BLT's 32nd Season:2011-2012


The 9-10-11 Fundraiser
Frankenstein
Inspecting Carol
Golda Meir
The Who's Tommy
reasons to be pretty


First a fundraiser:
BLT's thirtieth season began with a fundraiser. To get ready for the new season and to raise some funds, BLT presented 9-10-11, a 24 hour festival of non-stop entertainment! Theatre members, guests, and friends performed music, dancing and much much more!
As the festival progressed, it was live blogged by Artistic Director Eric Dickman, theatre handyman Craig Orsinger, and science blogger Dana Hunter.
We asked two things of supporters and attendees:
Sponsor BLT for twenty-hours: $1.00 an hour is just $24.00. $5.00 an hour is just $120.00, and $100.00 an hour is just $2,400.00. Well, you get the idea.
Come to 9-10-11!!!! It was a fun night of eclectic and sometimes unusual entertainment. Some people came early, some stayed late. A few hardy souls stayed for the full 24 hours, but no one complained that they weren't having a good time.
Download 9-10-11 pledge form here!
There was espresso all night, and for those who made it until the morning, there were Mimosas!
Schedule Of Acts For 9-10-11:
These are the events and the times as best as we remember. It was a long night!
9-9:30 am – Music: Darren’s Band and instrumentalists from past BLT shows – ‘60s and ‘70s music
9:30-9:45 am – Musical theater: A variety of musical theater singers and instrumentalists from past BLT shows plus Darren’s Band - Musical theater numbers and more
9:45-10:15 am – Music: Darren’s Band – ‘60s and ‘70s music
10:15-10:30 am – Musical theater: A variety of musical theater singers from past BLT shows plus Darren’s Band - Musical theater numbers and more
10:30-11 am – Music: Darren’s Band – ‘60s and ‘70s music
11-11:30 am – Theater: Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory – Excerpts from "Guys and Dolls"
11:30-noon – Music: Darren’s Band – ‘60s and '70s music
noon-1 pm – Dance: Miss Melanie's dancers - youth
1-1:30 pm – Musical theater: Darren’s Band plus a variety of musical theater singers from past BLT shows – Musical theater numbers and more
1:30-3 pm – Dance: Breakdancers
3-4 pm – Theater: “Frankenstein” - rehearsal of scene from BLT’s upcoming play “Frankenstein” followed by discussion with the audience
4-5 pm – Music: KT and Hoops – singer song-writer duo with rock, folk, pop influences
5-6 pm – Theater: The 1920s Storytelling Hour, featuring the humorous short stories of British author Saki, AKA Hector Hugh Munro and American author James Thurber
"The Hen"
"The Reticence of Lady Anne"
"The Night the Bed Fell"
"The Car We Had to Push"
"The Unicorn in the Garden"
6-6:40 pm – Theater: Staged reading of the play "Graceland," a one-act comedy about two Elvis fanatics vying to be the first person into Elvis’ famous home when it opened to the public in 1982.
6:40-7 pm – Dance pieces choreographed by Shelley Brittingham
“To My Sister” – modern dance
“The Last Flower” – movement with narration
“All Your Life” – modern
Brief piano pieces in between
7-8 pm – Music: Carrie Duncan, joined by Steve Peterson – jazz/pop
8:15-9 pm – Music: Vocalist Russ Kay, keyboardist Ann Sager and other musical theater singers and instrumentalists from past BLT shows - jazz standards and more
9-10 pm – Music: Joel Underwood – singer-songwriter with guitar, acoustic folk, has toured nationally and opened for major artists
10-11 pm – Musical theater: Musical theater singers and instrumentalists from past BLT shows – musical theater numbers and more
11 pm-1 am – Comedy/theater: Turbo Turkey - improv/stand-up comedy
1-2 am – Definitely adult theater: “Clothing Optional,” “Still Life,” one of the “Vagina Monologues,” “Clothing Optional,” another of the “Vagina Monologues,” “Two Ids Please”
2-3 am – Music: The Musical Powers Hour – singing duo plus guitar
3-3:10 am – Scandal from Bohemia - burlesque
3:10 to 4:30 – Music: Theron Andrews – blues and jazz
4:30 to 6:30 am – Theater: The Pajama Hour – actors in pajamas read “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” and other works
6:30-7:30 am – Music: Church of the Mimosa – Vocalists/instrumentalists Ann Sager, Laura Vanderpool and Kris Barker sing and play gospel music, contemporary Christian, plus songs from "Godspell" and "Jesus Christ Superstar"
7:30-9 am – Theater: Surprise readings

AND THEN THE PLAYS: 

"Frankenstein" The thrilling horror story of a young scientist's disastrous attempt at playing God.

