Sweet Dreams of Patsy

Are you All Crazy About Patsy Cline?

Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 PM Bluff City Theater, Hannibal, MO Featuring Alice Faye as the legendary Patsy Cline Direct from Branson Bluff City Theater presents an up-close-and-personal evening with the music of Patsy Cline in a 90-minute show dedicated to Patsy and other country legends. Over 15 of Patsy’s hits are featured in this production by Alice Faye, a long time Branson performer. This is a great evening out for those looking for a show with old-time country music.  The show takes place in our intimate 90-seat theater with no seat more than 20 feet from the stage. Tickets…

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A New Season of BCT Academy Begins This Saturday

Our Intro to Acting and Theater Program Works With Children as Young as 7 Years Old… Under the guidance of our Youth Coordinator Gale Rublee, children learn to let their imaginations soar, making imaginary situations realistic.  Through a combination of play, learning and pretending your children will gain confidence performing in front of others and build theater friendships with other creative young people.  Intro to Theater is just one of three new classes starting this weekend adn we have a few spots remaining.  The program runs Saturday mornings from January 25th and costs just $59 per child.  Tuition assistance is…

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Final Notice-2020 Auditons at The Zack Theater 3226 Locust St. Louis

Saturday, January 18th 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bluff City Theater will be holding open auditions for 3 of 4 plays in the 2020 Season this January.  Equity and non-equity actors are welcome to audition. Following are the roles we are seeking to fill: Trying by Joanna McLelland Glass  June 1-27 Judge Francis Biddle  Male, 80’s Sarah Schorr Female. 20’s Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neil June 29-July 25 JAMES TYRONE – 65, actor MARY CAVAN TYRONE, 56, his wife JAMES TYRONE, Jr. – 33, their elder son EDMUND TYRONE – 23, their young son CATHLEEN – early 20s, their maid Forgottonia…

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Spring Academy Classes are Enrolling Now!

Bluff City Theater Academy is a fun and educational way for children and teens interested in theater to gain experience and skills on stage.  For younger children, our Introduction to Theater programs help your son or daughter (ages 7-11) gain confidence through using their imagination to play out themes and ideas.  We offer classes in both acting and musical theater. For more experienced youth, our spring classes include Advanced Scene Study, where students break down individual scenes to explore characters, emotional expression and hidden meanings through behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.  A And, brand new this season is our Intro…

Long Day’s Journey into Night

The 2020 Season is On Sale Now!

Whatever you do for yourself dies with you but what you do for others will be remembered even after you are long gone... Our 2020 Season Theme is "Legacies", four plays about ordinary people  who created remarkable legacies that withstood time.  Whether we're talking about Vincent Van Gogh, Justice Francis Biddle, Eugene O'Neill or university student Neill Gamm, each of our subjects explores the people and events that have shaped history. Subscriptions are on sale now.  Click here to order yours or keep reading to find out more about our exciting 2020 theater season. Both Vincent Van Gogh and Leonard…

Audition Notice-2020 Season

Bluff City Theater today announced that the 2020 Auditions Will be Held at The Zack Theater 3224 Locust, St. Louis. Saturday, January 18th 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bluff City Theater will be holding open auditions for 3 of 4 plays in the 2020 Season this January.  Equity and non-equity actors are welcome to audition. Following are the roles we are seeking to fill: Trying by Joanna McLelland Glass  June 1-27 Judge Francis Biddle  Male, 80’s Sarah Schorr Female. 20’s Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neil June 29-July 25 JAMES TYRONE – 65, actor MARY CAVAN TYRONE, 56, his wife JAMES…

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Fall BCT Academy Sessions Begin Soon!

Register Now! One of the most important things we do here at Bluff City Theater is incubate local talent with the aim of creating a lasting theater culture in the Greater Hannibal Region.  Theater arts enriche the quality of life for our residents young and old and BCT Academy is one way that youth gain first-hand experience and performance skills.   Theater arts build confidence in young people and helps them find a creative outlet whether it’s acting or singing, as soloists or part of the chorus.  Theater arts help create bonds of friendship among like-minded young people. If you…

Madam-The Musical Features an Array of Historical Female Characters

While researching the background for his new musical Madam, based loosely on Eliza Haycraft, the infamous St. Louis Madam who died in 1871 as the richest woman in Missouri, playwright Colin Haycraft came across remarkable stories of women who bucked the hierarchy of male dominance that held women down and blocked them from fulfilling their dreams. So while the play is set in a St. Louis brothel, Healy imbued each of his “ladies” with characteristics borrowed from these brave female champions, starting with the title character.  Eliza Haycraft was born in Callaway County Missouri, where she married and likely bore…

Reputation! Reputation! Reputation!

                                                                                                  I have lost my reputation! Good name in woman, dear my lords and ladies, Is the immediate jewel of our souls; Who steals my purse steals trash –  In 1850, Fanny Kemble bursts into her home spouting these lines from Othello. Her former husband has launched a scurrilous public attack on…

Today is Monday March 25th…You Have Four Chances Left!

  Last week, the curtain rose on another season at Bluff City Theater with our debut of A. S. Freeman’s powerful production of David Stanley Ford’s The Interrogation of Nathan Hale. History has a way of over-simplifying events and presenting complicated and messy affairs as summary headlines (#Nathanhalehero).  But history is never simple and the conflicting perspectives, motivations and emotions that lead up to momentous events all contribute to a messy and convoluted route to resolution.  It is that messy route that the playwright explores in his story of the final hours of 21-year-old Nathan Hale as he awaits execution…

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