2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Monday, May 18, 2009

Box Office News May 15

“BROADWAY POPS”: An evening of classic Broadway!
Stefano and Nina Tanchietti, the magical American Dramatic Tenor and Soprano Duo, offer a powerful and unforgettable experience as entertainers of the Broadway repertoire. Based professionally out of New York City and originally heralding from Massachusettes, the duo possesses glorious operatic voices, extraordinary physical beauty, incomparable acting ability and innate artistic expressiveness. From their first joint venture as college sweethearts as Marco and Gianetta in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers”, to their first operatic pairing as Don Jose and Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen”, to their most recent performances as Otello and Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello”, their audiences have marveled at the special chemistry they share onstage.

BCT has contracted to bring one of their most popular shows, BROADWAY POPS, to the BCT stage on July 11, 2009 at 8:00PM. Stefano and Nina will perform musical scenes with full costume and choreograpy, from some of the most famous musical productions of our time. SHOWBOAT, BRIGADOON, WEST SIDE STORY, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are all part of the amazing theatre production planned for one night only at the Barrow!

From the Broadway tunes of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Bernstein and Webber, to the Operetta melodies of Lehar, Kern, Herbert and Romberg, to the Opera arias and duets of Verdi, Puccini and Bizet, the duo’s BROADWAY POPS performance is an event that should be seen by everyone. Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased by calling the box office at 814-437-3440. You can also purchase tickets online at the theatre’s website BARROWTHEATRE.COM.

Dinner served diner-style! “Mass Appeal” to entertain at BCT Little Theatre! ONE SHOW ONLY!
The Barrow-Civic Theatre presents “Mass Appeal”, Saturday, May 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 having recently contracted with Vendini for the services.
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 by legendary COLE PORTER, in rehearsals now!
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, Bill Hennessy, Evan Tate, 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

Summer Kick-Off Concert
Friday June 5th the Barrow-Civic Little Theatre will host a rock concert that will be the perfect way to start your summer. The three bands sharing the stage promise to make this one of the most entertaining concerts in this series.

First off, the band Vision to None will bring their unique, high-energy style to the stage. Followed by the Pittsburgh based A Voice Like Rhetoric. And local favorites, Remora Deign will close out the evening.

Doors for this event open at 7:00pm. Cost is $5 dollars per person. For more information or to listen to these bands please visit www.myspace.com/deuceshows

STILL LIFE,” a dance show by Studio 22 will be presented on May 15 and 17. Tickets are available at the box office now! Call 814-437-5196 during the hours of 10AM to 4:30PM Tuesday through Friday.

CAROLYN LONGO, guitarist, singer, songwriter will perform on Saturday, June 6th at 7:30PM in the BCT Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. The concert is sponsored by WEST PARK REHAB.

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