All Crazy 'bout Patsy

Bluff City Theater to host All Crazy ‘bout Patsy, Direct from Branson!

Friday March 13th 7:30 p.m. 212 Broadway in Historic Downtown Hannibal In a first for Hannibal, Bluff City Theater will be hosting Alice Faye in her one-woman tribute “All Crazy ‘bout Patsy” for one show on Friday, March 13th. Faye has been performing for audiences in Branson, Missouri since 2016 and before that across the country, bringing her amazing voice and favorites from the legendary Patsy Cline and a host of other favorite female country artists, including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Reba McIntyre among others. Here’s what audiences have to say about this show… If you close your eyes…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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