Say “Yes” to Teen Theatre’s THE WEDDING SINGER July 12–20

The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. THE WEDDING SINGER takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

Rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Performances are Fri. and Sat., July 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., July 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults 18+, $10 adults 60+, and $5 under 18, and go on sale June 28.

The cast includes Josh Higgins as Robbie Hart, Justin Nye as Sammy, Micah Duncan as George, Sapphire Hackathorn as Julia Sullivan, Gabi Chapman as Holly, Adam Shanaman as Glen Guglia, Madison Cutshall as Rosie, Mallory Stiles as Linda, Gabby Russell as Angie, Sarah Jordan as Bum/Wait Staff, Tyler Schlosser as David/Donny/Loser/Ricky, Sebastian Peter Reid as Priest/Waiter/Shane/Impersonator, Gage Hill as Mookie/Loser/Impersonator, Ariana Santos as Crystal/Impersonator, Michaela Broadbent as Tiffany, Jack Zamora as Waiter/Father of the Bride/Impersonator, Camden Riggs as Donatella/Impersonator, Fiona Shella as Loser, Dakota Zerman as Loser, Halle Elder as Clerk, Tia Wightman as Glen’s Secretary/Impersonator, Vanessa Shanaman as Junior Secretary/Impersonator, and Kaileigh Coopshaw as Agent.

THE WEDDING SINGER features music by Matthew Sklar, book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. It is based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy. It is directed by Leslie Ann Childers. Trevor Schaffer serves as Assistant Director. Music Direction is by Brian Bryant Jr. Choreography is by Caroline Guy.

THE WEDDING SINGER is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Teen Theatre is open to all teens, ages 13–19, in any school system.

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The cast of Children’s Theatre’s THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR.

Director Juliet Russell announces the cast of THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR.

Stanley — Karlie Franks
Arthur — Ellis Wylykanowitz
Mr. Lambchop — Nathan Shanaman
Mrs. Lambchop — Reese Smith
Caleb/Cayla — Leah Kacher
Jackson/Jackie — Gracelyn Tuttamore
Jacob — Wyatt Shumway
Cousin Sophie — Sage Middleswarth
Slumber Party Kids — Bella Espinosa, Baylie Jarrett, Teddy Colvin, AhnaLeigh Lerch, Kaleb Franks
Bulletin Board — Khole Herman
Mrs. Cartero — Taylor Schlosser
Doctor Dan — John Hesch
Nurse Betty — Remi Middleswarth
King of the Cool Kids — Ava Duffield
Cool Kid 2 — Emma Childers
Cool Kid 3 — Kaleb Franks
Cool Kid — Acelin Pore
Cool Kid — Baylie Jarrett
Cool Kid Jax Covert
Bird 1 — Emma Childers
Bird 2 — Emma Hartman
Bird 3 — Gracelyn Tuttamore
Bird — HadLeigh Lerch
Bird — Leah Kacher
Hollywood Agent — Addison Riehl
Hollywood Assistant 1 — Reese Willis
Hollywood Assistant 2 — Abigail Espinosa
Samantha — Madison Cassell
O. Jay D’art — John Hesch
Mona Lisa — Sage Middleswarth
Napoleon — Aaron Christophel
Sneak Thief — Cyler Bellamy
Herb/Heather Wavecrest — Jocelyn Tritch
Kiki — Gracie Missler
Bikini Wahini — Khole Herman
Assistant Director — Leah Kacher
Go Go Dancers — Emma Childers, Baylie Jarrett, Emma Hartman, Gracelyn Tuttamore , Bella Espinosa, Remi Middleswarth , AhnaLeigh Lerch, Reese Willis
Camera Persons — Ava Duffield, John Hesch
Sound Persons — Addison Riehl, Madison Cassell
Assistant to Director — HadLeigh Lerch\
Surfers — Acelin Pore , Wyatt Shumway, Cyler Bellamy, Kaleb Franks, Jax Covert, Teddy Colvin, Aaron Christophel

BSA’s Children’s Theatre is open to all children, ages 7–12, in any school system.

Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks.

The beloved children’s book written by Jeff Brown is a literary and pop culture phenomenon, delighting readers all around the world. And now, everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero has a new life in THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR. Filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR. is a perfect show to introduce young performers to the magic of live theatre.

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday 10-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate exchange student — scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.

Stanley’s journey takes him all across the globe, to many interesting locales, filled with lots of colorful characters, which make for great casting opportunities.

Directed by Juliet Russell, performances are Fri. and Sat., Aug. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple Street.

Tickets are $15 adults 18+, $10 adults 60+, and $5 under 18. Tickets go on sale Aug. 2.

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2018–19: Our 24th Season!

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Bellevue Society for the Arts proudly announces the 2018–19 theatre and Holiday Innkeeper Cabaret season. BSA is celebrating 24 years of bringing live theatre and events to the community.

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

FORUM

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Season Premiere)
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the plays of Plautus
Directed by Laura Horn
Sponsored by Mel & Jeanie Miller & Family
Open Auditions: July 9 & 10, 2018
Performances: September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16, 2018
Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical has “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” (Cast: 8m, 2f, ensemble) Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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Special Halloween Event! EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL returns for 2018!
Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, George Reinblatt
Directed by Lori & Steve Damschroder
Sponsored by Spookhouse Ventures, LLC
Performances: October 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2018
Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL tells the tale of five college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. And although it may sound like a horror, it’s not! The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit. EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, ‘camp’ takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like, “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.” Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Inc.