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The Creature (Russ Kay) awakens.

 

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Appalled by the deformed monster he has created, Victor Frankenstein abandons his innocent, bewildered creation. Friendless and rejected in horror by everyone he meets, the creature becomes increasingly vengeful and bent on finding his creator so he can make a ghastly bargain. Adapted for the stage by Roxanne Linnea Ray, from the novel "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus," by Mary Shelly. A World Premiere! 

Learn more about "Frankenstein" and follow the growth of the script at Burien Little Theatre's - News Blog! and on Twitter at @BLT_tweets!
Show dates and times:
September 30 at 8:00 p.m - Friday - OPENING NIGHT OF THE SEASON! (Don't miss the party!)
October 1 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday - Students, teachers and administrators two-for-one if you order via email!
October 2 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday - SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY
October 7 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday - FAMILY NIGHT - CHILD CARE AT JUNGLE GYM
October 8 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
October 9 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
October 14 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
October 15 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
October 16 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
October 21 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
October 22 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
October 23 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
October 28 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
October 29 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
October 30 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday


"INSPECTING CAROL" A sidesplitting holiday hit since premiering at the Seattle Rep in 1992, "Inspecting Carol" is part "Noises Off," part "Waiting for Guffman."

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Almost broke, Soapbox Theatre Company is struggling to mount their annual cash cow, the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. An inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts is expected any minute. When a young actor is mistaken for the inspector, cast and crew cater to his every whim to try and win their government funding. The result: the most hilarious and disastrous production of "A Christmas Carol" ever. 

Inspecting Carol is sponsored by KUOW.
Help someone in need -- Bring nonperishable food for a local food bank -- get $2 off your ticket.
Don't miss the FREE reading of a "A Christmas Story!" This is BLT's third year of presenting this Holiday gift to to its follows and friends. It is done in a live radio style. You will laugh out loud and cringe along with Ralphie every time you hear, "You'll shoot your eye out."
Learn more about "Inspecting Carol" and "A Christmas Story" at Burien Little Theatre's - News Blog! and on Twitter at @BLT_tweets!
Show dates and times:
November 25 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
November 26 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday - Date night! Two-for-one tickets if you order via email or telephone!
November 27 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday - SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY - SOLD OUT!!!
December 2 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
December 3 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday - PLUS FREE reading of "A Christmas Story" at 2 p.m.
December 4 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
December 9 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
December 10 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday - SOLD OUT !!! PLUS FREE reading of "A Christmas Story" at 2 p.m.
December 11 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
December 16 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
December 17 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
December 18 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday - SOLD OUT!!!


BLT and the Highline Historical Society presents Golda Meir.

Burien Little Theatre is partnering with the Highline Historical Society to bring Joan Wolfberg’s inspiring one-woman show about the life and times of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to Burien Little Theatre’s stage. The performance at Burien Little Theatre is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2 p.m.
General admission is $5 at the door. Admission is free to Highline Heritage Museum members upon presentation of membership card.
For more information see the blog post, HERE!


"The Who's Tommy" The Who's electrifying rock opera "Tommy" explores rebellion, finding yourself, and the perils of celebrity.

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Childhood trauma renders Tommy Walker deaf, mute and blind. He finds solace through his uncanny pinball prowess, becoming a pinball superstar and a messianic hero. Featuring such legendary hits as "Pinball Wizard" and "See Me, Feel Me."

For a list of ticket deals for "The Who's Tommy" click here!
Show dates and times:
February 17 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
February 18 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday - Date night! Two-for-one if you order via email or enter code "date-g" or "date-s" online!
February 19 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday - SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY - SOLD OUT!
February 24 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
February 25 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
February 26 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
March 2 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
March 3 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
March 4 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
March 9 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
March 10 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
March 11 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
March 16 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
March 17 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
March 18 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
March 23 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
March 24 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday - SOLD OUT!
March 25 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday - SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"reasons to be pretty" A love story about the impossibility of love.

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 Greg really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose.

SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+ DUE TO CONSIDERABLE ADULT LANGUAGE.
For a list of ticket deals for "reasons to be pretty" click here!
Run time for "reasons to be pretty" is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission.
Show dates and times:
April 20 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
April 21 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday - Date night! Two-for-one tickets!
April 22 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday - SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY
April 27 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
April 28 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
April 29 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
May 4 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
May 5 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
May 6 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday
May 11 at 8:00 p.m. - Friday
May 12 at 8:00 p.m. - Saturday
May 13 at 2:00 p.m. - Sunday

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