2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Old Time Radio Show performs Feb 19-20

The BCT Old Time Radio Troupe returns to the Little Theatre sound stage for "Love is in the Air" - our romance-themed radio show, recreating episodes of The Bickersons, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Radio City Playhouse and the return of our original heroine Franklin Frankie.

Linda Ritsig and Cooper Oliver return as the bickering duo The Bickersons, while Dennis Hoover and Deb Krepps keep us laughing and dodging the "closet chaos" as Molly reminisces over love letters in Fibber McGee and Molly.   Cooper Oliver and Ted Smith are Porter and Thurston, "treating" their wives to the ultimate vacation as they dream of their own.   And Linda Ritsig, Peg Hennessy and Deb Krepps shine in the return of our original series Franklin Frankie, written by Paul Adomites.

Also featuring the voices of Paul Adomites, Andrew Ritsig, Aaron Ritsig, Ray Palmer, with Ed Ramage pulling double duty on the mic and the sound table, with music by Steve Luxbacher. 

Fri Feb 19 and Sat Feb 20 at 8pm in the BCT Little Theatre.  Tickest $7 in advance at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or at the door. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This Week at the BCT

Tonight Feb 16th, 4pm-7pm - join us for a Welcome Reception for the new BCT General Manager Penny Gustavson!   Penny has already started working and we're pleased to welcome her to the Barrow-Civic.    Join us in the BCT Lobby to meet and welcome her.   Light hors'dourves, desserts, punch and cash bar.  Sponsored by Franklin Fine Arts Council, The Terrace Restaurant at The Commons, and the BCT Volunteers and Board of Directors.

Pete Greene has been named director for the summer musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  Pete brings plenty of stage and music experience to the production.  Many of us who have appeared on the BCT stage have worked with Pete before.  He recently music directed Kiss Me, Kate! and stage directed Sound of Music.   We're excited to have Pete on board and look forward to the show.   Visit the show blog at http://scoundrels-bct.blogspot.com/ to stay up to date on the show as we begin work.

The BCT Old Time Radio Troupe peforms Fri and Sat Feb 19-20 at 8pm in the Little Theatre.  Under the direction of Paul Adomites, our annual Love is in the Air show features episodes from Radio City Playhouse, The Bickersons, Fibber McGee and Molly, and the original Franklin Frankie series penned by Paul.   

Auditions for the Miracle Worker are Feb 27 and 28 at 1pm in the Little Theatre.   Directed by Rebecca Christie, all roles are being auditioned.   The poignant story of the teacher Annie Sullivan as she struggles and perseveres to teach blind and deaf Helen Keller culminates in heart-warming moment of realization and hope.   Visit the show blog at http://miracleworker-bct.blogspot.com/ for more information and to download an audition packet.   

Friday, February 12, 2010

BON 2-12-10 and Little Mermaid

Tonight and Tomorrow - Feb 12 at 8pm and Feb 13 at 2pm - don't miss FCOA Youth Theatre's presentation of The Little Mermaid.  On the Main Stage and directed by Martha Heise.   Featuring a cast of over 90 youth from the theatre community.     Tickets available at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or through the Box Office.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What's coming up at the Barrow-Civic Theatre?

Cheers Night at Bella Cucina Feb 9.  Stop by for lunch, dinner or drinks - a portion of your bill will go directly to the Barrow-Civic Theatre to support our programs and growth.

The Little Mermaid performs Feb 12 8pm and Feb 13 2pm on the Main Stage.  An FCOA Youth Theatre production directed by Martha Heise.  Visit the show blog HERE.

Old Time Radio voice meeting Feb 15th at 7pm-all are welcome.   Come on, come all to join the Old Time Radio Troupe as we prepare for our "Love is in the Air" show.

Reception for General Manager Penny Gustavson Feb 16th 4-7pm.  Join us in welcoming Penny as she joins the BCT Family.  Sponsored by Franklin Fine Arts Council, The Terrace Restaurant at The Commons, and the BCT Volunteers and Board of Directors.

Old Time Radio Show Feb 19 and 20 at 8...pm in the Little Theatre.   "Love is in the Air" as we feature episodes of the Bickersons, Fibber McGee and Molly, and the return of Franklin Frankie.  Under the direction of Paul Adomites.

Auditions for The Miracle Worker Feb 27 and 28 at 1pm.  The amazing and poignant story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.  Directed by Rebecca Christie.   Download the audition info packet HERE.

Check out our full schedule of shows and buy tickets at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/

Friday, February 5, 2010

Franklin On Ice

Sat. Feb 6th is Franklin On Ice - don't forget to stop by the Little Theatre where the BCT volunteers (such great people) will be serving Hot Soup, hot chocolate, coffee, and other goodies. Stop in - get some food - get some warmth. We'll see you downtown!

Box Office News February 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blogs for Barrow productions

The theatre has three blogs running right now for it's current and coming shows.

Catch up on the goings on with The Little Mermaid at http://littlemermaid-bct.blogspot.com/   Cast photos, rehearsal schedules, and show information is being posted regularly.

The kickoff show for the 2010 Main Stage Season of Shows also is in the blogosphere.   Pump Boys and Dinettes has just kicked off a blog at http://pumpboys-bct.blogspot.com/ and director Laurajane Stone will be adding more updates and show information soon.

Just opened on the blogosphere is the BCT show blog for The Miracle Worker at http://miracleworker-bct.blogspot.com/.  Directed by Rebecca Christie, regular updates to this blog will begin soon.

Stay on top of all our current production through the show blogs, the main theatre blog at http://barrowcivic.blogspot.com/, our website at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ and our Facebook page for Barrow-Civic Theatre.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cast Announcement for Pump Boys and Dinettes

FCOA is pleased to announce the cast for the upcoming musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, directed by Laurajane Stone on the Main Stage of the Barrow-Civic Theatre.

In roles are of the Cupp sisters Rhetta and Prudie are Suzi Beach and Sara Toombs, with Geralyn McMullen playing Mona.  

The Pump Boys will be portrayed by Jimmy Helmetzi (Jim), Brett Sloan (LM), Denny Butler (Eddie) and Richard Roberts (Jackson).

Stage manager is Ben Bodamer with technical assistance from Carissa McClintock and Lisa Harry.

Show dates for Pump Boys and Dinettes are March 5 , 6, 12 and 13 at 8:00pm and 14th at 2:00pm.  

An Opening Night reception, sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, will feature a host of bluegrass music and hors' dourves for those attending the March 5 performance.  

Tickets are available online at http://www.barrowtheatre.com/ or through the Box Office.
Part of the FCOA 2010 Season of Shows.