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Auditions Announced for "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

Tibbits Professional Theatre will team with Branch County Community Theatre for a December production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The feel-good story of George Bailey and his discovery that "no man is a failure who has friends," includes the full radio-show experience with live sound effects, old-time radio ads and carols interspersed through the story. Joe Landry creates a charming adaptation of the popular Frank Capra Film based on “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern.

Auditions for the community will be Sept 11 and 12 at Tibbits Opera House at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Auditions will be for singers/ensemble members to round out the professional cast. Auditions are open to any adult or student over the age of 16. Auditionees need only attend one time.

In keeping with the era of this holiday show, those wishing to audition should prepare 32 bars of a 1940s or 1950s Christmas pop-standard such as "White Christmas" or "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," a standard Christmas carol, or simply a 1940s-type song such as Gershwin or Cole Porter. An accompanist may not be provided at auditions, in which case those auditioning may either sing a Capella or bring their own recorded accompaniment.

Rehearsals will be at regularly scheduled times weeknights through November and December (with some possible initial rehearsals beginning in late October). Performers who accept a role are expected to attend all rehearsals unless conflicts are approved at the time of the audition. Shows will take place Dec 9-10, 16-17 at 7:30pm with 2pm matinees Dec 11, 15, and 17.

Auditions will be held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. For more information call 517.278.6029 or visit Tibbits.org.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

June 2023

Come join us outdoors in June 2023 for a delightful evening of Shakespeare.

To be directed by Jesse Manson.

Location and performance dates TBA.

Jul 4, 2022 11:30am
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The Rocky Horror Show

Let's do the timewarp again!

Come see the hit 1973 musical that launched the cult classic movie sensation!

For mature audiences only, this production contains adult themes, sexual content, and strong language.

Directed by Diane Epps
Music Direction by Danielle DiPierro

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI, May 4-6, 2023

The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Presented by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
www.concordtheatricals.com

Jul 4, 2022 11:06am
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Pickering/Colbeck Original Play

2023 Award Winner TBA

Coming in March 2023, another world premier of an original play selected for our annual Pickering/Colbeck competition. Winner to be picked in early 2023.

Performances at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI, March 9-11, 2023.

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Frankenstein

Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley's classic comes to life on stage in the quintessential story of prejudice and fear. Though created innocent and curious, Frankenstein's creature is rejected and hated simply because he is different. He becomes a ferocious, terrifying monster because no other way is left for him.

Directed by Jackie Schwind
Produced by Charlene Rucker and Charlene Searing
Stage Managed by Nikki Case
Costumes by Dusti Donbrock

Performances at the Tibbits Opera House:

  • Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, October 28 @7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 29 @ 4:00pm
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To Whom God Speaks

2007 Pickering Winner

To Whom God Speaks, by Martha Humphreys

Jul 2, 2022 4:32pm
Last edited on Sep 4, 2022 1:10pm

Hey, Dick

2000 Pickering Winner

"Hey, Dick" by Phil Kline



Jul 1, 2022 7:18pm
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CCT Becomes BCCT

July 2002

Jul 1, 2022 7:17pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 8:59pm

Guys and Dolls

May 2003

May 8-10, 2003

Jul 1, 2022 7:16pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 8:55pm

Folé Olé!

February 2002

"Folé Olé!", by William Allen

Jul 1, 2022 7:15pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 8:53pm

The Christmas Angel

December 1999

December 9-11, 1999

Jul 1, 2022 7:14pm
Last edited on Nov 22, 2022 9:26pm

Everything's Relative

April 1998

"Everything's Relative", by Richard Davis, Jr.

April 2-4, 1998

Jul 1, 2022 7:13pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 8:47pm

Melody of Romance

February 1998

February 13-14, 1998

Jul 1, 2022 7:12pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 8:45pm

Miracle on 34th Street

December 1997

December 11-13, 1997

Jul 1, 2022 7:11pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 8:41pm

Rehearsal for Murder

October 1997

October 9-11, 1997

Jul 1, 2022 7:10pm
Last edited on Sep 3, 2022 11:43am

Stepping Out

October 1995

"Stepping Out", by Richard Harris

Directed by Anne Davidson

Jul 1, 2022 7:10pm
Last edited on Nov 22, 2022 9:28pm

The Will of George

February 1997

"The Will of George", by Steven Packard.

