Directed by Herbie Barnes
Lewis Carroll’s unflappable young heroine, Alice, takes a tumble down an enchanted rabbit hole to an off-kilter world of mock turtles, dancing flora, punctual rabbits, and mad tea parties.
In this musical adaptation by Jim Eller, with music by Jim Eller and Jeanne Bargy, director Herbie Barnes returns to once again combine our professional cast with a talented chorus of young performers. If you enjoyed Oliver! in 2015, you are sure to love ALCIE IN WONDERLAND! ALICE IN WONDERLAND promises to deliver all the creativity and serendipity of our sold-out production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!
by Mark St. Germain
based on The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson
Directed by Jennifer Stewart
BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves.
In the annals of strange political bedfellows, few alliances can have been stranger than that of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis…Their unlikely partnership, and the even more unlikely friendship that flowed from it, is the subject of Mark St. Germain’s play, BEST OF ENEMIES. —Boston Globe.
by Win Wells
Directed by John Contini
Just after the death of Gertrude Stein, her ghost returns to Alice B. Toklas and the genesis and development of their relationship is portrayed through a rich dialogue and reminiscences. Playwright Win Wells has truly captured the feeling, art, music and literature of Paris of the gilded years, when Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemmingway, Henri Matisse and all of Gertrude’s friends spent their free time in the great writer’s salon.
GERTRUDE STEIN AND A COMPANION is at heart a love story, but one filled with rich emotions, humor and color.
SING FOR YOUR SUPPER – CABARET
Join RIALTO BANQUET CENTER and STUDIO 57 PRODUCTIONS (the folks who brought you”MY WAY: a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”) for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind evening of entertainment at the newly-remodeled Rialto, an Art Deco gem of a former movie palace at 603 Broadway in Hannibal. The experience begins with a delicious traditional Chinese buffet dinner, followed by an original cabaret show featuring a cast of local favorites performing songs from “Celebration”, “The Fantasticks”, “I Do! I Do!”, “The Last Five Years”, “Shrek”, “Man of La Mancha”, “The Wiz”, and “My Way”, along with scenes from “Chinese Coffee”, “Tuesdays With Morrie”, and “The Boys in Autumn”.
SING FOR YOUR SUPPER! will be hosted by co-emcees Clark A. Cruikshank and Frank Elmore, and will showcase the talents of Adam Ledbetter (at the piano), Kailea Griffen, Dave Mardis, Joe McGarry, Dakeeta Planty, Katie Schisler, and Camden Scifres, along with special guest Emy Blake from Bluff City Theater’s hit production of “Alice in Wonderland”.
By David Rambo
drawn from the life and letters of Ann Landers
with the cooperation of Margo Howard
Directed by Lenny Bart
For decades, newspaper columnist and American icon Ann Landers dispensed wit and wisdom to lovelorn teens, confused couples and countless others in need of advice in her enormously popular, nationally syndicated column. In ‘THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS’ Landers finds herself writing a column about a new kind of heartbreak — her own.
In this tender and witty homage to a woman who defined morality for an entire generation, playwright David Rambo lets us discover the woman behind the words. THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS opens the 2016 Season at Bluff City Theater.
by Bernard Sabath
produced by special with
The Dramatic Publishing Co. of Woodstock, IL
Directed by John Contini
Starring Erin Kelley as Katy Leary
For 30 years, Katy Leary was servant and companion to Samuel “Mark Twain” Clemens. The play is set six months after his death, in 1910. Katy is closing the family home, now that Clemens, his wife and two of their daughters are gone. Katy must make a new life. Will she accept a housekeeping job with another illustrious family, buy into a New York City boarding house with an old friend, or marry a former beau who reappears and proposes marriage?
YOU CAUGHT ME DANCING is a funny and poignant look at the women behind the great writer. Part maid, part companion and part muse, Katy Leary helps us see the man and the family to whom she devoted so much of her life from her own unique perspective.