Beaverton Civic Theatre
You Can't Take it With You - sneak peek
a play by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St
Join us to explore welcoming through a FREE sneak peek of the comedy presenting the awkward situation of meeting another family for the first time, followed by a musical comedy performance of Greathouse of Music's You Do Speak English, Don’t You?, highlighting the challenges that Czech-American couple Mark and Helena Greathouse have experienced. This is a partnership with Beaverton Welcoming Week and the Beaverton City Library Adult Services Department.
'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
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
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax. One of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.
You Can't Take it With You - Production Poster
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
News Release from Beaverton Civic Theatre
Around the World in 80 Days
Apr 29 - May 14
The Addams Family
Sep 30 - Oct 15
BCT production poster of The Addams Family
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