Current Season

Spring Awakening   September 25 - October 5, 2014

“The Most Explosive New Musical Since RENT”

(Star-Ledger, Newark)

SPRING AWAKENING

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind

Directed by BU Theatre Arts Chair, Scott Kanoff

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, this groundbreaking alt-rock musical fuses electrifying contemporary songs with the timeless story of adolescent love, sexual discovery and the struggle for identity. A Peoria premiere.

“A kind of miracle. The staggering purity of this show will touch all open hearts.”

--New York Observer

 

CAST
NAME ROLE
Melissa Blain Martha
Alex Buchko Frau Gabor
Amanda Dacks Adult Woman
Jake Hayes Adult Man
Sarah Heilbronner Wendla
Kiayla Jackson Ilsa
Samantha Johnson Thea
Cedric Knuth Ernst/Reinhold
Rebecca Laird Anna
Peyton McDermott Moritz
Kyle Peck Hanschen/Rupert
Zack Olson Melchior
Aris-Allen Roberson Otto/Ulbrecht
Adam Windish Georg/Dieter
PRODUCTION STAFF
NAME TITLE
Director Scott Kanoff
Susan Somerville Musical Director
Kate Kislingbury Choreographer
Scenic Designer Chad Lowell
Lighting Designer Andy Kauff
Costume Designer Nikki Wheeler
Hair & Makeup Designer Summer Okamuro
Sound Designer Chad Lowell
Stage Manager Rachael Pell
Dramaturg Travis Stern
Technical Director Carrie Peiffer
Wardrobe Head Cat Zimmerman
Props Master Nora Cook
Master Electrician Michael Castelluccio
Publicity Cassandra Cooper

  

 

Proof  November 13 - 23, 2014

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and

 The Tony Award for Best Play

PROOF

By David Auburn

Directed by Danielle Dyksterhouse (BU ’15)

Featuring Peoria guest actor Charles Brown


Romance, mystery and mathematics combine in this acclaimed, wonderfully funny American play. Catherine, a gifted young mathematician postponed her education to care for her brilliant but unstable father, an eminent math legend. Now re-starting her life, she struggles with a potential new love, the arrival of her estranged sister, and the discovery of a mysterious notebook that forces her to ask how much of her father’s genius—or madness—she has inherited.

“A compelling evening of theatre . . .a smart and passionate play of ideas”--NY Daily New

PROOF will be the first mainstage season production ever to be directed by a BU theatre undergrad – the remarkable Danielle Dyksterhouse.

The Mountaintop   February 19 - March 1, 2015

As You Like It   April 16 - 26, 2015

“All the world’s a stage”

AS YOU LIKE IT

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Kevin Rich

Guest director Kevin Rich, acclaimed artistic director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, leads Bradley Theatre’s actors in a refreshing new approach to one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies.

Unquestionably one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters, the brilliant young Rosalind is banished from court by the uncle who usurped her father’s throne. Disguised as young men, she and her faithful cousin, Celia, flee to the forest of Arden in search of Rosalind’s father, the Duke. The women are welcomed to the Duke’s court-in-exile, where they discover an unforgettable assortment of courtiers, clowns, rustics, romantics and philosophers; where love is kindled, gender confused, justice debated, and forgiveness pursued.

Fun fact: As You Like It contains more songs than any other Shakespeare play. They include, “Under the Greenwood Tree”, “Blow, Blow, Thu Winter Wind”, and “It Was a Lover and His Lass.”

 

Tickets and information: 309-677-2650