Blaine Community Theater is proud to announce, for the first time ever, a full season of productions! Check out the shows below, and if you have any questions feel free to contact BTC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-301-8013!
OCTOBER 21-30, 2022 – Terry Pratchett’s WYRD SISTERS
Adapted by Stephen Briggs
Directed by Nick McDonald
Deep in the Ramtop Mountains, on the edge of the hub of the Discworld, lies the tiny rural kingdom of Lancre, a nation whose borders stretch farther vertically than they do laterally. The dastardly Duke Felmet has usurped the throne at his wife’s behest but finds the backwoods country folk less responsive to tried-and-true blueblood skullduggery and heraldry than salt-of-the-earth drudgery and superstition.
Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ’till the knob comes off. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches: Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewelry and bunnies).
Auditions coming September 4 & 5
DECEMBER 9-18, 2022 – THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Ron Lytle
Directed by TBA
Musical Direction by Rebecca Wright
“The Man Who Saved Christmas” is loosely based on the true story of A.C. Gilbert, the inventor of The Erector Set.) Set in 1917, as America is embroiled in the first World War, Gilbert battles with the U.S. government as it attempts to ban toy sales during the holiday season.
Added to the mix: A secretary who keeps her heart on ice and a visiting reporter determined to thaw it out, the nefarious Iago of the toy factory Mister Dixon, Gilbert’s loving wife Mary, and the Gilberts’ precocious niece Ellen, who untangles the myriad complications in which the young lovers–and the Toy Tycoon–find themselves.
Boasting 16 new songs that instantly feel like old friends, this is the holiday show that has left reviewers scrambling for superlatives. “The Man Who Saved Christmas” is the new show that regional and community theatres have been wishing for!
Auditions coming October 23 & 24
MARCH 17-26, 2023 – THE GOOD DELI
Written by Kevin Cirone
Directed by Jennie Olson Six
Julia, a Boston comedian, is summoned frantically back home by her stepmom expecting to find her estranged father on his deathbed. Instead, she finds him seemingly the same wise-ass curmudgeon he always was, if a tad obsessed with the Italian deli the family visited when Julia was a child. When her father’s health takes a turn, Julia and her brother Max attempt to find the place and give their father the sandwich of his dreams. Leaning on an unexpected kinship with an ex-priest and fighting her sense of flight, Julia takes a road trip with the family, hoping to reconnect with her father while trying to realize the memory of a mysterious deli that may not even exist.
Auditions coming January 29 & 30