Susie Wall as Ruth Westheimer

Lock in Savings for the 2018 Season Now!

Wars, terrorism, hurricanes, mass shootings, overt racism, violent demonstrations, earthquakes… Throughout time, mankind has endured a seemingly endless run of tragedy and turmoil.  Who could blame us if we simply gave up?  Yet, we don’t.  Somehow, through it all we endure, believing in something-that it will get better, that life is worth living, that there will be a reward for us somewhere, sometime.  Faith is what causes us to face each day and survive through whatever life can throw at us. Yet what is Faith?  It’s what we hold onto in the absence of proof. It can take many forms-faith…

BCT Academy Classes Begin September 30th. Register Today!

Have you ever dreamed of being on stage?  Do you want to learn how to be a better performer?  Do you want to boost your confidence in front of people? These are just a few of the reasons BCT Academy give for becoming part of Hannibal’s only professional theater training program. Fall classes start on September 30th.  This season we are offering two beginning-level programs for children ages 7 to 11- Acting and Singing.  Plus, we’ve added an advanced vocal program for children and youth age 11 and up.  And, for the very first time, we are offering Improv training…

Emily-The Musical, NEW PERFORMANCE DATE ADDED!

New Performance Added-Saturday. July 8th 2:00 p.m. Emily is a bona-fide hit and we have added an additional matinee to meet response.  If you haven’t made your reservations yet for the five remaining performances, DO IT TODAY! After four performances and four standing ovations, audiences are raving about this show. Janine Norman and Kyle Klein II are outstanding as Emily Starr and Teddy Kent with a strong supporting cast.   The music is at once haunting and uplifting. BCT’s young company performers have outdone themselves. The show is filled with one amazing moment after another. Thank you Bluff City Theatre…

Award-Winning St. Louis Director Brings Award-Winning Play to Bluff City Theater

John Contini will direct Win Wells’ award-winning play Gertrude Stein and a Companion at Bluff City Theater from March 18th-26th, 2016.    Gertrude Stein and a Companion won Best Play when it debuted at the Edinburgh Festival and went on to win numerous awards before being made into a TV movie in 1989. Recently nominated as Outstanding Director for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the St. Louis Actors’ Studio in 2015, this is Contini’s directing debut for Bluff City Theater.  After starring in BCT’s 2015 productions of The Heiress and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! he now adds directing to his credits with…

Opening Night 2016 is Just Two Weeks Away!

The Lady With All The Answers kicks off a 2016 Season of Great Theater! Bluff City Theater has quickly gained a reputation for presenting interesting and innovative works in its intimate space at 212 Broadway in Historic Downtown Hannibal.  And 2016 is no exception!  Five plays built around the theme of strong female characters will have audiences coming back again and again. An AEA Small Professional Theater, Bluff City Theater concentrates on finding the best actors and directors in the Midwest and giving them the opportunity to shine in works that are lesser-known or deserve to be seen again. The…

Here’s Our New Video Commercial!

Bluff City Theater is proud to open our new season with this heartwarming and funny biopic based on the life and letters of one of America’s cultural icons, Ann Landers.  Tricia Bart brings to life the lady who graced the pages of a thousand newspapers around the world for more than 50 years. Bluff City Theater is a professional theater located in Historic Downtown Hannibal that brings innovative and unusual performances to Northeast Missouri.  Our intimate 90-seat auditorium means that no seat is more than 20′ from the stage.  Come see some of the Midwest’s finest actors up close and…

Husband and Wife Reunite in The Lady With All The Answers

Reprinted from Hannibal Magazine 2016 Familiar Husband and Wife Team Together Again in Bluff City Theater’s Season Opener Theater-goers in the Hannibal/Quincy area are going to find a couple of familiar faces to lead off the  BCT 2016 Season in David Rambo’s witty homage to advice columnist Ann Landers.  What audiences may not know is that Lenny Bart and his wife Tricia Bart worked together professionally many times over the years, including nine years at the 12 Miles West Theater Company in Rutherford, New Jersey where Bart served as Artistic Director from 2001 until 2010. Named because of its geographic location,…

THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS-Tickets on Sale Now!!

Meet the Lady with 60 Million Readers! For 56 years, Ann Landers dispensed wit and wisdom to readers all over the world.  A confidante of presidents and popes and the author of nine best-selling books, Esther (Eppie) Lederer was arguably one of the most influential people on the planet.  Yet, faced with a crisis in her own life, Landers struggled to find the answers. In this wonderfully biopic play based on the life and letters of Ann Landers, author David Rambo brings to the stage one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures.  Directed by Lenny Bart and starring Tricia Bart as…

Press Release: Darrell Dennis to Reprise Classic Role in Tales of an Urban Indian

http://mckenzienewsservice.com/news/Bluff-City-Theater/Darrell-Dennis.htm Bluff City Theater Announces Darrell Dennis to Reprise Classic Role in Tales of an Urban Indian, Hannibal, MO Darrell Dennis’ Tales of an Urban Indian, promises to move audiences both figuratively and literally because it will be performed entirely on a moving transit bus as it travels through the streets of the city. http://www.mckenzienewsservice.com/news/Bluff-City-Theater/350%20Tales%20of%20an%20Urban%20Indian.jpg Tales of An Urban Indian, starring Darrell Dennis will be performed on a moving transit bus at Bluff City Theater, Hannibal, MO. Hannibal, Missouri, July 2, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) – Bluff City Theater (www.bluffcitytheater.com) has announced that actor, comedian and playwright Darrell Dennis will be playing…

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