July 19, 20, 24,25,26,27 @ 7:30 pm and July 21 @ 2:00 pm
Performing Arts Center at Buffalo High School
The Music Man is family entertainment at its best- in turn nostalgic, funny, warm, romantic and touching, Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
Season of Shows
Directed by Jack Neveaux
After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder. In a passionate attempt to clear her name, she persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and ‘go back’ 15 years to recount their version of events.
An unusual take on the traditional murder mystery, the action of the play slips seamlessly from past to present, examining the danger of relying on personal testimony warped by time, prejudice and perception. By studying each suspect’s testimony, and the various inconsistencies between them, the drama arrives at a disturbing and terrible truth.
Directed by Harry Lantto
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines. Joined by her new warrior friends and Mushu the Dragon, Mulan learns resilience, bravery and perseverance while battling for her county and proves that anyone can be a hero.
During this production, BCT will have the opportunity to introduce our young cast to Chinese culture. Through workshops and demonstrations they will learn traditions and the history of Chinese civilization.
Directed by Mary Cutler
The classic romantic comedy about Corrie and Paul Bratter – a newlywed couple. For their first home, they live in an apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New York City. Corrie is optimistic about their future together, while Paul, the more anxious and grounded half of the couple, worries about the various flaws in the apartment, such as a hole in the skylight, their leaky closet, and the lack of a bathtub.
Shortly after moving in, Corrie attempts to set her mother up with their eccentric neighbor Mr. Velasco. During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily ups-and-downs. Corrie wants Paul to become more easy-going: for example, to run “barefoot in the park”.
Direction/Choreography by Erin Walsh
Music Direction by Dan Oie
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Including hits like “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Money, Money, Money,” and many others.
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!