“I Love Mom & Dad” Cabaret June 3

13235163_10154053025016675_4926951699626309597_oBellevue Society for the Arts’ next Holiday Innkeepers Cabaret will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3.

In the style of Irving Berlin’s 1942 film, “Holiday Inn,” starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, where every holiday prompted a celebration, Bellevue Society for the Arts is proud to announce June 3’s “I Love Mom & Dad” Cabaret at 7 p.m. The event features an array of funny, romantic, and traditional Mother’s- and Father’s Day-themed songs, performed by some new and familiar BSA personalities.

Each event will be accompanied by a meal or an appetizer and dessert bar. The June 3 menu will consist of pulled pork sandwiches, a baked potato bar, relish plate, and angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream.

Cabaret performances are by reservation only and are limited to 100 in attendance. Tickets are $20 each. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 419-484-2787.

“I Love Mom & Dad” Cabaret is emceed by Jimy Foreman, Whites Landing. Clyde High School band director Jacob Donofrio provides piano accompaniment.

Performances may also feature surprise guests!

Bellevue Society for the Arts is located at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.

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2016 Summer Blast Dance Camps

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The cast of Teen Theatre’s LUCKY STIFF

Teen Theatre director Jennifer Miller is happy to announce the cast of LUCKY STIFF:

Harry — Trevor Schaffer

Annabel — Kalean Vogt

Rita — Mia Kardotzke

Vinnie — Jacob Ellis

Landlady — Jillian Bradley

Spinster — Amber Earheart

Lorry Driver — Jared Bradley

Punk — Evan Zaleski

Commuters — Arianna Consolo, Autumn Rush, Nina Navarrete, Megan Coan, Olivia Strausbaugh, Kirsten Talley

Luigi/Arab/Tony — Winston Schaffer

Southern Lady #1 — Madison Cutshall

Southern Lady #2 — Gabby Chapman

Prosperous Man — Jared Bradley

Dominique — Kalee Hemby

Emcee — Evan Zaleski

Solicitor — Adam Shanaman

Maid — Kirsten Talley

Bellhop — Megan Coan

Nun — Autumn Rush

Texan — Jared Bradley

Dead Uncle Anthony — Kade Kardotzke

Leper — Ariana Santos

Dapper Gambler — Adam Shanaman

French Waiter — Olivia Strausbaugh

Croupier — Paisley M. DeFriece

Casino Onlookers — Nina Navarette, Kaileigh Croopshaw, Ariana Santos, Kirsten Talley

Club Goers — Danielle Consolo, Autumn Rush, Megan Coan, Paisley M. DeFriece

Congratulations to all!

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2016–17: Our 22nd season!

Bellevue Society for the Arts proudly announces the 2016–17 season. BSA is celebrating 22 years of bringing live theatre and events to the community!

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Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
Auditions: August 22 & 23, 2016
Performances: October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23, 2016
Directed by Jimy Foreman
Sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital
Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence, signed 240 years ago! This seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. 1776 is a funny, insightful, and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book. (Cast: 11m, 2f, large male ensemble) Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

The Holiday Innkeepers open the 2016–17 cabaret season with December 9’s “Naughty or Nice? A Christmas Cabaret.” The 2016–17 season marks The Holiday Innkeepers’ third year!

BSA’s FIRST CHRISTMAS MADRIGAL FEAST
Auditions: November 7 & 8, 2016
Performances: December 16 & 17, 2016
Directed by Jimy Foreman & Jeff Skaggs
A new holiday tradition! More information to come.

“New Year Cheer” New Year’s Eve Cabaret will be held Saturday, December 31.

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By Neil Simon
Auditions: December 12 & 13, 2016
Performances: January 27, 28, February 3 & 4, 2017
Directed by David Riegel
At the large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. (Cast: 5m, 5f) Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 10 with our “Love Me TENder” Cabaret.

It will be a “Great Day to be Irish” on Friday, March 17, 2017, at our St. Patrick’s Day Cabaret.

ComingSoonTween Theatre TO BE ANNOUNCED
Auditions: January 29 & 30, 2017
Performances: March 24, 25, 26, April 1 & 2, 2017
Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Tween Theatre is open to all children ages 10–15 in any school system.

“Spring to Life” at The Holiday Innkeepers’ Spring-themed cabaret on Friday, April 7.

It will be “A Very Mother’s Day Cabaret” on Friday, May 5.

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Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Auditions: March 13 & 14, 2017
Performances: May 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20, 2017
Directed by Monica Siesel
Sponsored by Mel and Jeanie Miller and Family
From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern musical genre, and the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends — “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” — explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually-single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. (Cast: 6m, 8f) Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

School’s out for summer! Check out the “School’s Out Youth Cabaret” on Friday, June 2, featuring performers aged 7–20.

Celebrate Father’s Day with “Dear Old Dad Cabaret” on Friday, June 16.

