IT’S THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE SEASON!

Alice in Wonderland and Best of Enemies Close Out the BCT Season for 2016 All good things come to an end and it will soon be too late to catch Bluff City Theater’s most exciting productions of the year. Alice in Wonderland, performed at the old Federal Building, 600 Broadway pairs our talented Young Company with seasoned professionals in a rollicking musical filled with song, dance and laughter.  Alice returns tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Best of Enemies is a remarkable story of intolerance, self-examination and reconciliation starring an incredibly talented cast…

Early Bird Kiwanis Support BCT YETI Programs

Bluff City Theater is pleased to thank the Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Group for their generous support of our 2016 youth outreach and education programs (YETI). Their donation will be matched by Riedel Foundation. If you would like to support our YETI programs such as The Young Company, The Youth Mentorship in Theater Program, BCT Academy, Summer Programs or the innovative partnership Artists in the Classroom,  please contact us to make a donation.  For a limited time, every dollar raised will be matched by the Riedel Foundation. Donate online or email janderson@bluffcitytheater.com for more information on how you can make theater…

Ann Atwater & C.P. Ellis

You’re invited to a Pay-What-U-Can Preview

Tuesday, July 12  7:30 p.m. at 212 Broadway Bluff City Theater makes performances accessible to everyone through our Preview Performances. If you would like to see our exciting production, Best of Enemies, come to the pay-what-you-can preview.  This is your chance to see the same great show we normally charge $25 a ticket for at whatever price you can afford.  We don’t take reservations for previews-it’s first-come, first-served so come early to ensure a seat.  After tomorrow, tickets will cost $25 each or 4/$89. Groups of 10 or more can attend for just $17.50 per ticket.  Go to www.eventshannibal to…

A Story for Our Troubled Times

o When we chose to program Best of Enemies for the 2016 Season, it was in response to the unrest in Ferguson and elsewhere.  We asked, “How is it possible that we are fighting the same battles almost 40 years later?” In 1971, two people from opposite sides of the street, in every possible sense, were thrust together to find a way to implement the Supreme Court’s mandate to desegregate public schools in Durham NC.  Ann Atwater, an outspoken African-American civil rights activist and C.P. Ellis, the Grand Cyclops of the KKK began the process as enemies-intolerant of each other and…

Ann Atwater & C.P. Ellis

The Best Of Enemies NPR Interview

Listen to this NPR interview with the late civil rights activist Ann Atwater recorded in 2005 after the funeral of C.P. Ellis. The Best of Enemies, which closes our 2016 season built around strong female characters is one of the most important and moving theatrical works we’ve ever tackled here at Bluff City Theater. Based on the award-winning book by Osha Gray Davidson with a script by Mark St. Germain, it examines the issue of race relations and intolerance through the prism of a true story set in 1972 Durham,  NC. Never has there been a more opportune time to…

Performances Friday and Saturday July 1 and 2

Alice in Wonderland Continues This Week on Friday and Saturday! This is the perfect family entertainment this Holiday Weekend-Alice in Wonderland featuring the BCT Young Company and starring Emy Blake as Alice and Lenny Bart as The Mad Hatter is a fun-filled music and dance extravaganza!  Performed up close and personal in the historic Old Federal Building at 600 Broadway with a live orchestra and non-stop action, your kids will love everything about this show. Alice has fallen asleep and before she knows it, she is awakened by a White Rabbit who leads her down the rabbit hole to a…

Alice in Wonderland- Saturday Matinee This Week at 2 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland is a hit! Last night’s preview audience were treated to a spectacular performance by The BCT Young Company and our cast of professionals and adults.  Tonight’s Opening Night is SOLD OUT, but we have good tickets available for this Saturday’s matinee performance at 2 p.m.! Emy Blake stars as Alice with Lenny Bart as The Mad Hatter and Meredith Spradlin as The White Rabbit.  Alice in Wonderland is filled with singing, dancing and laughter and is a treat for all ages. Book your tickets online or call the box office at 573-719-3226! This production of Alice in…

Thursday and Friday Sold Out! Saturday Matinee Tickets Still Available!

Alice in Wonderland is sure to be a sellout! Bring the whole family out to see Alice in Wonderland, Bluff City Theater’s musical production of the Lewis Carroll children’s classic.  Featuring the BCT Young Company and starring Emy Blake as Alice, Lenny Bart as The Mad Hatter and Meredith Spradlin as The White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland will be performed quasi-environmentally at the historic Old Federal Building at 600 Broadway in Downtown Hannibal. Tickets are $25 each for adults, $15 for children 14 and under.  Bring a group of 10 or more and save even more.  See our website or…

Alice in Wonderland Opens Friday!

This weekend’s tickets are selling fast!  Book yours today! Bluff City’s production of the Prince Street Players version of Alice in Wonderland-The Musical opens this weekend and tickets are already selling fast. Starring Emy Blake as Alice, Lenny Bart as The Mad Hatter and Meredith Spradlin as the perennially late White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland brings back the directing duo of Herbie Barnes (director) and Suzanne Reyburn (music director).  If you saw last year’s production of Oliver! you’ll love Alice in Wonderland.  Performed quasi-environmentally (this year, you get to sit!) in Hannibal’s iconic Old Federal Building at 600 Broadway, Alice…

Final Two Performances!

It’s the final two performances of our audience-acclaimed production of You Caught Me Dancing.  Performances are tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. “Erin Kelley is picture-perfect as Katy Leary” This production is suitable for all audiences and makes a great way to learn more about Hannibal’s greatest son, Samuel Clemens.  For 30 years, from age 17, Katy Leary was a retainer, friend, confidante and travel companion to the Clemens family.  You Caught Me Dancing is her story, adapted from the memoir “A Lifetime With Mark Twain” by playwright Bernard Sabath and brought to the stage by award-winning director…

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