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“A Christmas Carol Askew … May The Fourth Be With You!”

A Christmas Carol - Askew - May The Fourth Be With You | Big Bear Theatre Project

“A Christmas Carol Askew …
… May The Fourth Be With You!

Thursday, Dec 17th – Sunday, Dec 20th


The Big Bear Theatre Project never learns … so we’re doing it again!


BBTP proudly presents “A Christmas Carol Askew … May The Fourth Be With You!” at The Historic Chapel at Community Church Big Bear, Big Bear Lake, with evening performances opening on Thursday, Dec 17th at 7:30 PM, and running through Saturday, Dec 20th. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, Dec 20th.

“A Christmas Carol Askew … May The Fourth Be With You!” is an original, “Panto”-style creation from the fertile minds of Steve Cassling, Ty Warren, and Brian Adams who also comprise the cast and play all the parts. Since they’ve been such a hit in their own minds the last three years … we’ve decided to give them one more chance to get it right!

A Christmas Carol Askew - Redo | Big Bear Theatre Project

Bring The Family … And Your Funny Bone!

Join us at any of the performances … Dec 17th-20th … for a rollicking good time! This is perfect Holiday Fun for the entire family!

Tickets are available through at No Name Pizza at 909-585-4840, or through the Community Church Big Bear at 909-866-7523.

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Last Five Years – Poster – Post

“The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown

“The Last Five Years”

… There are two sides to every love story


The Big Bear Theatre Project
presents

“The Last Five Years”

Written and Composed by,
Jason Robert Brown.

“The Last Five Years” is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their thirties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy (Jennifer Gail), telling her story backwards while Jamie (Steve Cassling), tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show when their two separate timelines converge.

Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winner, “The Last Five Years”, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine’s “10 best shows of 2001”. This remarkable production from The Big Bear Theatre Project”, will feature a live orchestra featuring the musical talents of Michael Reno (Musical Director), Peggy Baldwin, Sharon Rizzo, Linda Wilson, Josh Pool, and David Castagner. Brian Adams will serve as Production Supervisor, and the entire production is directed by Steve Cassling.

Presented in the amazingly atmospheric ambiance of The Historic Chapel of the Community Church by the Lake in Big Bear Lake, this production promises to provide an evening of beautiful theatre and music you won’t soon forget.

The Last Five Years | The Big Bear Theatre Project | Steve Cassling | Jennifer Gail


Join Us At “The Historic Chapel”

For

Steve Cassling and Jennifer Gail

in

“The Last Five Years

6 PERFORMANCES
August 7*8*14*15 – 7:30 PM
August 9*16 – 2:30 PM

Admission: $20 per Person
Students: $10 per Person

Tickets are available at No Name Pizza
1114 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA
Phone – (909) 585-4840

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Cassling & Gaghagen – “The Duck Variations” by David Mamet

The Duck Variations | The Big Bear Theatre Project | Steve Cassling | Steve Gaghagen

“The Duck Variations”
… David Mamet’s hilarious, poignant, sad,
and ultimately life-affirming riff on
Mankind, Life, Death… and Ducks!

“The Other Room”
Friday, Jun. 20th 7:00 PM
Sunday, Jun. 21st 2:30 PM

The Big Bear Theatre Project presents “The Duck Variations” – By David Mamet – A concert reading by Steve Cassling & Steve Gaghagen at “The Other Room”, 1116 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA … Next Door To “No Name Pizza”.

“The Duck Variations” is an early work of David Mamet’s, first performed in 1972. Mamet is the author of American Buffalo, The Water Engine, A Life In The Theatre, Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, and Oleanna, among others, and is considered one of the great American playwrights of the last 1/2 of the 20th century.

In “variations”, Steve Cassling and Steve Gaghagen play George S. Aronovitz and Emil Varec, respectively. George and Emil are two elderly men sitting on a bench in “a park on the edge of a Big City on a Lake”. When we first meet them we have no idea if they’ve met before or if they’re friends, where they come from, what their histories are, or anything about them.

