BSA presents LOVE LETTERS Feb. 11–19

Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Online ticketing is not currently available. Admission is $15 for adults 18+, $10 for adults 60+, and $5 for ages 17 and under (with discretion advised). Call 419-484-2787 for reservations beginning Jan. 28. Now accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as Venmo.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years — where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war, Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics, and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually, she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them.

A unique and imaginative piece of theatre comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

Performances will be held in the Hirt Theater at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue, OH 44811.

Co-directed by and starring Cynthia J. Hineline, Fremont; and Bradley Rowe, Bellevue, LOVE LETTERS, by A.R. Gurney, is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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The cast of Children’s Theatre’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (YOUNG PERFORMERS’ EDITION)

Director Juliet Russell is pleased to announce the cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ (YOUNG PERFORMERS’ EDITION).

Please note, there will be a parent meeting and first read-through this Monday, Jan. 17 from 6–7:30 p.m. at BSA, 205 Maple St.

ZACHARY ADKINS — Winged Monkey/Munchkin
MIRANDA BAKER — Jitterbug/Munchkin/Ozian
NATALIEGHANN BAKER — Munchkin/Jitterbug/Ozian
BRYNN BELLAMY — Winged Monkeys/Munchkin/Jitterbug
CYLER BELLAMY — Lollipop #3 (Tough Kid)/Winged Monkey/Jitterbug
AMBER BISCHOFF — Aunt Em (Dorothy Understudy)
TAYAH BUMB — Winkie Guard/Munchkin
JESSICA CHAPPELL — City Father #2/Oz Townspeople (Aunt Em Understudy)
EMMA CHILDERS — Crows/Oz Woman/Munchkin/Optimistic Voices/Jitterbug (Scarecrow Understudy)
AARON CHRISTOPHEL — Apple Tree #3/Oz Townsperson
REAGAN CLARK — Miss Gulch (Wicked Witch Understudy)/Jitterbug/Ozian/Optimistic Voices
BRAXTON DAVID — Winkie Guard Leader/Munchkin (Uncle Henry Understudy)
REESE DENNINGS — Munchkin/Jitterbug/Ozian
AVA DUFFIELD — Professor Marvel/Oz
LIAM DUFFIELD — Winged Monkey/Munchkin
ABEL DUGGER — Winged Monkey/Munchkin/Crow
ANNABELLA ESPINOSA — Jitterbug/Ozian/Optimistic Voices
SAVANNAH FRANCIS — Apple Tree #1/Oz Townsperson/Jitterbug
KALEB FRANKS — Lollipop #1 (Tough Kid)/Nikko, Leader of the Winged Monkeys
KAMBRIE FRANKS — Munchkin/Ozian
KARLIE FRANKS — Tin Man/Hickory
ADDISON FROST — Apple Tree/Winkie Guard
AUBRIE GADDY — Munchkin/Ozian
MACKENZIE GADDY — Munchkin/Ozian/Winkie Guard
BLAINE GORE — Winged Monkey/Munchkin/Crow
LAIRD GORE — Winkie Guard/Munchkin
TARYN GORE — Lullaby Kid 1 (Tot)/Jitterbug
ALEXIS HAMONS — Winkie Guard/Munchkin
EMMA HARTMAN — City Father #1/Oz Townsperson
JOEL HENDERSON — Coroner/Jitterbug/Optimistic Voices
KHLOE HERMAN — Crow/Ozian/Munchkin/Optimistic Voices/Jitterbug (Tin Man Understudy)
JOHN HESCH — Rowboat Man #1/Munchkin/Oz Townsperson/Crow
BAYLIE JARRETT — Crow/Winkie Guard/Munchkin
RYLEIGH JORDAN — Crow/Oz Townsperson
JESSAMINE JUMP — Munchkin/Ozian/Winged Monkey
ALEX LOCHOTZKI — Jitterbugs/Ozian/Optimistic Voices
AVA LOCHOTZKI — Lullaby Kid 3 (Tot)/Oz Townsperson
AUDRIE MALTESE-GARCIA — Apple Tree #2/Oz Townsperson
CHASE MILLS — Winkie Guard/Munchkin/Ozian (Professor Oz Understudy)
NAVADIE MUNIZ — Winkie Guard/Munchkin
HONOR NATOLE — Winged Monkey/Munchkin
SUNDAY NATOLE — Lollipop #2 (Tough Kid)Munchkin/Jitterbug/Ozian
ADDISON PICKENS — Apple Tree/Winkie Guard
PENELOPE PIFER — Jitterbug/Munchkin
ASHLYNN REESE — Jitterbug/Munchkin
JORDYN ROBINSON — Barrister/Oz Townsperson (Glinda Understudy)
LONDYN ROBINSON — Lullaby Kid 2 (Tot)/Oz Townsperson
TAYLOR SCHLOSSER — Wicked Witch (Mrs. Gulch Understudy)
NATHAN SHANAMAN — Scarecrow/Hunk
SADIELINN SHUMWAY — Jitterbug/Munchkin/Ozian
IAN STRAUSBAUGH — Winkie Guard/Munchkin
JOCELYN TRITCH — Rowboat Man #2/Munchkin/Oz Townsperson
EVANGELINE VENTURA — Jitterbug/Munchkin
KYLIE WHITHER — Mayor/Oz Door Guard/Jitterbug/Optimistic Voices (Lion Understudy)
REESE WILLIS — Crows/Oz Townsperson/Jitterbug

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BSA show sponsors needed

You and your organization can capitalize on the volunteers, cast, and audiences that participate in our productions.

Sponsor a show!

Your sponsorship helps pay for production costs — scripts, music, royalties, sets, costumes, and props. In return, you and your organization will receive recognition in all advertising, including social media, posters, newspapers, and radio, if applicable

Check our schedule, pick a show, and contact us as soon as possible. The sooner we receive your sponsorship, the sooner your organization can gain recognition as a patron of the arts by local audiences.

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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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