Who is Asher Lev? An Exclusive Interview with Drew Pannebecker

An Exclusive Interview with the Star of My Name is Asher Lev: Drew Pannebecker Last weekend, My Name is Asher Lev opened here at Bluff City Theater. Audience members have been leaving night after night with nothing but wonderful things to say. I sat down with the star of the production, Drew Pannebecker, to talk about his role and his contributions to the production. Drew is a native of the St. Louis Area and holds his MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, CA. He appeared in Wonderland, The Violet Hour, the Shakespeare Festival Educational Tour, and…

A FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Dinner & A Show Facebook Giveaway Are you in desperate need of a night out? Well, we have just the fix for that! How about a night out in Downtown Hannibal. We are donating two tickets to any of our professionally run shows in the 2018 season and LaBinnah Bistro is donating a $50 gift certificate. This combination would make a perfect date night and it could be yours for FREE! All you have to do is log on to Facebook, and find our most recent post. Once you get there you need to: 1. LIKE Bluff City Theater and…

My Name is Asher Lev: An Exclusive Look into rehearsal!

An Exclusive Interview with My Name is Asher Lev’s Director: Sydnie Grosberg Ronga By Camden Scifres, Summer Intern   As My Name is Asher Lev draws closer to opening, the more excited I am. I had the pleasure of sitting in on a rehearsal run of the show the other day and in that rehearsal  I saw three captivating actors take on several roles together as they told a beautifully triumphant story of an artist. After the run, I was so moved that I had the urge to conduct an interview with the show’s director Sydnie Grosberg Ronga about some of…

Auditions this weekend! It’s not too late to sign up!

Audition Notice: Non-Professional Featured & Ensemble Roles in Cotton Patch Gospel and Trees Die Standing Tall at Bluff City Theater Bluff City Theater will be presenting two shows this summer, Trees Die Standing Tall and Cotton Patch Gospel.  These are Equity professional productions and all starring roles have been cast.  We are seeking talented individuals to fill two remaining featured roles in the cast of Trees Die Standing Tall and eighteen ensemble roles in Cotton Patch Gospel.  This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with professional directors and cast members. Some acting experience is preferred, but not compulsory. …

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…

Audition Notice-Non-Professional Featured Roles In the American Premiere of Emily-The Musical At Bluff City Theater

Bluff City Theater will be presenting the American premiere of an exciting new Canadian musical based on the Emily of New Moon series of books by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  This is an Equity professional production and all starring roles have been cast.  We are seeking talented individuals to fill six remaining featured roles in the cast.  This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with professional directors and cast members.  As an EMC eligible theater, we are also able to provide EMC qualified weeks for those working towards full Equity membership.  Douglas Starr/Dr. Burnley-Male-Emily’s father who passes away at…

Award-Winning St. Louis Director Brings Award-Winning Play to Bluff City Theater

John Contini will direct Win Wells’ award-winning play Gertrude Stein and a Companion at Bluff City Theater from March 18th-26th, 2016.    Gertrude Stein and a Companion won Best Play when it debuted at the Edinburgh Festival and went on to win numerous awards before being made into a TV movie in 1989. Recently nominated as Outstanding Director for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the St. Louis Actors’ Studio in 2015, this is Contini’s directing debut for Bluff City Theater.  After starring in BCT’s 2015 productions of The Heiress and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! he now adds directing to his credits with…

Here’s Our New Video Commercial!

Bluff City Theater is proud to open our new season with this heartwarming and funny biopic based on the life and letters of one of America’s cultural icons, Ann Landers.  Tricia Bart brings to life the lady who graced the pages of a thousand newspapers around the world for more than 50 years. Bluff City Theater is a professional theater located in Historic Downtown Hannibal that brings innovative and unusual performances to Northeast Missouri.  Our intimate 90-seat auditorium means that no seat is more than 20′ from the stage.  Come see some of the Midwest’s finest actors up close and…

Husband and Wife Reunite in The Lady With All The Answers

Reprinted from Hannibal Magazine 2016 Familiar Husband and Wife Team Together Again in Bluff City Theater’s Season Opener Theater-goers in the Hannibal/Quincy area are going to find a couple of familiar faces to lead off the  BCT 2016 Season in David Rambo’s witty homage to advice columnist Ann Landers.  What audiences may not know is that Lenny Bart and his wife Tricia Bart worked together professionally many times over the years, including nine years at the 12 Miles West Theater Company in Rutherford, New Jersey where Bart served as Artistic Director from 2001 until 2010. Named because of its geographic location,…

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