Tickets/Shows

Stages Bloomington
– The only theatre of its kind in Bloomington –
2018-19 Season Shows

Something for everyone!
Tickets available at Buskirk Chumley Box Office.


A show filled with magic. Perfect for Hobbit fans old and young.

October 19-28
Stages Black Box Theatre, Artisan Alley
 222 W. 2nd St., Bloomington

Tickets on sale: September 15, bctboxoffice.org
Performances
Evenings, 7 pm: October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Matinees, 2 pm: October 20, 21, 27, 28

Cast and Crew

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
 to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
 Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's ever popular fantasy series.

Director, Paul Daily
Set Design and Construction, Brian Lewis
SetArtist, Lucia Davila
Dragon created by Joe Lee
Costumes, Sarah Travis
Lighting Design, Mike Schwandt




November 9-11
Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium
122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington

Tickets on sale: October 15, bctboxoffice.org
Performances
Evenings, 7 pm: November 9, 10, 11
Matinees, 2 pm: November 10, 11

Told in story, song and quilt patches.
A frontier drama that explores the timeless complexity of women's lives.

This production is part of Stages' new
 American Mosaic Theatre Series.

Director, Pat Gleeson
 Music Director, Deanna Demes
Choreographer, Tamara Loewenthal
Set Design and Construction, Brian Lewis
Costumes, Nola Hartman


Quilters is presented in partnership with the Bloomington Quilters Guild
and through generous support from Artisan Alley and the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation





 February 28-March 3
Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium
 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington

An irresistibly irreverent show about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s award winning musical is full of parodies and catchy songs including the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” Come along as we sing and dance our way through Egypt with Joseph and his brothers and sisters!

Includes guest choruses from
Binford Elementary School, St. Charles School,
 and IU Children's Choir at alternating performances.

Director, Rory Willats
Music Director, Emily Crowley Davis
Choreographer, Jillian Barnes
Vocal Coach, Deanna Demes
Set Design and Construction, Brian Lewis
Costumes, Sarah Travis
Lighting Design, Mike Schwandt





April 26-28
The Warehouse, 1525 S Rogers St., Bloomington

A funny and heartwarming take on the much-loved fable, The Ugly Duckling.
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's award winning musical comedy features a journey of self-discovery, a gaggle of interesting characters, and a poignant reminder that
being different can be a wonderful thing.

Director, Liam Castellan
Music Director, Emily Crowley Davis
Choreographer, Samantha Hyde
Set Design and Construction, Brian Lewis
Costumes, Sarah Travis
Lighting Design, Mike Schwandt




May10-12,
Mother's Day Special, May 12
Stages Black Box Theatre, Artisan Alley
 222 W. 2nd St. Bloomington

Goldilocks plus the Wolf? Double the trouble!
Two classic tales with a humorous twist.
Laugh your way through Goldilocks and Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf.
A perfect show for young audiences, ages 4 and up.

  This production is part of Stages new
Classic Stories for New Audiences Theatre Series

Directors, Noah Moore and Calvin Prenkert
Set Design and Construction, Brian Lewis
Poster Art and Design, Joe Lee








     
– Stages New Theatre Series –




CLASSIC STORIES FOR NEW AUDIENCES Theatre Series
Live theatre for ages 4-and up with accompanying adults.
Schedule a special time with your child or grandchild.
This new ongoing series offers a perfect close-up theatre experience for young audiences and features stories from best-loved children’s books, fables, and fairytales written and adapted by well-known playwrights.

Performed by Stages Acting UP players.
Performances at Stages new Black Box Theatre, Artisan Alley, 222. W. 2nd St.

2018-19 Season
The Hobbit
October 19-27
Based on JRR Tolkein's popular children's fantasy,
complete with Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf and Smaug, a most fearsome dragon.
Perfect for all ages.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf and Goldilocks and the Three Bears 
May10-12
Laugh your way through these two classic tales with a humorous twist.
Hysterical adaptations of these classics tales by playwright Tom McCabe






AMERICAN MOSIAC Theatre Series, 2018-2021
Stages will perform four powerful and engaging productions as part of American Mosaic, a new theatre series intended to open thought-provoking windows into our country’s history and experiences of being American.

Each explores key moments and themes in US history that have profoundly shaped its course. Audiences will witness four very different theatre experiences that have the potential to shock, challenge, tug at heartstrings, and open possibilities for hope and understanding. The project involves local collaborations, talk-backs, pre-show activities and discussions that examine history and point of view.
Black Elk Speaks    May 4, 5, 6, 2018
A reading of the play by Christopher Sergel, based on John G. Neihardt's book Black Elk Speaks.
The power of the play is not simply that it's superbly written drama but that it's all true. A shattering evocation of the American Plains Indians, it tells in passionate narrative how their West was lost!
"No one who sees this play will ever forget it.”

Quilters   November,  9-11, 2018
The settling of America from women's points of view, told in story, song and quilt patches. Pieced together through story and music, this American frontier drama examines the timeless
complexity of women’s lives.

John Brown’s Body   2019
A dramatic and choral production of Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t’s epic poem about the Civil War. This stirring work transcends the expected and manages to make human again an event that has become almost hopelessly entwined with the apocryphal.

Big River   2020
A fully staged production of this stunning Tony Award winning musical based on Twain’s most controversial work, Huckleberry Finn.
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American Mosaic is made possible through generous support from Artisan Alley and the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation