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Winter: a Cabaret

Come enjoy a fun and informal night of entertainment by Ballyhoo Theatre alums, students and friends.  Interested in performing?  Let us know!  

 

December 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Pheonix Theatre in Edmonds.  Tickets are $10.00 at the door, cash or Venmo.  

 

 

BEND7

Everyone’s favorite Ballyhoo tradition is finally back! Bringing together Ballyhoo alumni who’s careers and journeys have taken them all over the world, our annual fundraiser makes its triumphant live return. Per tradition, the show takes songs we know and love and “bends” them into an original narrative celebrating our community’s diversity. 

Performances are January 6-8, 2023 at the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.  

Ticket link coming soon!

FUN HOME

Fun Home – A Ballyhoo Theatre Mainstage Production.

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. We are excited to be the first amateur production in the greater Seattle area!

Performances will be held at the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds College, March 3-19, 2023

Ticket link coming soon!

 

Little Shop of Horrors

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This scary carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn - as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!  One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrorsby Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin), is one of the most popular musicals of all time. This will be performed by students ages 12-21. 
 
Performances will be held at the Pheonix Theatre, May 5-14, 2023.
 
Tickets available soon!

Summer Nights: a Cabaret

Kick off summer with our fun and informal night of entertainment by Ballyhoo Theatre alums, students and friends. Interested in performing? Let us know!

June 12, 2023, 7:30pm at the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds 

Ticket link coming soon!

Summer Intensive TBA

Ballyhoo’s Summer Intensive is designed for advanced students ready to tackle the higher demands and expectations of more challenging material in a pre-professional setting. The Performance Intensive gives students an opportunity to explore the experience of high caliber performance with professional artists. We are looking forward to announcing the upcoming title for this year’s Intensive.

Previous Performance Intensive productions include; bare, Cabaret, Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, 13 the Musical, Hair, American Idiot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and many more. For students ages 14-21.

Performances run July 21-30, 2023.

Ticket link will be available in April. 

 

Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical

Shapeshifters, written by Truth Future Bachman, is a music-theatre multiverse dedicated to LGBTQ+ superheroes. Using the lens of superhero science fiction, Shapeshfters encourages young queer and trans participants, and their allies, to consider what “others” them as their super power, and is equal parts entertainment, education, and empowerment.The show is still being workshopped following a presentation at Joe’s Pub in NYC.

This student production for ages 12-20 is part of the pilot development process and will include the making of a short documentary as record of the show’s growth.

Performances are August 11-13, 2023.  Ticket link will be available in April. 

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My Body No Choice

Ballyhoo Theatre and Black Box at Edmonds College present My Body No Choice. One performance only, October 25, 2022 at 7:30pm at Black Box at Edmonds College.

In June 2022, reproductive rights took a giant leap backwards when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In the United States, we can drive when we turn 16, and vote when we turn 18. But we no longer have the bodily autonomy to make the choices that will impact us the most.

In My Body No Choice, eight of America’s most exciting female playwrights share what choice means to them, through the telling of fiction and non-fiction stories rooted in personal experience; theirs or a friend’s. Because this is a time when women need to tell their stories. My Body No Choice is a commission of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. This reading is presented in coordination with a full production at Arena that will be Molly Smith's final production as the company's Artistic Director.

My Body No Choice will explore the importance of bodily autonomy, from the ability to choose - or not - to have an abortion, to the freedom to choose one's body size, to making a decision around when to end one's life.  The short stories are both fiction and non-fiction by eight of America's most exciting female writers, who are:  Lee Cataluna (Home of the Brave), Fatima Dyfan (Woolly Mammoth Theatre New Work Fellow), Lisa Loomer (Roe), Dael Orlandersmith (Stoop Stories), Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room, or the vibrator play), Mary Hall Surface (Perseus Bayou), V (formerly Eve Ensler) (The Vagina Monologues), and Anonymous. These tremendous artists and their monologues represent a rich diversity of theatrical storytelling and personal experiences.   

No admission fee, however, reservations are required.  Some of this material may be too sensitive for younger children.  Recommended ages are 14 and up. 


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