2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Thursday, January 28, 2010

2010 Season Brochure available

The 2010 Season Brochure mailed yesterday to our patrons and friends of the theatre.   The brochure details our main stage Season of Shows, including TILT and Youth Theatre.  You can order season ticket packages and become a Patron, Sponsor or Angel of the theatre.   

Our thanks to Steve Smith for the design work and Seneca Printing Express for the printing and all the extra help.  

You can also download the brochure if you like by clicking HERE.   (it is a larger file).   

Season and individual tickets can be purchased online at www.barrowtheatre.com or by calling the Box Office.

From everyone at the theatre, thank you for your support and see you in the seats!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

LIberty Cabaret Shines for Two More Shows

The Liberty Cabaret closes this coming weekend with its final two shows.  Starring Rosie Petulla, Bret Sloan, Katie Kirby-Rogers, Marc Holland, Janelle Chambers, Peg Hennessy, Bill Hennessy, Carissa McClintock, Bryon Gable and Ted Smith, with music direction by Tammi Dahl and accompaniment by Kristen Criado.

Liberty Cabaret features old standards, Broadways hits and a couple of surprises sure to delight the crowd.   Part of the 2010 TILT Dinner Theatre Series, with catering by the Uptown Bistro.

Get tickets online at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or through the Box Office.   Tickets available for Friday January 29th - Saturday January 30th is SOLD OUT.   

Don't Wait until the last minute - ticket sales close at Noon on Friday Jan 29 and you will be missed if you don't get your tickets now.

All photos credited to WestPA Magazine, Stephen and Beth West, http://www.westpamag.com/

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New General Manager hired for BCT

January 22, 2010
Franklin, PA---Barrow-Civic Theatre Names New Manager

Penny Gustavson has been named the new general manager of the Barrow-Civic Theatre. The announcement was made today by Ted Smith, of the Franklin Civic Operetta Board of Directors.

“Penny comes to us with 13 years experience at the Titusville Council on the Arts. During her tenure, the organization experienced major growth in funding and programming, and we look forward to having her at the helm of the Barrow,” said Smith.

Gustavson's start date at the Barrow is set for February 1st.

A Titusville native, Penny has also developed numerous successful arts and community programs, fundraisers and an extensive Arts and Education program through the Titusville Area School District.

“I am so excited to have this new opportunity to use my ideas and skills in managing and developing this beautiful theatre,” said Gustavson.  “I have been here many times, as an audience member, and also in organizing programs in conjunction with other Franklin agencies. I have always been amazed at the jewel that you have here in the Barrow, and the wonderful supportive community,” she continued.

Gustavson holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville as well as certificates in Computer Small Systems Specialist and Video Production both from the Harry T. Kerr Center in Titusville. While at UPT, she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Gustavson also serves as a PA State Representative on arts advocacy through the Americans for the Arts, who meet annually with Congress in Washington D.C. to lobby for arts funding. She is a member of the PA
Presenters Board of Directors dedicated to presenting the performing arts and serving presenters throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and as a grant review panelist on both the Erie and Venango County
Pennsylvania Partners on the Arts panels. Additionally, she serves on the Titusville Community Council Board of Directors and the Titusville Oil 150 Committee.

Penny is married to Gary Gustavson and has two children Heath Bromley and his wife Brandy of Oil City PA and Courtney DeDionisio, her husband Tony and her grandson, Michael of Erie, PA. She is the daughter of
Clarence and Carolyn Bromley of Titusville.

Monday, January 18, 2010

FCOA Annual Meeting

Franklin Civic Operetta Association will hold its annual meeting on January 25 at 5:30pm in the BCT Little Theatre.    The annual meeting is open to the public and they are invited to attend.

The 2009 financial and business review will be shared.   New and returning board members will also be elected.   

