WHAT’S ON STAGE
|Show Info||The Story||Audition Info|
|Beer for Breakfast|
by Sean Grennan, Directed by Helene Myers
(Dramedy, 13+ Audiences)
|Jan 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 8:00pm; Jan 18, 25, 7:30pm; Jan 21, 27, 2:00pm, 2018|
A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a "guys' weekend" in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment and a stroke spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place. An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues. Will the men win their right to an all-out guy fest, or will woman be crowned the stronger sex after all?
by Paul Elliott, Directed by Wendy Koeppl
(Comedy, Adult Audiences)
|Mar 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 8:00pm; Mar 8, 15, 7:30p; Mar 11, 17, 2:00pm, 2018|
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involving a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.
|Audition: December 10 (2pm-4pm) & 11 (6:30pm-8pm), 2017, BLT Greenroom
Needed: 1 man & 1 woman in their 20s; 3 women, late 50's to late 60's
|Death of a Salesman|
by Arthur Miller, Directed by Frank White
(Drama, 13+ Audiences)
|April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 8:00pm; April 19, 26, 7:30pm; April 22, 28, 2:00pm, 2018|
BLT proudly presents Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play "Death of a Salesman", this highly acclaimed play has won countless Tony's and is considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. Through this amazingly dramatic story we get to experience the visceral loss of identity and a man's inability to accept change in himself as he experiences his loss of, or never even realized, The American Dream, we watch him internally fight the lifelong denial of his lack of success and the lie that his life represents. We see the poignant and raw vulnerability of his life reviewed and relived through his eyes and the obvious and yet unaware disconnect with his family while he unwittingly and even tragically drags his family through this very dark corridor of his self-created reality. The tragedy of a life miss-lived, the pain of his self-denied reality and the reflection on and from those around him. Please come and see why it won the Pulitzer
|Audition: January 13 & 14, 2018, 12pm - 5pm; BLT Greenroom
Needed: 8 Men/5 Women age 20-65;
You will need a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue "NOT FROM THE PLAY DEATH OF A SALESMAN" There will also be cold readings from the script.
|Once Upon a Mattress|
by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer, Directed by John Myers
(Musical, 13+ Audiences)
|May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 8, 9, 8:00pm; May 31, June 7, 7:30pm; June 3, 9, 2:00pm, 2018|
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
|Audition: March 3 & 4, 2018, BLT Greenroom
Needed: 11 men, 9 women
ANNOUNCING SEASON 71, 2018-2019
|Show Info||The Story||Audition Info|
Youth Summer Play in Partnership with Boise Parks and Recreation
|Musical Comedy Murders of 1940|
by John Bishop, Directed by Frank White
|Sept 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 8:00pm; Sept 13, 20, 7:30pm; Sept 16, 22, 2:00pm, 2018 |
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous "Slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again.
|Audition: July 7 & 8, 2018, (Times TBD)
|The Marvelous Wonderettes|
by Roger Bean, Directed by Greg Finley
|Oct, 19, 20, 26, 27, Nov 2, 3, 8:00pm; Oct 25, Nov 1, 7:30pm; Oct 28, Nov 3, 2:00pm, 2018 |
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”
|Audition: August 11 & 12, 2018; 2:00pm- 4:00pm
|Coney Island Christmas|
by Donald Margulies, based on the story "The Loudest Voice" by Grace Paley, Directed by Anastasia Van Allen
|Nov 30, Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 8:00pm; Dec 6, 13, 7:30pm; Dec 2, 9, 15, 2:00pm, 2018 |
Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in this new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents' exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school's Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays.
|Audition: September 29 & 30, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm, BLT Greenroom
|The Baker's Dozen|
by Becky Kimsey, Directed by Diana Holdridge
|Jan 18, 19, 25, 26, Feb 1, 2, 8:00pm; Jan 24, 31, 7:30pm; Jan 27, Feb 2, 2:00pm, 2019 |
Terry is a food critic for a local newsletter in a rural community who has been assigned to The Bakers Dozen doughnut shop to write a review. He finds himself surrounded by retired Military Veterans who frequent the shop every weekend to talk about the good old days. As he enjoys his Boston Crème and coffee in comfort, two boys show up and attempt to commit an armed robbery. What follows is a surprising turn of events which serves to remind us all that age should not be mistaken for vulnerability. And sweetness does not always come with cream and sugar.
|Audition: November 4 (2:00p-5:00pm) & 5 (7:00p-9:00p), BLT Greenroom
|Pippin Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Roger O. Hirson, Directed by Wendy Koeppl|
|Mar 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 8:00pm; Mar 7, 14, 7:30pm; Mar 10, 16, 2:00pm, 2019 |
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
|Audition: November 10 & 11, 2018, 1:00-5:00, by appointment. (TBD)
|Evelyn in Purgatory|
by Topher Payne, Directed by Brad Ooley
|Apr, 19, 20, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 8:00pm; Apr 25, May 2, 7:30pm; Apr 28, May 4, 2:00pm, 2019 |
When a complaint is filed against one of the 70,000 teachers in New York’s public schools, they’re sent to a Reassignment Center, one of a series of empty offices in the Department of Education Building. There, they sit and wait for their case to be reviewed. Usually for months. Sometimes for over a year. A claim of improper behavior by a failing student lands Evelyn Reid in “the rubber room,” where she encounters a group of teachers, some guilty, some not, who have long since lost any hope of returning to a classroom. Over the course of the school year, these colleagues form an unlikely alliance, reminding each other of forgotten passions, emerging to face life outside in unexpected new directions. They also learn French and workshop a screenplay.
by Michael McKeever, Directed by Bradley Campbell
|May, 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 8:00pm; June 6, 13, 7:30pm; June 9, 15, 2:00pm, 2019 |
It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance...that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
|Audition: March 2 & 3, 2019, 2:00p-4:00p, BLT Greenroom