Winner of the 1997 Pickering Award.

Jul 1, 2022 7:08pm
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Buckshot and Blossoms

September 1996

"Buckshot and Blossoms" by Tim Kelly.

September 26-28, 1996

Jul 1, 2022 7:07pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 8:10pm

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

December 1988

Jul 1, 2022 7:06pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:10pm

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

January 1985

Jul 1, 2022 7:06pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:06pm

Rehearsal for Death

October 1984

"Rehearsal for Death", by George Batson

Jul 1, 2022 7:06pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 7:52pm

Mister Roberts

September 1987

Jul 1, 2022 7:05pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:56pm

Hang Onto the Horse

by Robert J. Pickering

April 1984

Jul 1, 2022 7:04pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:50pm

Ten Little Indians

October 1983

"Ten Little Indians", by Agatha Christie

Jul 1, 2022 7:03pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 9:03pm

A Nice Place to Visit

by Robert J. Pickering

November 5-7, 1981

Jul 1, 2022 7:02pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:31pm

Night Watch

March 1981

"Night Watch", by Lucille Fletcher

Jul 1, 2022 7:01pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:25pm

Plaza Suite

November 1980

"Plaza Suite", by Neil Simon

Jul 1, 2022 7:00pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:16pm

A Slight Exaggeration

by Robert J. Pickering

Jun 28, 2022 6:22pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 8:12pm

Murder Most Fouled Up

1989 Pickering Winner



Jun 27, 2022 9:55pm
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Golden Age

2014 Pickering Winner

Jun 27, 2022 9:32pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 7:56pm

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

1988 Pickering Winner



Apr 11, 2022 9:07pm
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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare in the Park

Directed by Jesse Manson

Performed outdoors in Heritage Park June 16-18, 2022.

All are welcome to come and audition for Branch County Community Theater's production of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This show marks BCCT's return to outdoor Shakespeare after a covid-induced hiatus. Join us in sharing one of the greatest love stories ever told with the Branch County community! Actors of all ages, races, and genders are most welcome to participate.

Auditions will be held:
MONDAY APRIL 18TH AT THE COLDWATER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
TUESDAY APRIL 19TH AT THE COLDWATER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
TIME: 6PM

Not a Shakespearean expert? No worries! Everyone will be coached to ensure that we know what we're saying.

Apr 10, 2022 5:44pm
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Fiorello

May 2007

Apr 10, 2022 5:42pm
Last edited on Sep 4, 2022 1:09pm

Author's Anonymous

March 2006

"Authors Anonymous", by Carl L. Williams



Apr 10, 2022 5:34pm
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Kiss Me, Kate

May 2008

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Apr 10, 2022 5:25pm
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Fake

October 2006

"Fake", by Jim Gordon

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Apr 10, 2022 5:23pm
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A Christmas Story

December 2006

Apr 10, 2022 5:21pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 5:21pm

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

May 2005

Apr 10, 2022 5:19pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 5:19pm

The Wishes of Christmas

December 2004

Apr 10, 2022 5:14pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 5:14pm

A Christmas Carol

2003

Apr 10, 2022 5:11pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 5:11pm

The Sound of Music

May 2002

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Apr 10, 2022 5:04pm
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 2002

Downloadable Files
Apr 10, 2022 5:00pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 5:07pm

The Butler Did It

October 2002

Downloadable Files
Apr 10, 2022 4:57pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 4:57pm

On Golden Pond

2001

Apr 10, 2022 4:55pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 4:55pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 2001

Apr 10, 2022 4:53pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 4:53pm

Quilters

Spring 2000

Apr 10, 2022 4:51pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 4:51pm

The Music Man

1998

Apr 10, 2022 3:34pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:36pm

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

May 1995

Apr 10, 2022 3:30pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:30pm

M*A*S*H

February 1995

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Apr 10, 2022 3:27pm
Last edited on Jun 28, 2022 9:57pm

The Death and Sale of Alexander Goland

By Nikki Harmon

 

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Apr 10, 2022 2:46pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 4:02pm

