SPAMALOT needs volunteers

Bellevue Society for the Arts’ next production, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is swiftly approaching, and is in need of volunteers to make it work.

Join us this Saturday, August 30 at 10 a.m. to work on the set. If you can pick up a hammer or hold a paint brush, you’ll fit right in. Just bring along your willingness to help and to meet some great people. Help us make our 20th season the best one yet!

Backstage crew, spotlight operators, light board operators, etc., are needed right now! Attend a rehearsal at the theatre at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue, Monday–Thursday anytime after 6 p.m.

As always, all of our volunteers receive free admission. To volunteer to usher, run concessions or to run the 50/50 raffle, go to http://www.volunteersignup.org/A8MP3, and enter your information.

Of course we need cast, crew, and all manner of hands for our shows:

• Actors
• Actresses
• Singers
• Dancers
• Musicians
• Artists
• Painters
• Backstage Technicians
• Lights
• Sound
• Set Construction
• Makeup and Hair
• Costumes
• Advertising and Marketing
• Fundraising
• Ushering
• Concessions, etc.

No matter what your talent, we need you!

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please contact BSA Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Miller at 419-971-4BSA (4272), or email membership.bsa@gmail.com.

Production dates for Monty Python’s SPAMALOT are Fridays and Saturdays, September 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Please take this opportunity to support your local theatre.

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SPAMALOT opens 2014–15 season

Bellevue Society for the Arts presents their 2014–15 season opener, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, Fridays and Saturdays, September 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hirt Theatre at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. SPAMALOT is sponsored by Mike, Donna, Sandy and Matt Allen.

Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapt the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits and other Python touches. SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, adding swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit.

The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

The cast includes Brad Rowe, Bellevue, as King Arthur; Ryan Harris, Huron, as Sir Robin; Edward Kennedy, Clyde, as Sir Lancelot; Matthew Bohne, Norwalk, as Patsy; Benjamin Archer, Clyde, as Sir Galahad; Luke A. Siegel-Schaefer, Bellevue, as Sir Bedevere; and Laura Horn, Bellevue, as the Lady of the Lake.

Ensemble members include Nick Bock, Bellevue; Sarah Christophel, Norwalk; Lila Conley, Tiffin; Jeremy Conner, Clyde; Jacqueline DeFriece, Vickery; Paisley DeFriece, Vickery; Nancy Derby, Bloomville; Felicia Girdner, Clyde; Brian Reinhart, Bellevue; Keith Robinson, Bellevue; Mary Schiwitz, North Fairfield (who also serves as Assistant Director); Sarah Stamm, Clyde; Scott Strecker, Huron; Deb Swartz, Bellevue; Sean Welch, Norwalk; and Roy J. Wilson, Bellevue.

Book and lyrics by Eric Idle. Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

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Tickets are $15 and $12. Call 419-484-ARTS (2787) beginning Friday, September 5.

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SPAMALOT is directed by Phillip W. Johnson, Sandusky. Martha Siegel, Bellevue, serves as Producer. It is produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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2014–15: Our 20th Season!

Bellevue Society for the Arts proudly announces the 2014–15 theatre season. We’re celebrating 20 years of bringing live theatre to our local communities!

SpamalotLogo-condensed1Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Musical Comedy
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Auditions: July 14 & 15, 2014
Production: September 19–21, 26 & 27, 2014
Directed by Phillip W. Johnson
Sponsored by Mike, Donna, Sandy & Matt Allen
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and received 14 Tony Award nominations. Produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

4ticketslogoFOUR TICKETS TO CHRISTMAS Musical
Music by Mark Hayes
Book and Lyrics by Deborah Craig-Claar
Auditions: September 29 & 30, 2014
Production: November 14–16, 21 & 22, 2014
Directed by Lori Damschroder
Sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital

This landmark dramatic musical grows out of a captivating story set in 1905. When a touring musical family finds no place to go for Christmas, they return to their grandparents’ farm in northern Ohio. There they are forced to deal with longstanding conflicts. In the process they learn the importance of following fate’s unique direction for their lives. New songs and familiar carols are woven together with a turn-of-the-century flavor appropriate for the era. Produced by special arrangement with Lillenas Music.

rabbitholelogoRABBIT HOLE Drama
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Auditions: December 1 & 2, 2014
Production: January 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2015
Directed by Nancy Steyer
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

drdolittlelogoChildren’s Theatre presents DR. DOLITTLE JR. Musical
Book by Leslie Bricusse
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and The Twentieth Century Fox film
Auditions: February 23 & 24, 2015
Production: April 24–26, 2015
Directed by Jodie Fleming-Arnold and Heather Walters
Sponsored by Bellevue Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs
The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky but kind doctor who can talk to animals, taking a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-in-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail — the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

rentlogoRENT Rock Operetta
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Auditions: March 16 & 17, 2015
Production: May 15–17, 22 & 23, 2015
Directed by Angela Bickhart-Sommers
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s LA BOHÈME, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

allshookuplogoTeen Theatre presents ALL SHOOK UP Musical
Book by Joe DiPietro
Auditions: May 11 & 12, 2015
Production: July 10–12, 2015
Directed by Jennifer Miller
Sponsored by Mel & Jeanie Miller & Family
It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Reservations may be made by calling 419-484-ARTS (2787) beginning two weeks prior to the event. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees (musicals, Children’s and Teen Theatre only) begin at 2:30 p.m., unless otherwise specified.

All titles pending availability, licensing, rights, royalties, etc. Dates, times, and titles are subject to change.

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Make a tax-deductible donation to BSA

Bellevue Society for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization requiring philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization run 100% by volunteers who freely give their time and efforts to bring you quality entertainment. Consider making a tax-deductible donation. If you don’t support the arts in your community, who will?

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