1, 12p
  • Fri, Oct 2, 9:30a
  • Fri, Oct 2, 12p

Tour Dates! Public Performances!

Golden Horseshoe, a musical celebrating West Virginia history and heritage, will present public performances in 4 venues statewide. The First Annual Statewide Tour (FAST) plays at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown September 17 - 19 (7:30p / 7:30p / 2p). The next stop is the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg for a 7:30p show on Monday, September 21. Then Golden Horseshoe will appear at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville on Friday, September 25 at 7:30p. The final public performance for the Golden Horseshoe FAST will be Monday, September 28 at 7:30p at the Landes Arts Center in Petersburg. Buy your tickets today!

Celebrate West Virginia!

Golden Horseshoe is a musical that celebrates West Virginia. It's about a father helping his son study for the Golden Horseshoe test while coping with the recent death of his own father. The story unfolds in historical (and musical!) scenes in his son's imagination, as we meet John Brown, Stonewall Jackson, and many more. The show is educational and historical, funny and touching, entertaining and uplifting.

Golden Horseshoe is performed with full sets and costumes, delightful and engaging for school and public audiences alike. The short trailer, as well as the images below, offer a glimpse of the October 2013 production.