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…

Still time to vote for Bluff City Theater-and to subscribe!

Bluff City Theater lands 21 nominations in the 2017 Broadway World St. Louis Theater Awards Nominations include Best Drama, Best Musical and Best Theater Company After just three seasons, Bluff City Theater is already making its mark in the theater community.  2017 was our most successful to date, thanks in part to a strong lineup of interesting and innovative productions including the American premiere of Richard Ouzounian and Marek Norman’s inspiring musical, Emily and Bernard Sabath’s fictionalized look at Tom and Huck in their 70’s, The Boys in Autumn, performed entirely outdoors on the banks of the Mississippi River. Those…

Our Pre-season Subscription Offer is Held Over!

Buy all 5 regular season shows for just $99! That’s right-our super low pre-season subscription rate of just $99 is being held for the first 200 subscribers.  We’re getting close, so subscribe now if you want to be sure to lock in savings of $31 off full price.  That’s like getting one show for free (plus a little more!) Your subscription is the best way to ensure you get to see all our great performances in 2018.  Cormac McCarthy’s Sunset Limited kicks off another season of professional performances in Hannibal.  Directed by Broadway World-nominated Alex Freeman and starring multi-award-winning BCT…

Laugh along with one of the funniest men in television!

Bluff City Theater Presents Ed Asner in A Man and His Prostate One Day Only- Saturday January 13th, 2018  7:30 p.m.   Ed Asner has a long and storied career on television and on film with 20 Emmy nominations and 7 wins.  Best known for his portrayal of Lou Grant, he is the only person to have played the same role in both a comedy (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and a drama (The Lou Grant Show).  Now you can see him live, in person, on stage right here in Hannibal, Missouri.  At 88 years of age, Ed Asner shows…

Bluff City Theater Announces 2018 Season St. Louis Auditions!

Bluff City Theater has announced an audition date for Equity, EMC and non-equity professional actors in the St. Louis area.  Appointments are now being accepted for Monday December 4th from noon until 8 p.m. from professional actors interested in being considered for one of several dramatic or comedic roles. Roles include males and females from 18-70, all ethnicities.  Plays being auditioned include Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, Aaron Posner’s adaptation of Chaim Potok’s My Name is Asher Lev and the American Premiere of Alejandro Casona’s Trees Die Standing Tall, a comedy that belies its nature to explore complex themes and…

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…

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