Wait Until Dark

October 1989

October 26-28, 1989

Apr 10, 2022 2:42pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:01pm

Christmas Tales

1989

"This Way to Christmas", by Leota A. Summerhays
"The Villain and the Toy Shop" by Barbara Winther
"The Year Santa Forgot Christmas" by Sheila L. Marshall
December 8-9, 1989

Apr 10, 2022 2:38pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 7:58pm

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

October 1988

Apr 10, 2022 2:35pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 2:35pm

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

May 1988

Apr 10, 2022 2:31pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:15pm

Guys and Dolls

1987

Apr 10, 2022 2:29pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:14pm

Big Al Goes Straight

Spring 1987

 

Apr 10, 2022 2:26pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:12pm

Little Mary Sunshine

1985

Apr 10, 2022 2:25pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:47pm

The Good Doctor

1983

Apr 10, 2022 2:23pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:46pm

California Suite

October 1982

Feb 1, 2022 8:45pm
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Announcing the 2022 Pickering/Colbeck Finalists

This year’s submissions totaled 140, from 9 countries!

Finalists in the 2022 competition

1st: The Marriage Pickle: Untying the Not – Shelley Chester

2nd: The Springvale Armadillo—Donald Loftus

3rd: This is Fine; Or, How Checkov’s Baby Saved the Party– Samantha Oty

Runners up (no order)

Confessions—Stephen Todd Hoover

Twisted Deaths—Shannon TL Kearns

A Lovely Day to Kill your Spouse—Lindsey Brown

Vinnie Suitcases—George Sapio

Cozy Murder—Judy Klass

That Was Then—Vicki Riba Koestler

Mark the Halls—Brian Vinero

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Website Update

We have made a big update to the content on our website, adding posters, pictures, and more, for as many shows as we could. But we know there is more that we could post. Please contact us if you have any programs, posters, or photos from any of the shows that we don't have materials for, or if you know dates and titles of shows that we are currently missing. Thanks!

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Fiddler on the Roof

May 2004

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Nov 4, 2021 9:10pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:04pm

Fools

December 1990

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 9:09pm
Last edited on Jul 3, 2022 9:32am

Grand Forks Detour

February 2001

 

Nov 4, 2021 9:08pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 4:51pm

Annie Get Your Gun

May 1999

Nov 4, 2021 9:06pm
Last edited on Sep 4, 2022 12:58pm

Genie in Love

February 1999

Nov 4, 2021 9:04pm
Last edited on Sep 4, 2022 1:02pm

Everything's Relative

April 1998

Nov 4, 2021 9:01pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 4:55pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 1993

Nov 4, 2021 8:57pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:10pm

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

May 1997

Nov 4, 2021 8:54pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 4:56pm

A Christmas Carol

December 1996

Nov 4, 2021 8:53pm
Last edited on Jul 2, 2022 3:48pm

Things That Go Bad in the Night

February 1996

 

Nov 4, 2021 8:52pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:38pm

It's a Wonderful Life

December 1995

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Nov 4, 2021 8:51pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:41pm

Babes in Toyland

December 1994

Nov 4, 2021 8:49pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:19pm

Angel Street

October 1994

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Nov 4, 2021 8:48pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:21pm

Damn Yankees

May 1994

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 8:47pm
Last edited on Jun 28, 2022 9:51pm

Slow Burn of Deceit

March 1994

 



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Nov 4, 2021 8:46pm
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The Heiress

February 1994

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Nov 4, 2021 8:45pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:09pm

You Can't Take It With You

October 1993

Nov 4, 2021 8:44pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:09pm

South Pacific

May 1993

Nov 4, 2021 8:35pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:12pm

Match Point

March 1993

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 8:34pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:11pm

Dirty Work at the Crossroads

February 1993

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 8:32pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:04pm

The Dining Room

December 1992

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 8:31pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 3:07pm

Brigadoon

October 1992

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 8:02pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:09pm

42nd Street

April 1992

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 8:00pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:08pm

House of Wonders

February 1992

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Nov 4, 2021 7:59pm
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The Gift of the Magi / The Mouse Who WAS Stirring

December 1991

Nov 4, 2021 7:57pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:06pm

The Nerd

October 1991

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Nov 4, 2021 7:55pm
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Plain and Fancy