And then … the bell rings and they come out talking … about ducks!


Join Us At “The Other Room” For
Mamet, Cassling, & Gaghagen,
with Beer, Wine … and PIZZA!


And Ducks! Don’t Fuhget The Freakin’ Ducks!

There are two performances only and seating is VERY LIMITED in this small and intimate venue.

… so reserve yours NOW!

Admission: $10 per Person

Tickets are available at No Name Pizza, and must be PAID FOR no later than Sat. afternoon! We do expect to be sold out, so we should not expect any tickets to be sold at the door.

The Other Room – 1116 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA

No Name Pizza (For Tickets) – 1114 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA

Phone – (909) 585-4840

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This Friday (1-23-15): Steve Gaghagen – “The Diaries Of Adam & Eve” By Mark Twain

Diaries of Adam and Eve | Big Bear Theatre Project| Steve Gaghagen

“The Diaries of Adam and Eve”
… Mark Twain’s Hilarious & Heartwarming Take On
Men, Women, Creation … and Snakes!

“The Other Room”
Friday, Jan. 23rd

The Big Bear Theatre Project presents “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” – A Mark Twain reading by Steve Gaghagen at “The Other Room”, 1116 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA … Next Door To “No Name Pizza”.

“The Diaries of Adam and Eve” is a “mashup” of two hilarious pieces by Mark Twain, “Extracts From Adam’s Diary” (1904), and “Eve’s Diary” (1906). One of Big Bear’s favorite stage performers, Steve Gaghagen, has combined these two brilliant Twain offerrings and come up with an original and fun “Concert Reading” that gives us a “Twain View” of the Battle of the Sexes, Creation, Life, Death and some important stuff as well!

Steve has recently performed “Diaries” for a capacity crowd at the Friends of the Big Bear Library. Now, by popular request, the Big Bear Theatre Project is presenting this return engagement with some major improvements … beer and wine!


Join Us At “The Other Room” For Twain, Gaghagen,
Beer, Wine … and PIZZA!


Join us for one performance only … January 23 … for a hilarious and heartwarming evening!

Seats are limited … AND CHEAP … so reserve yours NOW!

Admission: $5 per Person

Tickets are available at No Name Pizza, By Phone, and at the Door!

The Other Room – 1116 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA

No Name Pizza (For Tickets) – 1114 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA

Phone – (909) 585-4840

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“A Christmas Carol Askew … 3rd Time’s The Charm!”

Christmas Carol Askew - 3rd Time's The Charm | Big Bear Theatre Project

“A Christmas Carol Askew …
… Third Time’s The Charm?

Big Bear Lake Center For Performing Arts
Thursday, Dec 18th – Sunday, Dec 21nd

The Big Bear Theatre Project presents “A Christmas Carol Askew … Third Time’s The Charm?” at The Performing Arts Center, Big Bear Lake, with evening performances opening on Thursday, Dec 18th at 7:30 PM, and running through Saturday, Dec 20th. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, Dec 21st.

“A Christmas Carol Askew … Third Time’s The Charm?” is an original, “Panto”-style creation from the fertile minds of Steve Cassling, Ty Warren, and Brian Adams who also comprise the cast and play all the parts. Check the preview video below for a peek!

Bring The Family … And Your Funny Bone!

Join us at any of the performances … Dec 18-21 … for a rollicking good time! This is perfect Holiday Fun for the entire family!

Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Center Box Office on the web at www.citybigbearlake.com or by phone at 909 866-4970.

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“13 – A New Musical” | Big Bear Theatre Project

“13 … A New Musical”

 

"13 - A New Musical" | Big Bear Theatre Project

“13 – A New Musical”

Big Bear Lake Center For Performing Arts
Friday, October 4th – Saturday, October 19th
The Big Bear Theatre Project presents “13 – A New Musical” at The Performing Arts Center, Big Bear Lake, with opening night on Friday, October 4th and running Thursdays through Sundays through Saturday, October 19th. The show will feature a cast of 13 local teen-age performers.

