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Director Christine Turner proudly announces the cast of THE SECRET GARDEN.

LILY — Amy Cumberledge
MARY LENNOX — Annika Campbell
MRS. MEDLOCK — Heidi Sarvis
DR. NEVILLE CRAVEN — Jeff Buchanan
MARTHA — Laura Horn
BEN WEATHERSTAFF — Ethan Mandeville
DICKON — Jacob Studebaker-Ellis
MRS. WINTHROP — Darla Brown
ROSE LENNOX — Adaleine Jackson
ALICE — Sarah Christophel
FAKIR — Gage Hill
AYAH — Ivy McElfresh
LIEUTENANT SHAW — Timothy Button
MAJOR SHELLEY — Blake Armentrout
MRS. SHELLEY — Jillian Bradley
MAJOR HOLMES — Atticus Jarrett
DREAMERS — Paris Salyer, Bailey Jarrett, Anya Stuart

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ’NIGHT, MOTHER. Orphaned in India, young Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing THE SECRET GARDEN’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Performances will be on May 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20.

THE SECRET GARDEN is directed by Christine Turner. The assistant director is Caitlin Hamernik. Music Direction is by Adaleine Jackson. Cathy Schaffer and Jenny Oney will stage manage.

THE SECRET GARDEN features book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. It is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals ( and sponsored by Janet Scagnetti.

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Children’s Theatre’s WILLY WONKA JR. tickets on sale now!

Call 419-484-2787 or click here today! Tickets are $15 for adults 18+, $10 for adults 60+, and $5 for ages 17 and under.

Featuring children ages 7–12 from Bellevue, Clyde, Fremont, Marblehead, Norwalk, and surrounding areas, Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA JR. in the Hirt Theater at 205 Maple St., Bellevue, Fridays, March 10 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring enchanting songs from the 1971 film and a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

Willy Wonka — Andrew Higgins, Candy Man — Jessica Chappell, Charlie Bucket — Kaleb Franks, Grandpa Joe — Wyatt Shumway, Grandma Georgina — Baylie Jarrett, Grandma Josephina — Emma Hartman, Grandpa George — Chase Springer, Mr. Bucket — Laird Gore, Mrs. Bucket — Ashlynn Reese, Matilda — Sophia Kalpakidis, James — Braxton David, Phoebe Trout — Alex Lochotzki, Augustus Gloop — Abel Dugger, Mrs. Gloop — Kaitlyn Good, Veruca Salt — Molly Brudzinski, Mr. Salt — Quinten Depinet, Violet Beauregarde — Brynn Bellamy, Mrs. Beauregarde — Gia Reffitt, Ms. Teavee — Quinn Griffith, Mike Teavee — Zane Griffith, Oompa-Loompa 1 — Alise Tooman, Oompa-Loompa 2 — Charlotte Dendinger, Oompa-Loompa 3 — Vada Miller, Oompa-Loompa 4 — Savannah Francis, Oompa-Loompa 5 — Blaine Gore, Oompa-Loompa 6 — Gloriana Parman, Oompa-Loompa 7 — Londyn Robinson, Oompa-Loompa 8 — Adele Edwards, Oompa-Loompa 9 — Henry Stuck, Oompa-Loompa 10 — Faye Fletcher, Candy Man Kids/Dancers — Kambrie Franks, Sadielinn Shumway, Navadie Muniz, Sunday Natole, Rhiannon Geringer, Charlotte Ruckreigle, Ian Killingsworth, Maylee Frey, Olive Wright, Yardley Decker, Aubree Mott, Fiona Wright, Layla Cheek, Reese Dennings, Irene Thurston, Reghan Killingsworth, Nataleighann Baker, Miranda Baker, Oompa-Loompas/Squirrels — Collin Marbaugh, Sophia Browning, Robby Adkins Jr., Ava Lochotzki, Rebecca Russell, Brylee Parks, Taryn Gore, Aubrie Gaddy, Briana Clark, Audrie Maltese-Garcia, Hannah Good, Calahan Dennings, Rosalie Darr, Grayson Bloom, Avery Musser, Juliet Gomer, Emily Wargo, Liam Duffield, Zachary Cooper, Grayson Francis, and Nate Shepherd.

BSA’s Children’s Theatre is directed by Juliet Russell. Assisting the director is Gabby Russell. Music Direction is by Monica Church. Rose Mira choreographs, with Regan Clark, Jordyn Robinson, and Kylie Whittier serving as student choreographers. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. It is sponsored by Cornerstone Counseling.

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Music Director needed for MARY POPPINS

Our Teen Theatre is seeking a Music Director for this summer’s production of MARY POPPINS.

Rehearsals begin mid-May and are Monday–Thursday from 6–9 p.m. Performances are mid-July. Attendance is not required at every rehearsal.

For more information, please contact Leslie at 419-217-8264.

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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.

Sponsorship costs vary, depending on the show. Call 419-484-2787, send us a DM, or email

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Make a tax-deductible donation to BSA

Bellevue Society for the Arts is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization requiring philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. We are 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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