Belleville Theatre Guild’s 65th Anniversary Season
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FIRST WELCOME to the BTG Open House, Friday, September 30th at 7 pm.
The purpose of the this event is to introduce the general public to our upcoming Season of five plays and to give people an opportunity to buy a membership, subscribe to the season and to sign up with the Producers to be involved in the plays as crew. The public will also find out when the auditions will be and there will be 'snippets' of each play to familiarize them with the shows. This is the Belleville Theatre Guild's way to participate in Ontario's Province wide, "Culture Days" and a great way for everyone to get involved in the theatre.
The full length play subscription series begins with the beautiful story of, “On Golden Pond”, by Ernest Thompson. At this point the auditions are over, the rehearsals have begun and the cast and crew are working on the set, constructed by our dedicated set builders in our Annex, representing a treasured family cottage on a lake in upstate USA. This play makes the sunset of a love poignant and honest. Bring kleenex, this romantic comedy is gorgeous. October 13 - 29th, 2016.
Our December offering is a classic, the old chestnut, “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. This great madcap comedy is a great romp. Come find out why this play has triumphed over the test of time. Be ready to laugh, howl and hold your sides! Dec. 1 - 17, 2016.
And now the New Year, and our Canadian offering, Norm Foster’s “Melville Boys”. We’re back in a cottage, up North of 7 in Canada this time. The comedy is one of Foster’s finest. Brutally honest, poignant and very, very funny, it is a guaranteed pleaser. This play is our entry into the EODL’s full length play festival. Since it is the 150th Anniversary of Canada, the festival has required each entry to be by a Canadian writer. We think we have a winner here. Come see for yourself! February 2nd - 18, 2017.
And now from the novel by Jane Austen adapted by Jon Jory, we have a stage version of the beloved, “Pride and Prejudice”. Set in 1813, following a family of five daughters; marriage is a necessary choice and marrying well is extremely important. Is Love a part of the scenario? The charm and humour of this piece of entertainment revolve around the necessities of survival in the class system of the mannered world of England in the eighteen hundreds. Come see it this Spring, March 30th - April 15th, 2017.
Our final offering for our 65th Season is the hysterical musical, “Little Shop of Horrors”, by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The show which was adapted from a B horror movie entails every hokey 1950’s talisman you can imagine. There is something sci-fi, a bit of ‘suburbia’, the hope of marriage bringing ‘happy ever after’ and of course a man eating plant. Did we mention the crazy Dentist? This musical is delightfully off-the-wall with a great ‘doo-wop’ score and many, wonderful, crazy characters who provide laughs a minute. June 1 - 17th, 2017.
Is this a SEASON or what? ! It’s Wonderful! Don’t miss a show, get a subscription and see them all! Call 613 967 1442 or go online here on our website to get your tickets.