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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…

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…

Welcome Back to the Raft, Tom and Huck!

  At the end of his classic novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain wrote: So endeth this chronicle. It being strictly a history of a BOY, it must stop here; the story could not go much further without becoming the history of a MAN. When one writes a novel about grown people, he knows exactly where to stop — that is, with a marriage; but when he writes of juveniles, he must stop where he best can.  Someday it may seem worthwhile to take up the story of the younger ones again and see what sort of men…

For Fans of Paris, C’est La Vie is an engaging evening of music and laughter!

Bluff City Theater transforms into a Parisian Cabaret for this performance Dominique and Fatiguee are two aging songstresses stuck in a dad end job at Chez Laplee.  They long to break free but their boss makes them sing tired covers of Edith Piaf every night.  Then, one night, their chance comes as the boss is picked up by police for questioning.  The result is a wonderful story about their lives, loves and losses told through song and dance. To make the evening even more authentic, this is a licensed event and beer and wine will be available for sale before the…

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Time is running out to take advantage of our Early-Bird price- just $99 for all five productions in the 2017 Season. Matt Salzberg makes his directing debut this February with Having Our Say-The Delany Sisters’ First Hundred Years, an  uplifting and inspirational story of two African-American sisters who quietly broke down racial and gender barriers in their 100+ years of living. Then, we convert the theater to a seedy Paris nightclub in 1950 for our production of C’est La Vie starring BCT favorites Taylor Pietz and Felicia Dinwiddie as two aging chanteuses caught in a dead-end job. In June, we…

You Caught Me Dancing

Looking for something to do with visitors this summer?

You Caught Me Dancing is the perfect choice! You Caught Me Dancing, the heart-warming story of a lifetime spent alongside Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family opens in preview on Thursday, June 2nd.  For 30 years, Katy Leary served and travelled with the family, sharing the triumphs and tragedies of America’s First Family of Letters. In You Caught Me Dancing, playwright Bernard Sabath has captured the story of Mark Twain through the unique insights of one of the few people fortunate enough to know the man and his family on an intimate level for three decades. Set in the Clemens…

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…

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,…

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