May 1991

Nov 4, 2021 7:53pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:05pm

To Wit

February 1991

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 7:51pm
Last edited on Jul 30, 2022 6:02pm

1776

October 1990

Downloadable Files
Nov 4, 2021 7:49pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 2:53pm

Lil' Abner

May 1990

Nov 4, 2021 7:48pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 5:42pm

Absurdly Yours

February 1990

Nov 4, 2021 7:46pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 2:43pm

Kiss Me, Kate

May 1989

Nov 4, 2021 7:44pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 7:55pm

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers

December 1987

Nov 4, 2021 7:42pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:14pm

Harvey

December 1986

Nov 4, 2021 7:40pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:14pm

Come Blow Your Horn

October 1986

Nov 4, 2021 7:39pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:13pm

Folly's Quarter

May 1986

Nov 4, 2021 7:35pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 6:11pm

Cooperative Living

April 1985

Nov 4, 2021 7:32pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:47pm

And Miss Rearden Drinks a Little

January 1983

Nov 4, 2021 7:28pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:45pm

The Girl in the Freudian Slip

April 1982

Nov 4, 2021 7:26pm
Last edited on Jul 24, 2022 5:19pm

The Torch-Bearers

March 1980

Oct 27, 2021 1:35pm
Last edited on Feb 15, 2022 3:55pm

The Marriage Pickle: Untying the Not

By Shelley Chester

The 2022 Robert J. Pickering / J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwriting Excellence Winner

Directed by Laurie Ludlow. Produced by Jennifer Colbeck. Stage managed by Gina Wright.

To be performed May 5-7, 2022 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Auditions to be held at the Tibbits Opera House, March 6 and 7, at 7:30 pm.

Oct 27, 2021 1:25pm
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A Very Holly Moosemas

By Jean Ciampi

It’s August outside of Atlanta, Georgia but Holly Anderson is convinced she can transform a movie set into a wooded, mountain Christmas masterpiece. With the blessed assistance of a scotch-drinking retired nun and her new friend, Bear, she has to navigate the crotchety host of her AirBnB, an unexpected case of salmonella, and her Scrooge of a boss. If she could only find her phone! Joy is where you create it – even unconventionally – and the true gifts aren't found under a tree or in a package in this high energy, off-season holiday romp.

Family Friendly.

Directed by Diane Harmon, produced by Charlene Searing.

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House December 9-11, 2021.



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Monthly meeting!! Come join us, tomorrow (10/20) at 6:30, Broadway Grille (street side room). Dinner out, fun theater conversation, we would love to see you!!

Sep 15, 2021 4:00pm
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September 2021 BCCT Board Meeting

Tonight's meeting will be at 6:30pm at the Heritage Park "Shakespeare" pavilion in Coldwater.

See you there!

Aug 9, 2021 9:12pm
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The Sin Eater

By Dan Borengasser

9 year old Kate has experienced great tragedy and is about to be sent to an orphanage. A mysterious Aunt, she didn’t know she had, arrives to say that she will be living with Kate. She learns many things from her storytelling aunt as she grows into a young woman, but most importantly she learns about love and honoring that love. Journey with Kate as she finds Happily Ever after.

Directed by Don Hicks

Auditions August 15, 2021 (Sunday) and August 17 (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm at the Tibbits Opera House.

Performed October 7, 8, and 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm at the Tibbits Opera House.

Jun 29, 2021 12:51pm
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The Robert J. Pickering / J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwrighting Excellence

We have a winner!!!

Pickering/Colbeck Logo

We are excited to finally announce our award winner for 2021 for the Robert J. Pickering / J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwrighting Excellence:

The Sin Eater by Dan Borengasser.

This production will be performed as our fall show October 7,8 & 9th. Be on the lookout for audition notices and further details about this wonderful play.

Our runner up:

Jean Ciampi with A Very Holly Moosemas.

Jean has graciously allowed us to produce this show as our Christmas offering which will be performed on December 2,3 & 4th.

Our 3rd place winner:

Vicki Riba Koestler & Allen Morrison with Blame the Spouse.

