2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Box Office News - May 1st

DINER THEATRE-- Dinner served diner-style! “Mass Appeal” to be featured! The Barrow-Civic Theatre presents “Mass Appeal”, May 8-9 and 16th in the Little Theatre.

This "diner theatre" production features Al Shilling as Father Tim Foley. Father Foley is a popular parish priest, who has retained the good will of his parishioners by cracking jokes and never taking an unpopular stand on crucial matters. His congregation loves him and he loves his church. One Sunday, his comfortable position is challenged by Mark Dolson, a young seminarian played by John Miller. Dolson's rebellious reputation and frank honesty about behavior seemingly "unbecoming" a candidate for the priesthood, threatens to earn him an expulsion from the seminary. Father Foley is expected to bring Dolson around to the Church's "party line," but the younger man resists the older man's advice--quite loudly at times. In the end, both men reach new understandings of the church, their relationship and themselves. Mass Appeal features some adult themes. Ted Smith is directing, with Rosie Petulla acting as production manager.

Catering for this show is by Judy Grandelis and The AmaZing Foods Catering Co. Tickets are $30.00 a plate. The menu choices are Grilled Chicken Breast over Basil Pesto Penne or Vegetarian Lasagna entrees. Also served will be Tuscan Salad, and fresh fruit shortcake for dessert.

There will be a cash bar for soft drinks, beer and wine. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm, dinner will be served at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Advance Reservations are required. Purchase online or through the Box Office at 814-437-3440.


We are very excited to announce that Online Ticketing has arrived at the Barrow-Civic Theatre!
You can now go online at www.barrowtheatre.com to purchase tickets to events at the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin, PA. Any time day or night, around the clock and around the year! Pick your own seats!It is a safe, secure and fast transaction that will let you get the best seats in the house without waiting for the Box Office to open!
Don't worry; the Box Office itself will still be open Tuesday through Friday, 10am-4:30pm and one hour before show times if you still want to order your tickets in person or over the phone!
Visit www.barrowtheatre.com, enter the homepage and click on the Buy Tickets Now Button located at the top of each page. Or select Events & Tickets from the drop down menu to see our complete schedule along with ticket purchase buttons for every ticketed event.

Kiss Me Kate” cast announced!
FCOA presents the musical comedy Kiss Me Kate, June 19-20, 26-28 at the Barrow-Civic Theatre.

Fred Graham is a beleaguered theatre troupe director putting on Shakespeare's “The Taming of the Shrew” in Baltimore, Maryland. The cast includes Fred and his former wife, Lilli; also Bill Calhoun, an irresponsible gambler, and the girl whom he is interested in, Lois Lane.

Bill’s gambling problems spell trouble for Fred and Lilli’s amorous love interest, General Howell, soon intrudes backstage as well. Add in a case of mistaken identity as two gangsters invade the theatre to collect an I.O.U, and backstage antics spill onstage in the “The Taming of the Shrew” production with hilarious and touching results.

Kiss Me Kate features Jaime Agnello as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine and Terri Gilmore as Lois Lane/Bianca, with Brett Sloan as Fred Graham/Petruchio and Jacob Krupitzer as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio.

Also with Christian Marshall as Harry Trevor/Baptista, Carissa McClintock as Hattie/Ensemble, Bryana Delaney as Wardrobe Lady/Ensemble, Joe Perrotti as Hortensio/Ensemble, Marc Holland as Paul/Gremio, Cooper Oliver as Pops/Gregory, John-Dominic Heim as Ralph/Ensemble, Nick Mitchell as General Harrison Howell, Stephen Teig and Elias Noyes as The Gangsters, Jaclyn Fike as Dance Captain/Ensemble, Aaron Ritsig as Stagehand #1/Nathaniel, Andrew Ritsig as Stagehand #2/Philip, and Tom Last as Stagehand #3/Haberdasher.

Featured in the Ensemble are Liesl Bittner, Jeri Bolton, Julie Boocks, Sarah Creighton, Liz Deemer, Molly Hennessy, Peg Hennessy, Sara Hoffman, Katie Kirby-Rogers, Tish McClintock, Amanda Smith, and Auri Vearnon.

Directed by Ted Smith (director of Wizard of Oz and Sweet Charity), with music direction by Pete Greene and main choreography by Christine Fornof.

Kiss Me Kate performs June 19-20 and June 26 at 8:00pm, June 27 at 8:30pm and June 28 at 2pm. Follow the show's progress at our show blog: kissmekate-bct.blogspot.com and purchase your tickets online at the theatre website www.barrowtheatre.com

Record breaking attendance!Final Weekend!
Don’t miss out on this highly successful production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Barrow-Civic Theatre this weekend! The production has been record-breaking for the Barrow, bringing in high school students for special daytime outreach performances, and setting attendance records! Catch one of the final two performances this weekend on Saturday, May 2 nd at 8PM and Sunday, May 3 rd at 2PM

The Barrow is planning to showcase favorite local recipes in our special ‘theatrical cookbook’ fundraiser this year! We are requesting submissions from anyone with a distinctly scrumptious recipe! If you, or one of your favorite cooks, may be silently hiding something good, snag that recipe and give us a call! We welcome your recipe with an eager appetite! Call Deb Krepps at 814-282-1334 to make your submission!

Just a reminder to those who have borrowed costumes from BCT’s costuming warehouse to check your closets when you’re spring cleaning this year and see if you may have any un-returned costumes for us! We are doing some cleaning ourselves, and hope to continue to offer the service.

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