Our Season Opens With a Story About The First American Hero…

The Interrogation of Nathan Hale by Captain John Montresor Of HRM Expeditionary Force This powerful story is set in the tent of Captain John Montresor, an Engineer in the British Army who carried 21-year-old Nathan Hale’s dying declaration letter to his family under a flag of truce.  Because of this, we know a lot about the young man who became the first to be executed as a spy in the service of America.  In the hours leading up to his death, Montresor interviewed Hale as a means of trying to understand the motivations of those who would seek independence from…

The Interrogation of Nathan Hale Leads Off a Stellar New Season in Hannibal!

Reprinted from Hannibal Magazine-March 2019 “I am so satisfied with the cause in which I have engaged that my only regret is that I have not more lives than one to offer in its service.” It is reportedly with these words that 21-year-old Nathan Hale went to the gallows as the first American spy to die in the service of this new country. A Captain in the Connecticut militia, Hale responded to a call from General Washington for someone to go behind enemy lines on Long Island and report on enemy plans. He was the only volunteer. Within days, he…

“The music we play on long car rides…”

  With over 27 albums and 3 Grammys, no one knows how to communicate with kids better than Tom Chapin. Tom’s music is targeted to kids from 3-13 and delivers a combination of catchy tunes, clever lyrics and lots of action.  The kids in your life are going to have an experience they will never forget! Tom Chapin’s Family Concert is this Saturday February 9th at 1 p.m. at HLG University (2700 Palmyra Road in Hannibal).  Doors open at 12:30 and tickets are still available. General admission is $25 for adults and $12 for kids.  Buy online at www.eventshannibal.com or…

  With 27 albums and 3 Grammys in a career that spans five decades, Tom Chapin may be the most successful children’s entertainer in America today! Families love his brand of smart, catchy and relevant songs about things that matter to kids. His music is described as “kid-friendly and adult safe” so everyone, no matter the age will enjoy the show. Check out this recording of Tom’s hit This Pretty Planet (featuring Judy Collins).  The Tom Chapin Family Concert takes place this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Roland Performing Arts Center at HLG University. Tickets are still available online at…

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There’s still time to subscribe AND get a premium ticket to An Evening With Tom Chapin

Subscribe Now and Save $52! Nathan Hale was just 21 years old when he became the first American to die as a spy. Washington’s forces had been swept off Long Island.  Desperately needing intelligence, he sought a volunteer to go behind enemy lines to report on British plans and strength.  Within a few hours, Nathan Hale had been betrayed by his own cousin, seized and sentenced to hang.  In this remarkable script, David Stanley Ford recreates the hours leading up to Hale’s execution as he is interrogated by John Montressor, a career officer in HRH expeditionary army.  Seen through the…

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Read the Quincy Herald Whig Interview With Tom Chapin Here…

By Edward Husar Herald-Whig Posted: Jan. 26, 2019 9:55 pm HANNIBAL, Mo. — Tom Chapin, a contemporary folk musician and children’s entertainer with a widely recognized family name, will bring his musical talents to Hannibal for two concerts on Feb. 9. Chapin, 73, is a younger brother of the late Harry Chapin, the internationally known singer/songwriter/musician who rocketed to stardom in the 1970s with a series of smash hits, including “Taxi” and “Cat’s in the Cradle.” Tom Chapin is a lifelong musician and performer in his own right. He not only has produced 27 albums of music but also has…

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A little bio of Tom Chapin…

In a career that spans five decades, 27 albums and 3 Grammys, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Tom has acted on Broadway and appeared in films, on television and radio. The multi talented singer-songwriter and artist has maintained two highly successful parallel careers- as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in children’s music. Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft and effortlessly charismatic live performances.  He engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners…

The Greatest Lesson in History Retold

A wise man once said that he who fails to remember history is deemed to repeat it… And that’s the core message in Bluff City Theater’s final play in a 2018 Season dedicated to the theme of Faith.  The Cotton Patch Gospel by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music by Harry Chapin, is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan.  A modern-day retelling of the life of Jesus, the story set in rural Georgia portrays the governor of the state as Herod.  To understand why Jordan felt he needed to update…

Who is Asher Lev? An Exclusive Interview with Drew Pannebecker

An Exclusive Interview with the Star of My Name is Asher Lev: Drew Pannebecker Last weekend, My Name is Asher Lev opened here at Bluff City Theater. Audience members have been leaving night after night with nothing but wonderful things to say. I sat down with the star of the production, Drew Pannebecker, to talk about his role and his contributions to the production. Drew is a native of the St. Louis Area and holds his MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, CA. He appeared in Wonderland, The Violet Hour, the Shakespeare Festival Educational Tour, and…

A FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Dinner & A Show Facebook Giveaway Are you in desperate need of a night out? Well, we have just the fix for that! How about a night out in Downtown Hannibal. We are donating two tickets to any of our professionally run shows in the 2018 season and LaBinnah Bistro is donating a $50 gift certificate. This combination would make a perfect date night and it could be yours for FREE! All you have to do is log on to Facebook, and find our most recent post. Once you get there you need to: 1. LIKE Bluff City Theater and…

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