Bossier Parish Community College and the Cavalier Players proudly announce the 2022-2023 Performing Arts Theatre season, an assorted lineup of creepy, kooky, and supernatural plays that begin with the first opening night in October.
“We’re very proud of our selection of plays and musicals this season.” says Dr. Ray Scott Crawford, Theatre Program Director at BPCC.
“From the chilling yet somewhat whimsical, well-loved gothic melodrama, Dracula, to the nostalgic musical return to the 60's favorite scary household in The Addams Family, we promise that our season of frightful fun and laughs will start with the Halloween season and last the whole year. We’re also adding a new take on The Three Little Pigs for the children (with it's scary big, bad wolf), and an intriguing Titanic-themed mystery, Scotland Road, for the summer. We indeed have a play to suit everyone’s tastes. So, make your plans now join us for our season of Fright and Fun!
The BPCC Theatre offers season ticket options that give patrons the opportunity to catch every show at a bargain price. “With a season membership you will not miss a single event and could save about 50% off the regular ticket prices for most of the shows,” Crawford says.
Early-Bird Season Memberships are $60 each and are on sale now through September 15. They are $75 from September 16 through October 25. Each membership includes two tickets to each of the four mainstage productions. Visit the online BPCC Theatre Box Office to learn more about the new season.
The season of plays presented by the Cavalier Players is as follows:
Written by Hamilton Deane & John Balderston
Oct. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16, 23 at 2:00 p.m.
BPCC Theatre has been known to conjure up a wickedly good version of the classic vampire thriller, Dracula. The story begins with Dr. Seward’s discovery that his daughter, Lucy Seward, has been attacked by a mysterious illness. Dr. Seward, who owns and operates a sanatorium, calls upon Dr. Abraham Van Helsing to determine what is wrong with his dear Lucy. It is then that Van Helsing uncovers the truth behind Lucy’s illness; he believes that she is the victim of a vampire attack. However, it’s not just any vampire.
Lucy has had an encounter with Count Dracula, a ghostly being that sucks the blood from his victims at night. Dracula’s powers of seduction are irresistible, but Van Helsing vows to end his seemingly immortal existence on Earth.
For teenage and older audiences.
The Addams Family
(A New Musical Comedy)
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 12 at 2:00 p.m.
A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family! This musical comedy features famous characters from America’s favorite kooky household, The Addams Family. We check in on the family as Gomez, the patriarch of The Addams Family, is living every father’s worst nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
The Three Little Pigs
Adapted by Stephen W. Slaughter
April 21, 28 at 7:00 p.m.
April 22, 23,29, 30 at 2:00 p.m.
You all know the story: Three sibling pigs dream of peace and safety as they build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks to keep the Big Bad Wolf at bay. They learn several valuable life lessons along the way. The Wolf’s “huffing and puffing” blows down each house until the pigs finally band together to build a strong, stable house of bricks to protect themselves… et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
That is only where the fun begins in our whacky musical adaptation! There is also a special “nod” to such country-music legends as Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, and Garth Brooks as well as the songs that made them and others famous.
For children of all ages.
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher
August 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m.
August 20, 27 at 2:00 p.m.
In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. A mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days. His goal: to crack her story, get her to confess she’s a fake, and reveal her true identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called “Scotland Road.” By the play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the character’s identities have been questioned, and John and Winifred’s shared secret is revealed as they make one final journey to Scotland Road.
For teenage and older audiences.