13 opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on September 16, 2008 and ran for 137 performances. It is a grown-up story about growing up!

Julann Warren did a great job making this promo video for us. Thank you to all who have stepped up and helped us get this show on its feet.

The cast is amazing and we are so proud to have such talent on our stage!

13 the Musical Summary

The show follows 12-year old Evan Goldman as he is about to turn 13. When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done.

The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won’t talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors.

With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.

13 the Musical Tickets & Showtimes

The show runs for 11 performances: Thursdays through Sundays, October 3rd through October 17th. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM. The Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Center Box Office on the web at www.citybigbearlake.com or by phone at 909 866-4970.

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13 – A New Musical | Big Bear Theatre Project

“13” Opens Tomorrow Night!

13 - A New Musical | Big Bear Theatre Project

Julann Warren did a great job making this promo video for us. Thank you to all who have stepped up and helped us get this show on its feet.

Tomorrow is opening night for our first musical, “13”. We couldn’t more excited! The cast has been amazing and we are so proud to have such talent on our stage.

Just to recap the ticket and show info:
The show will run for 11 performances.
Opening Night: Oct. 4th
10/5, 10/6,
10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13,
10/17, 10/18, Closing Night: 10/19 

The Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM. The Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM. Tickets will be available through the Performing Arts Center Box Office on the web at www.citybigbearlake.com or by phone at 909 866-4970.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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501 c-3 – feature

It’s Official … BBTP Is Officially A “501(c)(3)”!

The Big Bear Theatre Project
Comes Of Age

“501(c)(3) Status Is Official!

Big Bear Theatre Project
The Big Bear Theatre Project is proud to announce that we have received Final Approval as a Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) certified organization. What a great feeling to take this next step in our journey.



According to the 501(C)(3) Foundation Group, being “501(c)(3)” means that a particular nonprofit organization has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. This is based on many different categories of qualification, but the upshot of the whole thing is simple: if you enjoy the programs we put on here in Big Bear Valley … if you appreciate the kind of quality theatre we’re quickly becoming known for … if you like and anticipate our plans for the future and you’d like to support us in our mission … then YOU can donate to the Big Bear Theatre Group … and YOU can then deduct your donation from your taxes as a “Charitable Donation”.

Nice!

We have a lot of plans for the future … and the future of theatre here in our lovely Big Bear community. It’s our intent to bring to the residents and visitors here in Big Bear a wide-ranging variety of quality theatre, with a special outreach to young people. Right now we’re just beginning rehearsals for “13 – A New Musical”, an edgy, hilarious, poignant, and topical take on what it means to grow up in your teens these days. The entire cast is made up of talented and dedicated young people from right here in Big Bear Valley. If you want to see what the young people of today are capable of, you need do nothing more than attend that coming performance.

All that said, we also intend to bring to you a purposefully eclectic array of theatre, from the classics to the modern, from hilarious comedies to searing, envelope-pushing dramas. The Big Bear Theatre Project is “not foolin’ around”, and we are going to do it all right here in our lovely home of Big Bear valley.

You can be a part of all this. “Angels” are a centuries old tradition in theatre. An Angel is someone who, simply for the love of theatre, supports the theatre of their choice. So … back to the 501(c)(3) designation. As we said before, should you choose to support the Big Bear Theatre Project in a financial way, from now on you’ll be receiving a tax deduction every time you do.

We’re proud to be here. And, for all of us, there is nowhere else we’d rather be “plying our trade”. It is our sincere wish that our efforts meet with your approval, and we invite you to join with us to help make good, quality theatre one of the reasons people come to Big Bear.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Big Bear Theatre Project, you can do so by contacting us at 909-310-266-6737, or simply email us with your contact information at info@bigbeartheatreproject.com, and we’ll arrange everything.