Monday January 25th - 5:30pm - BCT Little Theatre

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Little Mermaid Cast Announced

The cast for Youth Theatre’s production of The Little Mermaid has been announced,

Anemone “The Little Mermaid” – Kate Ditzenberger and Prince Theodore – David Zlotnicki

Mermaid Sisters (Oldest to Youngest): Rachel Wheeler (Shelly), Leisel Kober (Pearly), Anne Marie Hutchinson (Misty), Anna Wilson (Sandy), Evelyn Sopher (Bubbly)

Clem Clam – Madeline Keenan; Sea-Witch – Abby Larimore; SeaWeed – Morgan Shingledecker and Lauren Varsek; RipTide – Sammi Raybuck; Rips – Rachel Anderson, Lucy Hutchinson, Jessica Wilson; ZipTide – Amber Culver; Zips – Quinn Adams, Shannon Hingl, Beth Pfohl; Queen Neptune – Patricia Rende; Grandmother – Alyssa Zlotnicki; Georgina – Bridget Carter; Clara – Jordyn Plymire; Pierre – Lane Behe; Borgy – Stephen Dennis; Prince’s First Mate – Jenny Wiliams

Sailors: Seth Thompson, Nick Dobson, Logan Painter, Will Heller, Tyler Lyons, Reagan Scott, Grace Kellner, Katie Lawson, Elizabeth Fox, Kristine Hartle

Minister/Sailor – Connor Kingdom

Wedding Guests: Katelyn Clowes, Madison Dashner, Kylie Doctor, Devin Green, Sam Feely, Kaitlyn Kline, Jocelyn Sauer, Erika Scott, Katie Shulik, Nicole Way, Bethany Weingard

Sea Animals/Fish: Anjali Asche, Maya Asche, Tifany Berry, Bailey Cassidy, Alex Dashner, Maddy Deemer, Amanda Espy, Carly Ghering, Kelsey Ghering, Sarah Handy, Kylie Hicks, Heather Hondel, Sadie Horner, Sophie Horner, Rachel Howard, Rebecca Jordan, Reagan Lashinsky, Tina Krizon, Rachael McCauley, Kate McDonald, Ashlyn Nelson, Courtney Novak, Sophia Santee, Caroline Stevens, Allye Tenney, Katherine Thompson, Madison Vogan, Jayne Wolbert, Michelle Yasenka

Technical Crew (Back stage, Lights, Sound, special effects): Tim Dennis, Leah Fox, Sam Greene, Rachelle Heasley, Jim Heasley, Megan Kline, Andrew Krizon, Veronika Lamphere, Melinda Madden, Chloe Nelson, Christine Painter, Daniel Pratt, Aaron Ritsig, Andrew Ritsig, Will Thompson.

The Little Mermaid performs Feb 12 at 8pm and Feb 13 at 2pm at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, under the direction of Martha Heise.  Tickets available online at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or at the Box Office, 814-437-3440 or 800-537-7769.  A Youth Theatre Producion of Franklin Civic Operetta Association.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Now calling all interested actor/musicians for the first FCOA Main Stage Production of 2010-Pump Boys and Dinettes. 

Auditions to be held Jan 17-2pm & Jan 25-7pm
Use BCT Side Alley Door

Roles for 4 men and 2 women for this Country Music/Classic Americana show. Please come with a prepared audition piece-an accompanist will be provided.

Male singers also need to play an instrument (guitar, piano or bass). Singers who cannot play an instrument will be considered.

Show dates are March 5-6 & 12-14.  Directed by Laura Jane Stone

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.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Tickets on Sale Now!

Individual tickets for the FCOA Main Stage Season of Shows, the Radio Shows, the Liberty Cabaret and more are now on sale at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or at the Box Office.
Get your seats now for upcoming shows like the TILT dinner theatre Liberty Cabaret, featuring a group of local performers singing old favorites and broadway standards.    Don't miss out on The Little Mermaid in February, Pump Boys and Dinettes in March, The Miracle Worker in April/May, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in July, and Peter Pan at Applefest.   

Also don't miss FCOA's premier presentation of the holiday classic White Christmas in December.   Theatre in the Little Theatre (TILT) presents a slate of dinner theatre productions this year with the Liberty Cabaret in January, Deathtrap in June and The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie in November.

The BCT Old Time Radio Show returns with three performances with Love is in the Air in February, Tales for your Taste Buds in August, and Scare is in the Air in October.   

And don't forget - season tickets for the main stage are also available!

Tickets are available online at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or by calling the Box Office at 814-437-3440 or 800-537-7769 Tue-Fri, 10am-4:30pm