Auditions for “The Good Deli”!

deliAuditions coming up for the Pacific Northwest premiere of a new play by Kevin Cirone.

***PLEASE NOTE: AUDITION DATES FOR “THE GOOD DELI” HAVE CHANGED TO MAY 16 & 17***

We’re pleased to announce our next production, “The Good Deli”, written by Kevin Cirone and 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.

The show has roles for 3 men (age 30-60) and 3 women (age 20-60). Rehearsals will start in late May and the production will run in mid- to late-June. Some language and content (this show will rate about a PG-13). Auditions are May 16 from 11 AM to 3 PM and May 17 from 2 PM to 4 PM (the original location was to be the Blaine Middle School Cafeteria–we will try to reschedule this location but if we cannot we will notify signed-up auditioners well ahead of time if we have to change the venue). Refer to this sheet for complete audition information. Schedule you audition slot with this calendar. For any additional questions, feel free to email blainecommunitytheater@gmail.com

Shape the Future of BCT!

Tell Us What YOU Want!

The folks here at Blaine Community Theater spend a lot of time tossing around ideas about what would be fun and engaging ideas for the community, and our list is getting pretty long! So we decided that it was time to run these options past the community itself and see what passes muster!

Please take some time (about 3 minutes) to fill out the following survey, and let us know what kind of activities you would like to see Blaine Community Theater produce!

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BCT is Holding Improv Classes!

ACTING ISN’T JUST FOR STAGE AND SCREEN

Blaine Community Theater is extremely lucky to be able to offer improv classes by the very talented and exceptionally experienced Jennie and Kevin Olsen Six.

Ever wanted to give acting a try but were too afraid of competitive auditions? Used to act in your youth and looking for a way to get back into the groove? Maybe you just want to learn how to be a better verbal communicator or have more confidence when speaking with strangers? Then improv is a great place to start!

Read below for more informaiton. If you have questions, feel free to contact us or fire a message directly to Jennie. Hope to see you there!

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ACTING FOR FUN

Mondays 8-9:30p.m. February 24-April 13th

This 8-week class will guide participants through the basics of acting and improv comedy in a fun, interactive and supportive class for all levels of ex

perience. If you’ve ever wanted to try acting or improv, ease your way back into performing or improve your public speaking skills you will have fun in this class. Ages 16 and up.

Learn about:

Acting and Improv Fundamentals
Monologues and Scene Work
Physical and Vocal Training
Stage Craft and Presence
Audition Techniques

Some of the little-known benefits of acting and improv are:

*Feeling More Confident in Public Speaking
*Learning to be in the Moment and get out of your head
*Increased Listening and Communication Skills

Cost

$110 General
$90 Students/Seniors/Military/Veterans/Public Servants

SPACE IS LIMITED PREREGISTER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

About Your Instructors: Jennie Olson Six has recently relocated back to the PNW after spending the last 20 years in Southern California. She is an actor, writer, director and improvisor and loves to share her talents both on and off the camera and stage. Kevin Olson Six is an actor, director, writer and improvisor who has been performing for over 35 years in San Diego. He moved to the PNW and has fallen in love with the woods, coffee and people. They are both thrilled to be working with the Blaine Community Theater and in the community of Blaine. www.jennieosix.com

Wheelchair Accessibility

This might seem like a weird thing to just randomly post, but recently someone sent a question to the website asking about wheelchair accessibility. Unfortunately the return email address I had for them bounced back, so I wasn’t able to give them the answer they needed, so I decided to just post that information here, in the hopes that they and anyone else who had the same question could get the answer they need.

Yes, the Blaine High School Orange & Black Box Theater IS wheelchair accessible. The theater features modular seating and we can easily remove seats from the front row to accommodate wheelchaired patrons. We do advise anyone with mobility issues to try to show up a bit early (the lobby opens one hour before showtime, and the theater 30 minutes before showtime), as the parking lot nearest to the theater entrance is small,  and, unfortunately, is where a lot of the construction equipment for the school’s ongoing renovations gets left, so space is limited and fills up fast.

The Holidya Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon

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The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon
Written by Don Zolidis
Directed by Deborah Manley

Love them or hate them, the onslaught of movies by the…*ahem* HOLIDAY Channel every December has become as much of a Christmas tradition as caroling and egg nog (in that many more people enjoy them than will ever admit to it). And whatever your opinion of such movies may be, you’ll find a lot to like in The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon, a holiday dinner sized serving of six-Christmas movie style storylines all slapped on top of each other to create a hilarious live theater event.

All the storylines you know are here: the innkeeper going out of business, the secret prince, the reluctant Santa, the incognito movie star, the lonely woodsman, the…uh…OTHER secret prince. They’re all here live on stage, and you can spend an evening out laughing your head off while still experiencing the comfort of sitting in front of your TV with a Snuggie and a cup of cocoa to keep you warm.

The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon is showing at Blaine High School’s “Orange & Black Box” Theater, located on the south end of the new high school buildings, behind the Blaine High football field. Showtimes are 7:00 PM on December 13, 14, 20 & 21, and at 2:00 PM on December 15 & 22. Tickets are $15, or $13 for seniors and students.

For more information, contact us at blainecommunitytheater@gmail.com. For a map of the theater’s location, please refer to the graphic below–the pink rectangle is the theater entrance, yellow rectangles are parking lots, and the pink lines show pathways between the two.

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