Guild presents A Night of Dancing with the Stars

PARKERSBURG – The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will hold its second annual “A Night of Dancing with the Stars” on March 8 at the Parkersburg Art Center at Eighth and Market streets.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Admission is $25 for singles and $40 for couples. The event will feature an open dance floor, exhibition dancing and live music by The Onion Brothers Band. Tickets are available online at and will be available at the door.

Guild spokesman Robin White said the Guild thrives because of the support of the community.

‘”A Night of Dancing With the Stars’ is an opportunity to utilize the talents of some of our community members to help raise money for the Guild,” he said. “Area ‘celebrities’ from the community have graciously agreed to help us do this while having a little fun in the process. We have paired up our celebrities with some of the area’s best dancers and choreographers (many of whom are already celebrities in their own right) to perform exciting routines that will bring the crowd to their feet,” he said.

Patrons may donate to their favorite celebrities on the night of the event and the final champions will be crowned through a combined total of their donations and their judge’s scores, he said.

A “People’s Choice” award and “Judge’s Choice” award will also be awarded during the event.

This year’s celebrities and partners include:

* Dr. Robert Akers (celebrity) and Kristin Mitchem (partner)

* Sharon Callow (celebrity) and Michael Ream (partner)

* Sharon Kesselring (celebrity) and Bryan Ream (partner)

* Mark Lanyon (celebrity) and Heather Allen (partner)

* Lisa Starcher-Collins (celebrity) and Dr. Bob Heflin (partner)

* Todd Stubbe (celebrity) and Morgan Smith (partner)

* David Wells (celebrity) and Michelle Lynch-Bowling (partner)

More information about each celebrity and partner is available online at People can also vote by donation for their favorite celebrity or partner at the same website.

All proceeds will go to benefit the continued efforts of the Actors Guild of Parkersburg as it strives to bring quality, live theatrical entertainment to the community, White said.