Beaverton Civic Theatre
'Til Death Do Us Part
a play by Craig Sodaro
May 6, 6:30 p.m.
Young's Funeral Home, 11831 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard OR 97223
This is a fundraiser to benefit the Beaverton Lion’s Club and the Beaverton Civic Theatre. Guests are invited to the most offbeat wedding of the season, where murder takes center stage and all the guests are suspects. Herb and Eula Lomax don’t really approve of their zookeeper son marrying Lotus Blossom, an herbologist, because they think she’s after their money. Newton Figg doesn’t want Blossom to marry Leo because Newton’s still in love with her. Of course Newton’s new date, the bubble-headed Lulu, doesn’t catch on too quickly. Howard, the Lomax family lawyer, has a little something up his sleeve as well. It might involve the mysterious guest who calls herself Aunt Hildy.
Unfortunately, Aunt Hildy dies mysteriously before revealing whose aunt she really is! When the lawyer, Howard, is also murdered, amateur sleuth Miss Peabody, takes charge and conducts an investigation punctuated by the traditional wedding events such as the throwing of the bouquet, the cutting of the cake, and the happy couple’s first dance. But each moment brings Miss Peabody a step closer to the identity of a ruthless killer consumed by greed.
Is it one of the bridesmaids? A suave tango instructor? The grandmother of the bride? The corny cousin from Big D? The Justice of the Peace? With the help of the audience, all but the killer (well, and the bodies) will live happily ever after.
Regular Season Performances
Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon
Feb. 25 - Mar. 11
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…
NOMINEE - 1964 Tony Award for Best Play
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Beaverton Valley Times
Westside Theatre Review
Death by Design
by Rob Urbinati
Apr. 21 - May 6
What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.
You Can't Take it With You
by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Sep. 29 - Oct 14
Book by: Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by: Martin Charnin; Music by: Charles Strouse
Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Dec. 1 - 17
Theatre for Young Audiences
This program is in partnership with the Beaverton City Library’s Youth Services Division and offers a $5 ticket price for all ages.
Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play"
Script & Lyrics by Mo Willems; Music by Deborah Wicks La Pula
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means "very best") friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible. Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.
Feb. 4 & 11
11 AM | 1 PM | 3 PM
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Based on the book by Washington Irving
Adapted for stage by Frederick Gaines
Oct. 21 & 28
Community Partnership Nights
The opening Friday of each performance offers discounted tickets in partnership with the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library. Ticket is $5 with donation of a new or used book, CD or DVD. Discounted tickets available only at box office, on evening of performance.
The Philadelphia Story
Feb 26 - Mar 12
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Around the World in 80 Days
Apr 29 - May 14
The Addams Family
Sep 30 - Oct 15
Sorry! Wrong Chimney
Dec 2 - 17
Theatre for Young Audiences
Beaverton Civic Theatre is proud to announce the introduction of their Theatre for Young Audiences series for the 2016 season. The goal of this program is to provide an affordable way for families to experience live theatre together. This program is in partnership with the Beaverton City Library’s Youth Services Division and offers a $5 ticket price for all ages.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
April 9 & April 16
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Oct 22 & 29