When the actors and actresses on the Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) campus have a day off from performing what do they do? Well, of course, they create their own show and perform anyway!
This was the inaugural performance of the recently completed PBT Outdoor Pavilion.
Producer Allie Seibold introduces the evening plan. (Click on an image for a higher resolution view).
As you have seen in their performances this summer in "A Chorus Line" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," these young men and women are extraordinarily talented singers, dancers, and actors/actresses and this informal event gave them another opportunity to share their talents with an appreciative crowd.
After the last number, the crowd mills about and visits with the performers.
Here's a close-up of the sign on the Barn you've been seeing in the background of many of these images. The barn began its life 140+ years ago as an animal barn on a working farm. Next time you're in there, you might look up at the ceiling above the left rear of the audience area. There is an original beam that the horses chewed on more than 100 years ago.
Darkness settles in after a wonderful summer evening of live music at PBT.
It's a tough path these performers have chosen. They have spent their short lives so far taking dance and voice lessons as kids, performing in school and neighborhood plays, studying theatre in school and then at college or university. They are primed and ready and delight in the opportunity that PBT has afforded them to showcase their talents on the big stage.
Not only does PBT provide them an outlet, it provides us in the community with a precious resource to be able to see and experience their performing art. Come out to PBT and support this remarkable place. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is running now, to be followed by "Arsenic and Old Lace" in September, and "First Date" in October.
Here's the lineup for Summer 2017:
"The Marvelous Wonderettes" in May,
"Nunsense" in June,
"West Side Story" in July,
"The Producers" in August,
"All Shook Up" in September, and
"Little House of Horrors" in October.
Demand is high and tickets sell quickly. Contact PBT at this link or by phone at 508-224-4888 for more information.