Runners up (in no order):

  • Compromised by Mike Bencivenga
  • Dragons in the Crease by Joseph Vitale
  • The Curse of the McClures by Kristin Andrea Hanratty
  • The First Step by Kathleen Maule Holen
  • Family Portrait by Amy Hanson & Michael Johnson
  • Philly and the Dreamer by John Cal
  • Birthday Club by Phil Olson
  • Transisters by Jay Huling

In a year of Covid we had over 140 strong submissions. Thanks you for everyone who submitted!

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Canceling "The Man from Earth"

We regret to inform you that, due to the coronavirus, we are canceling what was to be our next BCCT Production, "The Man from Earth."

Thanks to director Jason Hanson, the actors cast, and everyone else who had already worked hard on this production.

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Auditions for the Pickering

Branch County Community Theatre is holding auditions for our annual original production on Monday, January 13th and Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Tibbits in Coldwater.

The production has a cast of three men and three women. Please consider joining us for this original production! You only need to show up and read some lines from the script.

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The ABCs of LGBT at the Rainbow Valley B 'n' B

By Phil Darg

"The ABCs of LGBT at the Rainbow Valley B 'n' B", by Phil Darg

A conservative Pastor and his insecure wife arrive at a B 'n' B in Vermont in order to take in the “fall colors.” However, an early snowstorm strands them at the inn with its gay owners and lesbian guest couple. Forced together for the weekend, the six openly express their vastly different opinions on LGBT issues while examining their own relationships-leading to humorous confrontations, shifting alliances, and finally, a degree of understanding between all members of the group.

With a cast of six, this touching comedy takes a lookat possibilities when we can come together to discuss our differences and arrive at acceptance, love and even friendship. This subject matter may not be suitable for young audiences.

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House, March 5-7, 2020 at 7:30pm

Directed by Laurie Ludlow. Produced by Gina Wright.



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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Directed by Diane Harmon
Produced by Charlene Searing
Performed at the Tibbits Opera House
December 6, 2019 at 7pm, December 7th at 3pm and 8pm

Sep 5, 2018 7:27pm
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The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Park

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–1611, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation.

Performed in Heritage Park in Coldwater, June 27-29, 2019, at 8pm.



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Mary Poppins

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Musical!

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's

MARY POPPINS

A Musical Based on the Stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film

Original Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Book by
Julian Fellowes

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

Co-Created by
Cameron Mackintosh

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Director: Sarah Noah

Musical Director: Marguerite Grupke

Performed at Tibbits Opera House

May 3, 2019 at 7:00pm

May 4, 2019 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm

 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

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In Like Flint

by Mara Dresner

Winner of the 2019 Robert J. Pickering Playwrighting Competition.

Something mysterious is afoot at a small in in Lichtflindt, Germany. There is valuable art to be stolen and the visitors from the U.S., France and England exchange barbs and confidences with each other and with the German innkeeper, Helga, who has secrets of her own. The appearance of a mostly mute man in a tutu adds to the confusion in this comedy of international intrigue, which wraps up with the unveiling of everyone's true identity.

Come see this world premier at the Tibbits Opera House March 7-9, 2019.

Sep 4, 2018 9:17pm
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Auditions are Oct. 14 & 15th 7:00 p.m. at the Tibbits Opera House. Open to Middle school and High School students!

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House, on December 6 and 7 at 7pm, and December 8 at 2pm.

Directed by Laurie Ludlow

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
is presented by arrangement with
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

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Epsilon Precious

The Play About the Cat

Written by Vicki Riba Koestler

There is one simple pleasure that’s eluded Joan Gerson for her entire life: cat ownership. Now, while time remains, she wants to remedy that. So Joan and her daughter have gone to the local animal shelter, where Joan developed an instant bond with a fuzzy, gray kitten. Only things seem to have changed at the shelter—you can't just take your chosen animal home; you first have to pass muster with a pet adoption counselor during a home visit. When fractious family members burst into Joan's house at just the wrong time, their behavior threatens to put the kibosh on the whole adoption plan. Will the kitten remain only a precious image stored in a digital camera?

Directed by Aaron Paul

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House at 7:30pm on October 4-6, 2018

Poster by Matt Biolchini


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The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare in the Park

Directed by Jackie Schwind and Lyndsay Villa.

