2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Interested individuals sought for Board of Directors

The FCOA Board of Directors is seeking motivated individuals committed to the development and enhancement of the theatre arts to serve on the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and oversight of the Franklin Civic Operetta Association and it's Barrow-Civic Theatre. Individuals should have an interest in promoting the arts, time and energy to work with various management, business, technical, and artistic areas of operations, and acting as a community ambassador for FCOA and Barrow-Civic Theatre as a member of a working and active board of directors.

Interested individuals should write a letter of interest in serving on the Board of Directors and submit it to Ted Smith, Board Development Chair, Barrow-Civic Theatre, PO Box 1089, Franklin PA, 16323 or can email their letter to barrowcivic@gmail.com.

Deadline for interest letters is Friday, November 13, 2009.

Monday, October 26, 2009

FCOA Youth Theatre presents Sleepy Hollow

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” comes to the Barrow-Civic Theatre for Halloween weekend. This show is part of the Youth Theater educational program. The youth theater offers three opportunities per year for area youth. In February, the all youth musical features all youth who want to be a part of theater ages 8-17. In the summer, there is a weeklong camp that features youth ages 7-16. Lastly in the fall an advanced show is offered for youth ages 10-18. This show features a strict audition where not all who audition are accepted into the show. In addition, the youth theater program features youth running all the behind the scenes of the production. Any youth age 10-18 for all three of the youth theater productions can be a part of the behind the scenes running lights, sound, props, curtains and scenery.

This year’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” features 34 cast members and 7 backstage. We are very excited because Joseph Perrotti makes his last appearance on the youth theater stage as the lead character Icabod Crane. He has been in many youth theater productions and is a senior at Oil City High School. In 2004, when the youth theater program put on the show, Joe played the part of Old Man Blackwell (played by Aaron Ritsig in this production) telling the story to the townspeople of the headless horseman in song. The cast and crew are so excited to have Joe play the leading charater for this production. The cast is rounded out by 32 other fine youth including Lane Behe, Grace Burwell, Bridget Carter, Alexandra Dashner, Stephen Dennis, Nick Dobson, Critter Fink, Allison Greenlee, Aaron Hoffman, Anne Marie Hutchinson, Megan Keelan, Harrison Keenan, Madeline Keenan, Grace Kellner, Jill Kellner, Conor Kingdom, Leisel Kober, Abby Larimore, Rachel Marlatt, Geralyn McMullen, Alix Noyes, Jordyn Plymire, Andrew Ritsig, Evelyn Sopher, Andrea Spence, Rachel Spence, Katherine Thompson, William Thompson, Jenny Williams, Chrissy Wolfgang, Alyssa Zlotnicki and David Zlotnicki. The behind the scene crew are Tim Dennis, AJ Fox, Elizabeth Fox, Veronika Lamphere, Rebecca Marlatt, and Daniel Pratt.

Directors for this production include stage and music Director Martha Heise, choreographer Kelly Zerbe, and back stage director (set and costumes) Jessica Rodriguez. All three directors are teachers from the Oil City School District who is a great supporter of the program. In addition, Rebecca Christie a newcomer to the area has begun helping with the youth theater program and the parents of the cast a crew donate much of their time to help the production go off. This year’s advanced youth theater program is sponsored in part by HOLeY Jeans youth choir, Chest Medicine Associates of Seneca and the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts.

Date of the show will be October 29th daytime show for area school children, and October 30 at 8:00pm and Sunday, November 1st at 2:00pm for the public. Tickets available online at www.barrowtheatre.com or through the Box Office at 814-437-3440.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Box Office News - October 23, 2009

Due to circumstances out of the control of Barrow-Civic Theatre, today's Box Office News did not appear in the Good Times.  

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Two shows - Two Calls for Interested actors and "voices."

BCT has two shows coming up requiring actors and interested persons to perform.

Old Time Radio Show presents War of the Worlds
Come one, come all to lend your voices to the next Old Time Radio show at the Little Theatre Oct 31 at 8pm and Nov 1 at 4pm.  We are recreating Meridian 7-1212 from the Columbia Radio Workshop - what kind of people call the "time service?" We are also recreating the original Mercury Theatre War of the Worlds broadcast.
The "voices" meeting is Monday at 7pm at the theatre - we will be assigning roles and parts - all voices are need, women and men. No memorization is required as we perform at mic with scripts - along with amazing sound effects by Ed Ramage. No previous experience in acting or on stage is needed - just the ability to talk!

