Auditions at Bluff City Theater this weekend! Don’t miss your chance!

Audition Notice: Non-Professional Featured & Ensemble Roles in Cotton Patch Gospel and Trees Die Standing Tall at Bluff City Theater Bluff City Theater will be presenting two shows this summer, Trees Die Standing Tall and Cotton Patch Gospel.  These are Equity professional productions and all starring roles have been cast.  We are seeking talented individuals to fill two remaining featured roles in the cast of Trees Die Standing Tall and eighteen ensemble roles in Cotton Patch Gospel.  This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with professional directors and cast members. Some acting experience is preferred, but not compulsory. …

The Sunset Limited begins on February 15th but there’s still time to subscribe!

The questioner wants to know the truth- the doubter wants to be told there ain’t no such thing… Bluff City Theater kicks off its fourth season with Cormac McCarthy’s intelligent and funny exploration of faith, The Sunset Limited.  Bluff City Theater veteran actor John Contini returns as “White” a university professor and atheist who decides to end his life on his birthday by jumping in front of a train.  A newcomer to our stage, Erick Lindsey is “Black”, a convicted felon who became an evangelical Christian while in prison and devotes his life to helping others in need.  He stops…

Our Pre-season Subscription Offer is Held Over!

Buy all 5 regular season shows for just $99! That’s right-our super low pre-season subscription rate of just $99 is being held for the first 200 subscribers.  We’re getting close, so subscribe now if you want to be sure to lock in savings of $31 off full price.  That’s like getting one show for free (plus a little more!) Your subscription is the best way to ensure you get to see all our great performances in 2018.  Cormac McCarthy’s Sunset Limited kicks off another season of professional performances in Hannibal.  Directed by Broadway World-nominated Alex Freeman and starring multi-award-winning BCT…

Susie Wall as Ruth Westheimer

Lock in Savings for the 2018 Season Now!

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…

BCT Academy Classes Begin September 30th. Register Today!

Have you ever dreamed of being on stage?  Do you want to learn how to be a better performer?  Do you want to boost your confidence in front of people? These are just a few of the reasons BCT Academy give for becoming part of Hannibal’s only professional theater training program. Fall classes start on September 30th.  This season we are offering two beginning-level programs for children ages 7 to 11- Acting and Singing.  Plus, we’ve added an advanced vocal program for children and youth age 11 and up.  And, for the very first time, we are offering Improv training…

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…

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…

Coming Soon-Gertrude Stein and a Companion

Gertrude Stein currently is not merely a legend, but also a whole folklore, a subject for an epic poem…* *Carl Von Vechten Before Gloria Steinam,  two American women blazed a trail for feminism as the Grand Dames of the Avant-Garde artistic movement from their salon in Paris.  For more than 30 years, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas welcomed a never-ending parade of luminaries, GI’s and ordinary citizens to their home including Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse. In Gertrude Stein and a Companion, playwright Win Wells has captured the essence of this collaboration in a witty and poignant script…

Here’s Our New Video Commercial!

Bluff City Theater is proud to open our new season with this heartwarming and funny biopic based on the life and letters of one of America’s cultural icons, Ann Landers.  Tricia Bart brings to life the lady who graced the pages of a thousand newspapers around the world for more than 50 years. Bluff City Theater is a professional theater located in Historic Downtown Hannibal that brings innovative and unusual performances to Northeast Missouri.  Our intimate 90-seat auditorium means that no seat is more than 20′ from the stage.  Come see some of the Midwest’s finest actors up close and…

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