Performed in Heritage Park in Coldwater, June 28-30, 2018, at 8pm.



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Legally Blonde

Omigod, you guys!

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the Novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

Production Team

  • Director: Charlene Rucker
  • Producer: Sharon Powell
  • Assistant Director: Sarah Stout
  • Stage Manager: Emily Ludwick
  • Music Director: Jon Carrothers
  • Costumes: Laura Odom
  • Choreographers: Naomi Blansit and Sarah Odom

Auditions will be on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 pm each night at the Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St. in Coldwater. More information below.

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House May 17-19, 2018

Legally Blonde is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

Aug 20, 2017 4:35pm
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Final Appearance

By Larry Rosler

Final Appearance, a comedy written by Larry Rosler

Directed by J.R. Colbeck.

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House, March 1-3, 2018 at 7:30pm

Aug 20, 2017 4:32pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 6:52pm

The Gift of the Magi

Directed by Carla Ram.

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House December 7-9, 2017.

Auditions are October 15 and 16th at Tibbits Opera House at 7pm. We are looking for a minimum of 15 people. This is not a musical, but there is some singing in the show. We will be asking people to sing a few bars of Silent Night during the audition.

Aug 20, 2017 4:30pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 6:54pm

Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by Nikki Case. Produced by Laurie Ludlow and Curtis Odom.

Auditions August 20 and 21, 2017 at 7pm at the Tibbits Opera House.

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House October 5-7, 2017.

Aug 18, 2016 7:51pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 6:54pm

Macbeth

Shakespeare in the Park

Directed by Charlene Rucker.

Auditions Sunday April 9th at 2pm and Tuesday April 11th at 7pm, both in Fullmer's Insurance basement.

Performed at Heritage Park June 22-24, 2017 at 8pm.

 

Aug 18, 2016 7:32pm
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Forever Plaid

Directed by Charlene Rucker, musical direction by Jon Carrothers.

Performed May 4, 5, and 6, 2017 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Aug 18, 2016 7:26pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 6:57pm

ME 3

By Mark Jay Rosen

Who are we? Freud opines the psyche is made of three parts—Id, Ego and Super Ego—each contributing to create the whole persona. What if we were to separate ourselves into this trio? What if this trio is at cross purposes? Imagine your inner self at war with who you love, how you live, or your goals in life.

Meet Jim, a college psych major focused on end-of-school exams. Meet Sylvia, his demanding girlfriend of one year who orchestrates her own engagement to Jim. Fast forward to a hit on the head and all of a sudden Jim splits into his Id, Ego and Super ego. Chaos ensues as his Super Ego and Id go out into the world with their own agenda. Does Jim Id find love with Mary, even though Mary is already dating Doug, a man with big plans? Does Jim Super Ego fight to keep Sylvia, his ideal, and who is Dr. Olga, and does she solve the mystery of the three Jims?

Come see if love finds its match in the fast-paced romantic comedy ME 3, written by Mark Jay Rosen.

Directed by J.R. Colbeck. Stage Managed by Laurie Ludlow. Performed at Tibbits Opera House on March 2, 3 and 4th, 7:30 pm.

Jim's Ego - Jason Hanson
Jim's ID - Thomas Wright
Jim's Super Ego - David Winn
Sylvia - Kasey Worst
Mary - Stephanie Schultz
Doug - Curtis Odom
Dr. Olga - Gina Wright



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Ho, Ho, Ho: The Santa Claus Chronicles

Ho ho ho! Here’s a fast, lighthearted Christmas play with plenty of small roles to give everyone their moment in the spotlight. We join the host for a special live edition of “The Santa Claus Chronicles” at the North Pole just a few days before Christmas. We start with a press conference where Saint Nick’s press secretary answers reporters’ questions about the jolly guy. What’s his favorite food? How does he know who’s naughty and nice? We also meet the elves, Eeny, Meeny, Miney, and Sol, who take care of the reindeer, and we hear from the elves who work the gift suggestion hotline. But the biggest mystery at the North Pole is where Mrs.Claus has disappeared to. Just what is she up to? Find out in a surprising ending that will leave a smile on everyone’s face.

