Sweet Dreams of Patsy

Back by Popular Demand! Sweet Dreams of Patsy…

Three Performances Only to Celebrate the 4th! Direct from Branson, Alice Faye returns with her much-loved tribute to the great ladies of Country Music. If you were lucky enough to catch Sweet Dreams of Patsy in March then you know how amazing this show is!  Close your eyes, sit back and enjoy all your favorite songs from one of the pioneers of modern Country Music.  Interspersed with her amazing song renditions, Alice will give you real insight into the life and heart of Patsy Cline.  In her too-short life of just 30 years, Patsy found fans around the world and…

Sweet Dreams of Patsy

Are you All Crazy About Patsy Cline?

Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 PM Bluff City Theater, Hannibal, MO Featuring Alice Faye as the legendary Patsy Cline Direct from Branson Bluff City Theater presents an up-close-and-personal evening with the music of Patsy Cline in a 90-minute show dedicated to Patsy and other country legends. Over 15 of Patsy’s hits are featured in this production by Alice Faye, a long time Branson performer. This is a great evening out for those looking for a show with old-time country music.  The show takes place in our intimate 90-seat theater with no seat more than 20 feet from the stage. Tickets…

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…

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…

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…

FREE  ADULT IMPROV ACTING CLASS Thursday, May 2nd, 7:00-8:00 pm Ready to experiment with your creative expression, spontaneity, and have fun while stepping out of your comfort zone? This FREE introductory acting class is designed to give participants a sample of what theater improvisation is all about. Theater improv exercises and techniques have been used by businesses and individuals who want to improve communication skills, practice active listening, being in the moment. Or,  just PLAY in a supportive atmosphere! Taught by Gale Rublee, BCT Academy Acting Teacher,  the class will be held at the Bluff City Theater Annex 403 Broadway,…

Performances resume tomorrow-you still have time to lock in savings.

OK, you’ve been putting it off…but we are pleased to tell you that it’s not too late to buy your 2019 Season Subscription to enjoy all five remarkable plays this season for the low, low price of just $105.  That’s like getting one production for free!  But after this weekend, it’s over. Audiences have been giving Alan Knoll and Spencer Sickmann rave reviews for their portrayal of two men on opposing sides of the conflict who struggle with conscience as they debate the meaning of freedom or whether true freedom can ever even exist.  This is one of the deepest…

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…

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