Besides the plays I performed in (including portraying Tiny Tim at the age of 12), throughout middle and high school my first live theater experience was at a community theater. Immediately hooked on this way of immersing myself into a story, I was forever hooked on live stage performances.
Buck Creek Players' 2014-2015 season has drama, comedy and holiday spirit to please everyone. And, being located near Buck Creek Winery is an added bonus ~
No, I didn't write a review back then, I simply sat enthralled at the tale coming to life before my young eyes. The story has remained dear to me ~ Harvey. Lighting, shadows and talented performers created the six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka that looked like a rabbit with a protective and quirky attitude.
Community theaters are a wonderful addition to any town, providing a creative outlet for those with "day jobs," working on progressing to the big leagues and people who want to give back in their own way. I encourage everyone to support community theaters by attending at least one performance throughout the upcoming season. Check back here for theater reviews.
Buck Creek Players
For tickets, location,and show times, visit BuckCreekPlayers.com
October 3-12, 2014
Olivia and Gabe have just packed all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Moving day doesn't go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help.
A DICKENS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 5-21, 2014
From the bonny shores of England comes a stuffy old traveling troupe embarking on their 15th annual farewell tour of the Dickens' tale. The company diva pretends to be ill, certain the production will be cancelled. Mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going, and everything that could possibly go wrong does…to hilarious, ridiculous results.
January 30-February 8, 2015
This intimate masterpiece and dark comedy examines health care and end-of-life issues at a cancer hospital. This cynical, life-affirming, and absurdly humorous Dramatists Guild award-winning play focuses on two patients at Hope Memorial Hospital, as they coax and banter their way toward the meaning of life.
A FEW GOOD MEN
March 27-April 5, 2015
The story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder. This riveting courtroom drama investigates both the nature of our military mentality and the Marine code of honor.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
June 5-21, 2015
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescent children vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves. At least the losers get a juice box.
THE MUSIC MAN
July 31-August 2, 2015
Quickly becoming an audience favorite, the Play-A-Part Fundraisers separate themselves from traditional productions in that all roles are "won" through an online silent auction with no required auditions. Veteran musical theater performers join first-timers to give this classic musical a comedic twist much like The Carol Burnett Show.
Elizabeth J. Musgrave writes two magazine food and wine columns: Destination Dining and White Linen & Corks,and is a travel, features, food and wine writer, travel and food photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as the Travel & Leisure Adviser on FOX59 Morning News Show. She also is a speaker, consultant and trainer for hospitality, travel and luxury businesses, P.R., and tourism groups, as well as a radio and television guest and host. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.