Season Shows

This season, the Bigfork Summer Playhouse repertory theatre offers a fantastic series of shows to suit every taste. During repertory season, we feature four rotating shows – stay four days and see four plays!  Our 2018 repertory season: The Totally Radical 80’s Revue, The Little Mermaid, Singin’ In The Rain, All Shook Up, and Into The Woods.  In the late summer and early fall, we bring the musical extravaganza – Hits From the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. (v 6.0.1)

For tickets, please visit the Buy Tickets page (tickets for summer not available until April). Click here to view 2017 Show Schedule. (2018 to be set in February) (Tickets are on sale in April online or by mail).

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we’ve been assessed a mandatory $1 per ticket sold as a fee that goes directly to the BCPA.  This will be added at the end of your ticket purchase.

 

 

The Totally Radical 80’s Musical Revue (PG)Totally Radical 80's

From the era that brought the world the Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the “Totally Radical 80’s” musical revue. In BSP’s high energy song and dance style, Totally Radical 80’s is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the 1980’s.

Who believes the crazy notion that one day, CDs will replace cassette tapes?Copious amounts of blue eye shadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a night of memorable music that will delight and amuse audiences of any age. Totally Radical 80’s is a high-energy musical revue with contemporary flair that will certainly have you out of your seats and dancing in the aisles. Big hair, spandex, synthesizers and one hit wonders!

With songs by Madonna, Huey Lewis, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and so many more……you don’t want to miss this one!

 Tickets on sale in April

Repertory Season Shows

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (G)Disneys_The_Little_Mermaid

Music by:
Alan Menken

Lyrics by:
Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater

Book by:
Doug Wright

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl — she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have — to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric’s love within three days — or lose her soul to the ambitious witch! Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive “Under the Sea,” the romantic expectation of “Kiss the Girl,” and that anthem to longing and belonging, “Part of Your World.”

  Tickets on sale in April

Singin’ In The RainSinginInTheRain      (PG)

Book by:
Betty Comden & Adolph Green

Music by:
Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed

 

The movie musical Singin’ in the Rain, beloved since the moment it premiered, earned the top spot atop AFI’s 100 Years of Musicals list and, in 2007, was ranked as the fifth greatest motion picture of all time. Now adapted for the stage, Singin’ in the Rain “pours” down delight, capturing the waning days of the silent screen era as they give way to new-fangled “talkies.” With talking pictures making Hollywood frantic, the studios are forced to suddenly change all the movie-making rules at once, to accommodate sound. In doing so, they leave silent pictures — and some of their stars — behind. When Monumental Studios turns silent The Dueling Cavalier into The Dancing Cavalier, a musical picture, in order to stay relevant, they are faced with a problem: their star, Lina Lamont can’t sing, and can’t even really talk. Lina’s voice sounds something like nails on a chalkboard. Enter Kathy Selden, an aspiring actress whose dulcet tones are able to cover Lina Lamont’s — calling into question what it means to act, how credit is distributed, and what it means to get a fair shake in the movie business. Singin’ in the Rain includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers, and love songs ever written, including “Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” and – of course – the show-stopping dance number, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

 Tickets on sale in April


All Shook UpAll Shook Up (PG)

Music by
“Elvis”
Book by
Joe DiPietro

Written around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It’s NOT a biographical revue. This musical will have you dancing in your “Blue Suede Shoes” all night long. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the music is all Elvis, and the result is a night of hilarious and enchanting 1950s fun. When Chad, a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll, suddenly everyone is lip-curling and all shook up with secrets, music and love.

Songs include: Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Teddy Bear, Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up Burnin’ Love and many more.

Tickets on sale in April

into-the-woods2Into The Woods
(PG)

Book by: James Lapine
Music and lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim

“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

Songs include: Hello Little Girl, The First Midnight, I Know Things Now, Giants in the sky, Agony and more

 Tickets on sale in April

 


Benefit Revue      July ?  (7:00)  One Night Only!

Bringing back the popular Benefit Revue, an evening of song and dance “from shows we’d like to do, from shows we’ve doneStars in the past and from shows we promise we’ll never do,” in July.  All proceeds go toward the BSP scholarship fund. A Champagne reception follows the performance.  Come ‘meet the company’ while supporting education in the Arts.

doo wop classics

Hits From the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s
(G-family)
August ? &
September ? (7:30)

The 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s were 3 decades of some of the finest Rock and Roll music! Enjoy an evening of staged hits from artists like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, The Ciffons, The Beach Boys, Elton John, The Big Bopper and many more as the Bigfork Summer Playhouse brings you the Hits of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s live onstage! (different than last summer’s lineup)

Tickets on sale in April