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…

Susie Wall as Ruth Westheimer

Lock in Savings for the 2018 Season Now!

Wars, terrorism, hurricanes, mass shootings, overt racism, violent demonstrations, earthquakes… Throughout time, mankind has endured a seemingly endless run of tragedy and turmoil.  Who could blame us if we simply gave up?  Yet, we don’t.  Somehow, through it all we endure, believing in something-that it will get better, that life is worth living, that there will be a reward for us somewhere, sometime.  Faith is what causes us to face each day and survive through whatever life can throw at us. Yet what is Faith?  It’s what we hold onto in the absence of proof. It can take many forms-faith…

BCT Academy Classes Begin September 30th. Register Today!

Have you ever dreamed of being on stage?  Do you want to learn how to be a better performer?  Do you want to boost your confidence in front of people? These are just a few of the reasons BCT Academy give for becoming part of Hannibal’s only professional theater training program. Fall classes start on September 30th.  This season we are offering two beginning-level programs for children ages 7 to 11- Acting and Singing.  Plus, we’ve added an advanced vocal program for children and youth age 11 and up.  And, for the very first time, we are offering Improv training…

It’s The Final Countdown!

It’s The Final Countdown! Just 12 days left to save 25% on the 2017 BCT Season! That’s right!  Our special low subscription price of just $99 for all five shows ends at midnight on December 31st.  Now, we know you’ve been meaning to pick up the phone and make that call, but everything is coming at you so fast.  And, with the holidays almost upon us, it’s just going to get busier.  So here’s your reminder.  Call now!  Or, book online here. Just $99 buys you five remarkable plays built around the central theme of families.  We open with an inspiring…

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

Well, two front teeth would be nice but we’re sure there is at least one person on your list who would prefer a 2017 Season Subscription for Bluff City Theater.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving through the year.  Whether comedy, drama or musicals, 2017 promises to have something for everyone.  We’re saluting Black History month with a star-studded production of Having Our Say-The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years followed by a zany and romantic romp through 1950’s Paris with C’est La Vie.  John Contini (The Heiress-2015) returns to Bluff City Theater as Huck Finn in Bernard Sabath’s The Boys in Autumn.  In…

ERIN KELLEY TO PRESENT HER ONE-WOMAN SHOW IN ST. LOUIS

St. Louis theatre artist and BCT Alumnus (You Caught Me Dancing 2016) Erin Kelley performs her solo show, PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE to benefit the ongoing efforts and recovery of the water protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Through personal stories and family photographs, Kelley, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of noted Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, shares her experiences growing up in a multi-cultural family. PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE offers not only a personal glimpse into Shawnee and Cherokee history, but a look at the rich identity and accomplishments of contemporary…

Tonight- The Student-Directed Production of THE GREEK MYTHOLOGY OLYMPIAGANZA!

Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek Mythology using general theatrical insanity. Come on out and support our YETI (Youth Education in Theater Initiative) kids and they present their entirely-student-run project.  The doors open at 7 and the show begins at 7:30.  A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. YETI is an innovative group of youth initiatives designed to foster a passion for the performing arts while teaching youth life and theater skills.  Our Teen Mentorship program runs throughout the school year, culminating in a project.  Students do everything from choosing the plays, directing, casting, blocking, designing…

Hannibal Youth Produce and Act in Two One-Act Plays Student chosen, directed, and performed one-act plays through Bluff  City Theater’s Youth Education in Theater Initiative (YETI) will be presented November 17-19  Bluff City Theater’s Youth Education Theater Initiative (YETI) is a free mentorship program aimed at fostering creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving while developing skills and exploring talents in the art of theater. Students ages 13-18 started meeting in February to learn about the process of choosing and producing their own show from the ground up.  During the year YETI members attended plays at BCT and other area theaters, visited local college theater…

Other Ways You Can Support Bluff City Theater

Bluff City Theater is a non-profit organization that relies on the public to help us continue to provide high-quality theater productions, youth education and outreach programs and community development initiatives that generate sustainable, long-term benefits for the citizens of Hannibal and the region. There are many ways to support us, starting with becoming a subscriber, because audience support is the most important way to stay relevant.  You can also make a tax-deductible donation to Bluff City Theater, either for general use or dedicated to special areas of need such as our youth program or supporting a child from an under-privileged…

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