Rehearsals Tue-Thu at the Little Theatre next week. Please join us - if you can't make Monday and want to participate - let me know via email and I'll put you on the list for parts. The radio shows are extremely fun and have been drawing great crowds.

October 24 ~ 10am-12pm & October 25 ~ 2pm-4pm Barrow Little Theatre. Directed by Zach Covington

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the choir who has never performed the work at the Barrow should prepare the first 30 measures on your voice part of the “Hallelujah Chorus”, No.44. Those interested in performing a solo should also plan to audition. Please prepare one of the recitatives from the work to use as your audition piece. Performance date is December 18.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Warehouse Clean-Up Day

The latest warehouse clean-up day has been scheduled for Saturday October 24, starting at 9am.

All interested hands are needed to help with costume organization and those with screw guns for taking apart old sets and set pieces to make room for the winter.    Meet at the warehouse starting on 12th Street starting at 9am - bring a screwgun and your sense of adventure.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Audition Call

Auditions for A Christmas Carol this weekend!

October 17 ~ 2:00pm & and October 18 ~ 2:00pm.

Barrow-Civic Little Theatre
Directed by John McConnell.

A large cast is needed. All roles are non-singing, however a small group of carolers will be needed. There are roles for all ages from children (youngest - grade 3 please) through adult. Those interested in auditioning need no advance preparation or experience.  Please use Alley Entrance Door.

Performances are scheduled for December 4-5 & 11- 13.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Join the Barrow-Civic Theatre page on Facebook

Are you on Facebook?    Then join our theatre page by clicking the link below.   The Barrow-Civic Theatre page provides show and audition announcements for our friends in the Facebook community.   We're adding new page admins so we can expand our photo and news galleries as well.

BCT Facebook Group

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Visit the Christmas Carol Show Blog

The Barrow-Civic Theatre continues it's presence on the internet with our latest show blog for A Christmas Carol.

Director John McConnell and the production staff will utilize the blog at christmascarol-bct.blogspot.com to promote the show and auditions, make rehearsal and casting announcements, and share important information related to the show.

Visit the show blog at christmascarol-bct.blogspot.com today.

Monday, October 5, 2009

2010 Season of Shows Announced

The Barrow-Civic Theatre proudly announces its 2010 Main Stage Season of Shows.   Season tickets go on sale December 1, 2009.  Individual and Group ticket sales begin January 1, 2010.   Visit http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ for more information on the shows, including Youth Theatre and Little Theatre productions for 2010.

The pump boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off Broadway. They perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. "A gasser ... with buoyant, earthy humor" says the N.Y. Daily News. March 5-6, & 12-14.

The story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Helen, trapped in her secret world, is violent, spoiled, and treated by her family as sub-human. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Following scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single word: "water". April 23-24 & 30, May 1-2.
School shows May 3.

Based on the Mel Brooks movie of the same name, this mad-cap romp of hilarity follows theatrical producer Max Bialystock and his accountant/partner Leo Bloom in their get rich quick scheme to oversell a Broadway flop. Complications arise however when their “flop” becomes a hit, despite having the worst show ever written. With ridiculous accent, amusing parodies and caricatures, and irreverent poking at the business of show business, The Producers has been a hit movie, had successful runs on Broadway and the West End, and international acclaim. July 9-10 & 16-18.

“Froggy" LeSeuer visits a rural Georgia camp and brings Charlie, a shy young man with him. He tells everyone that Charlie is from a foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister minister; that the minister's fiancĂ©e is pregnant; and other revelations made thinking that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. What he does fuels nonstop hilarity and sets up the climax in which things awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. August 13-14 & 20-22.

Here is all the charm of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, "Never Never Land", "I Won't Grow Up" and "I'm Flying". This is one of the world's most celebrated musicals. First produced on Broadway with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard and more recently a major hit starring Cathy Rigby, Peter Pan will steal your hearts and breath. September 24-26 & 30, October 1-2.  The FCOA 2010 Applefest® show!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tickets Available to Final 3 Shows of Joseph


Tickets are still available to all 3 final shows of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

October 1-3 at 8pm at the Barrow-Civic Theatre.

Get your tickets online at www.barrowtheatre.com or call the Box Office at 814-437-3440 or 1-800-537-7769.

Don't let yourself miss this production as Pam Mahle and Jordan Rembold lead an exciting ensemble cast in the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic rock-opera style re-telling of the Story of Joseph.