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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…

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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…

Get Tickets Now for The Big Reveal 2020!

Join us for The Big Reveal 2020 Saturday, November 16th 7-9 p.m. Karlock’s Kars and Pop Culture Before you know it, 2020 will be here and along with it, an exciting new season of professional theater right here in Hannibal.  Come join us for the Second Annual Big Reveal Event and be among the first to know the details.  We’ve got a great new theme for 2020, some amazing productions planned, including another world-premiere musical by Colin Healy and a few surprises up our sleeve. We’re delighted to be holding this small fundraiser at Karlock’s Kars and Pop Culture, one…

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Why We Chose to Program a Play About Eliza Haycraft…

Madam-The Musical is a totally new play we commissioned to end our 2019 season dedicated to the theme of The American Experience.  Back in March, we performed David Stanley Ford’s intense work The Interrogation of Nathan Hale as a way of exploring the idealistic aspirations of those who founded America- a nation that would treat all equally, be free from religious oppression and give every man a say in how the country would be run.  In subsequent productions, we revisited these aspirations through the eyes of some of those Americans- Fanny Kemble and the slaves she sought to free, Molly…

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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Are You A Fan of American History?

History buffs are going to love The Interrogation of Nathan Hale by Captain John Montresor.  Based on real-life events, David Stanley Ford’s thoughtful and intense script captures the final hours of Nathan Hale before he is executed as the first spy in the service of America.  Through the eyes of young Hale and Montresor, a career soldier in the service of King George, we explore the naive optimism of those who sought independence from what was then the richest and most powerful nation on Earth. For this performance, out theater is transformed into Montresor’s campaign tent on Manhattan Island as…

NATHAN HALE-OUR FIRST REHEARSAL!

Rehearsals started on a brand new Bluff City Theater season this past Tuesday in St. Louis.  Director A.S. (Alex) Freeman brought the creative team together for some “table work” on The Interrogation of Nathan Hale.  This is a first read-through of the script and discussion about the characters, themes and ideas the actors will be working with. Bringing a new production to the stage in just two-and-a-half weeks is an enormous challenge, but one that professional actors and directors manage to pull off for every show.  It starts with getting everyone used to the material and their co-stars, then proceeds…

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