Directed by Laurie Ludlow

Performed December 8, 9, and 10, 2016 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Aug 18, 2016 7:20pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 6:58pm

Steel Magnolias

Auditions on August 14 and 15

Directed by Carla Ram, Stage managed by Larry Downs

Performed October 6, 7, and 8, 2016 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Jul 17, 2015 10:10pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 6:59pm

As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare's lively, frolicking, romp through the forest comes to Branch County in June of 2016.

Directed by Jacqueline Jonsson

Auditions! Auditions! Auditions!

A romantic pastoral comedy set in the Forest of Arden. This production has it all: singing, dancing, wrestling, friendship, betrayal, power struggles, and above all, many love relationships fraught with confusion and mistaken identities. A very joyous production!

There are a variety of roles for men and women high school age and up.

When: Sunday April 24th and Monday April 25th at 6:00p.m. at Fulmer's (basement).

Show dates are: June 23, 24, 25 at Heritage Park in our usual location.



Jul 16, 2015 7:43pm
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The Snow Queen

The Hans Christian Andersen Classic

The Snow Queen is one of Hans Christian Andersen's most highly acclaimed stories. The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai.

This famous fairy tale was the original source material (heavily edited in the end) for Disney's Frozen animated feature movie.

Directed by Chris Howell
Production Team includes Mike Clark, Lauren Howell, Laura Odom, and Sheila McCrea

Auditions will be held October 19 and 20 at Tibbits Opera House at 6:00 p.m.

Performances December 10, 11, and 12, 2015

Jul 16, 2015 7:30pm
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The Mousetrap

Branch County Community Theatre is presenting Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap on October 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Mousetrap is currently celebrating its 63rd year in London as a record breaking run during which over 25,000 performances have been given making it the longest running stage production in history.

The play began life as a short radio play broadcast on 30 May 1947 called Three Blind Mice in honor of Queen Mary, the consort of King George V. The play had its origins in the real-life case of the death of a boy, Dennis O'Neill, who died while in the foster care of a farmer and his wife in 1945.

In this murder/mystery a group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a magistrate who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis.

Directed By Laurie Ludlow
Produced by Jackie Jonsson and Nikki Case

Performances on October 8, 9, and 10, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets available from a cast member or the Tibbits Box Office.

Cast

Mollie Ralston - Sarah Stout
Giles Ralston - Clay Wulliman
Christopher Wren - Thomas Wright
Mrs. Boyle - Nancy Stiefel
Major Metcalf - Jack Stiefel
Miss Casewell - Nikki Case
Mr. Paravicini - Curtis Odom
Detective Sergeant Trotter - Joshua Baldauf

Jul 16, 2015 6:03pm
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The Bridge

By Angie Randsell

 




Aug 1, 2014 5:00am
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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare in the Park

Join us outside in the park both in Quincy and Coldwater this June as we present William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families is among Shakespeare's most popular plays.

Directed by Charlene Rucker

Performed June 25-27, 2015 at Heritage Park in Coldwater.

Aug 1, 2014 4:00am
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:02pm

Curtains

The Musical Comedey Murder Mystery

Curtains is a hilarious send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.

Directed by Diane Harmon and Carla Ram

Musical Direction by Kathleen Warriner

Performed May 7, 8, 9, 2015 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Aug 1, 2014 3:00am
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:06pm

Night Comes Early

By Burton Bumgarner

Night Comes Early is a parody on community theater. Tired of the standard fare of comedies set in NYC, a community theater director wants to put on a psychological melodrama set in Yorkshire, England. The cast is made up of the director, the director's professional actress daughter, the local sheriff, an 8th grade English teacher, the Lutheran pastor's wife, an undertaker and two ex convicts who go about creating the roles in a unique and alternative fashion.

Directed by J. R. Colbeck

Performed March 5, 6, 7, 2015 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Aug 1, 2014 2:00am
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:07pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Shazam!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever tells the story of the delinquent Herdman children—Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys—who engage in misfit behavior for their age, such as smoking, drinking jug wine, and shoplifting. They go to church for the first time after being told that the church offers snacks. Despite protests from other church members, they are given roles in the Sunday school's Christmas play, in which they tell the Christmas story in a humorously non-traditional fashion.

Directed by Chris Howell.

