And the curtain falls on our 2018 Season-Thanks for the Memories…

                                                  As the 2018 Season, built around the theme of Faith draws to a close, we’d like to say thanks to everyone who made this season possible.  To our talented casts and crew, to our volunteers, our sponsors and Producer’s Circle members, our volunteers and especially to our dedicated subscribers, we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our shows as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you. Over the past four years, we’ve produced 21 shows, including…

The Greatest Lesson in History Retold

A wise man once said that he who fails to remember history is deemed to repeat it… And that’s the core message in Bluff City Theater’s final play in a 2018 Season dedicated to the theme of Faith.  The Cotton Patch Gospel by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music by Harry Chapin, is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan.  A modern-day retelling of the life of Jesus, the story set in rural Georgia portrays the governor of the state as Herod.  To understand why Jordan felt he needed to update…

Trees Die Standing Tall Opens This Week!

Alejandro Casona’s long and storied career as one of Spain’s great literary personalities in the 20th century may have made him a household name in both his native country and his adopted country of Argentina, but he is a relative unknown in the English-speaking world.  That’s why we’re so excited to bring this American premiere of the English-language translation by Lia Beeson to Hannibal’s BCT stage as the fourth offering in our season devoted to the theme of Faith. The plot is deceptively simple- a young grandson is banished from his ancestral home after he is discovered stealing and he…

Mardra and Reggie Thomas to headline our Speakeasy Soiree!

SEE A CLIP OF THEM HERE! z+singer&&view=detail&mid=D55CBD969299902AB1E2D55CBD969299902AB1E2&&FORM=VRDGARhttq=mardra+thomas+jaz   Recording artists and jazz stage headliners Mardra and Reggie Thomas will be bringing their intimate and inspiring tribute to jazz legend Billie Holiday to Hannibal as part of our 2018 Fundraising Gala.  If you’ve attended our fundraisers in the past, you’ll know that what a great experience it is.  This year’s theme is a Speakeasy Soiree- a tribute to the Roaring 20’s and we’ll have a ton of surprises for you. It all takes place Saturday May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.   at The Admiral Koontz Armory in Historic Downtown Hannibal!…

Hear John Contini and Erick Lindsey Live on KHMO this morning at 8:25

The Sunset Limited Opens in Preview next Thursday, February 15th Catch John Contini and Erick Lindsey this morning on Talk Radio 1070 KHMO as they discuss their upcoming production of The Sunset Limited with Harold Smith.  Written by Cormac McCarthy, one of America’s greatest living novelists, The Sunset Limited is an intriguing and often funny look at life, death and the existence of God.  Set in a tenement in Harlem, Black has just prevented White from killing himself by jumping in front of a train.  Now, he tries desperately to convince his unwilling guest that death is not the answer…

The Sunset Limited begins on February 15th but there’s still time to subscribe!

The questioner wants to know the truth- the doubter wants to be told there ain’t no such thing… Bluff City Theater kicks off its fourth season with Cormac McCarthy’s intelligent and funny exploration of faith, The Sunset Limited.  Bluff City Theater veteran actor John Contini returns as “White” a university professor and atheist who decides to end his life on his birthday by jumping in front of a train.  A newcomer to our stage, Erick Lindsey is “Black”, a convicted felon who became an evangelical Christian while in prison and devotes his life to helping others in need.  He stops…

2018 Children and Youth Programs are Online Now!

Bluff City Theater programs for children and youth are a great way to build confidence and improve skills for young performers… Our 2018 calendar of events is online now at www.bluffcitytheater.com including our teen mentorship program, BCT Academy classes and our popular BCT Summer Day Camps offered in collaboration with Hannibal Parks and Recreation and the Hannibal Arts Council. Whether your child is an experienced thespian or a rank amateur, we’re sure to have a program for them. Theater is fun and creative, helps children build lasting friendships and  build confidence.  Theater is an inclusive environment where children from all…

Beat The January Blues-Ed Asner Brings His Comedy to Hannibal!

Saturday January 13th One Show Only at Hannibal High School 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25, $30, $40 and $45  Good seats still available in all price ranges.  Audiences are raving about this show from coast-to-coast and you can find out why for yourself when you become part of the audience for this very special presentation by Bluff City Theater.  There’s no better way to beat the January Blues than by spending an evening laughing along with the great Ed Asner. Watch the video, then book your seats for the comedy event of the season in Hannibal.  Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed…

Counting Down The Days…

Ed Asner arrives in Hannibal January 13th!  Do you have your tickets yet?You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch one of TV’s greatest comics on stage right here in Hannibal.  Based on the true story of a man who discovers his inner self (in more ways than one!), A Man and His Prostate is a hilarious comedy by Emmy-Award-Winning playwright Ed Weinberger. The show has been touring the US for the past year and this is the only Missouri stop on the tour.  Described as a public service disguised as a comedy, the combination of Asner’s masterful…

Bring Ed Asner Home for Christmas

Still looking for the perfect gift for someone special in your life? Ed Asner is bringing his new one-man staged reading A Man and His Prostate to Hannibal for one performance only on Saturday, January 13th and good seats are still available.  Penned by Emmy-Award-Winning author Ed Weinberg, A Man and His Prostate is a hilarious look at what happens when you get sick in a strange country. Now touring the U.S., this is the only Missouri stop this season.  88-year-old Ed Asner is a master of comedic timing and audiences are raving about the show.  Good tickets are still…

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