FREE  ADULT IMPROV ACTING CLASS Thursday, May 2nd, 7:00-8:00 pm Ready to experiment with your creative expression, spontaneity, and have fun while stepping out of your comfort zone? This FREE introductory acting class is designed to give participants a sample of what theater improvisation is all about. Theater improv exercises and techniques have been used by businesses and individuals who want to improve communication skills, practice active listening, being in the moment. Or,  just PLAY in a supportive atmosphere! Taught by Gale Rublee, BCT Academy Acting Teacher,  the class will be held at the Bluff City Theater Annex 403 Broadway,…

Performances resume tomorrow-you still have time to lock in savings.

OK, you’ve been putting it off…but we are pleased to tell you that it’s not too late to buy your 2019 Season Subscription to enjoy all five remarkable plays this season for the low, low price of just $105.  That’s like getting one production for free!  But after this weekend, it’s over. Audiences have been giving Alan Knoll and Spencer Sickmann rave reviews for their portrayal of two men on opposing sides of the conflict who struggle with conscience as they debate the meaning of freedom or whether true freedom can ever even exist.  This is one of the deepest…

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Are You A Fan of American History?

History buffs are going to love The Interrogation of Nathan Hale by Captain John Montresor.  Based on real-life events, David Stanley Ford’s thoughtful and intense script captures the final hours of Nathan Hale before he is executed as the first spy in the service of America.  Through the eyes of young Hale and Montresor, a career soldier in the service of King George, we explore the naive optimism of those who sought independence from what was then the richest and most powerful nation on Earth. For this performance, out theater is transformed into Montresor’s campaign tent on Manhattan Island as…

“The music we play on long car rides…”

  With over 27 albums and 3 Grammys, no one knows how to communicate with kids better than Tom Chapin. Tom’s music is targeted to kids from 3-13 and delivers a combination of catchy tunes, clever lyrics and lots of action.  The kids in your life are going to have an experience they will never forget! Tom Chapin’s Family Concert is this Saturday February 9th at 1 p.m. at HLG University (2700 Palmyra Road in Hannibal).  Doors open at 12:30 and tickets are still available. General admission is $25 for adults and $12 for kids.  Buy online at www.eventshannibal.com or…

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Read the Quincy Herald Whig Interview With Tom Chapin Here…

By Edward Husar Herald-Whig Posted: Jan. 26, 2019 9:55 pm HANNIBAL, Mo. — Tom Chapin, a contemporary folk musician and children’s entertainer with a widely recognized family name, will bring his musical talents to Hannibal for two concerts on Feb. 9. Chapin, 73, is a younger brother of the late Harry Chapin, the internationally known singer/songwriter/musician who rocketed to stardom in the 1970s with a series of smash hits, including “Taxi” and “Cat’s in the Cradle.” Tom Chapin is a lifelong musician and performer in his own right. He not only has produced 27 albums of music but also has…

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A little bio of Tom Chapin…

In a career that spans five decades, 27 albums and 3 Grammys, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Tom has acted on Broadway and appeared in films, on television and radio. The multi talented singer-songwriter and artist has maintained two highly successful parallel careers- as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in children’s music. Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft and effortlessly charismatic live performances.  He engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners…

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…

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…

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