It’s The Final Countdown!

It’s The Final Countdown! Just 12 days left to save 25% on the 2017 BCT Season! That’s right!  Our special low subscription price of just $99 for all five shows ends at midnight on December 31st.  Now, we know you’ve been meaning to pick up the phone and make that call, but everything is coming at you so fast.  And, with the holidays almost upon us, it’s just going to get busier.  So here’s your reminder.  Call now!  Or, book online here. Just $99 buys you five remarkable plays built around the central theme of families.  We open with an inspiring…

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

Well, two front teeth would be nice but we’re sure there is at least one person on your list who would prefer a 2017 Season Subscription for Bluff City Theater.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving through the year.  Whether comedy, drama or musicals, 2017 promises to have something for everyone.  We’re saluting Black History month with a star-studded production of Having Our Say-The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years followed by a zany and romantic romp through 1950’s Paris with C’est La Vie.  John Contini (The Heiress-2015) returns to Bluff City Theater as Huck Finn in Bernard Sabath’s The Boys in Autumn.  In…

ERIN KELLEY TO PRESENT HER ONE-WOMAN SHOW IN ST. LOUIS

St. Louis theatre artist and BCT Alumnus (You Caught Me Dancing 2016) Erin Kelley performs her solo show, PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE to benefit the ongoing efforts and recovery of the water protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Through personal stories and family photographs, Kelley, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of noted Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, shares her experiences growing up in a multi-cultural family. PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE offers not only a personal glimpse into Shawnee and Cherokee history, but a look at the rich identity and accomplishments of contemporary…

Tonight- The Student-Directed Production of THE GREEK MYTHOLOGY OLYMPIAGANZA!

Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek Mythology using general theatrical insanity. Come on out and support our YETI (Youth Education in Theater Initiative) kids and they present their entirely-student-run project.  The doors open at 7 and the show begins at 7:30.  A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. YETI is an innovative group of youth initiatives designed to foster a passion for the performing arts while teaching youth life and theater skills.  Our Teen Mentorship program runs throughout the school year, culminating in a project.  Students do everything from choosing the plays, directing, casting, blocking, designing…

Hannibal Youth Produce and Act in Two One-Act Plays Student chosen, directed, and performed one-act plays through Bluff  City Theater’s Youth Education in Theater Initiative (YETI) will be presented November 17-19  Bluff City Theater’s Youth Education Theater Initiative (YETI) is a free mentorship program aimed at fostering creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving while developing skills and exploring talents in the art of theater. Students ages 13-18 started meeting in February to learn about the process of choosing and producing their own show from the ground up.  During the year YETI members attended plays at BCT and other area theaters, visited local college theater…

Other Ways You Can Support Bluff City Theater

Bluff City Theater is a non-profit organization that relies on the public to help us continue to provide high-quality theater productions, youth education and outreach programs and community development initiatives that generate sustainable, long-term benefits for the citizens of Hannibal and the region. There are many ways to support us, starting with becoming a subscriber, because audience support is the most important way to stay relevant.  You can also make a tax-deductible donation to Bluff City Theater, either for general use or dedicated to special areas of need such as our youth program or supporting a child from an under-privileged…

You’re Invited To Our Annual Meeting!

Thursday, November 17th 6:00 p.m. To be Held at Bluff City Theater 212 Broadway Downtown Hannibal Come join us for the 2016 Bluff City Theater Annual Meeting and Election of Officers Meeting starts at 6 p.m. sharp to be followed by refreshments and a few presentations. Then stay for the Bluff City Theater YETI production of Nothing is The End of The World (Except The End of The World) A one-act play by Bekah Brunstetter: In the near-distant future, an NYC charter school becomes the first to welcome artificially intelligent students. However, new AI students Olive and Godfrey receive a…

Alice

Now Enrolling-BCT Theater Arts Academy

We are now accepting applications for the Fall Program at the BCT Academy.  If you saw this season’s production of Alice in Wonderland then you saw many of our Academy students at their best. Academy students learn about acting and singing for the stage from professionals.  They learn how to “project and protect” their voices.  They learn about characters, movement and stage awareness.  They learn about how to audition and what directors are looking for in a performer.  But above all, they learn how much fun it is to be live on stage in front of an audience! If you’ve ever…

Announcing Hannibal Community Unity Week-July 25-29

Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center has joined with Bluff City Theater and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum to kick-off the first ever Hannibal Community Unity Week-July 25-29 Amid mounting racial tension nationally and around the world, our mission is to initiate dialogue about inclusion, diversity and tolerance through a series of citywide activities and events.  We dedicate the week to fostering understanding and respect for basic human rights throughout our community. We believe that prejudice starts with a lack of understanding and that we have far more in common than what divides us. The best way…

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…

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