It’s Oliver! This Weekend at the Historic Chief Theater

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to include Oliver! in your plans for this weekend!

  • Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16&17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Matinee, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Under the direction of Mary Knox Johnson, with vocal director Karen Bradley and accompanist Wayne Hoff,  Bemidji Community Theater collaborates with the Paul Bunyan Playhouse to present this timeless classic at The Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. 

Tickets: Iverson Corner Drug, Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at the Mall, or at the box office one hour before the show.  $12/ adults and $6 /17 and under.  Bring a non-perishable food item to the theater for a $1 refund on the ticket price.

This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

This Weekend in the Arts!

Here are several of the R2AC grant-supported arts events happening in Region 2 this weekend:

Nov. 9-11:  The Foreigner (Baudette)
Pequana Playhouse proudly presents The Foreigner. Dinner Theater Nov. 9 &  10 (dining at 6:00 p.m.,  play at 7:00).  Sunday Matinee Nov. 11 (dining 1:00 p.m., play at 2:00 p.m.).  $7/person. $12 includes dinner. Advance tickets:  Howard’s Oil and The Smiling Moon in Baudette.  “Show only” tickets also available at the door.

Nov. 9-12 & 18: OLIVER! (Bemidji)
Under the direction of Mary Knox Johnson, Bemidji Community Theater in collaboration with the Paul Bunyan Playhouse present OLIVER!  Nov 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. Sun Matinees on Nov 11&18 at 2:00 p.m. Historic Chief Theater, downtown Bemidji.  Tickets: Iverson Corner Drug, Ken K Thompson Jewelry at the Mall, or at the box office one hour before the show.  $12/ adults and $6 /17 and under.  Bring a non-perishable food item to the theater for a $1 refund on the ticket price.

Nov. 11  Bemidji Symphony Orchestra: Music and War
Under the direction of Dr. Beverly Everett, BSO presents the second concert of the series “Tunes & Topics” on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Doors open for seating at 2:30 pm. Special guest artist Wesley Baldwin, cellist, will be featured on Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85. (For more concert detail, go to the BSO website. A post-concert conversation will follow.
All veterans of the United States Armed Forces are invited to attend the concert free of charge. Complementary tickets can be picked up at the Beltrami County Veterans’ Service Office at 616 America Ave. NW, Suite 140, or at the door.

Tickets: at the door, or in advance at Lueken’s North, Brigid’s Pub, or online at brownpapertickets.com. $20/adults, $15/senior citizens 62+, and $10/college students with ID.  K-12/free. All seats are general admission. This activity is made possible, in part, by the voters of MN through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Nov. 11:   The Hunts (Bemidji)
Champion fiddling is mixed with a blend of world-ranked step dancing, and beautiful vocal harmonies with this talented family of 9.  Performance at the Bemidji High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets available at HSMA 519 MN Ave., Overbeeks Electronics, Kelsey’s Jewelry.  Adults: $17 in advance/$20 at the door. Students: $5. Sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Attention Theater Companies, Organizations, and Practitioners!

R2AC received word of this upcoming collaborating and networking opportunity for theater companies, organizations, and practitioners:

You are invited to join the Minnesota Theater Alliance on Sunday August 5 for the chance to connect with other area theater enthusiasts!

The Alliance is coming our way to present workshops, encourage informal gatherings, and suggest ways for Theater Companies and Organizations to support each other’s work.

Workshops will cover a variety of Alliance programs, including SpacemART, Free Night of Theater, Minnesota Audience Development Exchange, comprehensive performance calendar, sustainable theater practices, sharing resources, and ideas for future convenings.

Sunday August 5, Bemidji
2:00 p.m. “Seussical” presented by the Paul Bunyan Playhouse
314 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN
5:00-7:00 p.m. WORKSHOP at Paul Bunyan Playhouse
7:00-9:00 p.m. SOCIALIZE at Brigid’s Cross Irish Pub & Restaurant over dinner and drinks.  Located across from the Paul Bunyan Playhouse

To register for the workshop, social hour, or show, please contact Ashley@minnesotatheateralliance.org.

Paul Bunyan Playhouse is the Bemidji Partner for this event. www.thechieftheater.com

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly June 28th and 30th in Bemidji

Loon Opera Company presents Puccini’s tragic love story Madama Butterfly onstage at Bemidji High School Auditorium on June 28 & 30 at 7:30 PM.

This is a fully staged production complete with a cast of singers from across the nation and full orchestra comprised of members from the Bemidji, St. Cloud and Grand Forks Symphonies. Performed in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage.

 

Abe Hunter, General Manager
Matthew Goinz, Music Director
Marcus McConico, Stage Director

Tickets
Tickets are $25.00 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at Kelsey’s Jewelry or by calling 218-368-8805. Major credit cards accepted by phone or at the door. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to the performance.

“Kiss or Make Up” Opens TONIGHT at the Wild Rose Theater in Bemidji

Bemidji Community Theater presents “Kiss or Make Up,” a Jack Sharkey play, where imaginary husbands, mistaken identity and crocodile crabs add up to a night of comedy.

The show opens on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 7:30 pm and with performances on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 13, at 1:00 pm, and Monday, May 14, at 7:30 pm.

The tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under age 18 and are on sale at Ken K. Thompson Jewelry in the Paul Bunyan Mall or Iverson Corner Drug in downtown Bemidji. They will also be available at the door.

Head over to the Wild Rose Theater, on the corner of Paul Bunyan Drive and 5th Street, Bemidji MN.  Come and share a laugh!

Magical Pied Piper RESCHEDULED for this Weekend

Watch the wonderful fable The Magical Pied Piper  come alive on the stage of the historic Chief Theater in Bemidji:

Saturday Apr 21st at 7:30pm

Sunday, Apr 22nd at 2:00pm
 
(Update: No Mon. performance)

If you have already purchased tickets, they can be exchanged at the box office for one of these performances. If you purchased tickets for last weekend’s canceled performances and cannot make it to a performance on the 21, 22, or 23rd, you may get a refund at the box office.

Everyone else? Come to the performance, it’s going to be better than ever! The box office will be open 2 hours before show times.
  

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children.

This show is the enchanting and enjoyable result of a collaborative between Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. 
  Directed by Mary Knox-Johnson with musical direction by Karen Bradley and accompanied by Wayne Hoff.

This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Counil Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008.

Magical Pied Piper Opens this Week!

There is trouble in Hamelin Town!  The village is overrun with rats and not even the Kitty Cat Patrol can resolve the problem.  Peter comes to the rescue with his magical pipe but is deceived by the unscrupulous mayor, but like all these tales, everyone manages to live happily ever after.  

Watch this wonderful fable – faithful to the legend with the addition of some new entertaining characters and songs – come alive on the stage of the historic Chief Theater.  This is an enchanting and enjoyable result of a collaborative between Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. 

There will be a special preview performance on Thursday, April 12th at 4:00 PM, with all seats $5, available only at the box office.

Regular performances will be Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 PM with a matinee on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 PM. 

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and are available at Iverson’s Corner Drug and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at the Mall and will also be available at the box office one hour before each show.

Directed by Mary Knox-Johnson with musical direction by Karen Bradley and accompanied by Wayne Hoff.

This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008.