Bellevue Society for the Arts proudly announces the 2019–20 theatre season. BSA is celebrating 25 years of bringing live theatre and events to the community.
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BSA presents 25 Years In Concert! Performances: Sept. 28 & 29, 2019 Celebrate our Silver Anniversary Season with a look back at 25 years of musical performances! From 1995’s CINDERELLA (our first-ever production) through selections from our current season (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, THE FANTASTICKS, etc.), relive the magic of 25 years of BSA! More information to come!
Agatha Christie’s A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED by Leslie Darbon Directed by Cheryl Hansen Showalter Sponsored by Russell Real Estate Services Open Auditions: Sept. 3 & 4, 2019 Performances: Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9, 2019 An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.
Tween Theatre presents SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR. Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green Songs by Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Directed by Cheryl Hansen Showalter Open Auditions: Jan. 13 & 14, 2020 Performances: March 20, 21, 22, 27 & 28, 2020 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline — the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Tween Theatre is open to all children, ages 10–15, in any school system. Must be 10 years-of-age by Jan. 13, 2020, and no older than 15 years-of-age by March 28, 2020.
Children’s Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ (Young Performers’ Edition) Directed by Juliet Russell Open Auditions: March 3 & 4, 2020 Performances May 1, 2 & 3, 2020 This Young Performers’ Edition is a one-hour adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, specially tailored for young performers. This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. 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 March 3, 2020, and no older than 12 years-of-age by May 3, 2020.
Teen Theatre presents GREASE by Warren Casey & Jim Jacobs Directed by Leslie Childers Open Auditions: May 11 & 12, 2020 Performances July 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18, 2020 Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place GREASE among the world’s most popular musicals. Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Teen Theatre is open to all teens, ages 13–19, in any school system. Must be 13 years-of-age by May 4, 2020, and no older than 19 years-of-age by July 18, 2020.
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Season Finale) Book by Lawrence Kasha & David Landay Music by Gene dePaul Lyrics by Johnny Mercer New Songs by Al Kasha & Joel Hirschhorn Based on the MGM film and The Sobbin’ Women by Stephen Vincent Benet Directed by Cheryl Hansen Showalter Open Auditions: June 8 & 9, 2020 Performances Aug. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23, 2020 Based on the classic film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is an authentic piece of Americana, a time-tested romantic comedy with a special, contemporary relevance. Bringing the raucous Oregon frontier from the screen to the stage, it is a crowd-pleasing hit that has audiences cheering from the opening scene to the curtain call. Saddle up for a joyride in this tale of stubborn men and cunning women. The men in question are Adam and his six unruly brothers, who think they know what a woman’s place is and how to keep her there. It takes Milly, Adam’s spirited new wife, and six other savvy women to show them who’s the boss.
Reservations may be made by calling 419-484-2787 beginning two weeks prior to Opening Night. Ticket prices are as follows: $15 Adults 18+ $10 Adults 60+ $5 Under 18 Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances begin at 2 p.m., unless otherwise specified.
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