Now Announcing: BCT's 71st Season!
On the MainStage:
And in this Corner: Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin.
Ding, Ding, Ding! A young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first steps into the ring and on the path to becoming boxing legend Muhammad Ali. This historical drama takes our audiences back to Jim Crow Louisville where, despite a culture of segregation and racism, a young man finds inspiration in his community and the power of his own potential.
Peter Pan, based on the novel by J.M. Barrie and adapted by Douglas Irvine. This fresh adaptation of the classic J.M. Barrie tale has everything you love – Wendy and the Lost Boys, the dastardly Captain Hook, and the boy who never grows up. Let your imagination soar as - through the magic of shadow puppetry - Peter Pan and his friends sail through the night sky to Neverland. Daring sword fights, tricky fairies, and a very hungry, ticking crocodile await in a spectacular production that's perfect for the holidays.
The Hundred Dresses, a musical by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills, based on the book by Eleanor Estes. Wanda Petronski is the new girl in town. Her Polish accent and single faded blue dress set her apart, but she insists she has one hundred beautiful dresses at home. Her disbelieving classmates tease her mercilessly until one day, Wanda’s desk sits empty. A musical based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses is a powerful and timeless story about bullying, friendship, and forgiveness.
Charlotte's Web, based on the novel by E.B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette. The farm gang is all here: Wilbur, the young pig with a zest for life; Fern, his first friend and savior; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; the Zuckermans; the Arables; and the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. When “Some Pig” mysteriously appears written in the web, Wilbur is given a second chance at life and a taste of fame. Based on the popular novel by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web is a classic tale that shows us friends come in all shapes and sizes.
For the Wee Folks:
Rumpelstiltskin by Betty Pewitt & Jean Pierce, with music by Ray Reach & Jay Tumminello. Spin straw into gold? Impossible! Or so the poor miller's daughter believes until she meets the strange little man called Rumpelstiltskin. This upbeat take on the classic Grimm fairytale comes to life with folk songs, silly characters, and audience participation. You and your wee folks will not want to miss out!
The Snowy Day and other stories by Jerome Hairston, based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats. Based on stories by Caldecott Award-winning author Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow young Peter and his friends as they explore the world around them. From learning how to whistle to thrilling encounters with treasure, the delightful moments of childhood are perfectly captured in this imaginative musical play.
The Three Little Kittens by Jean Pierce with music by Jay Tumminello. The three little kittens they lost their mittens, And they began to cry... Music, mischief, and missing mittens! Audiences are invited to join Katie Sue, Purr, Tuffy, and Whiskers on their search for the lost items, and discover that any problem can be solved with a little bit of thinking.
Thumbelita, a new play by Lucinda McDermott. There was once a girl so small that she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic, BCT’s new adaptation by critically-acclaimed playwright Lucinda McDermott is infused with Spanish language learning opportunities. Follow the adventures of Thumbelita: a tiny person in a giant world reminding us all that good things truly do come in small packages!