Spring Awakening September 25 - October 5, 2014
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.
“The Most Explosive New Musical Since RENT” --Star-Ledger, Newark
“A kind of miracle. The staggering purity of this show will touch all open hearts.” --New York Observer
|Alex Buchko||Frau Gabor|
|Amanda Dacks||Adult Woman|
|Jake Hayes||Adult Man|
|Susan Somerville||Musical Director|
|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|
|Technical Director||Carrie Peiffer|
|Wardrobe Head||Cat Zimmerman|
|Props Master||Nora Cook|
|Master Electrician||Michael Castelluccio|
Proof November 13 - 23, 2014
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and
The Tony Award for Best Play
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