Busy season for Brave Community Theatre
includes two Wild West shows this weekend
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:20 AM
Brave Community Theatre is having a busy year with several events happening this weekend.
This Friday and Saturday evening, June 13 and 14, BCT is hosting "In The Company of Legends", 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center in downtown Spring Valley. The performance is by area men who have researched, written and perform as legendary Wild West characters: Bat Masterson, Buffalo Bill Cody (who brought his Wild West Show to Forestville, by the way), Wyatt Earp and the fictional comedy cowboy, Pecos Bill. BCT invites you to step back into history as you hear their stories. The detailed costumes and set are something to behold in themselves, said BCT members. The group has performed to sold out crowds across the nation.
Tickets are available at the door or by calling (507) 744-2846, or order online: legendsplaywordpress.ticketleap.com/springvalley. Those who purchase the first 50 tickets will receive priority seating. After the 90-minute show, guests can enjoy pie and coffee from Baker's Square, Rochester (donations help support BCT) during a "meet the actors."
The musical "Mame" has been chosen for the Ag Days annual play. A large cast ages 14 and up is needed.
"This year we are going to wow the audience," said Laurie Helmers, artistic director. "We are having a unique presentation of the award winning show and we are going to have an orchestra which, as I understand, has only been done in Spring Valley once before by BCT."
Conductor for the orchestra will be Andrew Lovejoy who many might remember, directed "Oliver" in Wykoff a few years ago. The Roaring '20s setting, flashy costumes, orchestra and a very original interpretation of the script will be like no other "Mame" you have seen, said Helmers. Auditions for the show are this Sunday, June 15, and Monday, June 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at the Spring Valley Community Center. Helmers asks that those interested bring a song to perform or there will be music available.
Brave Kidz Theatre, a popular new addition last year to the lineup by BCT will be held again this year, Aug. 4 to 8 and 11 to 16.
"We were very pleased with the interest and response from last year at the summer camp and the subsequent participation of youth during our Christmas Show," said Maria Klingsheim, past BCT president.
For information and registration, contact Spring Valley Community Education at (507) 346-7276.
Brave Community Theatre is also planning its annual Young People's Theatre Christmas Show to be performed during Christmas on Historic Broadway.
Brave Community Theatre , a 501 c3 non-profit theater, is beginning its 43rd year and is proud to note it is one of the oldest self-supporting community theaters in Minnesota.