Performed December 5, and 6 at the Bronson Theatre and December 11, 12, and 13 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Aug 1, 2014 1:00am
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:09pm

Dracula

"Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!"

"I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.

Directed By Jason Hanson

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House, October 16, 17, 18, 2014



Dec 1, 2013 12:00pm
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Harvey

Directed by Larry Downs. Performed at Tibbits December 2013.

Oct 1, 2013 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:13pm

The Crucible

Directed by Jackie Jonsson. Performed October 2013 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Aug 2, 2013 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:14pm

Willy Wonka

Directed by Charlene Rucker. Music direction by Sam Greenburg.

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House May 8-10, 2014.

Aug 1, 2013 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:15pm

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare in the Park

Performed June 2014 in Heritage Park.



Dec 1, 2012 12:00pm
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A Christmas Story

Performed December 2012 at Tibbits.

Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:20pm

Pride and Prejudice

Directed by Jason Hanson. Performed October 2012 at Tibbits.

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Aug 1, 2012 12:00pm
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare in the Park

Performed June 2013 in Heritage Park.

Aug 1, 2012 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:22pm

Once Upon a Mattress

Directed by Laurie Ludlow.

Performed May 9-11, 2013, at the Tibbits Opera House

May 1, 2012 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:24pm

The Wizard of Oz

Directed by Charlene Rucker. Music Direction by Danielle Di Pierro. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House May 2012.

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Mar 1, 2012 12:00pm
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On Bended Knee

By Nicole Mullis

Directed by JR Colbeck. Performed at Tibbits March 2012.

Feb 1, 2012 1:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:26pm

What Would Dickens Do?

Directed by JR Colbeck. Performed February 2012 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Feb 1, 2012 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:26pm

Love Letters

Directed by Laurie Rowe. Performed February 2012 at the Integrative Somatics Institute in Coldwater, Michigan.

Dec 1, 2011 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:28pm

The Homecoming

Directed by Sheila McCrea. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House December 2011.

Oct 1, 2011 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:29pm

Rehearsal for Murder

Directed by Aaron Paul. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House October 2011.

Jun 1, 2011 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:30pm

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by Carolyn Stewart. Music Direction by Waive Wardwell. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House June 2011.

Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm
Last edited on Jun 27, 2022 9:50pm

Daddy's Girls / The Calibration of Bliss

Directed by JR Colbeck. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House, March 2011.

Dec 1, 2010 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:35pm

A Christmas Carol

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House December 2010. Directed by Larry Downs.

Oct 1, 2010 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:36pm

Holes

Directed by Trinity Bird. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House October 2010.

May 1, 2010 12:00pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 5:38pm

Our Town

Directed by Bill Butdorf. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House May 2010.

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Mar 1, 2010 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:39pm

The Connoisseurs

2010 Pickering Award Winner Directed by J.R. Colbeck. Performed 2010 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Jan 28, 2010 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:41pm

Two by Two

Performed at Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater January 28-30, 2010 and February 4-7 at the Sauk Theatre in Jonesville.

Directed by Trinity Bird with music direction by Kristi Gautsche.

Dec 1, 2009 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:44pm

It's a Wonderful Life

Performed at Tibbits Opera House December 2009. Directed by Diane Harmon.

May 21, 2009 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:46pm

Big: The Musical

Performed Mary 21-23 2009 at Tibbits Opera House.

Directed by Trinity Bird, Music direction by Kristi Gautsche.

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Dec 1, 2008 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:46pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Performed at Tibbits Opera House in December of 2008. Directed by Diane Harmon.

Oct 1, 2008 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:47pm

Lost in Yonkers

Oct 1, 2007 12:00pm
Last edited on Apr 10, 2022 5:32pm

And Then There Were None

Performed at Tibbits Opera House in October 2007, directed by Trinity Bird.

Mar 1, 2004 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 26, 2022 7:48pm

Drinking Habits

By Tom Smith

Performed March 2004 at the Tibbits Opera House.

Directed by J.R. Colbeck.

Oct 1, 2003 12:00pm
Last edited on Jan 25, 2022 9:56pm

Bull in a China Shop

Performed at Tibbits Opera House in October of 2003. Directed by Earl Gleason