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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. Must be 7 years-of-age by June 10, 2019, and no older than 12 years-of-age by August 18, 2019.

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 of Bellevue, performances are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Hirt Theater.

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

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The cast of Teen Theatre’s THE WEDDING SINGER

Director Leslie Ann Childers is proud to announce the cast of THE WEDDING SINGER!

Robbie Hart — JOSHUA HIGGINS
Sammy — JUSTIN NYE
George — MICAH DUNCAN
Julia Sullivan — SAPPHIRE HACKATHORN
Holly — GABI CHAPMAN
Glen Guglia — ADAM SHANAMAN
Rosie — MADISON CUTSHALL
Linda — MALLORY STILES
Angie — GABBY RUSSELL
Bum — DENVER JORDAN
David — TYLER SCHLOSSER
Waitresses — DENVER JORDAN, JESSICA JARRETT, OLIVIA STRAUSBAUGH
Priest — SAMUEL COLVIN
Mookie — GAGE HILL
Crystal — ARIANA SANTOS
Tiffany — MICHAELA BROADBENT
Donny — SAMUEL COLVIN
Waiters — SEBASTIAN REID, JACK ZAMORA
Donatella — KAITI WENZEL
Shane — ATTICUS JARRETT
Father of the Bride — JACK ZAMORA
Losers — TYLER SCHLOSSER, FIONA SHELLA, GAGE HILL, DAKOTA ZERMAN
Clerk — HALLE ELDER
Glen’s Secretary — TIA WIGHTMAN
Junior Secretary — VANESSA SHANAMAN
Ricky — TYLER SCHLOSSER
Agent — KAILEIGH COOPSHAW
Impersonators — SEBASTIAN REID, ATTICUS JARRETT, JACK ZAMORA, CAMDEN RIGGS, VANESSA SHANAMAN, TIA WIGHTMAN, ARIANA SANTOS

All minor roles will also be a part of the ensemble.

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. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, THE WEDDING SINGER’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what HAIRSPRAY did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in 20 years.

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.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, July 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m.

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

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.

THE WEDDING SINGER is directed by Leslie Childers, Bellevue. It is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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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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2019–20: Our 25th Anniversary Season!

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.

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

BSA presents 25 Years In Concert!
Performances: Sept. 27, 28, 29, Oct. 4, 5 & 6, 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!

THE MIRACLE WORKER
by William Gibson
Directed by Cheryl Hansen Showalter
Open Auditions: Sept. 16 & 17, 2019
Performances: Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9, 2019
Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. THE MIRACLE WORKER dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word!

BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Sign-Ups: TBA
Performances: Dec. 13, 14 & 15, 2019

An original production, written and directed by professional stage veteran and BSA’s Artistic Director Jimy Foreman. BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a gathering of friends and family celebrating the Christmas season with songs and stories. A sequel to 2006’s HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, and 2012’s HOME AGAIN FOR THE HOLIDAYS. No auditions are necessary. Entire families of all ages are encouraged to sign up and be part of the fun! BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS also serves as the unofficial start to the Holiday Innkeepers’ new Cabaret season!

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, 2010, and no older than 15 years-of-age by March 28, 2020.

Children’s Theatre presents TO BE ANNOUNCED
Open Auditions: March 2 & 3, 2020
Performances May 1, 2 & 3, 2020
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 2, 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 4 & 5, 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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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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