Broken Arrow Community Playhouse presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in June 2010

The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse (BACP) continues to present the revised version of a favorite for the whole family “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, book, music and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner, additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, directed by Jana Ellis with music direction by Justin Rosser and choreography by David Rickel. Performance dates are at 8 p.m. June 10, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinee June 13.
This version of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” was produced on Broadway in 1999 and starred Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth as Sally. This version is not just the same play with two new songs; all the music and dialogue of the show have been reworked, the incidental music, dance music, vocal arrangements and orchestrations are all new. The cast includes Amanda Steen Lizano, Lauren Casey, Lance Whitlow, Ian Weddle, David Moreland and Seth Paden.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” opens as Charlie Brown stands alone as his various friends give their various opinions of him, each calling him a “good man.” Charlie Brown is happy and hopeful as usual, but nevertheless wonders if he really is what they say. He decides to find out how he can really become a good person. This day in his life and the lives of his friends takes us through it all; love, aspirations,dreams, disappointment and frustration. Join us as we watch Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus and Snoopy come to the realizations of what truly makes them happy.
Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to www.bacptheatre.com.
Reservations for the production may be made by calling the BACP box office at (918) 258-0077. The BACP is in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow. 
Produced by special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library Inc. This production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Association.

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse Presents “Bus Stop”

The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse (BACP) presents William Inge’s romantic comedy “Bus Stop” at 8 p.m. Feb. 5-6, 11-13, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow.
The production is directed by Bob Papisan. According to a news release, this is Papisan’s directorial debut at the BACP. He previously directed several shows for the Kansas City Community Theatre. The “Bus Stop” cast consists of Sheila Alley, Ken Calkins, Samantha Smith, Sydney Rick, Terry Michael, Richard Perceful and John Hansen.
When William Inge’s play, “Bus Stop,” opened on Broadway March 2, 1955, it was an immediate commercial and critical success. Based on Inge’s earlier one-act play, “People in the Wind,” “Bus Stop involves a pair of young lovers and their struggle to find love in the modern world. It’s cold and snowy, the roads are closed and a bus can’t get through. The passengers must spend the night in a Kansas diner entertaining themselves as best they can. Flirtations and romances bloom. All roads are blocked, and four weary travelers have to take refuge until morning. Cherie, a nightclub singer, has the most to worry about. She’s being pursued by a young cowboy with all the romantic finesse of a rodeo bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.
Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to www.bacptheatre.com. Reservations may be made by calling the BACP box office at (918) 258-0077.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., the production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Association.

View “Cinderella” at Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse (BACP) presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at 8 p.m. today, Dec. 10-12 and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on Dec. 13. The production is directed by T.L. Bringle.
Hilary Hunt stars as Cinderella and James Bowie, portraying the dashing Prince Christopher, lead a cast of BACP newcomers and veterans. Joining them onstage is Shayna Stubblefield, Seth Paden, Tim Petro, Sherry Hacker, Anna Caldwell, Tiffany Wright, Maureen Dunbar, Rachel Kincheloe, Allison Walden, Brett Maxey, Brittany Wright, Donald Gilmore, Stephanie Porter, Joe Smith and John Knight.
In a news release, the BACP states that “Cinderella,” the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale, is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. The BACP’s production is based on the 1997 teleplay.
Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to www.bacptheatre.com. Reservations for this production may be made by calling the BACP box office at (918) 258-0077. The BACP is located in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow.

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse seeks props, actors

Two male actors (ages 20-30 something) are needed for the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse production of “Crimes of the Heart.” Performance dates are Oct. 23,24, 29 and Nov. 1, 2009. The playhouse is located on 1800 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow.
The characters being cast are Doc, a nice, regular guy who was once in love
with one of main female characters, and Barnett, an enthusiastic young lawyer
that is defending another female lead. Director Teresa Bringle will be
holding second auditions for the two roles at 5 p.m. Sunday Sept. 6. She can
also arrange an audition by appointment, if necessary. Both roles will not
require a full-blown rehearsal schedule but will require actors to be
available for tech week and performances.
For more information, please call (918) 258-0077 or send an e-mail to . Please include contact information and any scheduling conflicts.
The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is seeking a full-size Skeleton to use in the upcoming production of “The Sunshine Boys.” The play runs from Sept. 13, 2009.

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse presents Youth Theatre production


The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse (BACP) is proud to present a summer
Youth Theatre production, “Nottingham: A Totally Teen Musical,” based on book by
Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus with music by Dennis Poore and lyrics by
Flip Kobler. Show times are 7:30 p.m. are July 18 and 25 and 2 p.m. July 19 and 26. General admission is $8. No reservations are necessary. Youth Theatre productions are not part of regular season. Season tickets may not be used for this production.
Bruce Webb directs this 1960s musical sensation based on the
Robin Hood legend. A creative cast of young artists ages nine to 12th grade work to light up the BACP stage.
Synopsis: It’s 1961, and life is just swell at Nottingham High. Unless you come
from the wrong side of the tracks, that is. John Prince, class president
and big man on campus, keeps the rich Normans happy by stealing from the
poor Saxons. But things are about to change when Robin Loxley comes back
to spend her senior year at her old school. And she (Yes, SHE!) is one
cat who will fight for justice. With the help of Little John-the former
all-state quarterback-and a team of not-so-merry men, Robin sets off to
stop the awful Normans and their hateful schemes.
For more information, call the BACP box office at (918) 258-0077. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is in The Main Place, 1800 S. Main, Broken Arrow.
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc. The
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community
Theatre Association and the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Alliance.