A GUILTY PLEASURE LIVE ON STAGE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE…
One of theater’s most beloved shows by both audiences and actors alike, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”, written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, is a whirlwind comedic sprint through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays. Starring Alex Gehringer, Danielle Cheyenne Palmer, and Rossner Randolph, and directed by Nick McDonald, it promises to shake the dust and cobwebs off of The Bard’s works and change the way you look at theater.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” will run August 9, 10, 16, & 17th at 7:00 PM and August 11 & 18 at 2:00 PM in Blaine High School’s Black Box Theater. Tickets are $15, $13 for students and seniors, and will be the first production to qualify for our “Repeat Offender” program. Bring back a ticket from an earlier performance, and see the show again for a Repeat Offender price of only $5! Tickets sold at the door, payable by cash, check or card.
If you’re unfamiliar with the location of Blaine High School’s black box theater, please refer to the graphic below. There is still ongoing construction at Blaine High School, so we recommend parking in the main parking lot, located in the yellow square below (accessed from Boblett St.). Follow the sidewalks on the pink path to the theater, the location of the pink square. Seating for the show will begin a half-hour before show time.
COMMUNITY THEATER DOESN’T EXIST WITHOUT THE COMMUNITY!
We’re looking for a few good hands to join us for a couple of theater projects this summer:
“PIRATES OF PENZANCE” WATER BALLOON SHOW
The second year of a new tradition, we’re helping out Blaine-Birch Bay Parks & Recreation by putting together a water balloon show for Pirate Daze on August 3rd, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Pirate Daze is ran in conjunction with the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s Drayton Harbor Days, a weekend long maritime event with things to do happening all over the Blaine area the first weekend of August. BBBP&R holds Pirate Daze as a kids-focused activity day at Blaine’s Marine Park, with several events for kids and ending in a large water fight.
For our part, BBBP&R asks us to hold a water balloon show during the event, where we put on several free performances of an abridged version of “The Pirates of Penzance” throughout the day, and have water balloons for sale that the audience can throw at the actors during the show.
We’re still seeking a couple more performers for small roles in the show. You don’t have to be a proficient actor or a proficient singer (anything approaching a quality performance flies out the window as soon as the balloons start flying), just be willing to show up to some of the rehearsals and to be a target for delighted kids tossing water balloons.
“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged)” STAGE CREW
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” is less than a month from opening, and its time to find some people to help out behind the scenes. “Complete Works” is a fast-paced comedy that can’t happen without dedicated crew members helping with costumes changes and prop placing throughout the show. We’re also always looking for people who are willing to help source costumes and props, help out with the front-of-house duties (ticket sales, ushering, etc.) and light and sound operators.
COME JOIN US FOR THE FUN!
If you or someone you know might be interested in helping us out with either or both of these projects, please reach out to us through the Contact Page or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Seeking actors for one of modern theater’s most beloved shows…
Blaine Community Theater is very excited to announce that we are having auditions for our next production, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield!
Rather than doing a large cattle call audition (which we’ve had poor luck with in the past), we’ll be asking interested auditioners to contact us either through the Contact page or at our email at firstname.lastname@example.org. From there, we’ll let you know when and where the general audition is occurring (and attempting to make other arrangements for anyone unable to make the general audition).
There are roles for 3 actors; any age and gender is fine, so long as you’re able to keep up high energy and can interact with a crowd. For auditions, we’ll be asking that auditioners prepare a short Shakespearean monologue and come ready to tell an short interesting anecdote about themselves.
The rehearsal schedule is going start June 24, and performances will run from August 9 to 18 at the Blaine High School Black Box Theater.
Love theater, but now sure how to get involved?
Sign up for the Blaine Community Theater Play Reading Group! At least once a month, the BCT Play Reading Group will be meeting up to read a play as a group and have a discussion on it afterwards. Plays read in the group may be up for consideration as future BCT productions, or maybe just a play that the members want to share with each other.
Meetings will be hosted by willing group members, and as such meetings will be limited in size. To meet potential demand, we will be making a list of interested Play Reading Group members so we can rotate members through as meetings occur, giving everyone a chance to participate.