Friday, July 24, 2009
Box Office News-July 24, 2009
FCOA staging THE ODD COUPLE in August
Having brushed up everyone’s Shakespeare with KISS ME KATE, the Franklin Civic Operetta Association intends to lend new luster to its next offering, Neil Simon’s classic THE ODD COUPLE.
This beloved comedy will be presented August 7-8 and August 14-15-16 at the Barrow-Civic Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $10 for students.
Fresh from his dual-role BCT debut in KISS ME KATE, Nick Mitchell wears two hats for this production as well. Nick brings creativity, expertise, and comic flair to his role as director and to his portrayal of Oscar Madison. Christian Marshall fans (we know who you are!) will delight in his casting as America’s favorite neurotic neat freak, Felix Ungar. A gifted actor with a natural comedic style, Christian is sure to be a crowd-pleaser in this role.
Witnessing Felix’s angst from their seats at a nearby poker table are three BCT veterans and one newcomer. Ben Bodamer and Nick Keeley, both seen earlier this year in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, trade their Southern drawls for the dulcet tones of “New Yawk” and “Joisey” to play Roy and Speed. Bill Hennessy, who made his acting debut in KISS ME KATE, takes his second turn on the boards as fast-drawing, slow-dealing Murray the Cop. Completing this quartet – hysterically – is Pittsburgh actor Andy Coleman in his first Barrow-Civic appearance. Andy plays the affable but oh-so-clueless Vinnie.
For both sugar and spice, FCOA’s ODD COUPLE looks to Katie Kirby-Rogers and Lisa Harry as the Pigeon sisters, Cecily and Gwendolyn. Hilarity ensues when these British babes enter stage left and plans for the evening take wing.
Cooper Oliver and Mary Anne Wilkinson are the show’s producers. Order your tickets today on-line at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or by calling 814-437-3440 or 800-537-7769.
ODD COUPLE Gala & Photography Exhibit on August 7
Planning to attend the August 7 opening of THE ODD COUPLE? Be sure to arrive early and join us for the Opening Night Gala in the Little Theatre. The festivities begin at 7 p.m.
Oscar and Felix have been arguing over- that is, collaborating on - the creation of something scrumptious to serve at the dessert reception. There will be no charge for dessert; a cash bar will be available.
Our Felix Ungar works as a CBS news writer. You may remember that this character worked as a professional photographer in his TV incarnation. We have asked several local professional photographers to exhibit some of their works at the Gala for your enjoyment. Garrett Kline, Dale Reed, Scott McCray and Jim Ellis have graciously agreed. We at the Barrow-Civic look forward to viewing their works in your company. Please join us!
OLD TIME RADIO presents…The “Greatest Hits” Show!
We celebrate our 10th show with a special performance of some of our all-time favorite shows. Will we re-do the hilarious “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”, the spooky “Evening Primrose,” or the out-of-this-world “Protection,” which stars a Valdeusian Derg? Find out and join in the excitement. Shows are Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 2 at 2p.m. in the Little Theatre. Old Time Radio lives – at the Barrow-Civic. Buy your tickets in advance on-line.And don't forget -- coming in October – “The War of the Worlds!”
AUDITIONS: “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”
Auditions will take place August 8 and 9 in the BCT Little Theatre. Children (grades 4-9) will audition at 2pm either day and adults will audition at 3pm either day. Please use the alley door off the Little Theatre. No appointment is necessary. Adults-please bring a prepared piece of music to sing.
There are roles for men, women and children. Leads include the roles of Joseph and the Narrator. Also principal are Joseph’s brothers, Jacob, Pharaoh, and several other characters, including an Ensemble and Children’s Chorus. All roles are open. “Joseph” will play for six shows September 25-27 and October 1-3 at the Barrow-Civic Theatre. For further information please call the theatre at 814-437-3440 or email email@example.com