Friday, July 31, 2009
Box Office News July 31 - Special Blog Issue
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.
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.
OLD TIME RADIO HITS THE AIR!
See you Saturday or Sunday for the Barrow-Civic's Old Time Radio Troupe's "Greatet Hits" show. Saturday August 1st at 8pm and Sunday August 2 at 2pm, Little Theatre. Tickets $7.00
The BCT Old Time Radio Troupe will be performing a "Greatest Hits" show, featuring the favorite plays that had our audiences laughing like mad, or shaking in their seats. There will be hilarious repartee and spooky chills as we re-create our re-creations.
We might be doing another "Bickersons" episode, as John and Blanche trade quips while John fights off snoring -- unsuccessfully. Or will we be dusting off a "Burns and Allen" show? Will there be a scary play about monsters from "Lights Out"? A sci-fi thriller from "X-Minus One"? A wistful love tale from "Fort Laramie"? We can guarantee an episode of our own local heroine -- Franklin Frankie.But to find out exactly what we'll be doing, you'll have to come.
And don't forget -- coming this October -- the most famous radio play in history, one that scared the heck out of the whole country -- "The War of the Worlds."
Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
Sat. Aug 8 and Sun Aug 9 - Little Theatre
2pm-Youth Gr. 4-9 (no song prep needed)
3pm - Adults/Older Youth (prepare a song)
Details and audition packet at http://joseph-bct.blogspot.com/
Advanced Youth Theatre The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Sun Aug. 16 at 4pm and Mon Aug 17 at 6:30pm
Must come prepared to sing. Speaking lines and song will be taught for auditions at beginning time. No prepared songs needed!!!
ONE NIGHT GALA FUNDRAISER
Black Tie Barrow-A Gala Evening, One-Night-Only performance to benefit the Barrow-Civic Theatre.
Feauring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, including CATS and Phantom, along with music from major musicals such as West Side Story, Sound of Music and more.
Featuring performances by Olivia Beals, Jeff Brown, Samantha Caiarelli, Tammi Dahl, Sam DePalma, Jenn Fox, Tim Gilbert, Dennis Geib, Marc Ellis Holland, Jodi Hoover, Tom Karg, Tc Marshall, Nicholas Nasibyan, Darin Paden, Hannah Pratt, Richard Roberts, Bret Sloan and Stephen Teig and hosted byTed Smith.
Get you tickets at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or through the Box Office at 814-437-3440.One Night Only - Saturday August 22, 2009 at 8pm
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR DAVY JONES: LIVE IN CONCERT. October 18, 2009 at 8pm. Visit http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ to purchase tickets or call the Box Office at 814-437-3440 or 800-537-7769
UPCOMING LITTLE THEATRE EVENTS
Dinner with the Plaids-A Diner Theatre
Aug 28,29, 30 and September 11 and 13.
(Fri and Sat 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30pm Show, Sun Noon Dinner, 1pm show)
October 23 and 24 at 8pm
Old Time Radio presents The War of the Worlds
October 31 at 8pm and November 1 at 4pm
Visit http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ for information on shows and to purchase tickets.