Tom Roberts' Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show at Towgnate Theatre June 16
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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

june, 2018

sat16jun8:00 pm10:00 pmTom Roberts' Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

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Stride piano player Tom Roberts, joined by Mary Beth Malek on clarinet, brings his celebrated Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show to Towgnate Theatre 8pm Saturday, June 16.

Discover silent films really aren’t silent and the importance of music in the films of Charlie Chaplin. Tom Roberts’ Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show is a showcase of scores for films Chaplin did not originally compose himself. In the spirt of Chaplin and his incredible legacy, Tom’s arrangements juxtapose the most elegant music against the most outrageous slapstick, creating an unmatched, magical experience. See more here.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or by calling 304-242-7700.

More about Tom Roberts:

An internationally regarded proponent of early jazz piano, Jazz Beat Magazine described Roberts as “without question one of the finest pianists today.”

Roberts has arranged and performed music for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Martin Scorcese’s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, as well as multiple appearances at the prestigious Jazz in July with Dick Hyman at New York’s 92nd St. Y. He has also performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Kiellor, and was pianist and musical director for Leon Redbone.

Originally commissioned in 2012 by The Pittsburgh Symphony to compose original scores to two of Chaplin’s Mutual Films: The Rink and One A.M., Roberts has composed new scores for two more of Chaplin’s films: The Pawn Shop (1916); and the film in which Chaplin introduced his iconic little tramp; Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914).

Roberts now shares his music by touring the Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show, delighting audiences with music to accompany amazing Silent Era films that still speak to us today.


(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700