ALICE IN WONDERLAND

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
(THE MUSICAL)

Directed by Herbie Barnes

Lewis Carroll’s unflappable young heroine, Alice, takes a tumble down an enchanted rabbit hole to an off-kilter world of mock turtles, dancing flora, punctual rabbits, and mad tea parties.
In this musical adaptation by Jim Eller, with music by Jim Eller and Jeanne Bargy, director Herbie Barnes returns to once again combine our professional cast with a talented chorus of young performers.  If you enjoyed Oliver!  in 2015, you are sure to love ALCIE IN WONDERLAND!  ALICE IN WONDERLAND promises to deliver all the creativity and serendipity of our sold-out production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!


Performances Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. until July 30th.

BEST OF ENEMIES

BEST OF ENEMIES

by Mark St. Germain
based on The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson

Directed by Jennifer Stewart

BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971.  BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves.
In the annals of strange political bedfellows, few alliances can have been stranger than that of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis…Their unlikely partnership, and the even more unlikely friendship that flowed from it, is the subject of Mark St. Germain’s  play, BEST OF ENEMIES. —Boston Globe.

Preview July 12th.  Opening July 13th.
Performances Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. until July 29th.


Bluff City Theater Summer Camps 2016

For Ages 5 - 8 from July 18 - 22
9 am – 12 pm Monday – Friday

Just $99 dollars!
Register before July 4th and save $20
Additional siblings are just $60 more

Registration Deadline is July 14th.
Scholarships are available, call to see if you qualify

Find out more about our Summer Camps here.

What people are saying about Bluff City Theater

Get Off Your Sofa

"It was a wonderful evening! Hannibalians, get up off your sofa and try something new."

Hannibal   

UNFINISHED Terrific!

You were terrific! So glad I didn't miss this one!

Hannibal   

What a wonderful evening our women's group had at the performance of The Lady with All the Answers last night!

We were transported back in time to Ann Lander's Chicago apartment in the 1970's through an outstanding performance and set design. We are very fortunate to have this theater here in Hannibal and if you haven't been to see a show yet, you are really missing out.

Hannibal, MO   

Urban Indian Extraordinary

I attended Mr. Dennis performance of "Urban Indian" last Friday afternoon. It was amazing. He is a fine actor. I respectfully submit, however, that the ending did not live up to the rest of the story. It was so abrupt. A reference in his final comments to others besides his grandmother would have helped (mother, friends, his Jackie Mason God). Thanks for bringing such extraordinary art to the Midwest.

Macomb   

I attended the performance of The Heiress.

It was fantastic especially with the professional actors. I like the seating and stage arrangement and hope you can maintain that arrangement. Hannibal is lucky to have you in the city.

Quincy, IL   

I'm amazed and so pleased at the caliber of performances we keep seeing at Bluff City productions. Best of Enemies is an absolute must see. Keep up the good work!

Hannibal   

TALES IS FANTASTIC!

Fantastic! What a moving performance. Please, Hannibal, get behind this treasure and support Bluff City Theater.

Hannibal   

The performance was outstanding-The staging, the music, the actors!

Bill Sykes scared me! Fagin, Mr. Bumble, & Nancy were also impressive. It was very effective for the audience to be up close to the actors and participate in the play (especially the funeral parlor and the bar scene). My only regret is I did not attend an earlier production because I would have brought more people to another show.

Lewistown, MO   

Bill Sykes was wonderfully scary and loud!

I would like to see more over the top performances like that one!


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Youth Education in Theater Initiative (YETI)

BCT’s YETI is a free mentor-ship program aimed at students who have attained the age of 13 years of age or older on September 1, 2014. Under the mentor-ship of seasoned actors, directors, playwrights and theater professionals, young people will get unique opportunities to explore all things theater.
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Have you ever dreamed of being on the stage? What sets a professional apart from everyone else? Talent, for sure, but most professional performers will tell you that talent without training is wasted. The Hannibal region boasts many talented people

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

2016 Season

2015 is the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII and this winter, we’re marking this historic event with three exclusive productions that celebrate the icons of the era. Then, next summer, we feature two of Broadway’s most successful plays of all time. Our season runs from January to August 2015 and you can buy all 5 shows for a limited time for just $99!

Information for Teachers

Bluff City Theater is a non profit theater company in Hannibal, Missouri whose mandate includes youth education and involvement in our community. In our efforts to reach out to local youth, we offer many programs and volunteer opportunities benefiting young

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News

Announcing Hannibal Community Unity Week-July 25-29

Announcing Hannibal Community Unity Week-July 25-29

Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center has joined with Bluff City Theater and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum to kick-off the first

IT’S THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE SEASON!

IT’S THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE SEASON!

Alice in Wonderland and Best of Enemies Close Out the BCT Season for 2016 All good things come to an end and it will soon

Early Bird Kiwanis Support BCT YETI Programs

Early Bird Kiwanis Support BCT YETI Programs

Bluff City Theater is pleased to thank the Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Group for their generous support of our 2016 youth outreach and education programs

You’re invited to a Pay-What-U-Can Preview

You’re invited to a Pay-What-U-Can Preview

Tuesday, July 12  7:30 p.m. at 212 Broadway Bluff City Theater makes performances accessible to everyone through our Preview Performances. If you would like to

A Story for Our Troubled Times

A Story for Our Troubled Times

o When we chose to program Best of Enemies for the 2016 Season, it was in response to the unrest in Ferguson and elsewhere.  We

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