By the way … keep your eyes open for coming shows! “13 A New Musical” is coming up in October, and we hope to see you there! But … a donation of money is not the only way you can help! We’re always looking for folks who would like to contribute by building sets, collecting props, selling advertising, assisting directors … there are a million ways you can help. You can use that same contact information to volunteer in that way as well.

Thanks for your time in reading this! We look forward to marching into a GREAT theatrical future for the citizens and visitors of beautiful Big Bear Lake!

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The 39 Steps – feature

Past Shows


“Past Shows”

Presented By,

The Big Bear Theatre Project

Welcome To Our Memory Center!
You Can Access Our Slide Shows Below!

The 39 Steps | Big Bear Theatre Project

“The 39 Steps”

Mar-Apr 2013
See Slide Show

It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play | Big Bear Theatre Project




“It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play”

December 2012
See Slide Show

Big Bear Theatre Project | Treasure Island - The Panto


“Treasure Island -The Panto”

August 2012
See Slide Show

Big Bear Theatre Project | Almost, Maine




“Almost, Maine”

April 2012
See Slide Show





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Big Bear Theatre Project | Last Chance For “Almost, Maine”


Big Bear Theatre Project:
Last Chance For “Almost, Maine”


Big Bear Theatre Project:
“Almost, Maine” Will Close This Weekend


With near capacity crowds joining us last weekend for “Almost, Maine” at the new Theater 617 in Big Bear Lake, it would be smart to make reservations for our upcoming closing weekend. We expect to be near capacity if not surpass that this coming Friday and Saturday evenings, so if you haven’t reserved your seats yet, now is the time to get to it!

The Big Bear Theatre Project is ecstatic about the reception our Premiere Production of “Almost, Maine” has received here in Big Bear. From the people who have stepped forward and voluteered to help out, to the wonderful folks who have joined us in the audience and risen to their feet at the conclusion of each performance, we couldn’t have asked for a warmer or more enthusiastic welcome.

It’s our hope to grow from this point and continue to provide both residents and vistors here in Big Bear Valley with quality, professional calibre theatrical productions that will make you smile, cry, laugh, and shout! We have some great things in the planning stages now … and you’ll hear more about those soon.


Big Bear Theatre Project:
Almost, Maine” In Performance!


Our good friend Randall Putz has once again provided us with some GREAT photos taken during last week’s performances. Enjoy the show!



Big Bear Theatre Project:
Join Us This Closing Weekend If You Can!


For now, “Almost, Maine” continues through this coming Friday and Saturday evenings. We’d like to encourage those of you who have NOT yet seen this wonderful show to join us for one of the closing performances. This is an incredible show with beautiful performances by Diane Borcyckowski, Steve Cassling, Steve Gaghagen, Dustin Murphy, Tori Waner, and Beth Wheat (Gardner). Under the watchful eye of Production Manager Brian Adams, “Almost, Maine” will make you laugh, cry, and just about everything else in between.

“Almost, Maine” completes it’s run this coming Friday and Saturday, the 20th and 21st, so this is your very last chance!

The Big Bear Theatre Project, the actors, and all the crew want to invite everyone to join us for one of our remaining two performances. Seating is limited, so we do recommend at least calling and reserving your tickets to be picked up at the performance.

TICKETS
ADULTS – $20
STUDENTS & CHILDREN – $10

Tickets Available At “NO NAME PIZZA”, 1112 W. Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City
or
Phone Reservation Of Tickets Can Be Made At 909-585-4840

Further information can be found on the Home Page of this website.

The Big Bear Theatre Project is proud to be part of this opening of a new era in Big Bear theatre, and we want to invite everyone to join us and see just how professional, entertaining, and fulfilling Big Bear theatre can be. “Almost, Maine” is a great show … appealing to all ages … and we look forward to seeing you there.

Big Bear Theatre Project.

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