The Holiday Innkeepers’ 2016–17 cabaret season comes to a close with July 7’s “Star Spangled Cabaret.”

000332_squareTeen Theatre presents LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
Book by Heather Hach
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Auditions: May 8 & 9, 2017
Performances: July 14, 15, 16, 21 & 22, 2017
Directed by Jen Miller
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! (Cast: 3m, 4f, ensemble) Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Teen Theatre is open to teens ages 13–19 in any school system. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

ComingSoonChildren’s Theatre TO BE ANNOUNCED
Auditions: June 19 & 20, 2017
Performances: August 11, 12 & 13, 2017
Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre is open to all children ages 7–12 in any school system.

Reservations for theatre performances may be made by calling 419-484-2787 beginning two weeks prior to the event. Reservations for cabaret performances may be made beginning the day after the previous cabaret. Cabaret performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening theatre performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and matinee theatre performances begin at 2:30 p.m., unless otherwise specified.

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Our 2015–16 season!

Bellevue Society for the Arts proudly announces the 2015–16 season. BSA is celebrating 21 years of bringing live theatre and events to the community!

AnnieGetYourGunClassic_Logo_ColorIrving Berlin’s ANNIE GET YOUR GUN will open the season on Friday, September 18. Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades the novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head-over-heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way but is pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Broadway veteran Jimy Foreman, Whites Landing, directs the classic musical. Marianne Webb, Bellevue, serves as Music Director. Marty Siegel, Bellevue, will assist the director. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, September 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is produced by special arrangement with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. It is sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital.

BSA’s very successful “Holiday Inn” cabaret events continue in 2015, beginning with Halloween’s “All Hallow’s Eve Eve” Cabaret on Friday, October 30.

Last-5-yearsJason Robert Brown’s intimate musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, opens Friday, November 6. THE LAST FIVE YEARS is an emotionally powerful musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story in reverse while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. Ohio Community Theatre Association award-winner Monica Siesel, Sandusky, directs the one-act musical, which will run November 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, September 21 and 22. THE LAST FIVE YEARS is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). It is sponsored by Janet Scagnetti and Bill & Scherl Koch & Family.

Kick off the Christmas Season with the “Happy Holiday” Cabaret on Saturday, December 12.

The New Year’s Eve Cabaret, “Celebrate 2016,” will be held Thursday, December 31.

Valentine’s Day Weekend 2016 begins with “Silly Love Songs” Cabaret on Friday, February 12.

The St. Patrick’s Day-themed Cabaret will be Friday, March 18, the “Day After St. Patrick’s Day.”

ppjrBSA’s inaugural Tween Theatre production will be DISNEY’S PETER PAN JR., Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, with special additional matinee-only performances Sunday, March 13, and Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. Auditions will be Sunday and Monday, January 3 and 4. Clyde resident Jodie Fleming-Arnold directs BSA’s Tween Theatre program, which is open to all children in any school system, ages 10–15. It is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). It is sponsored by Bellevue Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Service Clubs.

“A Spring Fling” Cabaret will be Friday, April 15.

Our first-ever Young Performers Cabaret, featuring singers ages 7–19, will be held Friday, May 6.

imageLori Damschroder of Woodville directs CLUE: THE MUSICALMay 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21. The internationally-popular Parker Brothers board game is now a fun-filled musical which brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. The audience helps deduce the solution from clues given throughout the show. Audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist awaits. Featuring a book by Peter DePietro, music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci; and lyrics by Tom Chiodo. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, March 21 and 22. CLUE: THE MUSICAL is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. It is sponsored by Mel and Jeanie Miller and Family.

Celebrate Mom and Dad with a combined Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Cabaret on Friday, June 3.

The Fourth of July is on a Monday in 2016. Celebrate a few days early with the Independence Day-themed Cabaret on Friday, July 1, our Cabaret Season Finale!

Lucky-StiffBSA’s Teen Theatre presents an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair! LUCKY STIFF revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6 million. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else his uncle’s gun-toting ex! Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth. Directed by Jen Miller, Bellevue, LUCKY STIFF runs Friday–Sunday, July 15–17, 2016. BSA’s Teen Theatre program is open to teens age 13–19 years in any school system. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Sponsored by Mike, Donna, Sandy & Matt Allen.

ComingSoonThe 2016 Children’s Theatre production will be TALL TALES/SMALL TALES, an original work by Bellevue’s own Dottie Pickering and Cindy Mira. This year, Children’s Theatre moves to its original August time slot, and will be held August 12, 13 and 14, closing out our 2015–16 season. Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20. BSA’s Children’s Theatre program is open to children ages 7–12 in any school system.

Reservations for theatre performances may be made by calling 419-484-2787 beginning two weeks prior to the event. Reservations for cabaret performances may be made the day after the previous cabaret. Cabaret performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening theatre performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and matinee theatre performances 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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