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MAKING GOD LAUGH
by Sean Grennan
Open Auditions: October 1 & 2, 2018
Performances: November 30, December 1, 2, 7 & 8, 2018
MAKING GOD LAUGH is a family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each 10 years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the newly-launched kids — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty nest parents contend with their own changes too, as old family rituals and dubious recipes are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. Over the course of 30 years’ worth of celebrations — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter — we see how, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” (Cast: 3m, 2f) Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

The Holiday Innkeeeper Cabaret Troupe open their 2018–19 season with “No Place Like BSA For the Holidays!” December 21 at 7 p.m.

We’ll be celebrating the New Year January 11 at 7 p.m. with some of the Innkeepers’ favorite Broadway standards.

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LITTLE WOMEN
by Peter Clapham, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Cheryl Hansen Showalter
Sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital
Open Auditions: November 13 & 15, 2018
Performances: January 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 2019
This production follows the timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters and the beginning of their journey into womanhood. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. (Cast: 5m, 7f) Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day February 15 with The Holiday Innkeepers and a “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” at 7 p.m.

Tween Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Directed by Cheryl Hansen Showalter
Sponsored by Cornerstone Counseling
Open Auditions: January 2 & 3, 2019
Performances: March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10, 2019
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. BSA’s Tween Theatre is open to all children, ages 10–15, in any school system. Must be 10 years-of-age by January 2, 2019, and no older than 15 years-of-age by March 10, 2019. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Get “In the Mood” with the Innkeepers as they perform numbers from the Big Band/Swing era, March 15 at 7 p.m.

The Holiday Innkeepers sing a bit of everything for the “As Heard On TV” April 12 at 7 p.m. Expect songs from films, and TV jingles and theme songs, as well as some surprises.

THE FANTASTICKS
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Steve Koenig
Performances: May 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11, 2019
THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

“Mom & Pop Doo-Wop Too” returns May 17 at 7 p.m.

The 2019 Young Performer Cabaret takes place June 14 at 7 p.m.

The Holiday Innkeepers celebrate America’s Independence “From Sea to Shining Sea,” July 5 at 7 p.m., their season finale.

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Teen Theatre presents THE WEDDING SINGER
Music by Matthew Sklar
Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy
Directed by Leslie Childers
Open Auditions: May 6 & 7, 2019
Performances: July 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20, 2019
It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Teen Theatre is open all teens, ages 13–19, in any school system. Must be 13 years-of-age by May 6, 2019, and no older than 19 years-of-age by July 20, 2019. (Cast: 4m, 4f, ensemble) Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Children’s Theatre presents THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR. (Season Finale)
Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald and Jonathan K. Waller
Music by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller, David Weinstein, and Stephen Gabriel
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book, Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Directed by Juliet Russell
Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Bellevue
Open Auditions: June 10 & 11, 2019
Performances: August 16, 17 & 18, 2019
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday 10-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate exchange student — scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more. Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre is open to all children, ages 7–12, in any school system. Must be 7 years-of-age by June 10, 2019, and no older than 12 years-of-age by August 18, 2019. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Reservations for theatre performances may be made by calling 419-484-2787 beginning two weeks prior to opening night. New ticket prices for the 2018–19 season will be $15 for adults 18+ and $10 for adults 60+/children/students through grade 12. Reservations are required for cabaret performances and may be made beginning the day after the previous cabaret. Seating is limited. Cabarets are $25, paid at the door, and include dinner and the performance. Cabarets begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening theatre performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinee theatre performances will begin at 2 p.m. for the 2018–19 season.

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The 2019–20 Holiday Innkeeper Cabaret Season!

It’s the Holiday Innkeepers’ sixth season! Enjoy dinner and a show for the still amazingly-low price of $20! Showtimes are 7 p.m.

BSA’s original production of BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS will serve as the unofficial start of the Holiday Innkeepers’ 2019–20 Cabaret Season Friday, Dec. 13. Join us for dinner (limited seating) at 7 p.m., then move into The Hirt Theater for the performance. Catch the show-only Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Admission for the show-only is $15 for adults 18+, $10 for adults 60+, and $5 for everyone under 18.

Friday, Jan. 10’s “Lullabies of Broadway” officially kicks off the Innkeepers’ Cabaret season. Enjoy some of the Innkeepers’ Broadway favorites.

Be our Valentine Friday, Feb. 14 as the Innkeepers present “Love is Love.”

It’s the Return of St. Patrick — without the snakes — Friday, March 13. Join the Innkeepers for Irish standards, a delicious meal, and maybe some green beverages if you’re lucky.

The Innkeepers get into the “Spring Swing” of things April 17.

The 2020 Young Performer Cabaret takes place May 15.

“Mom & Pop Doo-Wop III” sh-booms its way to you June 12.

Finish out the 2019–20 Holiday Innkeeper Cabaret season with “A Singin’ Salute” to America on July 3.

Cabaret performances are by reservation only and are limited to 100 in attendance. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 419-484-2787.

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Sponsor our 2019–20 season!

Want to sponsor a show for our upcoming 2019–20 season?

Your sponsorship helps pay for production costs — scripts, music, royalties, sets, costumes, and props. In return, you and/or your organization will receive recognition…
• in all advertising, including posters/flyers, news releases, and radio, if applicable
• on our website and all of our social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
• in our Playbill with a full-page ad

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!

Call 419-484-2787, Direct Message Bellevue Society for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or email bellevuearts@inbox.com.

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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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